PORTLAND, Ore. 2.24.2021 — The bestselling conspiracy theory thriller The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and Martin Simmonds (Dying is Easy) moves closer to total sales chart takeover with its second triple sell-out at the distributor and an accelerated order for reprints on issues #1, #4, and #5.
The series' heat reached boiling point last week when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that The Department of Truth has been picked up by picked up by Sister, best known for producing HBO's Chernobyl. Tynion will co-write the script for what at this stage is intended to be developed as a series and both he and Simmonds will executive produce.
"It's all going according to plan..." said Tynion before laughing menacingly into the phone.
The unabated enthusiasm for the popular horror series is a phenomenon that continues after sales of over 100K copies at launch, multiple previous reprints, coverage from outlets like Entertainment Weekly to Forbes, and a wave of industry buzz.
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, second printing (Diamond Code OCT209300) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 13.
The Department of Truth #3, second printing (Diamond Code OCT209301) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 13.
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 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