Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 20
7.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are taking their show on the road in this new miniseries! They'll have to evade villains and heroes alike while they explore their relationship and unpack their time and experiences at Sanctuary. Set after the events of HEROES IN CRISIS and smack in the middle of "Year of the Villain," it's a journey across the DC Universe that will change their friendship forever...if they live that long!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Sep 12, 2019

    There is a cliff hanger in this issue and I suspect each issue will end with one. This is excellently paced. The art is stunning. In fact, make sure you check out the alternate covers of this. Wow. Harleen and Pamela are in excellent hands with Jody and Adriana at the wheel. Buckle up. This ride is going to be bumpy, but it is going to be so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 31, 1969

    Overall, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1is a great read and start to the mini-series. Whether you love Harley and Ivy already, or newcomers to the duo, this is an issue for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Sep 5, 2019

    I want more, like… yesterday! I need all of them and I can't wait to see what Houser does with this story, as it has so much promise. Anything that brings Harley and Ivy back together is exciting, but this I think stands above the rest. The artwork is stunning and the writing is masterful. I love it when Harley gets her sass on, and that is definitely something I want to see more of. Things are looking interesting for Ivy, Harley has had a wild idea. My girls are going on an ADVENTURE!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Sep 5, 2019

    We're going to see what our characters are willing to lose in order to gain stability. Houser, Melo and Morales teach us through Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1 that a balance scale is all about learning what's too heavy for us to carry. Sometimes burdens will be lifted by faith and other times we have to suffer when our fears tips it out of balance. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    Adriana Melo provides some beautiful and detailed art in this issue. Everything looks amazing and full of energy and movement. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 4, 2019

    Sam Humphries has been doing a fantastic job with Harley over in his title, but Houser has a less surreal, character-driven touch that reminds me a lot of Paul Dini's Sirens-era take. A great start for a relationship that's overdue for a spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Sep 9, 2019

    Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #1 is a strong start, but only time will tell if it can prove to be a worthwhile story outside of simple fan service. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 6, 2019

    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1 proves yet again that these two together are a winning combination. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 19, 2020

    If an emotional road trip with a duo that are ready to face whatever life has to throw at them with, and for, each other sounds like a good read, I highly recommend this this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Sep 4, 2019

    I feel like Jody Houser is on the right track though, especially when it comes to capturing her relationship with Poison Ivy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Magazzu Sep 20, 2019

    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1 has its faults but is still an excellent introductory issue when considering the projects' shaky foundations. It successfully builds on what came before it while seeding, pun intended, a promise of new fertile territory for both characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 4, 2019

    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1 doesn't only take a deep dive into their relationship, but it also plants the seeds to explore more of The Green and how the events of Heroes in Crisis affected this side of DC's mythos. It's a great follow up to the event as it gives time for these characters to breathe. I'm happy to see DC lending this couple the much-needed spotlight that they deserve, and using Ivy's drastic/controversial change as a positive catalyst to more emotional storytelling about Ivy and Harley's love for each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 4, 2019

    This is an excellent first issue that should greatly please die-hard fans and new readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 5, 2019

    This mini-series may not win Pam and Harleen any new fans, but it will certainly satisfy their existing fan-base and it's a fantastic tie-in to Year of the Villain and Justice League Dark. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Sep 4, 2019

    Harley and Ivy are back - and Ivy's gotten a new design! Good to know the last one didn't last all that long. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Sep 4, 2019

    I've said a lot about a story that is, for the most part, setup " but important setup, nonetheless. There's potential for greatness in Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and the more it impresses and surprises me, the more it'll bloom into just that. My score for this issue is the same as my gaydar for this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rasheda Sep 9, 2019

    It's always fun to ride the crazy train that is Harley and Ivy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Sep 6, 2019

    Downside, it's still Big Events laden. But upside? Houser's in charge. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 10, 2019

    Jody Houser and Adriana Melo did everything you can ask for with a first issue to get a new series off to a good start with Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #1. Houser does a great job in building the foundation of this series around the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Their strong chemistry is what will drive this series forward, as proven by the success in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Legion - Aaron Harvey Sep 4, 2019

    75% Sloggy set up, 25% interesting conflict introduction = an acceptable first issue that ultimately got me to want to read the next issue. Which is all that ultimately matters. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Sep 3, 2019

    I had much higher expectations going into this series. I figured that if DC was going to launch another Harley-centric title that they would come out of the gate strong and make a big statement with issue number one. Instead the book just yawns, rolls over , and falls asleep before it even gets going. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 5, 2019

    This is a decent, fun, and colorful start to a miniseries that aims to tether itself to the greater DC canon. It has potential, and we'll have to wait and see where Houser and Melo's ambitions ultimately land this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Sep 4, 2019

