The longtime comic scribe is joining Dark Horse with an all-new horror property dubbed Veil.
The story opens when 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?
That’s a pretty vague setup, but Veil already sounds pretty darned interesting. Dark Horse is touting the character as the next big leading lady of comicdom and a massively powerful ‘antihero’, which is definitely more en vogue these days. More than just a few catch words though, Rucka is looking to do something very different with Veil than what his fans are used to seeing from the Eisner Award-winning, former Batwoman writer.
“I’ve been tossing the idea behind Veil around for over a decade, seriously, but it wasn’t until Scott Allie pulled the string on it that it came to life,” said writer Greg Rucka. “It’s a very different kind of tale for me, very different in what I’m trying to accomplish, and working with Dark Horse, working with Toni, is a rare opportunity to try to bring this thing to life. The opportunity Dark Horse is providing us is amazing.”
“There are a lot of characters in comics that are very dangerous, and a lot that bring danger with them wherever they go. Veil gives that concept a whole new and very deadly meaning,” said Dark Horse’s editor in chief, Scott Allie. “I don’t know if I can classify her as an antihero. But she’s a character that’s going to surprise you in a lot of ways. Greg does gritty urban drama like no one else, and here he’s adding to it some things you’ve never seen from him before.”
Expect to see the first part of the new five-part series next year, when Greg Rucka’s Veil lands on shelves on March 5th, 2014.