Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2

Event\Storyline: Knight Terrors Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Atagun Ilhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 2, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Pamela Isley and Harleen Quinzel are so absolutely, utterly in love that everything and everyone around them is just aces. Their neighbors are so happy it hurts. Why, even the sun is smiling! But when a few rotten eggs sneak into Ivy’s perfect little cul-de-sac, things start to go foul. Can the verdant villainess escape the clutches of her own spoiling dream house before it eats her and Janet-from-HR alive?!

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 4, 2023

    There is a thin line between dreams and nightmares, which is something Pamela Isley has quickly learned as ‘Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy' #2 brings the antihero/villain's time in the event to a terrifying close. Just like the regular series, every bit of this tie-in has been perfectly orchestrated to tell the best story possible with this character. Just truly a delightful experience from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 1, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 is a confined, claustrophobic comic. The town's open space is replaced with a few homes and much bigger enemies, making the book an anxiety-causing masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 10, 2023

    There's an absolute purity of vision here. It has strength all its own. Simply allow Ivy's nightmare to run its course in a non-complicated and straightforward way without trying to amplify anything. And it becomes its own breathtakingly simple analysis of a very complex and conflicted person. Wilson's long-term progression of Ivy's psyche has been fascinating to watch. She explores that here as well. The true identity of the polo-shirted Batman of Ivy's nightmares is a clever echo of something that Wilson has been echoing around the back corners of her characterization since she started working with the character.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford Sep 19, 2023

    In conclusion, Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 combines complex and thrilling storytelling with innovative and creepy art to create one of the best off-shoots in the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Aug 2, 2023

    The result is a comic that is chilling and weirdly heartfelt and unsettling that you know will have impact far beyond the event it's been dropped into. It's a solid reminder why the Poison Ivy series is one of DC's best even when shoehorned into a mediocre event. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 1, 2023

    The story begins with a supposedly perfect meal between Ivy and Harley. Soon the dream turns into a nightmare as the couple argue over a difference of opinion. The conflict turns deadly as Ivy realizes she is entrapped by an unknown enemy. Elsewhere, Janet faces her own challenges. Once she finds her friend, the two confront Ivys nightmares.The Story: As always, Wilson gives the audience an introspective look into Poison Ivys thoughts. I like the idea that Ivy uses this horrific attack as an emotional growth opportunity. As she deals with Insomnias nightmare, she learns something important about herself and her current actions.This chapter uses an eerie drawing style that uses detailed illustrations, including distorted character features, to present a fantastical world with strong elements of realism. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 1, 2023

    Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 achieves what the series has set out to do: to continue to develop and grow Poison Ivy as a person. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 1, 2023

    This issue doesn't have any big reveals about Ivy's character or give her any real catharsis, but it does have her realize some interesting things about what she wants in life. The fact that she has to split the focus of the issue with Janet kind of makes things feel a little incomplete at times, but it sets both of them up for more creepy adventures in the coming arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Aug 1, 2023

    There's so much going on with Poison Ivy's storyline that I am always impressed when writers are able to tie in their current character arcs with a special event. Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 just goes to show you that you can have a crossover and still carry on with the character development and story building you were planning. I cannot wait to see what's next for our poisonous heroine, her lover, and her HR rep. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Sean MacNeil Aug 2, 2023

    This comic is so much fun. G. Willow Wilson hits Ivy's nightmare scenario perfectly, and the art team of Ihhan, Morales, Prianto, and Ostemane-Elhaou just seem to be having the best time bringing it all to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Chad Burdette Aug 1, 2023

    This series will probably be hit-or-miss for both readers of the ongoing series or those just reading the Knight Terrors event. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Aug 1, 2023

    In the end, we are essentially left where we started in Ivy's journey before this entire event started. I thought Wilson would use this event to further Ivy's development. Now it just seems like a total interruption that doesn't tell us anything about Ivy that we didn't already know. It's a total missed opportunity to me. The quality of the Ivy book is a roller coaster. This is definitely one of its lowest points. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 7, 2024

    It's just slightly less good Poison Ivy. Sure was worth it to stop the ongoing in its tracks for this!

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 13, 2023

    I think this worked better than the previous issue. I enjoyed the art more this time around and I thought the style fit in with he story being told. I believe that what makes this an improvement over Issue 1 is that the story here made more sense and the art was more consistent. This wasn't the greatest book or anything, but it was an enjoyable read. However, I'm still very much looking forward to Wilson's regular Poison Ivy series continuing next month.

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Aug 8, 2023

    Still better than some of the others but ultimately kinda just there.

  • 7.0
    derbycomics Aug 1, 2023

    Poison Ivy’s Stepford Wife inspired nightmare began with an impressive first half in her standalone tie-in and G. Willow Wilson continued the strong narrative in KNIGHT TERRORS: POISON IVY #2 to conclude the story…or is it really over?!?

    This issue opens with what seems to be a slight time jump we see Ivy has fully embraced the faux-perfect life that she found herself trapped in during the previous issue. I appreciated that Wilson didn’t drag this scenario out for long as it was probably one of the weaker aspects of this issue. We quickly pivot to an argument between Ivy and Harley that causes Ivy to snap out of her altered mindset and come face to face with the same cast of neighborhood from the first issue as she tries to more

  • 6.5
    2birdsstoned815 Aug 2, 2023

    Full week review in link!

  • 8.0
    ComicWorm Aug 21, 2023

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Aug 12, 2023

  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
    Vertigo Girl Aug 1, 2023

  • 6.0
    Joresti Aug 14, 2023

  • 6.0
    Nellyslayer Aug 3, 2023

  • 4.5
    ItsJess Aug 3, 2023

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