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Super Spy and the Work of Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt is one of the only writer/artists working in comics with the ambition and the talent to combine the introspective qualities of Indy comics with the dense storytelling technique of Christopher Nolan (Inception). Many have come to his work through Mind Mgmt from Dark Horse Comics.

But Kindt has been producing consistently excellent product for over a decade now, with titles including Revolver from Vertigo, Red Handed from 1st Second and the now re-released Super Spy from Top Shelf, a spellbinding group of short stories that interweave in and out of different points in World War II and the Cold War to form one large narrative with a shocking ending.

Noir, espionage, romance and a master storyteller create an unforgettable read. It was my first introduction to this master storyteller and is still what I consider to be his greatest achievement among a string of masterworks.

Spies, superheroes, alternate realities, the apocalypse, life in a cubicle. All together. All at once. Matt Kindt bridges the gap between genres and points to where comics should be going.

Darren Thomas is General Manager of both Earth-2 Comics, 15017 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, and 8967 Reseda Blvd. in Northridge, California. A poet and a preacher, Darren is extremely well-read and a connoisseur of the finest alternative music. Looking for recommendations? Digging the shop music? He's the man to talk to--especially if the topic is crime fiction.

As always, look to your local comics shop for the books discussed here on Fanboy Planet -- Earth-2 in Sherman Oaks and Northridge, The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara would all be great places.

But if you live in an area where you are not served by a comics shop (GASP!), we do provide a helpful Amazon link.

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