Ruse TPB (2003 Digest) comic books
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Enter The Detective!" Collects Ruse (2001-2004) #1-6. Written by Mark Waid. Art by Butch Guice, Johnson, Mike Perkins, and Neary. Cover by Butch Guice and Laura DePuy. The world no longer holds any mysteries for Simon Archard, the greatest detective of his age. The stupidity of the common criminal, the ease with which he's caught, the paltry stakes of the game - all of it has pushed Archard to the verge of retirement. Then a mysterious new menace takes the stage, a hideous evil playing for very high stakes indeed. Aided by his beautiful and charming assistant, Emma Bishop, Archard embarks on the case of his carreer. Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.