PORTLAND, Ore. 4.16.2021 — As a new story arc approaches, floods of new readers have jumped on to bestselling series The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and Martin Simmonds (Dying is Easy). The debut issue has sold out yet again and is being rushed to a fifth printing in order to keep up with the influx of readers.

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

News of The Department of Truth having been picked up by Sister—best known for producing HBO's Chernobyl—has only served to further heighten awareness for the popular series.

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, fifth printing (Diamond Code MAR218326) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 12.

Available now:

  • The Department of Truth #2, third printing (Diamond Code JAN219073)
  • The Department of Truth #3, third printing (Diamond Code JAN219072)
  • The Department of Truth #4, second printing (Diamond Code JAN218666)
  • The Department of Truth #5, second printing (Diamond Code JAN218665)
  • The Department of Truth #6, second printing (Diamond Code JAN219071)
  • The Department of Truth #7 (Diamond Code JAN210194)

The Department of Truth remains 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

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