Veil

Veil

Main Plot Points:

  • Passions run high when a beautiful woman wanders out of an abandoned subway tunnel.
  • With no memory of who she is or how she got there, Veil must figure out who to trust and what she is—an object of desire or a force to be reckoned with—as her past is revealed.

What We Thought:

  • Excellent dialog and pacing are a Greg Rucka trademark, and this title is no different. As far as supernatural mysteries go, this was a real page-turner.
  • That said, I’m torn. I appreciate the message, but even as an unashamed feminist, I thought the metaphor was extremely heavy-handed. It was blunt and truthful, but I felt talked down to. I suppose I’m not the target audience, but the lack of subtlety bothered me.
  • I didn’t expect to like the interior art as much as I did. The cover art struck me as sensationalist and, again, unsubtle, but the interior art was a revelation. I loved how Fejzula handled Veil’s three different forms especially.
  • The sketchbook with its cogent commentary was a really great glimpse into the artistic process behind Veil.

What It Includes:

  • Veil #1–#5
  • 11-page sketchbook

Creators:

  • Story by Eisner Award–winning writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Stumptown, Queen & Country, Gotham Central)
  • Art by Toni Fejzula

Recommended If You Like:

  • Death: Time Of Your Life
  • Constantine
  • Blood Of The Demon