Review: The Department of Truth #3

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Martin Simmonds
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Designed by Dylan Todd
Edited by Steve Foxe

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.

Honestly, this issue was a rough one because of the subject matter. But it was also an important one for the same reason. It was absolutely chilling and heartbreaking, and impactful. The writing hits tender spots of our reality and some of the insanity that we have to actually face beyond the fiction.

It’s no surprise that The Department of Truth is so well written. James Tynion IV is very easily a favorite of many, and there’s a good reason for it – a lot of talent. But there’s some real craft to handle an issue like this one.

There are beautiful things done with the lettering in The Department of Truth, and it really stands out in this issue, acting as a guide for us between the thoughts of one character, the dialogue, etc. It keeps readers from struggling to decipher what’s happening and keeps the reading smooth, which is very much appreciated.

And the art is just as creepy and beautiful as I’ve come to expect from Martin Simmonds. There’s something so haunting about each page, and it’s so absolutely unique to everything else out there. The book would be worth picking up for the art alone, but luckily the story is excellent as well.

Grab issue three of The Department of Truth and let me know what you think!


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