I purchased your first issue of Death Vigil and was not disappointed. Great characters, and interesting story, and wonderful art. I look forward to the coming issues. Congratulations, and I hope you're selling tons of copies!
When I saw issue 1 at the comic book store last week I was so excited! I even forgot to get Saga's latest issue... ^-^;; But Death Vigil takes priority! Since all the previews of it look so cool and the dialogue is funny. :3
It seems Mia and her father aren't so much bad guys as they are following their own agenda, if they're talking about warning the Vigil (i.e., the good guys) about what they just discovered. Most interesting.
I just read the first issue and now my thirst for more is real, I can't wait to see what happens next and the introduction of apparently the vigils resident nerd (dying was probably a dream come true for him)
I don't think Miya and her father are necromancers. I think they're from a third group. And since it's been stated that Miya feeds on the Primordial Enemy, my guess is that they're some species from the Underplane, and are the (perhaps last remaining) natural predators of the Primordial Enemy. Or maybe they aren't the last, and they are the real reason the Primordial wants to escape the Underplane so badly.
TLDR: I think they're basically some type of Old Ones-esque race that the Unliving are fleeing from.
Above it was just said that Alistor one of the worlds most dangerous and most powerful necromancers, and apparently their relationship status with the Vigil is checked "complicated". They aren't out to destroy the world with insanity and I'm betting the reason for the dislike is Alistor has work/research to be done and it involves death and the dead and Bernie, being a guardian of said dead doesn't like things messing with the dead.
In a way it's his work that could be part of the problem (if I am remembering and interpenetrating the tidbits from some of the group drawing correctly) giving the wrong people access to knowledge they shouldn't have. So he would be like the research science that's in it for the science and Bernie is the one that has to deal with results of that research falling to the wrong people. Or at least that's my ass-u-me-tion. Really really want issue 2 like yesterday!