An Excerpt from Ruse: The Victorian Guide to Murder

Our friends at Marvel have been kind enough to give us an excerpt from their highly original new crime comic series Ruse by Mark Waid with illustrations by Mirco Pierfederici & Minck Oosterveer, the story of detective Simon Archerd and his beautiful but deadly partner in (solving) crimes Emma Bishop unraveling the most tightly knotted mystery of his career. Enjoy! Come back tomorrow for part two of the excerpt and a conversation with the author.

Mark Waid has written a wider variety of well-known characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics collections of all time. Currently, he is the Chief Creative Officer of BOOM! Studios Comics, for whom he has created the successful IRREDEEMABLE franchise to great acclaim. He also had a fan favorite run on CAPTAIN AMERICA from Marvel Comics.

Mirco Pierfederici is a relitively new artist, gaining recognition on Marvel’s TRON movie