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Image Comics signals ‘The Department of Truth’ is on the hunt for Bigfoot

‘The Department of Truth’ #10 and #11 track cryptids!

Press Release

Ahead of its release on June 30th, James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds are embarking on a hunt for Bigfoot in their series The Department of Truth. The two-part story will launch in issue #10 and the finale in issue #11 out in July.

We here are gaga for The Department of Truth–check out our section featuring interviews and science-minded features on the title–and this new story arc sounds delightful. See for yourself below.

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So what’s the Bigfoot Hunt storyline about?

In The Department of Truth #10, some fictions manifest in reality as dangerous, half-formed things. The Department of Truth relies on hunters to track down and contain these wild tulpas before they become too real. It’s time for Cole Turner to see this side of the job firsthand. It’s time for Cole Turner to join his first Bigfoot hunt.

In The Department of Truth #11, the rules of reality start to bend in the presence of Wild Fictions. That’s why it’s Darla’s job to hunt down so-called cryptids before belief in them can spread. And if you’re an innocent bystander caught in the crosshairs… Well, the Department of Truth doesn’t leave loose ends.

Check out the incredible covers by Simmonds, Vincenzo Riccardi, Michael Dialynas, Trevor Henderson, and Ethan Young below.

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

PORTLAND, Ore. 05/11/2021 — The bestselling series The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds is taking on cryptid creatures this June with a two-part hunt for BigFoot. The chase begins with The Department of Truth #10 in June and will follow on hot pursuit with The Department of Truth #11 in July.

In The Department of Truth #10, some fictions manifest in reality as dangerous, half-formed things. The Department of Truth relies on hunters to track down and contain these wild tulpas before they become too real. It’s time for Cole Turner to see this side of the job firsthand. It’s time for Cole Turner to join his first Bigfoot hunt.

In The Department of Truth #11, the rules of reality start to bend in the presence of Wild Fictions. That’s why it’s Darla’s job to hunt down so-called cryptids before belief in them can spread. And if you’re an innocent bystander caught in the crosshairs… Well, the Department of Truth doesn’t leave loose ends.

“While working on Issue #10, I realized pretty quickly that to capture everything we wanted to say about Bigfoots, and Cryptids, and how they fit into the larger mythology of The Department of Truth, I would have had the cut the issue down to the bone…” said Tynion IV. “But then Martin and I spoke and realized we didn’t want to do any of that. If anything we wanted to lean in to really capture the emotion of the story we’re looking to tell here. Since the dawn of man, people have been hunting the impossible out in the deepest darkest forests of the world. What truth are they really after?”

The Department of Truth #10 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 30:

  • The Department of Truth #10 Cover A Simmonds – APR210285
  • The Department of Truth #10 Cover B Vincenzo Riccardi – APR210286
  • The Department of Truth #10 Cover C Michael Dialynas – APR218120

The Department of Truth #11 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 28:

  • The Department of Truth #11 Cover A Simmonds – MAY210151
  • The Department of Truth #11 Cover B Trevor Henderson – MAY210152
  • The Department of Truth #11 Cover C Ethan Young – APR218082

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


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