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Ruse: Archard's Agents #1

Writer: Chuck Dixon Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: CrossGen Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 31, 2003

    This one-shot has a single clever idea going for it as we see that on the brain versus brawn scale our hero is very much on the brawn side of the equation, and yet he's called upon to solve a mystery where brains are normally the required prerequisite for success. Now the way our hero goes about using brawn to solve the mystery made me smile, but my enjoyment was quickly quashed by the reveal that made it clear Chuck Dixon had very little interest in offering up a real mystery, as the motive for the murder is utterly laughable. It also didn't help matters that there was no effort made to offer up any clues, as instead Chuck Dixon decided that giving everyone but the real murderer a reason for wanting to see the victim dead was enough to make a compelling mystery. Now our lead character is a fairly likeable character, and while he's not nearly as much fun as when he's busy crushing over Emma, and acting as her oaf in shining armor, this issue does a pretty fair job of capturing his inne Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Marcus Nyahoe Nov 16, 2003

    Two years ago CrossGen were putting out books that were the model of what mainstream comics should be. Never really revolutionary, they were nonetheless great-looking with solid stories. However, if you take my advice you will avoid this book and remember how they used to beand hope this is a one-off. Read Full Review

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