The Department of Truth #1 Review | Conspiracy Theories Galore!4 minute read
From the creators of Imagine Comics brings you “The Department of Truth” comic story arc. I just finished the first issue of this arc, and here is my review and thoughts!
From the creators of Imagine Comics brings you “The Department of Truth” comic story arc. I just finished the first issue of this arc, and here is my review …
This review will be a little tough for two reasons… I’m heavily into politics — hence the political news site — so keeping my own personal political beliefs out of the review will be difficult throughout our journey in reading the 10-issue story arc. But also not to spoiling too much!
So let’s get started on the The Department of Truth #1 Review
Some spoilers ahead for issue 1.
The story is based around Special Agent named Cole Turner who is determined to debunk some major conspiracy theories. But there’s one problem with that. They’re all true! He starts to get pulled deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole.
We first start out moments after the JFK assassination. What appears to be the Secret Service questioning Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald never admits to shooting the President, but the reader immediately gets the feeling that something much deeper is going on here.
A few unidentified men walk in to the holding room that Oswald is in. They order the SS agents to leave. While alone, Oswald and the unknown suits start talking about how the world has now changed. Using very vague language to really make the reader wonder just what is going on.
Then, we meet our main character, Agent Cole. He is being asked questions by similar unknown people in the present day. Clay fears that they will kill him after they get the information they need.
Clay begins to answer their questions. What they want to know is what he’s learned so far in his journey into of these conspiracy theory rabbit holes.
In this first issue alone they touch on the flat earth and JFK assassination conspiracies. From what I gather, this story arc will touch on lots of well-known conspiracies in the coming issues. There is a twist near the end and at the very end that is absolutely awesome. I will not spoil that. But boy it made me get hyped about the second issue.
I couldn’t put this comic down. I am absolutely intrigued with it now.
The only thing I didn’t like about the comic is that you can tell it is very left leaning. Throughout the first issue the characters refer to the “right-wing” as racists and all sorts of other derogatory names.
My rating: 8/10
Final verdict: This is how you right a first issue. Giving the reader just enough to get them hooked but leave enough to the imagination to keep them guessing. I will be continuing to read this story arc indefinitely.
The Department of Truth #1
Story Arc Synopsis: 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?
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Martin Simmonds
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: September 30, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99