Where the hell is Paul Dini? Seriously, it feels like every second issue of both Gotham City Sirens and Batman: Streets of Gotham have featured last minute fill-in writers. DC’s solicitations for this issue still read on their site – “Written by Paul Dini; Art and Cover by Guillem March. The Sirens’ dangerous alliance with The Riddler continues! They’re willing to do anything to uncover the truth and protect themselves, but who is the mysterious villain targeting them all for death?”
Truth be told this is only the second fill in issue for Dini on this title, with the other being issue number three. But on Streets of Gotham, there was a two issue of fill-in on issues five and six and now issues eight and nine are a fill in story. Maybe Dini should just focus on one title instead of two? But Gotham City Sirens hasn’t quite lived up to my expectations. Maybe Dini’s Heart of Hush story arc raised my expectations.
This issue is a stand alone issue plotted by artist Guillem March with dialogue by Marc Andreyko. In it, Poison Ivy is once again set up to look like a murderer. Catwoman tries to clear her name. It’s alright and I like March’s art but I’m starting to wonder why I’m buying this series. (Shane Hnetka)