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Call for Reviews: Gotham City Sirens #12

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ImageThis week the Review Group is covering Gotham City Sirens #12 and we want YOU to post a review!


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Are you as excited for this week's Gotham City Sirens #12 as guitarsmashley is? No? Well let's just pretend that you are. Do you want to write a review for it and discuss the book in depth with other members of the Outhouse community? Yes, yes of course you do. If nothing else you can take jabs at Yoni for his pick getting Dini'd.

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ImageGotham City Sirens #12

Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Peter Ngyuen

Poison Ivy's new job as a research technician may have her working undercover, but that doesn't mean a new threat to Gotham City will stay secret! Dr. Pamela Isley is spotlighted in this special issue of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS.

Batman | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 8:35 am

It's the Poison Ivy story, preview on CBR:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... disp=table

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Postby ****** » Wed May 26, 2010 8:57 am

Spicy Dick wrote:It's the Poison Ivy story, preview on CBR:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... disp=table


Ha! I looked at that but didn't make it far enough into the the preview to see that it actually was the Poison Ivy story. :lol:

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 9:01 am

amlah6 wrote:Ha! I looked at that but didn't make it far enough into the the preview to see that it actually was the Poison Ivy story. :lol:


I did. :(

I'm trying not to prejudge before I've at least Byrne-stolen the rest of it.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:04 am

No, it is not the Poison Ivy story and even more frustrating, it appears to be set after the Poison Ivy story, review in a second when I boot up the laptop.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:07 am

Gotham City Sirens #12
Written by Tony Bedard
Pencils by Peter Nguyen
Inks by Jack Purcell
Colors by Tony Avina

“Sister Zero Part 1 of 2”

Yay, it’s not a Dini issue. Let the complaining commence.

My only real problem with that stems from the solicit. A. they knew two months ago that Dini’s issue wouldn’t be ready to go, what’s the deal. B. Is this the story that was supposed to follow that issue? Reason I ask is Ivy is at S.T.A.R. screwing with employees there, was this part of the previous storyline? Or did they just skip the Dini Issue to get to it later?

The majority of this issue deals with Selina going after her batshit crazy sister. She’s nuts and those are my favorite kind of villains. The family angle only makes it more fun. Where can I see more of the murderous sister of Catwoman?

I like the story enough. It is nothing special, really. It just plays to my enjoyment of crazy ass things happening in comics with lucid storytelling. That’s the difference between this and Dark Knight Strikes Again – lucidity.

The art is less likeable. There is not a steady line at play and while the designs of Selina and Harley overcome the poor art, the rest of the characters, not so much. With hyper realistic coloring by Avina that is just out of place (odd considering that he has colored Sleeper and knows how to not make things look 3D and unnaturally real), it looks even worse. Fortunately, there is not a lot of complexity to the action that is driven through the script, so as bad as the art is, it doesn’t detract from the story.

A slight let down after reading the first hardcover – I liked that enough not to let this destroy my opinion of the book.

Story 6
Art 3
Overall 4.5

(Looking over solicits, I don’t see anything that reflects this storyline until issue 15 – oddly enough at the DC website 14 and 15 have the same cover in the solicit information)

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 9:10 am

thefourthman wrote:No, it is not the Poison Ivy story and even more frustrating, it appears to be set after the Poison Ivy story, review in a second when I boot up the laptop.


Is it or is it not the same book previewed at CBR?

I haven't read these mysterious solicits you guys are talking about and don't care enough to look.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:11 am

Spicy Dick wrote:Is it or is it not the same book previewed at CBR?

It is the book previewed at CBR, it is NOT a stand alone Poison Ivy story, it is part one of a two part fill in story set AFTER the Poison Ivy stand alone. It is about Catwoman going after her batshit crazy sister.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 am

thefourthman wrote:It is the book previewed at CBR, it is NOT a stand alone Poison Ivy story, it is part one of a two part fill in story set AFTER the Poison Ivy stand alone. It is about Catwoman going after her batshit crazy sister.


Groan. Whatever.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 am

Spicy Dick wrote:
I haven't read these mysterious solicits you guys are talking about and don't care enough to look.

The solicit is in the op, except Amlah stealthily replaced the creative team with the correct team. The solicit is wrong, it describes another book entirely.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:14 am

Spicy Dick wrote:Groan. Whatever.

whatever, my ass... you are the one running around saying that the only person who has read the book is wrong and it is a stand alone Ivy story. :P

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 9:18 am

thefourthman wrote:whatever, my ass... you are the one running around saying that the only person who has read the book is wrong and it is a stand alone Ivy story. :P


No, I mean a Poison Ivy story and a Catwoman's Sister story sound equally exciting.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:20 am

Spicy Dick wrote:No, I mean a Poison Ivy story and a Catwoman's Sister story sound equally exciting.

they kind of are, except the Poison Ivy story clearly happens before this book and it has implications further down the line in the solicits.

DC would be better off to just say Maybe before the creative team and hopefully before the solicit text.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed May 26, 2010 10:14 am

What the fuck? This has been my biggest problem with Gotham City Sirens and Streets of Gotham, fill ins put on the book the day it's released. Sorry guys, This was not why I picked this book. Maybe it'll be as good as the Lobdell issue but unfortunately no March.

This was the Solit right off of DC's website last week,

Gotham City Sirens #12
Written by PAUL DINI • Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Poison Ivy's new job as a research technician may have her working undercover, but that doesn't mean a new threat to Gotham City will stay secret! Dr. Pamela Isley is spotlighted in this special issue of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS.
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