Last week’s triple sell-out of James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds’ The Department of Truth—and subsequent, harried reprint order—prompted customers to storm comic shops in search of remaining copies on the shelves. Reorders on the full first story arc spiked over the weekend, depleting leftover inventory and forcing Image Comics to rush The Department of Truth #2, #3, and #6 back to print this week.
Interest in the series reached at an all time high as news of The Department of Truth having been picked up by Sister—best known for producing HBO’s Chernobyl—spread like wildfire across the internet.
Upon its launch, The Department of Truth sold over 100K copies—an impressive number which snowballed with multiple reprints, industry praise, and critical acclaim from nearly every major outlets from Entertainment Weekly to Forbes.
In The Department of Truth, readers meet Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life—but never prepared to discover that all of them are true. From the JFK Assassination to Flat Earth Theory and Reptilian Shapeshifters, one organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?