JAMES TYNION IV AND MARTIN SIMMONDS DEBUT NEW IMAGE COMICS SERIES—THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH—THIS SEPTEMBER
The X-Files meets The Black Monday Murders in this forthcoming conspiracy thriller comic
PORTLAND, Ore. 06/18/2020 — Bestselling writer James Tynion IV (Batman, Something Is Killing the Children
) and breakout
artist Martin Simmonds (Dying Is Easy
) team up to debut their first Image Comics ongoing series this September 2020, The Department of Truth.
The plot-twisty new conspiracy thriller will blend the suspense of beloved series like The X-Files
and the dark atmospheric storytelling of Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker’s The Black Monday Murders
.The Department of Truth
follows Cole Turner, a man who has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true. From the JFK Assassination, to Flat Earth Theory, to Reptilian Shapeshifters—one organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?
"It is a frightening conspiracy thriller and I am deeply excited for people to join us for the ride," said Tynion IV in Entertainment Weekly's exclusive
on the series' announcement. Simmonds described the project to EW
as: "unlike any project I have worked on before."The Department of Truth #1
will be available at comic book shops
on Wednesday, September 30.Department of Truth #1
will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com