Poison Ivy #19

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
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A STORY DECADES IN THE MAKING! Long has her tale been told by others, but witness for the first time--in intimate detail--the one true secret origin of Poison Ivy, as revealed by the viridescent villainess herself. The GLAAD Media Award-winning team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Marcio Takara reunites to tell this heartbreaking and historic origin story as only they can.

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 6, 2024

    This feels like it could be opening some fascinating doors into the history of these plant-based characters, but the underlying story is darkly familiar in the best way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 7, 2024

    It's beautifully done even if there is little action and it is beautifully crafted both in story and art. Poison Ivy #19 is a fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Feb 6, 2024

    The existential nature ofPoison Ivy#19's character study beautifully bookends the issue, with Pamela dying from Woodrue's violent exit from her body and reflecting on not only the general gift that life is, but also how she chose to embrace the gift of life, and wrench power back under her control. Ivy asserts that Poison Ivy was not born from Woodrue's experimentations, or engaging with Batman in Gotham City, but from her first act of real rebellion. While Woodrue may still cause Isley to gain powers, Ivy choosing to steal from the school lab - even though it was at Woodrue's direction - gives the antihero more agency over her own creation and the future she decides for herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Feb 6, 2024

    Poison Ivy #19 strips away the series hallmark psychedelia in a compelling exploration of one of lifes mundane horrors: abuse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Gareth Turner Feb 8, 2024

    The beats are undeniably familiar, and there are some major red flags that pop up in this re-telling of Poison Ivy's origin. Nevertheless, I have faith in G. Willow Wilson's writing, and I'm curious to see where the story goes. This, on top of it being one of the best looking comics on stands today, makes Poison Ivy #19 well worth picking up! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Feb 8, 2024

    Poison Ivy #19 gives us more background on Woodrue and Pammy, which is always interesting, but I'm just not sure about the pacing. We were in the middle of a MAJOR plot point, so the switch to a slightly calmer comic feels a bit weird. However, I trust our team. They've gotten us here so far and the ride has been amazing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jonn McLoed Feb 11, 2024

    Reviewing this issue as a stand alone issue is difficult for me as I've never read Poison Ivy and only really seen her in Batman movies up till this point. The writing and art just made me enjoy each page as the story unfolded. As origins go this has the makings of making me into a Poison Ivy fan and that is worth the admission fee on its own.

  • 10
    liolia Feb 7, 2024

    Awesome origin story start! I really love how nuanced the writing is, particularly given the difficult themes with which this story is grappling, and how beautiful the art is.

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Feb 28, 2024

    G. Willow Wilson is killing it with this book.
    So happy to be able to read this month to month.

  • 8.5
    Von Esper Feb 6, 2024

    This issue begins a fantastic retelling of Poison Ivy's origin. Every issue in this series has been great so far.

  • 7.0
    AmericanHealthcare Mar 2, 2024

    This is a perfectly good origin story, but it raises questions. Do we *need* this origin story shown to us in detail when these events were explained to us earlier in the run? It's clearly to give weight to the events of #18 and the inevitable future conflict with this bad guy, but is it worth it to kill what little momentum the book had going for it? This run started off so strongly because Poison Ivy as a badass drifter antihero was a great premise. The further we get from that, the more evident the weaknesses are becoming. It's not impossible to tell a Therapy 101 story and a comic book story simultaneously, but the components need to be integrated organically. Ironically, they aren't in this book.

  • 8.5
    Watchtower022 Feb 17, 2024

  • 8.0
    Vertigo Girl Feb 6, 2024

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