The Department of Truth #17

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jorge Fornes Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 11
9.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The third arc of Eisner-nominated THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH concludes here, as breakout star JORGE FORNES (Rorschach) joins the team to reveal the long-awaited secrets behind one of the biggest conspiracy theories of all time. Strap in, folks: Richard Nixon has a moon landing to fake.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 26, 2022

    I keep wondering how long Tynion can keep this story going before running out of conspiracy theories and urban legends to work with, but he somehow keeps revealing newer and deeper layers to his epic. This story is like nothing else I have read before and Tynion has me utterly hooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 23, 2022

    The nonlinearity of the series seems to be working at its advantage as Tynions take Continues towards the end of the first half of its second year. Finally, readers get some sort of a story that may or may not be the actual origin of the organization referred to in the title. This far end, it almost feels like other series starting again but in a completely different direction with a completely different past. And yet theres nothing in this issue that specifically contradicts anything mentioned in the past. (Not really.) One of the more provocative issues in the series regards One of the more absurd conspiracy theories. It has been pointed out that vastly more resources wouldve been needed to fake the moon landing. It wouldve cost a fortune to do on a soundstage in the late 1960s what it cost relatively little to do on the moon. Despite the silliness, the creative team managed to make it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 23, 2022

    Jorge Fornes delivers some fantastic art. The visuals are vibrant. There is a wonderful use of shadow throughout and the imagery beautifully sets the mood of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 23, 2022

    There's some real clarity of purpose in this issue, and I think this is the first issue that really provides a clear and impactful statement to its readers. Read Full Review

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