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Image Comics reveals ‘The Department of Truth’ #8 variant art

‘The Department of Truth #8 kicks off with new variant covers April 28th.

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The Department of Truth has been delivering interesting backstory issues of late–the 7th issue was quite good–but with issue #8 a new story arc kicks off by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds.

So what’s The Department of Truth #8 about?

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Cole Turner thought he joined the right side of the war for the Truth. But now that he’s learning more about Lee Harvey Oswald’s tenure leading the Department, he’s not so sure. The answers Cole seeks are hidden behind a pair of unsolvable riddles: WHO is the Fictional Woman, and WHAT does she want from him?

Out on April 28th, Image Comics has revealed the issue will have multiple variant covers by comic greats Bill Sienkiewicz, Skottie Young, and series creator and artist Simmonds. Comic shops can use these codes:

  • Cover A Simmonds – Diamond Code FEB210080
  • Cover B Bill Sienkiewicz – Diamond Code FEB210081
  • Cover C Skottie Young – Diamond Code FEB218916

Check out those covers below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

PORTLAND, Ore. 04/01/2021 — The bestselling Image Comics series The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds will kick off a new story arc this April. This chilling new chapter will begin with The Department of Truth #8 and will seed new mysteries for readers in search of the Truth.

Cole Turner thought he joined the right side of the war for the Truth. But now that he’s learning more about Lee Harvey Oswald’s tenure leading the Department, he’s not so sure. The answers Cole seeks are hidden behind a pair of unsolvable riddles: WHO is the Fictional Woman, and WHAT does she want from him?

Interest in the series has reached an all time high as news of The Department of Truth having been picked up by Sister—best known for producing HBO’s Chernobyl—spread industrywide.

Upon its launch, The Department of Truth sold over 100K copies—an impressive number which snowballed with multiple reprints, tastemaker praise, and critical acclaim from nearly every major news outlet, from Entertainment Weekly to Forbes.

In The Department of Truth, 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.

The Department of Truth #8 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28:

  • Cover A Simmonds – Diamond Code FEB210080
  • Cover B Bill Sienkiewicz – Diamond Code FEB210081
  • Cover C Skottie Young – Diamond Code FEB218916

The Department of Truth, Vol. 1 trade paperback (ISBN 9781534318335, Diamond Code DEC200103) collects issues #1-5 and is available now at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or IndieBound, or via on AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and Indigo.

The Department of Truth #6, second printing (Diamond Code JAN219071) and The Department of Truth #7 Cover A by Simmonds (Diamond Code JAN210194) and Cover B by Boss (Diamond Code JAN210195) are interstitial guest-artist issues and are still available at your local comic shop too (they do not take place sequentially and will be collected at a later date).

The Department of Truth also remains available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Select praise for The Department of Truth:

“Genuinely one of the best comics you’ll read this year. Do not miss it.” —Scott Snyder

“A story for our zeitgeist. Simmonds’ art invokes Bill Sienkiewicz.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A wonderfully dizzy mixture of Men in Black, John Carpenter, Stephen King, The Matrix, and 1970s conspiracy thrillers.” —Forbes

“It is FANTASTIC. Can’t wait to read the whole series!” —Patton Oswalt

“A new conspiracy thriller comic that should appeal to anyone with a fondness for The X-Files.” —IGN

“Hickmanian conspiracy games, Burroughsian crime, Sienkiewiczian style. The Truth: you want it.” —Kieron Gillen

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