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Department of Truth #1 Gets Over 100,000 Orders and a Second Printing

The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds launched from Image Comics with over 100,000 in orders, before selling out instantly at Diamond Distributors last week. It is being rushed back to print to keep up with the whirlwind customer demand.

The Department of Truth #1 is Image’s third-highest series launch since Eric Stephenson took over as publisher in 2008, behind Jupiter’s Legacy #1 in 2013 and this week’s The Walking Dead Deluxe #1.

Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?

The Department of Truth #1 second printing (Diamond Code SEP208030) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 4.

The Department of Truth #1 second printing

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Department of Truth #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire (BOOM! Studios) – The beloved series wraps up in this graphic novel. It’s sad to see it go and maybe we can get more but it’s been an awesome series to read.

Batman: The Joker War Zone #1 (DC Comics) – A solid series of short stories from top talent. Many of them stand on their own and right now it’s one of the best things to come out of this event.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Multiverse’s End #1 (DC Comics) – An entertaining entry in DC’s event. It tells some key moments that we might not get elsewhere but it’s the mixture of heart and humor that stands out.

The Department of Truth #1 (Image Comics) – Conspiracy theories are all the rage these days and James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds taps into them with a story that reveals they’re all true! We’ve got an early review of the debut issue to check out!

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 (BOOM! Studios) – The Firefly event kicks off here!

The Goon #12 (Albatross Funnybooks) – Consistently one of the most entertaining comics on the shelves. Full of laughs and action… the amazing art puts it in the top tier of comics out today.

Nailbiter Returns #5 (Image Comics) – This series has been having fun with horror tropes and this issue ups the insanity as tables feel like they’ve been turned a bit and the series decides to have even more fun with the genre.

Shang-Chi #1 (Marvel) – A fantastic debut, you can read our review. A great start for the character that feels like it’s setting him off in a new direction while fixing the character’s problematic past.

Strange Academy #3 (Marvel) – The series has been a fun one and if you’re looking for an alternative to a certain other school of wizards, this is one place to start.

The Department of Truth Gets a Declan Shalvey Variant

The Department of Truth is coming! Image Comics has revealed a 1:10 Incentive Variant by Declan Shalvey for the first issue. The series is by writer James Tynion IV and breakout artist Martin Simmonds.

The Department of Truth follows Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true. From the JFK Assassination, to Flat Earth Theory, to Reptilian Shapeshifters—one organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?

The final order cuttoff is September 7 and the comic comes to store shelves on September 30.

The Department of Truth Declan Shalvey variant

The Department of Truth Gets a Variant Cover by Mirka Andolfo

The Department of Truth is coming! Image Comics has revealed a 1:50 Incentive Variant by Mirka Andolfo for the first issue. The series is by writer James Tynion IV and breakout artist Martin Simmonds.

The Department of Truth follows Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true. From the JFK Assassination, to Flat Earth Theory, to Reptilian Shapeshifters—one organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?

The final order cuttoff is September 7 and the comic comes to store shelves on September 30.

The Department of Truth Mirka Andolfo variant

The Department of Truth is Here this September from James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds

Bestselling writer James Tynion IV and breakout artist Martin Simmonds team up to debut their first Image Comics ongoing series this September 2020, The Department of Truth.

The plot-twisty new conspiracy thriller will blend the suspense of beloved series like The X-Files and the dark atmospheric storytelling of Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker’s The Black Monday Murders.

The Department of Truth follows Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true. From the JFK Assassination, to Flat Earth Theory, to Reptilian Shapeshifters—one organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? 

The Department of Truth #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 30.