Renowned as the Victorian world's greatest detective, Simon Archard is the most intelligent of men. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious and enchanting Emma Bishop, has the smartest man in the world met his equal? Brought to readers by superstar writer Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and red-hot artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation), this is the new comic series that'll leave you breathless.
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Mark Waid has written a wider variety of well-known characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics collections of all time. Currently, he is the Editor-In-Chief of BOOM! Studios Comics, for whom he has created the successful IRREDEEMABLE franchise to great acclaim. He also had a fan favorite run on CAPTAIN AMERICA from Marvel Comics.
Mirco Pierfederici is a relitively new artist, gaining recognition on Marvel's Tron movie adaptation.
Although CrossGen describes this work as a cross between Sherlock Holmes and The X-Files, it's actually closer to the TV series The Avengers. Rather than John Steed and Emma Peel fighting bizarre Cold War baddies, Ruse features Simon Archard, a brilliant, handsome, misanthropic detective, and his perky blond assistant, Emma Bishop, solving uncanny mysteries in an off-kilter Victorian England. Whether the two are taking on townsfolk who are stealing gypsy women or investigating a murder at a posh estate with a circus bearded lady as an aide, the stories are a highly entertaining mix of mystery and humor. The action is episodic, with Simon racing about in pursuit of Malcolm Lightbourne, his former mentor and present nemesis. This master detective has become a master criminal under the influence of the Enigmatic Prism, a mystifying gem that focuses (and corrupts) its possessor's personality, which, of course, makes it insanely desirable. The book's real fun, though, is its characters. Simon and Emma are exceptionally clever, attractive people who make witty jibes at each other while jumping off trains and tumbling down mountains. Emma makes additional droll comments as narrator; Lightbourne does a boisterous turn as a raving fiend; and they're surrounded by an agreeably quirky band of supporting characters. Guice's art is outstanding. His characters are individual, not cookie-cutter, and the pages burst with detail and atmosphere. Unfortunately, this volume marks the departure of Waid, the comic's original writer, but the continuing staff of artists should help Ruse survive as an enjoyable series.
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