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Poison Ivy #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 22
8.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn't ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work-a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it...by ending humanity.
Spinning out of the pages of Batman, DC is proud to present the unbelievable next chapter in Poison Ivy's life by the incredible creative team of G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara. Featuring a stunning cast of variant cover artists, including Warren Louw, Frank Cho, Dan Mora, Nick Robles...and introducing mai more

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 8, 2022

    Poison Ivy has had quite a few moments to shine over the years, but in Wilson's hands, its different. Wilson's walk with Ivy makes it seem kind of strange that she hasn't been more of a prominent character in her own long-running series. Ivy is incredibly appealing in the opening of something that feels like it could be remarkably special.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 15, 2022

    ‘Poison Ivy'#1 is a horrifying yet gorgeous character study that delves deep into the mindset of someone that has lost so much and is on a mission, no matter what that mission means for their own survival. Such an earthy-looking story that dabbles in the horror realms while making the villain at the center of the story someone that is relatable in many painful ways. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Marina Z. Jun 7, 2022

    Poison Ivy #1 is a stunning debut for a well-deserved solo series for a character who hasn't had the chance to headline a series in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Jun 7, 2022

    Poison Ivy #1 is an elegantly crafted work of psychedelic horror, ecoterrorism, and desire. Its visuals are sure to haunt you and its yearning will linger long after youve put it down. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 7, 2022

    Wilson does an excellent job of creating a nuanced and charismatic character that feels more anti-hero than villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jan 1, 1970

    Delightfully twisted yet notably sad, Wilson and Takara's Poison Ivy #1 is a viscerally engaging and stunning start to this solo-series starring one of Batman's best foes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 8, 2022

    Poison Ivy #1 is very close to perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jun 9, 2022

    I can already feel that it is going to be a great story. You do not want to sleep on this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Jun 7, 2022

    Despite a few flaws, G. Willow Wilson's Poison Ivy is a really satisfying read, and a good compensation for one of DC's most misused characters. It's so enjoyable to read about one of Batman's most famous female rogues, and have her allowed to BE a rogue. I really hope it continues to be this good and that DC makes a firm stand as to who this character really is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed Jun 7, 2022

    Focusing on its lead, Poison Ivy #1 delivers a strong character-centered story with gorgeous imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jun 7, 2022

    This is the story that Poison Ivy deserves, and anyone who is remotely interested in the character will want to give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2022

    Fans will not be happy to see where Wilson leaves Harley and Ivy in all of this, but that's really the only way we could get this fascinating, flawed, and incredibly dark story to where it's going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 11, 2022

    Writing and art come together for a really strong first issue, presenting a clear and interesting look at the main character as she kicks off this new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jun 10, 2022

    Intriguing, depressing, and terrifying, this take on Poison Ivy will definitely grow on you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jun 19, 2022

    Admittedly, there are a lot of backstories that went over my head, but Wilson makes it easy to follow along. The team makes a compelling first issue and breathes life into a tough character to imagine. Where it goes from here, only the team knows, but the premise makes the return of the rest of Gotham feel like a threat or a famous sword looming over Poison Ivy's head. Time will eventually run out, but until then, let's see how far she can get. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Jun 11, 2022

    I was really looking forward to this book and had high expectations. This was better than I could've hoped for! This book was powerful, had emotional depth, and set a story in motion that could be really special. A psychedelic horror story that was written perfectly and had fantastic artwork. If you have any interest in ivy this is a must read.

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  • 10
    Ebonyc Jun 8, 2022

    The only thing I didn't like about the issue is how they slapped the "pride" flag on it and no and it's because I'm not a fan of the rainbow squad. It's because this issue (and hopefully the whole series) doesn't focus on any kind of sexuality. It's actually a good book, quite the horror type and I love seeing Poison Ivy back at being the villain I grew up loving. Props to the creative team involved.
    I would've given an 8, but had to balance the moron who though it's well written, but rated it 1.

  • 9.5
    Red Hood Jun 13, 2022

    A great start to the series. It’s about time DC used Ivy as a villain rather leaving her on the sidelines these past few years. Interesting to see where this takes us.

  • 9.5
    Jawsh Jun 9, 2022

    G. Willow Wilson didn't come to mess around.
    And Marcio Takara's artwork is splendid.
    I can see that Wilson's time writing for the SANDMAN UNIVERSE has rubbed off on her because this would fit SO NICELY into that corner of the DCU that I almost wish it did.
    It's setting up a story that feels large, large not just for Ivy as a character but for the world she inhabits as well.
    Great themes, great connection to the rest of the DCU, and entirely focused on an Ivy that feels like a natural progression for her character.

    My only sadness being that this being a legit DC book, I know whatever happens in this issue will be contained to this series, but hey, whatever... I'll enjoy the ride while it lasts.
    So far, t more

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Jun 7, 2022

    A compelling little slice of psychological horror with lovely art, even if I'm not wild about yet again separating Harley & Ivy for Pride month. Certainly the best and clearest vision anyone's had for the character after a few really rough years

  • 6.5
    Sidowski Jun 11, 2022

    that was...interesting
    but i'm interested to see more

  • 1.0
    TP Jun 8, 2022

    Despite the cover, this is not a PRIDE book. There are traces of Ivy's relationship with Harley but it's a rather underdeveloped subplot. Unfortunately this story throws all the character progress of Poison Ivy under the bus for a story beat that doesn't even make sense (exterminating mankind would lead to nuclear collapse and global destruction in a few hours). There's a twist coming (hint: google Cordyceps) that will be used to provide some sort of redemption to Ivy but the truth is that this feels more like a Carnage story that got rewritten as an Ivy one. It's sad because while it's very well written and with excellent art, this feels more like an alt right propaganda/wet dream dissing liberal ideas. It deserves more than a one star rat more

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