BOOM! Studios must be pretty psyched about having a legend like George Perez write and draw a new series under their banner. And while this is only a six-issue miniseries, Perez seems determined to pack at least twice as much content into it. The first issue of Sirens is jam-packed and moves so fast you’ll have to read it a couple times just to absorb everything.
From what I’ve heard, the female leads in Sirens are all inspired by cosplayers that Perez has met at the many shows he’s done over the years. The story he’s built around them is pretty interesting, as it involves a group of long-forgotten warriors who have to come back together in order to save the universe. It’s been so long that the warriors themselves have forgotten who they really are, and this first issue shows us the status quo of the main players while establishing the threat that will bring them together again. Perez covers a ton of ground here, both with the visuals and a heaping helping of exposition. It’s pretty dense and borderline overwhelming at times, but you’ll never hear me argue against a creator cramming content into an issue.
It should go without saying that Sirens looks stunning. Leonardo Paciarotti does a nice job coloring Perez’s work, which is richly detailed and varied as he bounces from both time periods and locations.
If I had to sum up the first issue of George Perez’s Sirens in one word, it would be “ambitious.” It’s clear from the outset that Perez is going all out for this series, and I’ll be along for the ride.