Veil #5

Veil #5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Toni Fejzula Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The mysterious young woman named Veil fights to escape the powerful men controlling her. There's only one person she can trust, but he's about to learn that love, whether it's twisted or pure, always demands a sacrifice.

o From Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Stumptown, Queen & Country, Gotham Central)!

o Rucka's next great heroine is not what you expect!

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 14, 2014

    Veil may have had it's flaws as of late, but the five part mini-series has proven to be an all round success, with this issue bringing events to a thrilling conclusion. Between character development and stunning visuals this proves a must have for fans of Rucka's work, making the less than stellar issues worth it. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 15, 2014

    There are plans to continue Veil in future series and that's a good thing. Although this story has found a natural conclusion, Rucka and Fejzula still have a great deal of fertile thematic and dramatic material to explore. Veil is a damning commentary on gender and the treatment of women, and a necessary one at this moment in pop culture. It uses horror to explore our basest impulses and offer some small flicker of hope. At the end of this issue, Dante reveals that doing the right thing is every bit as simple and straightforward as it ought to be. That conclusion makes for a powerful statement by Rucka and Fejzula. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 15, 2014

    SUMMARYVeil #5 is an enjoyable conclusion to the series and is filled with enough action and beautiful artwork to be entertaining from beginning to end. Veil's internal struggle due to those wanting to have control over her powers was compelling, and made her unique considering her true nature. However I do wish that this was explored more so the reason(s) behind her being so different, as well as Dante's devotion, would have made the overall story more engrossing. And so I hope this world and story is revisited because it's definitely worth another look. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Oct 15, 2014

    A story about both literally and figuratively rising above, Veil has been an enigmatic and fascinating ride, and this is a great final issue to one of the year's standout comics. If you've missed out on the singles, pick up the trade this December, and relive the art and story that set this book apart from the rest of the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 15, 2014

    I'll easily admit I was pretty gung-ho on Veil when it started and got rolling, but it's had a harder time sustaining things on a monthly-ish release basis. It'll definitely read far better in one sitting with all the issues, but that also kind of hurts it in a way because taking the time each issue to savor the artwork is one of the best parts of the book. The story of Veil is one that's still layered in mystery with what she really is, how she ended up as she did and where she goes from here. We got a glimpse of the bigger players involved in all of this and saw a few fall along the way. We also had a good self acknowledged white knight character along the way that made for an easy access point for the reader to connect with. I liked Veil a lot and I hope there will be more, but that it just hits its marks a bit quicker and harder to raise its game for the audience. It's a solid opening chapter to a larger world where it really needs to define itself as a must-read book. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 17, 2014

    An unlikely triumph for Rucka; a coming out party for Fejzula. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 16, 2014

    Given the rather eerie and expansive hook of the initial premise, Veil's blood soaked finale comes off as somewhat pedestrian in comparison. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Oct 14, 2014

    At the end of it all, this series is passable at best, but you can't help but feel that given more space, writer and artist both could've had a lot more fun with it. There's still some kicks to be had from the terrific art, and there's a couple of neat concepts going on here and there, particular when it comes to the prominence of the rats, but overall, whilst it's certainly interesting, and by 'eck, the artwork is exceptional, it's just not fully satisfying, and it does feel like a trick was missed somewhere along the line. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 15, 2014

    Veil #5 and by extension the entire mini-series is just not that good or worth your time. It had some interesting ideas looking back on it and the artwork was nice, if a bit too stylized at points, but overall, I can't recommend it. The writing isn't good enough, and the story and characters are underdeveloped and poorly executed. If you haven't read this comic yet, just skip it and put your cash towards a different mini-series that's more rewarding. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Oct 24, 2014

    Veil sticks the landing. The ending is suspenseful, mysterious and oozes with social commentary. I wasn't sure about this title at first, but Bet Rucka and Fejzula rounded it out nicely.

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