George Perez's Sirens #1

George Perez's Sirens #1

Writer: George Perez Artist: George Perez Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

The name George Pérez should say it all, but we are beyond excited to work with one of comics' living masters on his own original title. He's worked on great female characters like Wonder Woman and Scarlet Witch, but this, a team of female heroes of his own creation, had us swooning.

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy-but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don't even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as...villains? A sixissue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Sep 18, 2014

    If you are a big Perez fan like I am, or this is the first time you've encountered his work, or even somewhere in between, be sure to give this a try! You may just fall in love with his creative genius the way I have! Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 21, 2014

    A masterful book by a master creator. This is a book to revel in. Pick an era. It's here. Pick a genre. It's here. It all works, and it's waiting for you. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 23, 2014

    The art is terrific - he hasn't lost a step in his ability to fit in an amazing amount of detail and design in each panel. Add that to a fun story, and I'm happy to recommend this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Sep 17, 2014

    Overall, it's a very interesting comic, and one that I look forward to reading further. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Sep 23, 2014

    Definitely a book worth trying out and after the build and the explosive ending, I look forward to the next and hope that Perez and team can make this into the kind of solid scifi adventure for which I'm hoping here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Brittany Wells Dec 31, 1969

    George never ceases to impress with his artwork his talent is once again on full display. The story is engaging and with memorable characters, a creative plot and relatable themes mixed with sci-fi action makes this a wonderful adventure that could have readers biting their nails for the next issue. I for one cannot wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Sep 16, 2014

    Overall, while its ambition and scope may actually be hindering the storyline focus somewhat, at least for the time being, Sirens still serves as an impressive opening salvo from one of the true giants of this industry. The artwork is fantastic, the character design is varied and rich, and in spite of the minor flaws, its terrific to be able to see a creator like Perez pouring his heart out into a project he clearly cares to passionately about. Count me in for the rest of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Sep 17, 2014

    A really beautifully rendered first issue for any reader looking to indulge the classic fantasy hero story many of us grew up on, Sirens #1 is the start of a new set of adventures for George Perez. I, for one, couldn't imagine not going along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 17, 2014

    The only downfall of this comic was the intense information shoved at the readers. I would suggest reading up on the story before diving in because it has tons of layers that you don't get just from the comic. I would have loved more time spent on the layers of plot and the understanding of the future. The comic quickly became very wordy, so I think the first issue could have been broken into two and each issue could have introduced some better points on where this universe is. Otherwise, Perez and BOOM! have given us a new comic to rave about. The females are awesome, and the story is going to take us everywhere under the sun. So get some Sirens in your life and get ready for some intensity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Sep 17, 2014

    It's really good to see George Prez back in the saddle after so many years and this latest adventure starts off big. Prez delivers a lot of story and information with the first issue of Sirens and for the most part it all comes together well. I'm sure all questions will be answered as the story unfolds in future issues, but at the end of this first issue I felt as disoriented as some of the Sirens, the ending felt like being thrown into the middle of a conversation with little to no context.Moving forward, I'm interested to see how he balances fleshing out the large cast with providing insight into the plot. This first issue certainly set up a lot and it'll be up to future issues to deliver. With Prez at the helm, though, I don't think there's a lot to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 17, 2014

    Now that the toys are out, it's time for Prez to dazzle the readers. There are plenty of players in this drama, certainly every reader can find someone to relate to, cheer for or rally behind. George Prez is one of the greatest, most prolific creators in modern comics and now he finally has a chance to tell a story that is his from top to bottom. He's brought ideas, energy and enthusiasm, now he just needs to throttle back a bit as he shares those with readers, allowing them to absorb all of that energy and enthusiasm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Sep 17, 2014

    Sirens is brimming with potential, that much is clear. What isn't so clear is precisely who these women are and why they need to band together. However, as long as further explanation comes quickly, Sirens looks to be slam-bang adventure full of brash beauties ready to raise hell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 22, 2014

    I have to admit, I didn't like this book at first, but it won me over as it went along. The set up serves of a sign of things to come which could be very promising. The gloves are off as there is no cooperate editorial process stopping George Prez from telling the story he wants to tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Sep 16, 2014

    While the reader might be left wondering what is going on for the first part of the story in issue #1, the confusion does end up being worth the effort. Although it takes a fairly roundabout way to get there, the story does get on track towards the end, coalescing as it does into the team, though in a less conventional way than some origin stories. In the end this ends up being a pretty satisfying read, as Prez goes from nothing to a compelling story with compelling characters in little time. Although there is still a little bit of confusion by the end of the first issue, the degree to whichPrez has pulled it together is evidence enough that the story should be clear and concise enough by the following issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Sep 25, 2014

    If you grew up in the 80s, or just want to see what comics were like back then, Sirens is a great way visit the period again. Its snappy, quick and very confident of itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Sep 17, 2014

    While I am not positive I'll be in the majority with my impressions in this book, I felt the hype surrounding it was unfulfilled. I was looking forward to this series, and while I haven't lost all hope in it, my expectations for the rest of this limited run are certainly lowered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Sep 18, 2014

    This is a story that I can tell Perez desperatly wants to tell and I think he deserves too. That being said, he needs to reign it in. Hone it, give it some breathing space and let it work for itself because as it stands right now, this book is scraping by at average and Perez is capable of so much more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Sep 18, 2014

    It's clear that Perez's focus here is world-building. Perez's story is laudable for its spotlight on human trafficking, but I hope future issues give detailed looks into each Siren's unique personality. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 19, 2014

    But, sadly, the story is so cliched and dull that the art takes a backseat to the yawns from trying to get through these 20 pages. I am a huge Perez fan, and would love to see him do more work than he has in the past few years, but not if this is what it will look like. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Sep 17, 2014

    There's a pretty good chance that issue #2 of "Sirens" could make issue #1 less confusing, less convoluted, less confounding. The problems I see with this issue aren't unresolvable. But unless it starts taking those steps, this is not a comic I would recommend. If you're thinking of picking it up, wait. Issue #2 comes out November 19th, and hopefully that's when it starts to get good. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 17, 2014

    The problem with Sirens is this: it's almost unintelligible. I have no idea what's going on in this book. I get the heroines are scattered through time, and that they're allied with an alien reptilian race that's mistaken for dragons in the past. But what they're trying to accomplish, why time travel is involved, some one of their number has lost her memory... it's all so confusing. Adding to that confusion, unfortunately, is the artwork. Prez has always boasted a meticulously detailed style, but this overly complex story structure and verbose script come together with the highly busy artwork to make for a cluttered look. Ultimately, noise seems to overwhelm the signal Prez is trying to get through to his audience. Hey, I still love your stuff, George. I just don't love this particular comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Matthew Foran Sep 18, 2014

    Maybe Sirens one saving grace is that I don't know George Prez's work well, maybe I'm missing something that his fans will shout at me for. And if you do think I'm wrong please tell me, tell me what you like about this issue, it's not that I hated it and will never read Prez's work again I just think that the components for this are sadly lacking. Read Full Review

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