We’re not even at San Diego Comic Con yet and it’s starting to look like Dark Horse Comics is destined to win the event from a comic standpoint. Why? After Monday’s announcement of Jeff Lemire’s latest creator-owned joint in “The Black Hammer”, they now have “MIND MGMT” creator Matt Kindt and artist Scott Kolins teaming up for the tremendously awesome looking creator-owned book “PastAways” as well.
The story is about a group of explorers from the future who instead of exploring the world or the galaxy in this reality, they traverse time, and what happens when they get stuck in the present. Most notably, they apparently cannot die – time travel rules, for the win! – and a hole gets ripped in reality and weird things start happening in terms of time and space (less of a win there). Kindt sounds pumped about the book, and promises less frowny faces and more happy in this book. As he told CBR:
I’d say right off the bat that it’s probably going to be more fun than anything I’ve done. Hopefully, my other books are fun, but I think they usually have a little more of a darker edge with some sadness to it. I’m trying to do something a little different with this one, trying to have fun and make it more adventure-based — still with some heart to it.
Kolins sounds like a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does on a project like this. We’ve primarily seen his work in the hard superhero realm, and with a writer like Kindt and a subject like this, I think we could get an entirely different side of him that might blow us all away. It’s a great team though, and a concept that has me hooked from the start. Like Lemire’s book, it is coming March 2015, and let me be the first to say because of the weird time and space issues both books seem to face, I would not be surprised in the least if these two books by comic book buddies Kindt and Lemire say hello at some point. If you catch my drift. That’s just my weirdo conspiratorial ideas though, so don’t take anything from it.