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: 9
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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

  • 8.5
    OldManComics May 2, 2022

    I had forgotten to review this one, but the issue is really cool. Great flashback story. Fornes' art fits really well here, since it's a noir conspiracy mistery and Fornes is the best at noir right now. The story with Lee is a conspiracy classic, and it builds on the overall story as we dwelve into Lee's story in the next main arc.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Mar 28, 2022

    This was one of the better flashback issues. Great art and some good conspiracy stuff going on.

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 28, 2022

    After last issue, I was sort of despondent about this series. I really want to like it, and I think there are some neat, cool, interesting ideas on display that have led to some really dope issues in the past. This third arc has come across as filler to me. I would have much rather had the series go on break, as indie series tend to do, to give the main artist time to draw what comes next. Instead we've gotten several issues from guest artists. While those artists are all talented, don't get me wrong, the writing side of things felt uninspired, listless and obligatory. Each issue felt more and more like a reiteration of the same concepts while not giving the reader new, or interesting, information. This issue does, in some ways, continue th more

  • 10
    ChrisClaremontForever Apr 30, 2022

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    tonpas1989 Mar 23, 2022

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    Silver Rocket Mar 26, 2022

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    Phil B. Mar 23, 2022

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