The Department of Truth #14
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by John J Pearson
Colors by John J Pearson
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
The Rundown: Oswald seeks information on the mysterious Red Woman.
With Oswald back in the news, the real Lee Harvey Oswald must take some bold steps to not standout to the public. As the director meets with President Johnson, Oswald and his partner prepare to take on their next mission. A mission that will have them confront something truly dangerous and unexplained, magic. The two take a road trip to the woods to find a lone man living in a trailer who has no interest in talking to men from the government.
After convincing him they are different than what he was expecting, he takes them to his underground base and proceeds to tell them the truth he witnessed regarding some big names and their decision to tap into magic. He also tells them about what those men summoned into the world. Something Oswald is very familiar with and has a connection to the event that changed his life. He also meets someone whose life he will change as well.
The Story: James Tynion IV continues to make a compelling and entertaining story in this issue. The plot is brilliant and all of the twists and turns throughout continue to be riveting in their complexity and connection. I continue to be impressed with this series and loved seeing how some of these moments and characters connect with each other.
The Art: Pearson does a great job with the art in the issue. There are so many amazing visual moments throughout, and the art does a wonderful job of matching and elevating the tone of the story.