Veil #2

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Toni Fejzula Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A conjuring doesn't work out as planned, and one man's life is in danger . . . but when you have the powers of the devil at your fingertips, how bad can it get? Double crossed and angry, the mystery man is on the hunt . . . and Veil is his target.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Apr 2, 2014

    Wordless storytelling, the type that mesmerize you. The images show you what happened and hints at what will happen. We add words to this , we have magic. A supernatural crime story that keeps your eyes glued and makes you notice every hue of color. Rucka and Fejzula left me surprised as the second issue is better than the first. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - John Yohe Apr 2, 2014

    Your local comic book dealer will still have Veil #1 in stock. People who have already read it won't need this review. Grab them both, and enjoy. Check out Rucka's Lazarus series, from Image, while you're at it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 2, 2014

    I was happy to have been right about the magic angle from the first splash of images on the first page of the first issue. Though that question was answered, it only brings with it more questions. Who does Scarborough work for? What does Cormac want from Veil? Again, I ask you, rats? Where has Veil gone and why did she turn on Dante? Hopefully, these questions are answered in next months installment in the dark and compelling series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 1, 2014

    Veil is quickly becoming one of my favourite Dark Horse series out the now with it's mysterious and dynamic story being a joy to read. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Apr 3, 2014

    Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula have another stunner on the shelves this week with the second issue of their new series, Veil.The comic's art still stands at the forefront, all sharp edges and blocky watercolor, uniquely rendered and beautifully colored. The book is rather sparse on dialogue at times, and all the better for it, because Fejzula handles the visual storytelling exceptionally well Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Apr 2, 2014

    Veil #2 is a solid issue that builds on what made the first one enjoyable, and with a hint of Veil's origin and a new character it becomes even more intriguing going forward. The visuals once again are very pleasing and its details and use of colors easily pull you into the world being created in this series. The character development started off strong again but I would really like to see a different catalyst used to advance the story next issue or else an opportunity will be squandered and the characters will come off as one-dimensional since there's only one possible response to that type of situation. However I am looking forward to the next issue as things should become even more interesting for Veil and Dante. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Apr 2, 2014

    Again, I can't talk enough about how much I love the art in this book. It fits the story perfectly with a lot of dark tones and shading, but also has hues of purple, green, and red when the more mysterious events pop up. What the artist chooses to show in the book really compliment with the cryptic nature of the writing as well. We're not spoon-fed anything in this book for sure, and the same goes with the art. That said, there's little 'Easter eggs' if you will. For example, when Dante and Veil are running down an alley after Veil moves the dumpster, we see the rat poking out of Veil's shirt with a crazed look in its eyes. There's a lot I left out in my synopsis of the book, so I highly recommend you go out and buy this issue to find out what happens for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 2, 2014

    Dark things are brewing on the horizon, but the charm of this book far outweighs its grim implications. The mystery still runs rampant through the pages, but the pieces are moving across the board. We know more than we did before, but we still dont know much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 2, 2014

    Veil is a very intriguing story that leaves you with a ton of questions. We're starting to see a little bit more of the larger picture, and it looks like Rucka has some really exciting things in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 4, 2014

    "Veil" #2 is a strong second chapter, and with three more parts to go I'm in for the rest of the ride. (And hopefully beyond, if there are more "Veil" mini-series ahead of us.) Rucka and Fejzula have created a dark and creepy mystery here, and it's going to be fun following it all the way to its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Apr 5, 2014

    Its always interesting when a books second issue is so dramatically different from the first. In this case, Veil #2 is stronger than the debut. It delivers on the promise of the first issue and extends the environment to add more diverse plot elements. One question gets a partial answer, and of course ten new questions are left. Page for page, Veil is a compelling mystery and a satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ra'Chaun Rogers Apr 1, 2014

    I continue to look forward to this book and what happens next. I wonder if Dante and Veil will get back together and how their dynamic will be perceived by the world. A gun toting black man traveling with a seemingly helpless and amnesic white woman seems like the set-up for a Patrice O<'Neil joke but in this case it works Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 14, 2014

    Veil was pretty engaging with its first issue even as it went with familiar ideas and concepts because it did it with such style, both through the panel layouts and artwork but also the choice for quiet scenes with no dialogue to allow the art itself to tell the tale. Here, it goes for the opposite approach of using a lot of dialogue to explain things, but without the hook to give us what we need to actually understand what's being talked about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 2, 2014

    There is a lot of care taken in the decision making and sculpting of every aspect of this world. Veil is taking its time in letting readers in on its mysteries, but it is doing so in an engaging way. With the inclusion of the character, Cormac, things look to pick up quickly and that makes for a long month waiting for issue 3. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 2, 2014

    Visually, Veil is a stunning endeavor. Fejzula's art maintains that ethereal quality that made it so special the first time around, while balancing out the light airiness with a generous dash of violence that manages to feel shocking without being gratuitous. Overall, it's a solid issue that brings up a slew of interesting questions for forthcoming installments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Apr 2, 2014

    Veil #2 is still a decent comic. The story took a step forward this issue, but it still needs to up the pace a bit for this mini-series, and the characters definitely do need some more work. The potential and artwork still manage to keep this being worth a look, but hopefully it'll step it up with the next issue so it doesn't need to solely rely on that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Apr 1, 2014

    Still, given that were not yet halfway through, and theres still scope for this to come together in some pretty terrific ways. The intrigue, as said, is up at 11, but its still not striking as something you need to rush out and buy, at least until the trade collection comes out. Well keep our fingers crossed for this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 1, 2014

    Veil #2 is a glorious exercise in frustration. If only Greg Rucka could stop being so obtuse and let me enjoy enjoy the story that he is telling. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 31, 2014

    Overall Cormac is a boring antagonist though, he's just sort of there. His end goal is to find Veil to achieve profit (citation needed) but he doesn't have any personality beyond that other than being a little bit superior and a little bit snide. That's sort of a microcosm for the series as a whole, it's a whole ton of little bits that don't add up to a cohesive whole. Specifically the lack of a central narrative thread really ends up hurting the comic with this issue as you get the distinct impression of how much the story is floundering. Overall I was just left with the distinct impression this comic was written with the intention of having a message more than telling a good story, granted it's a good message about how our society treats women with a specific lens for rape culture but that doesn't add up to 3 dimensional engaging characters. Sad to say but I'd give this one a miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Capeless Crusader - tattoogirlreads Apr 1, 2014

    I really respect Greg Rucka's talent and I will read the next installment but honestly I hope it doesn't go any farther than this with it. Horror is horror and I'm okay with that, I'm even okay if this goes farther than I'm willing to deal with. I just won't be around to read what happens after it. Regardless of my fears, this seems solid. Read it, enjoy it. And I guess, wait to see if I can finish it. Read Full Review

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