Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Ruse: The Victorian Guide to Murder
Mark Waid, Mirco Pierfederici & Minck Oosterveer
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.
I didn’t have a clue what this comic was except it looked a blatant Holmes rip-off with a steampunk vibe.
I’ve no idea who the artists are but they’ve done a nice job. It’s fairly dark and has some flair in the right places. The writing is as you’d expect from Waid; solid and engaging but ultimately nothing earth-shattering. I like his writing, I enjoy his books but they’re a snack. They just aren’t very filling.
And the book? Well it’s a blatant Holmes rip-off with a steampunk vibe.