Ruse #20

Writer: Scott Beatty Artist: Paul Ryan Publisher: CrossGen Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 1, 2003

    A charming cast of characters whose snappy, clever dialogue recaptures the magic of black and white screwball comedies provide the mystery in Ruse with its vivid color. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 8, 2003

    The murder has taken place, yet the mystery has only begun as the reader returns next time to seek out more clues. A very inventive piece of work from Scott Beatty; look for it, as well as other CrossGen titles as an escape from your mainstream reading. It might become just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts May 27, 2003

    It was way cool to see Simon in that one-piece white outfit and opaque goggles on, for a minute there he looked like a superhero of sorts. Everything is meticulously detailed in Ruse, even the blueprint of the proto-type steam propelled population delivery vehicle! Simon Archard will be remembered with the great icons like Doc Savage and Sherlock Holmes! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 11, 2003

    I'm sure there are many readers who are avid fans of this book, and who will swear that Scott Beatty is delivering a highly enjoyable reading experience. I wouldn't count myself among this group, as while he's not doing anything terribly wrong, the material is a pale comparison of what it had been, and most of the elements that made this title stand apart from the crowd are being woefully neglected. The back & forth interaction between Emma & Simon is the biggest causality, as this issue offer up two scenes where the two interact, and they do little more than deliver exposition that services the plot. There's also Simon's newfound kinder side, as he opened to home to a wide variety of wacky, mixed up characters, and he even goes as far as to throw a dinner party, during which one of his most vocal critics can conveniently drop dead, which in turn services the overly familiar spurned hero subplot that has been shoehorned into this book. Simply put this book has gone from extraordinary t Read Full Review

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