Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Greg Rucka
Art: Toni Fejzula
Colors: Toni Fejzula
Letters: Nate Piekos
Cover: Toni Fejzula
Review by Scott Keys
This last year had me really opening my eyes to the quality creator-owned properties out there. I’ve always liked Rucka’s writing, and this new endeavor really intrigued me when I saw the preview.
Veil follows a girl that wakes up in an abandoned subway with no recollection of how she ended up there. This first issue has a lot of set up, but the payoff at the end definitely makes you want to keep reading! I like the quirky dialogue Rucka uses for Veil, sort of like Dr. Seuss, rhyming everything she hears and says. The best part about the characterization is that for most of the book, she seems like a sweet (albeit confused) young lady, but when her life (and that of the man trying to help her) are threatened, she goes all “Carrie” on them! She exhibits some form of psychic powers, making her attacker turn his gun on his friends and then himself.
It’s some pretty trippy stuff, especially when coupled with the beautiful artwork by Fejzula! Fejzula’s style is kind of a loose pencil with watercolors, yet incredibly detailed. This style lends itself well to this type of story, helping set the surreal tone of the book’s leading lady. Rucka and Fejzula make a pretty amazing team, and I can’t wait to read the next issue.
I’m so glad that I’m taking chances on books that just 2 short years ago, I wouldn’t have even looked at on the shelves. Do yourself a favor, and broaden YOUR horizons. Give Veil #1 a shot, because I think you’ll like where this is going.
Art: 5 / 5
Story: 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5
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