Poison Ivy #5

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
9.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Hello, sweetie, you're absolutely pathetic. You know that, right? Luckily for you, Daddy's home and he's here to make all the bad feelings go away. As Ivy prepares to go international with her mission to save the Earth, there's only one thing standing in her way-the brave man whom Ivy stole her powers from.

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Oct 12, 2022

    ‘Poison Ivy' is a hauntingly beautiful terrifying nightmarish peek into the mind of one of the best DC Comics villains as she struggles to complete her deadly mission against humanity while struggling with love and trauma, and the conscience that she tries to fight against. Every element of this series is just clicking and knowing that there will be a whole new story-line beyond the next one is fantastic, because this is a series everyone needs to be reading right away. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 5, 2022

    This whole story walks a very fine line and does it well and as always the art bumps its impact up to 11, this time with some truly chilling images throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Oct 5, 2022

    POISON IVYs strength to this point has been in presenting character vignettes that link together to form a larger, ongoing narrative. Each issue presented insightful interactions with other people even as Ivy intends to kill off most if not all of them. POISON IVY #5 breaks that pattern. Ivy doesnt spend any enlightening time with other people. The issue is not self-contained. As noted, this is obviously setting up the end of the arc. Unfortunately giving into that necessity results in the weakest story to this point. But the art, even more, interesting than previous issues, more than makes up for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 4, 2022

    This continues to be one of the darkest Poison Ivy stories ever told, as G. Willow Wilson takes us deep inside the twisted psyche of Pamela Isley like never before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Oct 8, 2022

    This has been an amazing series so far, and if Wilson keeps going with this… then it will be one of my favourite Ivy stories. Ever. I'm holding back my definite answer until we get some more answers. The art and writing had been so awesome lately that I can not imagine this series ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna Oct 4, 2022

    If you're not reading G. Willow Wilson's Poison Ivy, you should be. It is a diamond in the rough of DC comic books coming out in this day and age. It's taken a character whose personality was lost and given her definition and complexity again. I don't know if issue #6 will stick the landing as a conclusion to Ivy's first arc, but for now, I'm incredibly happy with this series.Score: 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 5, 2022

    Pamela was running out of road at the beginning of the issue, but Wilson is also running out of road, narratively speaking. The central heart of what shes exploring is spilling out all over the place, and there hasnt been a lot of work done to keep it all carefully composed. The emotions of the story feel very real and very compelling, but any larger vision of anything beyond Pam doesnt really seem to be in clear focus as the series approaches its sixth issue. Read Full Review

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