Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Elsa Charretier, Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Designed by Dylan Todd
Edited by Steve Foxe
“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?”
First off, did you hear the film and television rights to The Department of Truth were picked up? Exciting news for fans of the series, such as myself.
This particular issue dives more into the history of the Department of Truth, as well as Lee’s beginnings at the Department. It’s very plot heavy, to further along our understanding, but still quite good. It’s like a brief reprieve from the heaviness of the regular issues, as well as a quick way to explain information to readers that may need more to comprehend the big picture.
The art this issue has changed up, and suits the flashback and plot. A lot of it feels like reflections of art history pages, like you’re looking at recreations of medieval art or mythological stories, and that absolutely works for this issue. The colors are more vibrant than we’re used to. The lettering is great.
Grab issue six of The Department of Truth this week!