Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #4

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #4

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Catwoman and Poison Ivyreunited! As the body count rises at the Gotham Botanical Gardens labs, Ivy needs Selinas help to solve the puzzle...a mystery that seems to involve Ivys blossoming children!

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly Apr 20, 2016

    The biggest triumph of POISON IVY thus far has been that Chu has been able to explain all of the facetsof Poison Ivy cohesively without dismissing any of them. If this book achieves nothing else (which is entirely untrue), it will be that it creates asuccessful feminist rendering of one of DC's premiere villains. She's not a villainous harpy or victim of her emotions this time around. No, Poison Ivy is a hero for unabashedly passionate love, and that's something worth celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Apr 21, 2016

    I am really enjoying this mini. The second issue was a bit of a drop off for me but since then the book has been getting better and better. I am going to give this issue a very high ranking mostly because I believe that Amy Chu's characterization of Ivy is becoming very strong. I am starting to understand her character in a way I never have before. Also, for as disturbing as the story is there is a lot of humor here which I really appreciate. I'm not a fan of grimdark comics and this book strikes a fine balance. Also, Selina plays off of Ivy in a way that allows Ivy's personality to shine. When Ivy is paired with Harley Quinn the dynamic tends to diminish Ivy but here she is allowed to…uh, flower. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 21, 2016

    If you've been reading this all along you won't be disappointed. It furthers the plot, makes for a fun team-up type of issue, and even instills a bit of humor too. The characters are interesting, the story intriguing and the tone unique in of itself. Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death is memorable in every way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 21, 2016

    I believe this to be the best issue since the first and will state that the remaining twoneedto maintain this level of quality if there is to be hope for an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AVN Today - Tamala Apr 23, 2016

    Overall the series is very good. The authors succeed in humanizing Poison Ivy, and making the reader empathize with her. By bringing children just like her in the world, Ivy now has beings like herself to identify with, and can feel less alone in the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brittany Anne Apr 21, 2016

    My rating for this issue wasn't too bad, but because we saw a different side of humanity. When do we question where experimenting is 'okay'? Technically this sporeling is part-human; Which is understanding on Poison Ivy's part on why she would be overreacting (mainly, because this is a part of her too). Now that we've found out who the murderer is, what do we have to look forward to though? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 21, 2016

    Poison Ivy joins up with Catwoman in the newest installment of her miniseries. Unfortunately, Amy Chu's script doesn't take full advantage of the guest star. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 20, 2016

    There are some reveals in the story, but not many that you wouldn't have guessed already. Catwoman's patter with Ivy is cool and I liked that she referenced Harley Quinn, since they were hanging out together during a road trip last summer. I may have liked this issue a bit more than the previous one because the art was more fluid, but really it was an okay installment in a miniseries that I would call "good enough." If nothing else, it's gotten me interested in visiting my local botanical gardens later this Spring. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 23, 2016

    With two more installments to go you can pretty much see how things are going to shake out at this point. The book does some decent things along the way here and time with Selina and Ivy is always welcome, but the two have been apart for some time so there's a disconnect as Ivy has wanted less and less to do with mankind for some time. There's a lot of interesting things to explore with that concept but we're too tied to the usual conventions of superhero/villain storytelling here. This is a book that I keep thinking would work better as Vertigo type story to really go all in with it as we see how Ivy wants to use her abilities and science to evolve to the next stage. There are good moments to be had here but it's a weak whole when combined with the uneven artwork due to so many talents involved in it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Apr 29, 2016

    This issue wasn't as bad as the last few, story-wise, but the mish mash artwork wasn't great, because it just changes unceremoniously, not like for a real reason. The story, though, moved along well and actually makes Ivy's plant babies make a bit more sense (not a lot, just a little). I still do not agree with the unnecessary inclusion of more Gotham City Sirens, because this was supposed to be a Poison Ivy book, and we get nothing but team-ups. PLUS THEY CANT EVEN NOT MENTION HARLEY QUINN!!!! SERIOUSLY!?!! ACK! cmon rebirth, give Ethan van sciver a (hopefully) better book slap his name on...

  • 10
    RedDiamondDame May 21, 2016

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Jul 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jun 2, 2016

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