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Bestselling Conspiracy Thriller ‘The Department Of Truth’ Returns

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Multiple Eisner Award winning writer James Tynion IV (W0rldtr33, The Deviant) and Eisner Award nominated artist Martin Simmonds (Universal Monsters: Dracula) will reteam for the highly anticipated new story arc in the The Department of Truth #23. This upcoming chapter in the ongoing conspiracy thriller series will kick off in June from Image Comics.

The series previously left readers with a shocking cliffhanger, as the Department of Truth was confronted with an enemy intent on exposing their secrets to the world. But the Department of Truth ended up making a shocking choice: go public first. Starting with issue #23, to understand Lee Harvey Oswald’s risky gambit, readers will return to where it all started: Dallas, 1963, as President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade passed the grassy knoll…

“Online and at conventions, more than any other question, Martin and I have heard readers patiently asking—‘When is The Department of Truth coming back?’ And we’re very, very excited to answer: now,” said Tynion IV. “There has never been a more prudent time to turn over the grimy stones of the American bedrock and shine a light on what’s crawling beneath in the dark. And since our first issue, the very darkest mysteries have seemed to zero in around Lee Harvey Oswald and one fateful day in Dealey Plaza in 1963. These next issues of The Department of Truthwill answer once and for all: who really shot JFK?”

Hot on the heels of Tynion IV and Simmonds’ recent round of accolades for their definitive spin on Universal Monsters: Dracula at Skybound Entertainment, the series’ original creative team—including Eisner Award nominated letterer Aditya Bidikar—will reunite to lead readers back down The Department of Truth‘s rabbit hole of conspiracies. Fans will rejoin Cole, Ruby, Lee—and the rest of the cast of the smash-hit series—for issue #23 as the series returns in full force ahead of the oversized milestone issue #25.

Simmonds added: “Returning to The Department of Truth after hiatus has been a real thrill for us, and we are very excited to share the next part of the story with you. ‘It’s important that you see…’”

Upon its launch, The Department of Truth sold over 100K copies in its initial printing—an impressive number which snowballed to nearly 200K across five printings and gained further momentum with industry praise from media outlets, from Entertainment Weekly to Forbes. Interest in the series kicked up further when news dropped that The Department of Truth had been picked up by Sister—best known for producing HBO’s Chernobyl.

In The Department of Truth series, 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? This is the perfect series for fans of The X-Files and Something is Killing the Children.

The Department of Truth #23 will be available at comic book shops and across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 26.