Poison Ivy #13

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
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There sure is nothing quite like a romantic night with your sweetie in the swamp to make your mouth water. It's the dawn of a new day as Pamela Isley makes her return to Harley and Gotham City with a lovestruck Janet-from-HR in tow. The tension's so thick you could cut it with a fan boat's propeller! In commemoration of the incredible first year of Poison Ivy's series and the viridescent villain's return home, this special issue features a ferocious quartet of classic and new Gotham City artists!  

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 14, 2023

    ‘Poison Ivy' kicks off the second year of the title, now a full ongoing series, with another character-centric development piece full of plenty of emotion and great moments for the title character. A solid rotation of artists comes together to create something unique and unified, showcasing the different styles that make Gotham City a great visual playground. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 7, 2023

    Poison Ivy started out as a rather weak villain that was occasionally interesting in the past, but Wilson is taking the character in a direction that solidly establishes her as one of the most complicated and compelling characters in all of mainstream comics. A political and intellectually rendered anti-hero who is actively interested in saving the ecosystem? Very cool stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 6, 2023

    Ivy begins her morning with Harley. Afterwards, when she goes out for a walk and breakfast, Ivy runs into an old friend that warns her of the Batfamilys interest in her activities. She is soon confronted by Batman and the two have a discussion. Later Ivy searches for a hideaway near the Green and encounters Killer Croc. Then, after a brief altercation, the two come to an agreement. Lastly, Ivy takes a job that leads to an unexpected find.The Story: The majority of this story is told through narration. I am such a fan of Ivys introspective. The writing here is beautiful and relatable. This iteration of Ivy and her journey toward rediscovery is both moving and thought provoking. Facing ones past and moving forward is harrowing, and Ivys address of this situation feels realistic.This good looking issue is created in a traditional comic book style. The artwork is extremely detailed and realistic with emphasis placed on both character and environment. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Jun 6, 2023

    Readers who perhaps avoided POISON IVY because they didnt get onboard with the series in the beginning should give this issue a look. For all intents and purposes, POISON IVY #13 is a new first issue. But its also not limited by that fact. And while this issue does have a rough patch or two, this series floor is still higher than many other series ceilings. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2023

    The story is strong, setting Ivy on the path of fighting gentrification by taking down the new high-rise complex for the wealthy being built in Gotham, but potentially coming up against an old enemy in the process. However, the real star here is definitely the art team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Kate O'Donoghue Jun 6, 2023

    'Poison Ivy' #13 explores Ivy's Gotham hang-ups with the usual character-driven writing and some unusual (though definitely welcome) artistic detours. This issue is another essential addition to a character-defining series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 7, 2023

    While the story is definitely setup for "Knight Terrors" and loses just a little bit in terms of the issue being almost all exposition, it's a good lead in overall when you consider the full series and makes for a nice read generally. The art also continues to be strong especially with Killer Croc. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Jun 6, 2023

    Poison Ivy #13 is an intriguing premise undermined by perplexing art direction and deceptive marketing. Its a worthwhile read for monthly readers, but anyone expecting a Harley & Ivy rom-com for Pride Month will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jun 9, 2023

    Having Ivy back in Gotham is amazing. She's finally back with her love, Harley, and settling into the undergrowth of the city. I have no idea what Wilson has planned next, but I can not wait to spend more time in Gotham with our favorite plant goddess. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Jun 6, 2023

    This chapter of Poison Ivy is not a Harley/Ivy issue. Rather, it's a set up for DC's line-wide Knight Terrors event. It has some entertaining interactions, but ultimately nothing happens. I hope Knight Terrors surprises and turns out amazing to make these story interruptions worth it. Score: 6/10 Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Sean MacNeil Jun 8, 2023

    I believe G. Willow Wilson is trending upwards with her storytelling. Diving headfirst back into Gotham, I'm curious to see what Ivy really wants. Read Full Review

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