History ComicBook / GothamCitySirens

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* LethalJokeCharacter: [[spoiler: [[TheDitz Harley]] [[ManipulativeBastard Quinn]]]]
14th Aug '16 10:18:18 AM AFP
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* ManipulativeBastard: The storylines "Hell Hath No Fury" and "Fr'''ends'''" show that Harley can do this almost as well as The Joker can, using her background as a psychiatrist to find that one key vulnerability each of her opponents has, which she uses against a series of asylum staff and prisoners, before finally using it to get the drop on [[spoiler: Poison Ivy]]
-->'''Harley''': [[spoiler: [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Is it because you love me?]]]]
14th Aug '16 10:08:56 AM AFP
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* NotSoDifferent: A full-page frame in Issue #24, "[[strike:Fri]]ends, Part Two" explicitly compares Joker and Harley's destructive relationship to [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman's relationship]], showing both couples leaping into battle in a split-frame shot, with Harley and Catwoman doing the same pose across the split, and Batman and Joker mirrored on either side.

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* NotSoDifferent: A full-page frame in Issue #24, "[[strike:Fri]]ends, "Fri'''ends''', Part Two" explicitly compares Joker and Harley's destructive relationship to [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman's relationship]], showing both couples leaping into battle in a split-frame shot, with Harley and Catwoman doing the same pose across the split, and Batman and Joker mirrored on either side.
13th Aug '16 6:45:13 AM AFP
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* DysfunctionJunction: They ''all'' have their issues.

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* DysfunctionJunction: They ''all'' have their issues. Both internally and with each other.


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* NotSoDifferent: A full-page frame in Issue #24, "[[strike:Fri]]ends, Part Two" explicitly compares Joker and Harley's destructive relationship to [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman's relationship]], showing both couples leaping into battle in a split-frame shot, with Harley and Catwoman doing the same pose across the split, and Batman and Joker mirrored on either side.
31st Jul '16 10:54:26 AM nombretomado
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''Gotham City Sirens'' was a monthly comic-book series published by DCComics co-starring Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, [[FemmeFatale Poison Ivy]] and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn, three characters who had previously recurred throughout the DC universe, primarily as [[ArchEnemy foes]] / [[NobleDemon allies]] / [[DatingCatwoman love-interests]] of Franchise/{{Batman}}. Their portrayals have varied widely over the years, ranging from terrorists to just shy of TheHero, and their current portrayal is right on the [[AntiVillain Anti-Villain]] / [[AntiHero Anti-Hero]] line. None of them have completely foresworn their extra-legal activities, but neither have they become a trio of {{Villain Protagonist}}s, either. The series lasted 26 issues (August, 2009-September, 2011).

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''Gotham City Sirens'' was a monthly comic-book series published by DCComics Creator/DCComics co-starring Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, [[FemmeFatale Poison Ivy]] and Comicbook/HarleyQuinn, three characters who had previously recurred throughout the DC universe, primarily as [[ArchEnemy foes]] / [[NobleDemon allies]] / [[DatingCatwoman love-interests]] of Franchise/{{Batman}}. Their portrayals have varied widely over the years, ranging from terrorists to just shy of TheHero, and their current portrayal is right on the [[AntiVillain Anti-Villain]] / [[AntiHero Anti-Hero]] line. None of them have completely foresworn their extra-legal activities, but neither have they become a trio of {{Villain Protagonist}}s, either. The series lasted 26 issues (August, 2009-September, 2011).



Written by Paul Dini, writer for many series in the [[{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]] and creator of Harley Quinn.

The series, like every other in TheDCU, was cancelled with the end of Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}, with the three regulars going their separate ways. Catwoman will debut in a new solo book, Poison Ivy will join the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey, and Harley Quinn will become a member of the new SuicideSquad.

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Written by Paul Dini, writer for many series in the [[{{DCAU}} [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} DC Animated Universe]] and creator of Harley Quinn.

