- ペーパーバック: 168ページ
- 出版社: DC Comics (2011/11/29)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 9781401229085
- ISBN-13: 978-1401229085
- ASIN: 1401229085
- 発売日： 2011/11/29
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 16.9 x 0.7 x 25.8 cm
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Gotham City Sirens Vol. 2: Songs of the Sirens (英語) ペーパーバック – 2011/11/29
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This graphic novel features the bad girls of Gotham City! Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other people's rules regardless of which side of the law they're on. As their dangerous alliance with The Riddler continues from Volume 1 continues, the Sirens are willing to do anything to uncover the truth behind which mysterious villain is targeting them all for death.
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Having managed an animal shelter for five years and owning five cats myself, I'd like to add that I didn't feel the scenes listed in the spoilers on the other review were nearly so disturbing nor did I feel they were making a joke out of animal cruelty and that's coming from someone who's seen how truly heinous human beings can be to animals.
This collection, the second volume, picks up as the DC universe was facing the Blackest Night event. An old Batman villain, Black Mask, had been murdered by Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, after her brother-in-law had been savagely murdered by the fiend and her sister had been forced to watch. Resurrected by a black power ring, Black Mask initially targets Selina while she's prowling the rooftops and thieving away, hoping to take advantage of the disaster-like situation. After a short battle, he realizes that the best way to cause Selina pain is to go after her estranged sister, who has since been committed, and whom Selina never really visits.
Quinn and Ivy arrive on the scene to help her. The trio eventually manage to stop Black Mask, but Selina's sister runs off for parts unknown. She eventually bonds with some sort of "angel"-like being, who grants her superhuman powers. Calling herself "Sister Zero" after Harley makes fun of her, she dedicates herself to destroying the "demon" inside her sister Selina: a demon she believes to be Catwoman. Other stories include the ladies partnering up with Edward Nygma, the reformed Riddler, and a brief investigation into disappearing animals around their neighborhood. Harley and Selina also save Poison Ivy from a copycat plant killer.
The real strength of this collection is the characterization. Paul Dini wrote each of these characters during his stint co-creating and writing Batman: The Animated Series. He is, in fact, the creator of Harley Quinn as a character and it shows: She's actually quite hilarious here. His arc with Poison Ivy is interesting. She worries she is becoming more plant than human, and eventually takes a job at S.T.A.R. labs in order to resume her research interests into botany. This unfortunately often separates her from Selina and Harley, but creates an interesting dynamic between those two characters. Tony Bedard is also credited as writing some issues.
Although illustrated by various artists, the essence of each character is captured completely from issue to issue. A recommended read for any teen interested in supporting Batman characters, and a great collection to give to a young girl looking for a female-centric superhero book.
Reviewed by Ryan Donovan
Gotham City Sirens Volume 2: Songs of the Sirens shows us more activities and antics from Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn after they've moved in together. Instead of their usual law-breaking hijinks, these three BFFs end up helping each other with relatively personal problems (that still involve quite a bit more adventure than the typical occupants of a suite in an average girls' dorm encounter).
Catwoman's already sanity-challenged sister endures further adversity, Ivy is framed for murder but finds an ally in Commissioner Gordon, and Harley adopts a couple unusual stray animals with relatively horrific (and relatively humorous) consequences.
The most pleasant surprise, for me, was the appearance of my favorite Batman villain - The Riddler. I know I'm supposed to think The Joker is the greatest, but I just love Eddie. Smarter and funnier than Batman, Edward "Riddler" Nigma turns every character he stands next to into his personal straight man. Except, of course, when he's standing next to Harley. Watching Nigma try, oh so patiently, to interview Harley about the girls' final bit of trouble is like watching "Who's On First" for the very first time. Nigma actually getting his feelings hurt was the most unexpected bit of villain vulnerability I've seen since Joker, when an aging Mr. J kneels in front of an older Harley, hugging her legs with his cheek pressed against her stomach and ... was he actually crying?
There are many more surprises in this book and it is, absolutely, an hour or two well spent.