Poison Ivy #1 options Pamela Isley as an eco-terrorist. The premise is not new, although G. Willow Wilson and the group (artist Marcio Takara, colorist Arif Prianto, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou) create a lush sufficient imaginative and prescient that makes it appear like nobody’s tried it earlier than. Isley’s purpose: Unfold a mushroom (??) based mostly illness throughout the US as shortly and effectively as she will be able to earlier than the Bat-Household or Swamp Factor catches up along with her.
Isley’s dying of the identical illness and Wilson’s dialogue in that vein is magnetic. The spotlight of the problem is the sequence the place Takara and Prianto are given a web page to render Isley by means of a psilocybin haze. On that web page, Isley appears like an armored loss of life knight, highly effective and imposing.
Admittedly, there are a number of backstories that went over my head, however Wilson makes it straightforward to observe alongside. The group makes a compelling first subject and breathes life into a troublesome character to think about. The place it goes from right here, solely the group is aware of, however the premise makes the return of the remainder of Gotham really feel like a risk or a well-known sword looming over Poison Ivy’s head. Time will finally run out, however till then, let’s examine how far she will be able to get.
Pamela Isley has been a number of issues in her life. A residing god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and useless. In a brand new physique that she did not ask for and with a renewed sense of objective, Ivy leaves Gotham and units out to finish her biggest work-a reward to the world that may heal the harm dealt to it…by ending humanity. Spinning out of the pages of Batman, DC is proud to current the unbelievable subsequent chapter in Poison Ivy’s life by the unbelievable inventive group of G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara. That includes a shocking solid of variant cowl artists, together with Warren Louw, Frank Cho, Dan Mora, Nick Robles…and introducing foremost cowl artist Jessica Fong!
Poison Ivy #1
Evaluation by James Hepplewhite
The group makes a compelling first subject of Poison Ivy and breathes life into a troublesome character to think about. The place it goes from right here, solely the group is aware of.