Veil #1, #2, and #3 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Veil #1, Veil #2, and Veil #3 by Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars

Veil #1 Veil #2 Veil #3

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsVeil #1 by Greg Rucka
Art: Toni Fejzula

What I like most about this book so far is Fejzula’s art. His style is unique and beautiful. I love how he draws people and the geometric shapes. Fejzula does a commendable job at making sure Veil’s nudity is respectful and realistic. I mean, sure she’s covered up in a way that the book can still be rated for teens (or whatever), but that only becomes weird when three guys are killed with guns at close range. That kind of visual bloody violence (by then, Veil’s fully clothed) that’s way more acceptable in our culture than nudity, which makes a stark contrast in this book.

The story so far is a bit light. Veil has some connection to rats. She may have risen from the dead, or at least, a very injured state. Veil has problems with linguistics. Luckily, she meets do-gooder Dante, who may just help with a heavy-handed name.

I hope to read more books featuring Fejzula’s art.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsVeil #2 by Greg Rucka
Art: Toni Fejzula

Not sure if Veil is connecting me with quite yet. Perhaps sometimes I get tired of the woman with superpowers who doesn’t know herself or her powers. Of course, it’s one step further, more like has amnesia.

Of course, it looks like Veil was an object of conjuring. We don’t know if she was a woman beforehand or something created out of a spell that involved other deaths by Cormac. Apparently, it was all done for Tim Scarborough’s church/business, which is a very Rucka move to have an evil corporation.

This book continues to be very gorey when Cormac kills Tim’s bodyguard, who’s trying to shoot Cormac for a job not done. Or perhaps done too well, since we the readers know Veil has arrived.

I feel a bit bad for Dante. However, his paranoia was going to get him one way or another. Plus, it wouldn’t serve the story very well if Dante was always around trying to protect Veil from the world.

The sexually assaulting cop that Veil killed was a bit much.

Erica gives this comic three starsVeil #3 by Greg Rucka
Art: Toni Fejzula

I keep waiting for Veil to have a bit more agency in her own story. But in this issue, her pet rat is killed by an evil one, which brings her into Cormac’s liar, and then turns her into a red winged demon under his control.

The issue spends a lot of time with Tim Scarborough and the other male corporate board members who are looking to harness Veil’s powers for themselves. At least they are smart enough to realize that Cormac played them.

Of course none of them are very smart at all.

Join the horror story and buy Veil.

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