Nightveil (2nd Series)

    (AC, 2003)
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There are three stories in the opening issue. The first, “A Visit to Old Friends” is a generic horror tale, with Nightveil coming off as a poor man’s Doctor Strange, albeit one way easier on the eyes.

The second, an untitled framing sequence, is drawn in a cartoonier fashion than appropriate.

The final component (aside from the closing end of the framing sequence) is called “For the Sake of What Should Have Been.” Other than the unwieldy title, this is what we signed on for. It’s a well-drawn Femforce story with good characterizations of a number of team members. The only downside is that it’s not really a Nightveil story.

Sure, the bulleteer-cum-sorceress is arguably the central character, but Synn (“The Girl from L.S.D.”) could just as easily claim that title. With Ms. Victory riding shotgun, it’s really more a Femforce story featuring Nightveil than a tale of her own.

Nightveil is a mixed bag. If it doesn’t bother you that the best part of it is more Femforce than specifically the title character, give it a go.

— Jack Abramowitz

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