Friday, November 20, 2009
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Comics Buyer's Guide #1661, where I review:
Gotham City Sirens #1
$2.99, color, 32 pgs.
Writer: Paul Dini
Artist: Guillem March
Grade: 3.5 Stars (Out of 4)
Written by Harley Quinn creator Paul Dini, Gotham City Sirens stars Batman’s three sexiest enemies: Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Cat Woman. Issue #1 finds the enigmatic Cat Woman rescuing a pair of innocents from a skull-faced super-villain named Boneblaster (his sonic pulse gloves can splinter bone), with Ivy stepping in to lend a helping vine. The titular trio moves in together—a great concept for a monthly series—first with a mesmerized Eddie Nigma, and then on their own.
Harley, Ivy, and Cat Woman have distinct, well-defined personalities. Instead of telling readers this, like a lesser writer might do, Dini shows readers this through the characters’ actions (Ivy seems at once majestic, naïve, and sinister regarding her love for plants, for example). In addition, there are fun moments galore, including comical appearances by Zatanna (in which Ivy shows just how formidable a foe she can be) and a shady real estate agent known as The Broker (who finds hideouts for super-villains).
Pretty, pleasant, eye-pleasing art by Guillem March (Joker’s Asylum: Poison Ivy) seals the deal.
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