GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #26

Review by: keith7198

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Written by PETER CALLOWAY
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and LORENZO RUGGIERO
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

“Gotham City Sirens” has had an impressive run with some really fun books along the way. Issue #26 brings the series to a decent but rather bland conclusion. The biggest problem is that the last two or three issues could have easily been told in one book. But with the series set to end with the New 52 relaunch, writer Peter Calloway was left in a sort of comic book limbo.

There’s nothing really awful about this issue. But there’s also nothing that I feel I need to read. There are some artistic flashback panels that feel more like filler, a “final” battle between Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley, and an ending that’s isn’t a bit surprising (especially considering the cover). This issue doesn’t grossly offend or big time drop the ball. It just doesn’t have a lot to offer and considering the position it’s in, it’s not all that surprising.

I’ve really enjoyed Andres Guinaldo’s art and mixed with J.D. Smith’s colors, this issue once again has that colorful, vibrant look to it. I really like Guinaldo’s characters and his Poison Ivy rampage is pretty cool to look at. He still fails to give attention to the backgrounds in several of his panels and there are instances where his work looks a little rushed. But overall I like his style. I also really liked Guillem March’s cover. Some of his cover art is a little too busy for me but this was really nice.

Even if you’ve been following this series there’s nothing you must read here. It won’t turn you off but it certainly won’t “wow” you either. Guinaldo’s art tries to stretch the story as far as possible but in the end, there’s just not a lot here. I still appreciate what this series has offered even if it ends on a rather flat note.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 3 - Good

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  1. Sigh… I gave the art a 3 !

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