In 1946, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and eccentric rocket scientist Jack Parsons performed a series of rituals to summon a divine feminine being. Her name was Babalon. She was dressed all in…RED. Eisner winner JOHN J. PEARSON (BLUE IN GREEN) joins THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH for an occult blast from the past.
The Super Powered FancastThe Department of Truth #14 is another great issue in Tynion's addicting saga. I just love how his story continues to lead us further and further down the rabbit hole. And Tynion's story about conspiracy theories changing reality is chillingly timely considering the current political climate in the United States. The Department of Truth is a truly unique kind of story, and I'm loving every page of it.
You Don't Read ComicsThe Story: James Tynion IV continues to make a compelling and entertaining story in this issue. The plot is brilliant and all of the twists and turns throughout continue to be riveting in their complexity and connection. I continue to be impressed with this series and loved seeing how some of these moments and characters connect with each other. The Art: Pearson does a great job with the art in the issue. There are so many amazing visual moments throughout, and the art does a wonderful job of matching and elevating the tone of the story.
Multiversity ComicsWith a perfect blend of art and storytelling that makes you question your reality and the power of belief, "Department of Truth" #14 is a fantastic entry in an exceptional series.
COMICONWhile there is so much to commend ‘The Department of Truth’ on, the constant introduction and explanation of conspiracy theories and how they gain power in this world is becoming too much for this humble reviewer. A repetitive formula that only gets in the way of the more interesting story being told at a quicker pace.
ComicBook.comWe finally get an explanation about the Woman in Red who has haunted the Department of Truth since the first issue. As with every issue, the explanation is delivered through a rambling exposition with surreal art that's tied to real-world figures and some sort of pop culture conspiracy theory. Guest artist James Parson aside, it feels like The Department of Truth is reusing the same storytelling pattern over and over again. At this point, it feels less clever and more of a challenge to figure out how to tie weird bits of Americana conspiracy fodder into the lore of the series.