Last month I made some remarks about how the deeper, darker color palette of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS
#6 made the issue seem darker and more serious than some of the more brightly colored previous installments. Issue 7's subject matter isn't as dark or as creepy as its predecessor, but the deeper colors remain. The result is something that looks a little less cheesecakey, even though the depictions of Selina, Ivy, and Harley remain as boobtastic as ever.
Regular artist Guillem March has the month off, but replacements David and Alvaro Lopez stay very true to his kinetic, female-form-friendly style. The story this time is a trio of Christmas vignettes showing what Selina, Ivy, and Harley are up to for the holidays. Selina's installment, though it feels a little to short, is sentimental and sweet (thanks to guest stars Dick, Alfred, and to a lesser extent, Damian), while Ivy's South American adventure allows for some sexy thrills. Harley remains the book's biggest focus as the prodigal daughter heads home to Brooklyn for the holidays to visit her family. Can they look past her sins and see that she's doing her best to walk the straight-and-narrow? Or are they just as dysfunctional as she is? There's a lot of heart and sadness in this segment of the tale, which makes the ending all the more rewarding.
SIRENS remains a great little book that knows exactly what it is and continues to beat expectations by delivering fun, character-driven stories about three of DC's hottest ladies. - John Bierly