The Department of Truth #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 28, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 37
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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COLE TURNER has spent most of his life suppressing false memories of Satanic ritual abuse at his preschool. Now, he's the newest recruit of the Department of Truth...and he just found out those false memories might be truer than he thinks. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) continue their breakout conspiracy thriller!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 29, 2020

    With The Department of Truth #2, James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds have proven that their fantastic debut issue was no fluke. This is already shaping up to be one of the best series I have ever read, and we're only two issues in. This comic is surely destined to be one of the all-time greats. How can I know that? I believe it's true, so by the book's own logic, that makes it true! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 8, 2020

    The Department of Truth has shot right up to the top of my favorite horror comics of the year in just two issues. It can be a little tough to read at times because of how close it can skew to reality. That's saying something considering we're talking about weird monsters and beliefs shaping the world. It's more that it explains all of the bizarre conspiracy theories that have flown around the internet during the past few years. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 28, 2020

    Martin Simmonds delivers some beautiful and disturbing visuals throughout this issue. There is some blood curdling imagery in this issue and I like that Simmonds doesn't shy away from how fear inducing those images are. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 28, 2020

    The first issue in the series established the premise. The second issue delves into Coles personal history with the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. The formatting of the series hasnt fully begun to assert itself yet, but it might be cool if each issue featured a different Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 27, 2020

    The Department of Truth is a series filled with possibilities, feels like it's breaking new ground, and it's exciting no matter the medium. You could dislike comics and still find this premise exciting. This is an innovative idea from two creators at the peak of their careers which will affect you emotionally. The sheer invention of The Department of Truth set it apart for horror comics and comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Nov 1, 2020

    Department of Truth #2 begins our march deeper into the insanity of American life, as James Tynion IV examines the entrails of America's fascination with conspiracy theory nonsense. For a nation predicated on notions of truth and justice, the way significant segments of the community have embraced insane nonsense in recent years is both frightening and, alarmingly, exhilarating. Department of Truth #2 allows readers a safe space to examine all this, all within the frame of world shattering possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 28, 2020

    The Department of Truth is an incredibly rich, deep and thoughtful title and Tynion and Simonds are playing into all kinds of conspiracies to make for an comic I'm more and more excited about checking out each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Oct 26, 2020

    Imagine if the tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists were right? Welcome to the dark and dangerous world of 'The Department of Truth' and its newest recruit, Cole Turner. A man who has had his own brush with the dayside of life and may well be ready to remember in this creepy horror tainted comic book from James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 29, 2020

    "The Department of Truth" #2 digs deeper into the fractured mind of Cole Turner and reveals his fondness for pancakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 30, 2020

    When all is said and done, The Department of Truth #2continues to build an interesting concept as it sets readers up for Agent Coles first challenges at his new job. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 10, 2020

    'The Department of Truth' is a fantastic read. It's a creative deconstruction of our obsession with conspiracy theories and how those ideas permeate our collective psyche. 'Truth' is engrossing, compelling, even funny at times and the perfect vehicle to bring our collective fears into the light.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 28, 2020

    There's still enough intrigue to keep readers invested, but this is a let down after a strong first issue. Read Full Review

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