Ruse #10

Writer: Mark Waid, Scott Beatty Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: CrossGen Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 15, 2002

    Scott Beatty's arrived a little early, but thanks to the last issue ending with a cliffhanger of sorts, we see he's able to pick up the ball and keep the book moving forward quite nicely. Now the action does present Simon as a bit too obsessed with his feud with Lightbourne, as he looks to be perfectly willing to let Emma & the city of Partington die so he can exchange barbed comments & fisticuffs with his hated enemy. The dialogue also lacks some of the punch that we saw under Mark Waid's hand, as the back & forth between Simon & Emma in the opening pages doesn't flow quite as smoothly, and Lightbourne's villainous ranting later in the issue isn't nearly as biting as it needs to be. Still, the set piece that this battle takes place within is very impressive, and while the conflict is a bit confusing in sections, it does have itself enough thrills, chills & spills to keep one fully invested in the material. Plus, Butch Guice & company continue to make this one of the best looking title Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 12, 2002

    The way in which Mr. Beatty keeps emotion out of Simon's voice continues to detail his loss. Part of Emma's mission is to find a way to bring out Simon's emotions. Sometimes she too often becomes swept in the adventure, and for the most part, her mission becomes forgotten, but here the more cosmic aspect of Ruse resurfaces. Read Full Review

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