Review: The Department of Truth #9

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

Cole Turner has seen firsthand the horrifying ways collective belief shapes the world and how theories can manifest and take physical form…but what happens when those thought forms start to have thoughts—and desires—of their own? What truths about Tulpas lay at the heart of the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

As the plot unravels before us, things get explained in a fascinating way. This time, it feels like a magician revealing his secrets. Weaving in religion and the way the world views everything as part of the trick, we see how men like Hawk work, and how these jobs get done for the Department of Truth. It’s fascinating and mildly horrifying to consider.

Martin Simmonds brings the horrors of the series to life in unique ways. Imagery that’s both beautiful and terrifying, it’s the absolute perfect match for something like The Department of Truth. It feels like we’re immersed so thoroughly, we’re part of the story. Aditya Bidikar does some brilliant things with the lettering in this issue, as well

Grab issue #9 of The Department of Truth tomorrow!


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