Image Comics’ new conspiracy thriller comic The Department of Truth debuts this September! This series is the brainchild of bestselling writer James Tynion IV (Batman, Something Is Killing the Children) and artist Martin Simmonds (Dying Is Easy) and promises to be full of twists and turns, borrowing the suspense of The X-Files and the atmospheric, dark storytelling of The Black Monday Murders.
The Department of Truth follows Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true. From the JFK Assassination, to Flat Earth Theory, to Reptilian Shapeshifters—one organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?
Based on the synopsis alone, The Department of Truth sounds a bit like a grittier, more realistic BPRD for the Alex Jones generation. Conspiracy theories are fun provided they aren’t taken too far or seriously, and the inclusion of flat earth leads me to believe this will be fun and ridiculous. On the other hand, Tynion IV said of the series, “It is a frightening conspiracy thriller and I am deeply excited for people to join us for the ride.” It feels like it might be a bit of a stretch to make some of these ideas truly scary because of just how unbelievable they can be, but that makes The Department of Truth all the more intriguing.
The Department of Truth #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 30, and will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, ComiXology, and Google Play.