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The Department of Truth #7

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

It’s another deep dive into the Secret Archives as guest artist TYLER BOSS (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank) joins JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) and THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH to investigate sightings of flying saucers… and the strange men in black suits trying to cover up their existence. Hold onto your cows—the truth is out there!

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33 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    DC Comics News

    The Department of Truth is not quite like anything I’ve ever read before. While there have been stories build around conspiracy theories being true Tynion flips the script by giving us a world where truth is not an absolute. It’s utter insanity, and I’m loving every bit of it.

  • 96

    Forces Of Geek

    This script is very good. Tynion has a passion for this project and it shows. The art by Tyler Boss is great and works perfectly. I hope he works on for more issues after this. This is another good issue of this series.

    It is consistently entertaining and constantly surprising and I am enjoying it very much.

  • 93

    Major Spoilers

    Doc Hynes just wanted to find out about UFOs, but soon finds himself wrapped up in something greater and more mysterious. Once you’re in, tin foil hat and all, you’re in for life.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    The Department of Truth #7 manages to dive into a well-worn topic and still feel like a fresh take on the concepts it presents. This series continues to surprise with how adeptly it manages to reforge its visuals, as well as storytelling to fit whatever the new months concept is.

  • 85


    The Department of Truth brings up some rather large conspiracies in issue #7 that even casual sci-fi and fantasy fans should enjoy. The fact is, this series continues to weave conspiracies into a larger narrative, further impressing with a grander scheme by some of the best creators today.

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Tynion takes the story in a new and interesting direction as he takes the reader back to the early days of the department. The story is great and the characters are instantly engaging. I really enjoyed the pacing of the story as well as the tone.

    The Art: Boss has an interesting art style and the minimalism of it works for this story and its themes. It does a great job of making the characters the focus and playing into the tone of the story.

  • 80


    The Department of Truth #7 offers up another intriguing peek into the history of the agency with an issue focussed on tinfoil hat wearing agent Doc Hynes. From James Tynion IV and guest artists Tyler Boss.

  • 80

    I admit that I’ve been critical of the Department of Truth and its rather piecemeal approach to the discourse around conspiracy theories. So, I’ll just straight up say that I thought that this issue was the strongest one of the series. I appreciate how it did a bit of “show and tell” explaining the weird theories from the perspective of a smart kid who then has a close encounter demonstrating exactly what he feared. It cut through a lot of the misdirection and weirdness of the series in a very exciting way and gave the comic its first real memorable moment. The Oswald flashback arc is definitely a major improvement on the first arc and I’m excited to see what’s next.

  • 50

    You Don't Read Comics

    Tynions better work in the series thus far has been exploring the weird edges delineating conspiratorial shadows, belief, and the drama of human emotion. Very little of what hits the page in Department of Truth feels fresh or original enough to explore an already thoroughly-explored topic with much of any interest. The fusion between the world of UFO lore and the world of the series was going to be kind of a challenge to try to fuse together in a compelling way. Tynion hadnt found a connection between lore and fiction that works.

  • 40

    Horror DNA

    The Department of Truth hit with a compelling hook that only got twisted deeper as the first few issues continued. It’s why it was an easy choice for my #1 horror comic of 2020. After a few explanation-heavy issues now, it’s lost most of its momentum. It’s like playing a video game for seven hours and never getting out of the tutorial stage. We understand the premise now, so we don’t need further examples. Let’s get this going.

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