Ruse #16

Writer: Scott Beatty Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: CrossGen Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Jan 27, 2003

    Ruse is getting to become the equivalent of CSI, when it comes to murders and solving murders. The heap of dead people was a real chiller for the reader. Mr. DeWinter learns of the news that Simon Archard and Emma Bishop are missing from the airship known as the Gossamer and probably wonders what else could go wrong. I like the Archard agent known as Adeline, the way she talks with a lisp is quite comical. This is one of the strangest Ruse stories yet, as there are monkeys who are involved in this crime. What's with these attacking monkeys? Who is controlling them and why are they so darn evil? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Craig Lemon Mar 3, 2003

    More worryingly, it looks like Simon and Emma will be away from Partington for some time - maybe Beatty just doesn't feel comfortable having these characters running around Waid's creation, he certainly seems to have taken every opportunity to get them out of it so far, and I'm not really looking forward to the "stranded on an island" sequences coming up. Back to Partington, and back to form, as soon as possible please! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 7, 2003

    Only the art of Butch Guice & company saves this book from being completely dismissed, but if you have yet to pick up this issue I strongly recommend you leave it on the shelf, if only so the dip in sales sends the message that Simon & Emma are the stars of this book. However, I would be willing to forgive this issue being inserted into the middle of a story arc if it had the decency to be an entertaining read, but Scott Beatty completely drops the ball this month, as instead of entertainment he offers up a tepid mystery that's resolved with an outright goofy manner. He also makes the mistake of giving one of his leads a lisp that is more irksome than it is endearing, and having a character continually point out how difficult another character is to understand doesn't make it any less annoying. Add to this some downright lazy writing that has the main villain suffering huge lapses in logical thinking (e.g. his wandering into the cage of the man killing ape), and the clues that are prac Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 31, 2003

    The artwork by Butch Guice, Mike Perkins and Laura DePuy tries to salvage the wreck of the story. Everything looks good as expected, but no matter how prettily you sculpt limburger, it still stinks. Read Full Review

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