The series, like every other in TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, was cancelled with the end of Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}, with the three regulars going their separate ways. Catwoman will debut in a new solo book, Poison Ivy will join the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey, and Harley Quinn will become a member of the new SuicideSquad.
14th Jul '16 11:19:43 PM TrollMan
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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to most series set in Gotham, this one is much more heavy on the comedy, with tons of focus on deliberate {{Fanservice}}, BlackComedy, slapstick, downplaying of the villainous aspects of the main characters, and plenty of homages to TheSilverAgeOfComics. The "lighter" part is also played literally, as much of the series is set in the daytime, a rare sight in Gotham indeed.

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to most series set in Gotham, this one is much more heavy on the comedy, with tons of focus on deliberate {{Fanservice}}, BlackComedy, slapstick, downplaying of the villainous aspects of the main characters, and plenty of homages to TheSilverAgeOfComics.TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. The "lighter" part is also played literally, as much of the series is set in the daytime, a rare sight in Gotham indeed.
14th Jul '16 11:17:25 PM TrollMan
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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to most series set in Gotham, this one is much more heavy on the comedy, with tons of focus on deliberate {{Fanservice}}, BlackComedy, slapstick, downplaying of the villainous aspects of the main characters, and plenty of homages to TheSilverAgeOfComics. The "lighter" part is also played literally, as much of the series is set in the daytime, a rare sight in Gotham indeed.
2nd May '16 11:07:27 AM Dingbot
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Though not quite a SliceOfLife (The series remains an Action/Adventure story about costumed stars battling other costumed individuals) the premise is that the characters have not united for any form EvilScheme or plot, but rather have decided to be a team simply for the sake of being with people they are on friendly terms with. [[CutLexLuthorACheck Previous events in other comics]] [[ContinuityNod that are alluded to in the very beginning]] mean that the characters have no shortage of money, so they have no immediate impetus to commit crimes, and the first arc of the series revolves around when they themselves are attacked by other criminals, instigated when Harley [[VillainsOutShopping is out shopping]].

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Though not quite a SliceOfLife (The (the series remains an Action/Adventure story about costumed stars battling other costumed individuals) the premise is that the characters have not united for any form EvilScheme or plot, but rather have decided to be a team simply for the sake of being with people they are on friendly terms with. [[CutLexLuthorACheck Previous events in other comics]] [[ContinuityNod that are alluded to in the very beginning]] mean that the characters have no shortage of money, so they have no immediate impetus to commit crimes, and the first arc of the series revolves around when they themselves are attacked by other criminals, instigated when Harley [[VillainsOutShopping is out shopping]].



The series is light-hearted while remembering that it is also supposed to be dramatic, and does not forget who its three characters are and what they can do. They might be new roommates dealing with personality conflicts, but they are also experienced and competent supervillains, and since none of them have [[SecretIdentity secret identities]], they frequently bring that part of their lives into their "normal" lives, such as when they hire a member of villainous team specializing in heavy equipment to help repair their apartment. They will then go off to [[BigDamnHeroes dramatically rescue]] their [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped teammate]] who is being held hostage by a [[MonsterClown psychotic villain with a clown motif]]... no, [[NotHisSled not]] ''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker that]]'' [[NotHisSled clown-themed villain]], but it will take a few issues for you to realize it. So far it has managed to be both intense and funny, and even though it might not have completely revolutionized the entire world of comics in its first ten issues, it has introduced well-written (And ''beautifully'' drawn) stories about intriguing characters in amusing situations.

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The series is light-hearted while remembering that it is also supposed to be dramatic, and does not forget who its three characters are and what they can do. They might be new roommates dealing with personality conflicts, but they are also experienced and competent supervillains, and since none of them have [[SecretIdentity secret identities]], they frequently bring that part of their lives into their "normal" lives, such as when they hire a member of villainous team specializing in heavy equipment to help repair their apartment. They will then go off to [[BigDamnHeroes dramatically rescue]] their [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped teammate]] who is being held hostage by a [[MonsterClown psychotic villain with a clown motif]]... no, [[NotHisSled not]] ''[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker that]]'' [[NotHisSled clown-themed villain]], but it will take a few issues for you to realize it. So far it has managed to be both intense and funny, and even though it might not have completely revolutionized the entire world of comics in its first ten issues, it has introduced well-written (And (and ''beautifully'' drawn) stories about intriguing characters in amusing situations.



