James Tynion IV, like many comic book creators, has a regular newsletter. And, it’s were I learnt about his new Image Comics creator-owned series coming this September. Called The Department of Truth and illustrate by Martin Simmonds, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar, it’s a story about conspiracy theories and more as Tynion IV lays out in his latest newsletter:
It is the story of a young man named Cole Turner recruited into a shadowy organization within the United States government that makes sure that conspiracy theories stay conspiracy theories, a job that will push him to his own limits as he grapples with the nature of truth, history, the human condition, and the American dream. It is a conspiracy thriller, told with a horror edge.
Each issue will focus on a different conspiracy theory with the debut issue looking at the Flat Earth Theory that seems to have had something fo a Renaissance over the past few years for some reason. The second issue deals with the Satanic Panic of the 80s while the third deals with False Flag conspiracy theories. All seen through the eyes of Cole Turner, no doubt, offer ng us an eye into this black opps department. And this sonly the start. Again, from Tynion IV’s newsletter, he states:
I’ve got big plans for a lot of conspiracies, from UFOs and Chemtrails, to Reptillians and Atlantis, and obviously, the assassination of JFK.
From there, it’s only a short hop, skip and a jump over to Entertainment Weekly, who have the exclusive of breaking this news alongside a preview of the first issue out September 30th.