Written By:Mark Waid
Scott Beatty
Published By:CrossGen Entertainment
Genre:Detective fiction
Original Run:November, 2001 – January, 2004

Ruse is a CrossGen comic book title. It ran for twenty-six issues from November 2001 to January 2004 before it was forced to end by the bankruptcy of CrossGen Entertainment.

The critically acclaimed series is known for complex plots, witty repartee between the two protagonists, and being an unusual genre in comic books.


The series takes place on the planet Arcadia, primarily in the fictional town of Partington, in a Victorian-era setting tinged with elements of magic and fantasy. The most visible difference from real London is that it has gargoyles which are regarded by the populace as creatures as commonplace as pigeons.

Steampunk InfluencesEdit

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