    Unfortunately, I think Harley and Ivy fans will be disappointed by this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 4, 2019

    Up front, welearn that this is an epilogue to Heroes in Crisis and a vehicle for Year ofthe Villain. Split the difference and you've got a miniseries no one asked for.Now that it's here, I'd like to ask for less. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Darkseid24 Sep 4, 2019

    The first issue is better than the Harley Quinn run, but still far away from great. I didn’t need another story, that reminded me of the utterly stupid written part of HIC, where Harley beat the Trinity. We also still get zero explanation how Ivy even survived, HIC never made that really clear other than Ivy growing back from a Flower ( King apparently rather listens to some toxic twitter Ivy fans, who only read 3 Ivy comics than doing research about Ivy himself, but then again that would be the first time for him). Luckily this isn’t written by King, so we at least get some decent dialogue.
    However nothing of importance happens in this issue except Harley trying to find some cloths for Ivy& Lex making an offer to Ivy. I‘m still more

  • 5.5
    Nihilist Sep 5, 2019

    One could assume DC will try to bury Heroes in Crisis in the past, just ignore it, move along, never mention this piece of filth again... but nope, for some reason the editorial thought we need this comic, probably because they try to push this entire Year of the Villain shtick.
    And because it exists to be connective tissue between two major events, the comic sure lack substance, to no one's surprise. It's like an n-th season of a soap opera which should have ended few years ago.

    I have to admit, though, that the art is fantastic here - detailed, sharp, vibrant, colorful, and absolutely beautiful. Harley received a small makeover to look less slutty, so for that another thumbs up.

  • 6.0
    JordanT4021 Sep 4, 2019

    Issue #1 feels like a bad mix of overarching stories with Heroes in Crisis and Year of the Villain tie ins. It’s hard to believe a full series could be anything more than a side story to the other events.

    The art is anticlimactic when you consider the promising cover and variant work by Mikel Janin, Artgerm and other incredible artists. It seems almost child like in a way.

    Although it does show promise. Poison Ivy’s strange muscular look is now thankfully a thing of the past. Who knows what else can be salvaged in this strangely placed miniseries.

  • 5.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 4, 2019

    As I often ask on titles like this....why? Why did they feel the need to do this book?

    Why was it not good enough to place in the ongoing Harley Quinn title? It's clearly in-continuity, what with the references to Heroes in Crisis, Year of the Villain, the recent Justice League Dark annual, etc. Yet, for the Harley Quinn character, the storyline is a mess. We have Humphries' Harley Quinn title off in the ether supercharging her powers while this book is sorting out girlfriend matters with Poison Ivy. How can she be in two totally different places, let alone different states of being? Sigh.

    It's an OK book taken alone, reasonably well-written yet built on a foundation of stories that I didn't care for (Heroes in more

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  • 10
    TP Sep 5, 2019

    Despite the impact heroes in crisis and year of the villain has in this book, it's a great, well thought story that starts slowly but climaxes into a dangerous and unexpected visitor. An opener that serves as a recap and an initiation to the plot lines that it will follow. Adrianas art, Hi Fi colours, and Morales inks are spectacular, beautiful, creepy, funny and sexy. A great start. We missed Pammy. Fingers crossed she comes out of this more awesome and more heroic than ever!

  • 8.0
    rayonymous Sep 4, 2019

    I get it's kind of a formality to publish Pamela and Wally's stories after the events of HiC, this one seems like a pretty good first issue in my opinion. It's exciting and endearing. Harley is Harley, she dominates this comic with funny, reckless and compassionate side of her, everything about her is supercharged at once cause you know how she is when it comes to Ivy. I don't understand why they had to make Ivy more like Swamp Thing. I liked some of the ideas, Luthor's gift for Ivy who after using the fertiliser transforms into something that'd stabilise her and Floronic man showing up with a proposal. I hope they address how Ivy survived going forward.

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 8, 2019

    Honestly this was better than I thought it would be. But only just.

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Sep 6, 2019

    I don't care about this at all.

  • 5.5
    egonnn244 Sep 8, 2019

    "More like a moronic man"

    As if Heroes in Crisis wasn't disappointing enough. Now we have a book with Harley and Ivy, characters that I usually like, that is supposed to deal with the mess the other book made.

    Well, it's not making a terribly good job. Harley is a really dumb person here, I don't mind her being cooky and/or crazy, but this is taking things too far. As for Ivy, well... she's also here. Something is happening to her, due to being reborn from a flower, and it might turn out to be something fun, but for now, she's just there. Maybe a better title would be "Harley Quinn, also, sometimes featuring Poison Ivy"?

    At least the art is good. I have no complains here. Floronic Man and his "dogs" look rea more

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