Veil

Passions run high when a beautiful woman wanders out of
an abandoned subway tunnel. With no memory of who she is or how she got there,
Veil must figure out who to trust and what she is—an object of desire or a
force to be reckoned with—as her past is revealed.
Not every horror story has to be filled completely with
death and destruction and dread. 
Granted, this book certainly has its share of that, but it still manages
to be more.  It takes a special kind of
creative team to come up with something like Veil, and I’m pretty glad that
they did.
When a beautiful, and at first quite naked, woman suddenly
appears in the middle of the city, a complete stranger offers an unexpected
kindness in helping her.  With no idea
who, or even what she is, things escalate quickly as the dark secrets within
are discovered.  Veil realizes that she
is not even human, and inherently an entity of evil.  The question is, will she be able to escape
her fate or rise above it and decide for herself?
This mystery horror is filled with a unique style of art
that mirrors the dark and often deadly story. 
Although there are areas of expected gore and the previously mentioned nudity,
they aren’t abused and fit the setting just right.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an art style
quite like that which Toni Fejzula uses, but it’s great for this kind of story
and I really dig it.
Underneath all the horror, Veil’s story is actually quite
touching oddly enough.  There were a few
parts of the story I glazed over a bit, but otherwise this is a really well
done book.  I actually found myself
reading it again just to let it sink in more. 
Obviously enough, that in itself is my recommendation to grab this when
it comes out.
For more on Veil or other Dark Horse titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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