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A THIRD, TRIPLE SELL-OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH ACTIVATES RUSH REPRINTS

PORTLAND, Ore. 3.4.2021 — Last week’s triple sell-out of James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds’ The Department of Truth—and subsequent, harried reprint order—prompted customers to storm comic shops in search of remaining copies on the shelves. Reorders on the full first story arc spiked over the weekend, depleting leftover inventory and forcing Image Comics to rush The Department of Truth #2, #3, and #6 back to print this week.

Interest in the series reached at an all time high as news of The Department of Truth having been picked up by Sister—best known for producing HBO's Chernobyl—spread like wildfire across the internet.

Upon its launch, The Department of Truth sold over 100K copies—an impressive number which snowballed with multiple reprints, industry praise, and critical acclaim from nearly every major outlets from Entertainment Weekly to Forbes.

In The Department of Truth, readers meet Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life—but never prepared to discover 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?

The Department of Truth #1, fourth printing (Diamond Code JAN218664) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 24.

The Department of Truth #2, third printing (Diamond Code JAN219073) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 31.

The Department of Truth #3, third printing (Diamond Code JAN219072) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 31.

The Department of Truth #4, second printing (Diamond Code JAN218666) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 24.

The Department of Truth #5, second printing (Diamond Code JAN218665) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 24.

The Department of Truth #6, second printing (Diamond Code JAN219071) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 31.

The Department of Truth is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play

Select praise for The Department of Truth:

"Genuinely one of the best comics you'll read this year. Do not miss it." —Scott Snyder

“A story for our zeitgeist. Simmonds’ art invokes Bill Sienkiewicz.” —Entertainment Weekly

"A wonderfully dizzy mixture of Men in Black, John Carpenter, Stephen King, The Matrix, and 1970s conspiracy thrillers." —Forbes

"It is FANTASTIC. Can’t wait to read the whole series!" —Patton Oswalt

"A new conspiracy thriller comic that should appeal to anyone with a fondness for The X-Files." —IGN

"The hype on this is real." —Brian Michael Bendis

“Hickmanian conspiracy games, Burroughsian crime, Sienkiewiczian style. The Truth: you want it.” —Kieron Gillen

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