The Department of Truth #3

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 29
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8.7User Rating

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Mary never knew what "false flag" or "crisis actor" meant, until her son was murdered in a mass shooting, and the threats and accusations began. But as her reality starts to bend around her, it's the job of the Department of Truth to keep these dark conspiracies from coming true...at any cost. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) continue their breakout thriller.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 3, 2020

    I finished this comic and had to take a breather. I had to go read some super hero comics to cleanse my mind after this deep and disturbing book. Department of Truth pulls no punches. It's powerful, horrifying, and frighteningly relevant to current events. Imagine every weird conspiracy theory you've seen pushed on Facebook and Twitter. If belief in any one of them take hold, reality itself warps to bring them to life, regardless of how insane they are and that scares the crap out of me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 25, 2020

    With this quality the only truth that matters is you need to start reading this book right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 25, 2020

    The Department of Truth #3 was Tynion's best issue yet. This series just keeps getting better and better " it's like nothing I've ever read before. Tynion's The Department of Truth is well on its way to becoming an all-time classic comic saga. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Nov 25, 2020

    Department Of Truth #3 tackles an exceptionally tragic real-world topic through the lens of fiction in a deeply disturbing but very compelling and brilliantly executed manner, employing both writing and art to tell the story and make commentary. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 25, 2020

    The first couple of establishing issues were a nice introduction into the world of The Department of Truth. With that firmly in place, Tynion IV and Simmonds can start to explore how different specific events involving conspiracy theories relate to this world. This issue shows a willingness to get into the deeper emotional aspects of how and why people believe what they do. Its remarkably compelling stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 25, 2020

    Martin Simmonds has a unique visual style and it is perfectly served with this story, its characters and its subject matter. A beautiful looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 29, 2020

    The only major struggle I have with The Department of Truth #3 is one question I cannot answer: Whats the point? With the way the story resolves itself, the reader can be left with some uncomfortable feelings about the book's narrative Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Nov 24, 2020

    The Department of Truth #3 delivers a personal and tragic tale of one mourning mother. A mother open to suggestion, which causes problems for our men and women in black who are on the case. Looks like there may be more than one truth out there. And those others must be quashed to maintain the status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 24, 2020

    The Department of Truth #3 is a great example of how strong the premise of this series is and the infinite possibilities we've yet to see three issues in. The creative team is on fire, delving into new conspiracy theories on each issue and showing how evil lurks amongst us. Given a supernatural push, The Department of Truth turns the horrors of fringe conspiracy theorists into the scariest things imaginable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 25, 2020

    Overall, it is very good, but with a stronger artist with more control, this could be great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 15, 2020

    While that twist serves the premise of the series it undermines the devastation that the creative team just presented. They've just shown the remarkable terror caused by despicable people denying this mother's pain and anguish just to have her fall for the conspiracy too? It was a bridge too far to justify this story. It wasn't clever or twisty, it was just another layer of cruelty on top of cruelty.  It was flippantly insensitive and honestly, beneath Tynion's talent to go this route.  Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 25, 2020

    The Department of Truth #3 flops really hard this week. Read Full Review

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