Preview: DEPT. H. by Matt and Sharlene Kindt


In advance of the release of the new creator-owned series DEPT. H by Matt and Sharlene Kindt, Dark Horse Comics has released the final cover to the first issue, a trailer and preview pages from the eagerly anticipated series.

Beginning April 20, Matt and Sharlene Kindt present DEPT. H, a riveting, undersea locked-room murder mystery. Each issue of the monthly series from Dark Horse Comics covers a period of 24 hours and follows the exploits of Mia, a special investigator hired to uncover the truth about what happened at a deep-sea research station. What she discovers is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures…. and an impending flood.

The smartest man in the world has been murdered. Six miles deep in the ocean, there are seven suspects with compelling motives. A woman with her own connections to the victim is dispatched to the depths to solve the case. No one is safe.

Inspired by his love of Jacque Cousteau, Jules Verne, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and James Bond underwater action scenes, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling creator Matt Kindt collaborates for the first time on an ongoing series with his wife, Sharlene, who colors Kindt’s pages with evocative water colors. Together they’ve created a smart, pulpy adventure, one of the most anticipated new ongoing titles of 2016 and a worthy successor to Kindt’s critically acclaimed, bestselling MIND MGMT. We invite you to dive in.

DEPT. H # 1 by Matt & Sharlene Kindt
On Sale: April 20, 2016. PREVIEWS ORDER #:  FEB160017

Preorder your copy today at your local comic book store.

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“Dept. H by Matt Kindt is my new fave comic, an underwater sci-fi whodunnit from Dark Horse Comics. Total, total genius!”—Mark Millar (Huck, Chrononauts, Kickass)

“Matt Kindt takes the murder mystery genre deeper than ever before.”–THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER/ HEAT VISION

“This is flat out fantastic. Classic Matt Kindt–mesmerizing, strange, soulful.”–Junot Díaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Like a cross between sci-fi Jack London, The Abyss and the criss-cross espionage of Kindt’s previous material, there is no element of this new project we’re not ecstatically awaiting.”–PASTE MAGAZINE

“Dept. H is an enthralling, tense murder mystery, yes, and a damn good one at that. With riveting characters and and heartbreaking drama, it grabs hold and doesn’t let go.”–Cullen Bunn (Harrow County)

“A genre-bending mystery that will leave you clamoring for more…This is an artistically gorgeous book that exemplifies some of the best comics has to offer as a visual storytelling medium….Together, Matt and Sharlene Kindt have crafted an eerie tale of deceit that leaves you sympathetic to the weight bearing down on Mia, not just to find her father’s killer, but to make sure that she and the rest of the crew members don’t find themselves crushed by the looming pressure of an undiscovered killer – or by the ocean’s depths.”–NEWSARAMA

Terrifyingly good.”-Greg Rucka (Lazarus)

“An intense and unnerving story… Gripping.”–MULTIVERSITY

“Take a deep breath and hold on tight as Matt Kindt dives into the heart of a murder mystery at the bottom of the sea where nothing is as it seems.”– Peter J. Tomasi (House of Penance, Batman and Robin)   


“I got to read the first issue of Dept. H by Matt Kindt and it’s rad. Read it or die from the bends. Maybe.”—Justin Jordan (Luthor Strode)


“It’s 24 meets Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”–GRAPHIC POLICY

“Gorgeous and a hell of a good read. Order it!”—Van Jensen (The Flash)

“Downright exceptional.”–COMIC TRASH

“One of the most exciting and original talents in the business”—The Los Angeles Times

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