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The Department of Truth #16

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

Turn on, tune in, and drop out as ALISON SAMPSON (HIT-GIRL IN INDIA) enlists with the Department of Truth for a mind-altering dive into designer hallucinogens, MKUltra, and Lee Harvey Oswald’s true motivations behind unlocking the hidden power of the human mind. The Eisner-nominated series continues its history-shattering guest arc here!

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
30 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    DC Comics News

    In every issue of The Department of Truth, Tynion peels away another layer of the onion only to reveal a more intriguing and mysterious layer underneath. I am beginning to wonder how many layers are left. Are we nearing the innermost layer or barely scratching the surface? This is one of the most fascinating and addictive titles I have ever had the pleasure to read.

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: James Tynion IV takes the reader on an intense and engaging mind trip with this issue. It’s interesting to see Lee in this situation and the existential angst he’s going through. I love how the story challenges the reader with its plotting, point of view and character development. It’s insanely intriguing while also being incredibly smart.

    The Art: Sampson delivers some beautifully trippy visuals throughout the issue. The style is perfect for this story and is ass visually jarring and challenging as the story.

  • 70

    The “Deviation” issues of The Department of Truth continue to be a highlight of the series. This month’s issue is illustrated by Alison Sampson and colored by Jordie Bellaire and is a psychedelic delight to look at. While the comic’s plot still suffers from the same issues I’ve harped on over and over again, the change up in art styles provides a breathe of fresh air for the comic.

  • 70

    You Don't Read Comics

    There is a way to tie in protests with assassinations and the psychedelia of the 1960s that would have delved further into a fusion between horror and social consciousness. Tynion Lightly trips through vague references to many different things In an issue that plays out like a faintly haunting hallucination. The chapter couldve been more. Its too bad Tynion couldnt find the right edge to the fusion.

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