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.
(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)
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead