VEIL #1 Review

What’s really up with this mysterious girl? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

A beautiful girl wakes up in an abandoned subway station with no memory of how she got there. When men try to hurt her . . . they wind up dead. Where did she come from? And what is she capable of?

veil1p1I’ve read s a lot of strange and quirky comics over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like this before. The pure genius of this opening issue is that for the majority of the issue it was pure randomness, having you question what the point of this series is. It’s only then that it’d give a massive twist which makes you ask more questions, ultimately pulling you further into this comic.

Greg Ruck is a writer who I’ve really admired over the last few years, as despite all his work being good he’s really upped his game over the last few years. Naturally due to this I was very excited when Veil was announced, and having now finally read it I’m not disappointed. Rucka has created a series that is both unique and enticing, giving us a character with the kind of mysteriousness that has you wanting more and more. The dialogue was also an interesting point, with the strange poetic phrases from Veil making her all the more unique and intriguing.

Ruck’s fabulous script work was matched by some of the best art I’ve ever seen from Toni Fejzula. The sheer detail and beauty of Fejzula’s art is simply mind blowing, with it being a pleasure to flip through this issue time and time again. Fejzula’s layouts were also very captivating, giving a lot of impact to this opening issue. If this wasn’t enough Fejzula also gave a lot of intensity through the characters expressions, showing the confused state of Veil as well as the shocked reaction of others perfectly. Despite all this the best part of Fejzula’s art in my opinion had to be his fantastic colours, which gave the perfect tone to this mysterious story.

Veil proves to be a unique and enthralling story introducing a mysterious character who I want to learn more about. Due to this I highly recommend this comic and can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • + One of the most unique opening issues ever.
  • + Veil is the kind of mysterious character you hope for in a comic.
  • + Stupendous art from Toni Fejzula.
  • - It's strange opening may put some readers off.

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