The Department of Truth #14

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: John Pearson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
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In 1946, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and eccentric rocket scientist Jack Parsons performed a series of rituals to summon a divine feminine being. Her name was Babalon. She was dressed all in…RED. Eisner winner JOHN J. PEARSON (BLUE IN GREEN) joins THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH for an occult blast from the past.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 7, 2022

    The Department of Truth #14 is another great issue in Tynion's addicting saga. I just love how his story continues to lead us further and further down the rabbit hole. And Tynion's story about conspiracy theories changing reality is chillingly timely considering the current political climate in the United States. The Department of Truth is a truly unique kind of story, and I'm loving every page of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 1, 2021

    Pearson does a great job with the art in the issue. There are so many amazing visual moments throughout, and the art does a wonderful job of matching and elevating the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 1, 2021

    The fusion between art and story has reached a really nice balance in the story of the red womans origin. She really IS the most fascinating character in the series thus far, and its a profound accomplishment on the part of Tynion that she remains appealing even with some of the mystery of her identity cast aside. Its nice to see her energy come to life in a rarely-explored end of occult history that makes an appealing appearance in the series. There are so many different angles for Tynion to explore even after the first fourteen issues. Its nice to see Tynion casting a gaze in the darker corners of conspiratorial mystery.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Dec 2, 2021

    With a perfect blend of art and storytelling that makes you question your reality and the power of belief, "Department of Truth" #14 is a fantastic entry in an exceptional series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Nov 30, 2021

    While there is so much to commend ‘The Department of Truth' on, the constant introduction and explanation of conspiracy theories and how they gain power in this world is becoming too much for this humble reviewer. A repetitive formula that only gets in the way of the more interesting story being told at a quicker pace. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Dec 1, 2021

    Guest artist James Parson aside, it feels like The Department of Truth is reusing the same storytelling pattern over and over again. At this point, it feels less clever and more of a challenge to figure out how to tie weird bits of Americana conspiracy fodder into the lore of the series. Read Full Review

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