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
- 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
- Blood Of The Demon