The Department of Truth #6

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Elsa Charretier Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 27
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Acclaimed artist ELSA CHARRETIER (NOVEMBER) joins JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) and THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH to uncover the deep tangled roots of the Department of Truth - roots that stretch as far back as the Middle Ages. What is the Inquisition? Who are the Illuminati? And what is the truth behind the Phantom Time Hypothesis?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 15, 2021

    Tynion is using some strange alchemy to produce something new and wonderful here. This is really nothing like I've ever read before, but I'm loving every moment I spend in this strange malleable reality Tynion has created. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 26, 2021

    This comic was great and it works very well. Everything worked me finally with both the story and the art in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 24, 2021

    Charretier does a great job with the art in the issue. The style works perfectly for both the modern day characters as well as the narrative being played out in the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 27, 2021

    When brought together, The Department of Truth #6 delivers an enjoyable, if unexpected, detour. While I eagerly await the continuation of the primary narrative, this glimpse into the past helps emphasize the power that the truth has had over human history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Feb 23, 2021

    We get an interlude from the main storyline in The Department of Truth #6, but an important one nonetheless. We delve into Medical history and learn how far back the conspiracy culture of the series goes. A book that will drag you into its story and smack you with a rather illuminating revelation at the end too. A revelation that will have a part to play in the present. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sherman Mar 1, 2021

    "Department of Truth" #6 gave a fun side story that had a change in pace and still continues to deliver more questions at the end of each issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 24, 2021

    This issue hints at the presence of the Illuminati and dabbles in some fanciful weirdness involving the creation of Anno Domini and the apparent falsification of Charlemagne. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 24, 2021

    As poor a fit as Chartiers work seems its not actually bad. And if theres going to be an issue that isnt rendered by Simmonds, it really NEEDS to be an issue that isnt set in the same time and space as the rest of the series has been thus far. Tynion and company have done a fairly good job of lowering a less-than-satisfying issue into an otherwise breathtaking series thats been rolling along with a lot of appeal to this point. With this brief, little flashback finished, it will be interesting to see where things go in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 7, 2021

    The Department of Truth has a deep and intriguing mythos. This issue is a further exploration of that, however it feels like overkill at this point. Confining this type of world-building to fill-in issues may be the way to go to maintain momentum and keep the story going at a brisk pace. Read Full Review

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