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The Gotham City Sirens are a team of three old villainesses of Batman – Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Another unofficial member is the Riddler, who has appeared in a lot of issues of the Sirens, sometimes helping them or solving some unrelated mystery. They have sometimes fought as a team in the name of good but have also done some questionable acts that have gone against the law.
The creation of the Sirens began when Catwoman was attacked by a new villain trying to make a name for himself by killing more notorious villains, Boneblaster. Her heart having recently been removed by Hush, Selina is preoccupied while thinking about her current tragedy when Boneblaster attacks and she is almost killed. Instead of death, she gains a partner. Poison Ivy sees the fight and decides to aid Selina. The two run off to an apartment where Harley Quinn awaits and after they beat Boneblaster a second time agree to become a team.
However, Harley and Ivy’s loyalty is immediately questioned when Ivy sprays Selina with truth toxins and asks her who Batman true identity. Using a technique taught to her by Talia, Selina tricks Ivy and Harley into thinking there is a league of Batmen. After forgiving them for asking for Batman’s identity, Selina and the other Sirens move to an animal shelter that has been empty for years. Harley has often referred to them as a family.
For full biographies on members of the Gotham City Sirens, click on a name below.
For an extensive review on this particular series, check out my reviews on issue #16 and issue #17. Note that these issues have been disappointing additions to the series and the earlier issues, like the first issue are highly recommended as opposed to the run I have written about. And if there are any fan requests for me to review earlier or newer issues, please say so and I will be happy to review them.