The Department of Truth #10
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Martin Simmonds
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
The Rundown: Hawk and Cole take to the woods where Cole learns just how dangerous manifested belief can be.
An old man prepares for his annual hunting trip in the woods looking for Bigfoot. Unbeknownst to him, there are others in the diner on the same mission. As Hawk continues to harass the locals, Cole becomes increasingly more annoyed at having to work with the man and his constant insults.
After the two leave the diner, they find themselves meeting up with a third. Someone who has a connection to the Department and who specializes in hunting the things they will be entering the woods to find. At the same time, the man hunting Bigfoot is convinced that he is on the right track to nab the creature. Unfortunately, he stumbles onto something even more interesting.
The Story: James Tynion IV continues to build an interesting and intriguing world with this series. The characters remain dynamic and interesting and the dialogue is intellectually engaging. The story in this issue touches on some great ideas, but the handwritten letter was a little overdone and took away from the flow of the story and its tension. Everything else was great and continues to keep me riveted.
The Art: Simmonds has a mastery for delivering a mood and tone in a scene visually and the style of the art continues to be a highlight.