James Tynion IV has had quite a good (and prolific) run in the independent space over the past few years, specifically with his works over at BOOM! Studios. The news of him debuting another new series – the same week that Wynd #1 made an acclaimed debut – is unsurprising. However, it is noteworthy that his has made a jump over to Image Comics. Both publishers have made themselves a haven for creator-owned works, but Image is king, so Tynion and artist Martin Simmonds decision to take their talents there shouldn’t come as a surprise.
With that said, the premise of The Department of Truth covers familiar but fertile ground: the JFK assassination. Given all of the conspiracy theories swirling around that crucial event in history, it will be interesting to see how this creative tackles it. For more information, check out the full press release below.
JAMES TYNION IV AND MARTIN SIMMONDS DEBUT NEW IMAGE COMICS SERIES—THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH—THIS SEPTEMBER
The X-Files meets The Black Monday Murders in this forthcoming conspiracy thriller comic
PORTLAND, Ore. 06/18/2020 — Bestselling writer James Tynion IV (Batman, Something Is Killing the Children) and breakout artist Martin Simmonds (Dying Is Easy) 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?
“It is a frightening conspiracy thriller and I am deeply excited for people to join us for the ride,” said Tynion IV in Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive on the series’ announcement. Simmonds described the project to EW as: “unlike any project I have worked on before.”
The Department of Truth #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 30.
Department of Truth #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.