* CassandraTruth: When Catwoman is telling Ivy and Harley about all the different people to wear the Bat cowl (See LegacyCharacter below) she does mention Bruce Wayne as one of the participants. Harley flat-out refuses to believe her.
* ClassyCatburglar: She picks your pocket (Assuming she would ever lower herself to the level of simple petty theft) with ''style'' and a skin-tight catsuit.

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* CassandraTruth: When Catwoman is telling Ivy and Harley about all the different people to wear the Bat cowl (See (see LegacyCharacter below) she does mention Bruce Wayne as one of the participants. Harley flat-out refuses to believe her.
* ClassyCatburglar: She picks your pocket (Assuming aAssuming she would ever lower herself to the level of simple petty theft) with ''style'' and a skin-tight catsuit.



* DysfunctionalFamily: We are finally given some insight into what made Harley Quinn the woman she is today. It turns out her father was a con-artist who abandoned his family in numerous schemes to cheat older women out of their fortunes (And he is now in jail), her brother is a deadbeat with multiple kids from different women and no job, and her mother might (''Might'', it is not conclusive) have Manic/Depressive Bi-Polar Disorder, as her few scenes showed her swinging ''wildly'' between different moods when Harley popped in for a Christmas celebration and wants Harley to get a real job instead of "the superhero crap". It turns out one of the reasons Harleen Quinzel became a psychiatrist in the first place, which was the first step on her track to becoming Harley Quinn, was to try and make sense of the trauma her family put themselves and each other through.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: We are finally given some insight into what made Harley Quinn the woman she is today. It turns out her father was a con-artist who abandoned his family in numerous schemes to cheat older women out of their fortunes (And (and he is now in jail), her brother is a deadbeat with multiple kids from different women and no job, and her mother might (''Might'', (''might'', it is not conclusive) have Manic/Depressive Bi-Polar Disorder, as her few scenes showed her swinging ''wildly'' between different moods when Harley popped in for a Christmas celebration and wants Harley to get a real job instead of "the superhero crap". It turns out one of the reasons Harleen Quinzel became a psychiatrist in the first place, which was the first step on her track to becoming Harley Quinn, was to try and make sense of the trauma her family put themselves and each other through.



* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: The three main characters all spend Christmas apart by visiting people or places from their past (Ivy the Rainforest, Catwoman with Dick Grayson and Harley with her family), but they all leave these other people and return to their apartment [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to spend the holidays together]], where Harley even explains that "there's no place like home."

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* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: The three main characters all spend Christmas apart by visiting people or places from their past (Ivy the Rainforest, rainforest, Catwoman with Dick Grayson and Harley with her family), but they all leave these other people and return to their apartment [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to spend the holidays together]], where Harley even explains that "there's no place like home."
8th Apr '16 1:43:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* BrutalHonesty: Harley asks the others to honestly tell her if she sounds as pathetic and needy as Gaggy. They answer "yes" without a second's hesitation, to her annoyance.
10th Oct '15 9:32:44 AM nombretomado
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* LegacyCharacter: When Catwoman is being interrogated by Harley and Ivy over Batman's identity she lies and claims that Batman is a multi-person identity, with several people sharing the persona at the same time.[[note]]At the time of publication Bruce Wayne had not yet returned from his time traveling shenanigans and Dick Grayson was Batman (she doesn't mention him, though; she mentions Commissioner Gordon and even pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent, though); upon Bruce's later return the pair ''did'' operate as Batman simultaneously until the {{New 52}}.[[/note]] She also tells them not to get her started on the Robins, which ''is'' actually true.

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* LegacyCharacter: When Catwoman is being interrogated by Harley and Ivy over Batman's identity she lies and claims that Batman is a multi-person identity, with several people sharing the persona at the same time.[[note]]At the time of publication Bruce Wayne had not yet returned from his time traveling shenanigans and Dick Grayson was Batman (she doesn't mention him, though; she mentions Commissioner Gordon and even pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent, though); upon Bruce's later return the pair ''did'' operate as Batman simultaneously until the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}}.[[/note]] She also tells them not to get her started on the Robins, which ''is'' actually true.
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