The Department of Truth #15

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: David Romero Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 11
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Back in 1967, the Department of Truth went out to West Virginia and tried to create a tulpa of its own. Forty-six people died in the aftermath. Fan-favorite illustrator DAVID ROMERO (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine) joins Eisner Award-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV to reveal the true origin…of Mothman.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 24, 2022

    The Department of truth is another amazing issue of Tynion's masterpiece series, filling in some important backstory. It also features some absolutely gorgeous artwork by guest artist David Romero. Each issue of this series adds deeper levels to Tynion's story as he takes us further down the rabbit hole. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 12, 2022

    Any fictional exploration into the lore of unexplained phenomena is going to have a hell of a time being anywhere near as interesting as the phenomena itself. Tynion and company once again bring something interesting to the page that can only be brought forth in a fictional treatment. It may not be as fun or fascinating as the real thing, but Tynion is telling a thoroughly enjoyable story that is quite in tune with its own strengths by the fifteenth issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2022

    Romero does some brilliant work with the art in this issue. The art itself is a unique element in this particular issue and it works brilliantly in tandem with the style of the story itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jan 12, 2022

    Ultimately, it's an experimental take from an experimental book, one which will likely land well with some but will feel like more self-important nonsense that treats real life tragedy and folklore as frivolous fiction that can be summarily dismissed and warped into a nonsensical grand unified plot line to others. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    OldManComics Feb 11, 2022

    This is a strong issue, despit not one of my favorites in the series, still very enojoyable. The first bit in prose about a Mothman encounter decreased the overall rating I might have given, because frankly I was more afraid of the fucking Smiley-Man than any other thing here, and kudos for Romero for giving me the hibbie jibbies late at night. Nontheless Doc is my fav in this series, and the DoT flashbacks are a big part of the why. I loved the secrecy of censored documents, the hints of future plotpoints on the Woman in Red, and in honesty even the Mothman sightings are very well writen, cause they feel like a real-life documentary and Tynion truly deserves credit on that.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Jan 17, 2022

    This one was pretty solid. It was a very bland format but, the story itself was good enough to forgive the flaws.

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 20, 2022

    I don't want to disparage the artist. I think the art here is great. I just think this issue is a tad lazy. If you look at the release schedule for this series, you'll find very little gaps. Which is rare for indie work, especially. This is because for the last several issues, we've had guest artists come in to help tell little vignettes to flesh out the world. Unfortunately, these are rather hit and miss. And with this issue, it really feels like they're putting an issue out for the sake of putting one out rather than telling a story they wanted to tell. This issue is filled with excerpts from interviews. Just plain dialogue imposed over some admittedly great art. That feels lazy to me. You could just not put out an issue if what we're get more

  • 10
    mynameisraj Jan 23, 2022

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    tonpas1989 Jan 12, 2022

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
    Phil B. Jan 16, 2022

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