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EXCLUSIVE Vault Preview: Mindset #1

As the Mindset app achieves a dangerous cult following, lies, conspiracies, and murder come to light.

Courtesy of Vault Comics, we have a first look at Zack Kaplan and JOhn J. Pearson’s Mindset. Set for release June 29th, check out our interview with Kaplan to get further details on the series. Mindset is a sci-fi series about mind-controlling tech and the dangers of technology.

“Mindset is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller about four wide-eyed grad students who discover mind control and put it in an app, and a dark journey that follows, twists and turns, murder and mystery, love and heartbreak through the absurd world of overnight technopreneurs and social media empires,” Kaplan said.

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Kaplan added, “But the series is really about a dilemma I think we all feel today. How do we use devices, social media and apps to connect with each other and feel influential without allowing the technology to influence the very choices we make and thoughts we have? We believe the timing for the story couldn’t be more socially reverent, since we’ve increased our dependency more than ever on technology, but as Silicon Valley tightens its digital grip on our behavior, mind control exists right now.”

“The artwork isn’t merely an extension of the story, it’s substantial and distinct, with its own visual narrative,” Pearson said. “We’ve developed a story where we’re dealing with themes surrounding social media, misuse of power and mind control, all very much in a post-truth context.”

Pearson added, “The questions that I’m pushing throughout the series with the art reflect and subvert these themes, making the viewer question what they’re seeing and the reliability of the art presented to them, alongside (and at times against) the narrative. It’s aiming to be much more than simply an illustrated thriller, I want it to be a tangible experience with the reader as an active participant, with us leading them through a story that they can revisit time and again.”

Synopsis: When an introverted tech geek accidentally discovers mind control, he and his friends do something unexpected – they put the science into an app to help users break their technology addiction. But as their Mindset app achieves a dangerous cult following, lies, conspiracies, and murder come to light. Are they helping people or controlling them?

MINDSET #1

Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: John J. Pearson
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover A: John J. Pearson
Cover B: Martin Simmonds
On Sale: 06/29/2022

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