Poison Ivy #4

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Workplace harassment complaints, health code violations, and inhuman work hours. All just a few of the things that your everyday human resources representative has to deal with. Lucky for you, Poison Ivy isn't your average HR rep. She's much more flexible and her punishments are far worse, too! So be on your best behavior because Dr. Isley is watching.

  • 10
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Sep 7, 2022

    In issue after issue POISON IVY has delivered a fascinating character study of someone committing terrible actions because they are motivated by a great cause. What Ivy is doing is beyond horrible on every level but she remains captivating because she recognizes how inhumane it is despite deeming it absolutely necessary, In POISON IVY #4, the strongest to date, she is forced to confront those two competing convictions in the most powerful way yet, and its hard to find fault with any part of Willow, Takara and Priantos presentation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Sep 12, 2022

    ‘Poison Ivy' perfectly balances the line between horrifying and relatable as the title character navigates the complexities and horrors of human existence and tries to deal with her own conflicted nature. A truly gorgeous series that delivers on all fronts, from the deeply emotional to the terrifyingly grotesque, taking characters and readers on a truly unique journey within the DC Universe as well as our own. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 7, 2022

    The plot develops into a kind of focus as the anti-hero finds her arch-villain in a sharply-executed fourth issue. Wilson is taking Ivy and her readers on a tour of the darker side of life in the US, but theres room for so much more that she hasnt had a chance to embrace. A series like this could go on for quite some time without ever quite losing momentum. Too bad its a mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2022

    It's plain to see why Poison Ivy needed another story arc, as this issue reveals she has many more people to meet, fall for, and murder with extreme justice. Tender, biting, and truly real, Poison Ivy is a vision for exploring humanity and how a force like Poison Ivy can walk the line between good and bad. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 7, 2022

    After a questionable interview, Ivy takes a job at a shipping company as a means to forward her current objective. During her time there she witnesses the unscrupulous behavior of her direct employer and makes new friends. Soon, Ivy decides to put an end to her bosss actions in a surprising confrontation. Then, she and Jesslyn make a connection. Later on, Ivy has an unusual encounter.The Story: Wilson crafts a compelling narrative that showcases more of Ivys compassion. I find it interesting that Ivy is in a constant battle with her humanity. Throughout the series weve seen her spare potential victims because of some kind act or unexpected connection. Although she believes her mission is just, and people are presented as the greatest threat, Ivy still encounters those that have the ability to change her heart. I cant help but wonder if this duality of emotion will pay a significant part in the storys conclusion.The illustration is presented in realistic comic styling. The attention to Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 7, 2022

    Poison Ivy #4 continues the series' elegant and eloquent character study of Pamela Isley whilst also offering up timely social commentary, but it also delivers to readers the first real swing toward a villain that isn't Poison Ivy and her crusade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2022

    We get our first hints at a major villain this issue, but just following Ivy's journey is fascinating enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham Sep 7, 2022

    This seems like a great first arc for Poison Ivy, and the creative team behind this has done a phenomenal job in telling her story and honoring her character very well. Although the artwork was not appealing to me, it was more to do with style preferences than it does with the work itself. I cannot wait to see where the story goes for the future of Pamela Isley, aka Poison Ivy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Sep 9, 2022

    I'll be watching this space in anxious anticipation of the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Sep 6, 2022

    I'm pleased with how G. Willow Wilson has improved on the last couple of issues for this story. So far, I think expanding her work on the series for 12 issues is well deserved. I really appreciate seeing all these elements of Ivy's character that had been cast aside brought back into the forefront again. That said, the portrayal of the Harley and Ivy "romance keeps getting worse, and I really wish it would be cast aside. Read Full Review

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