The Department of Truth #12

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 18
9.0Critic Rating
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America was built on a lie that's never quite come true. The cracks in that idealistic vision have inspired dangerous people to do horrible things in the name of an America that's never really existed. Hawk Harrison knows the genuine story of this country, and he's ready to give Cole Turner a history lesson.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 25, 2021

    I've read some truly brilliant comics this year, but Department of Truth is sitting right at the very top of that list. And with four months left of the year, its going to take something very, very special to knock it off first place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 4, 2021

    The Department of Truth #12 is another great chapter of a series that is quite unlike anything else I've ever read. This is the kind of story that messes with your head, but in a way that leaves you eager for the next issue to do mess with your head even more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 25, 2021

    I've read some truly brilliant comics this year, but Department of Truth is sitting right at the very top of that list. And with four months left of the year, its going to take something very, very special to knock it off first place. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 25, 2021

    Simmonds is amazing as an artist and this story showcases that in spades. Not only did I enjoy the throwback style in the beginning of the issue, but the seamless transition to the stark reality of the present was brilliantly done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 27, 2021

    The story by James Tynion IV is something else. I feel like this book answers a lot of questions and sets up a ton more. Just the way I like things. The art is okay but it takes me out of the experience as it always seems to do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 25, 2021

    I'm glad that the comic is paying off some of its storylines and this is easily one of the best issues of the series to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 25, 2021

    So Cole and Hawk are going to Milwaukee in Black Helicopters that only sort of exist. This can safely be mentioned at the end of the review as the revelations in the issue dont really have anything to do with the direction of the series, which ends up being a bit of a problem for it. The central action of the series isnt centrally squared on the main conflicts. The stories that are being told in the text ARE interesting, but theyre not whats going on in the accompanying art, which makes for a bit of a disconnect between text and graphics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Aug 26, 2021

    More exposition on the nature of belief and tulpas, but after twelve issues it's beginning to feel repetitive. Thankfully Martin Simmonds' art saves the day once more. Read Full Review

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