Poison Ivy #1: DC Comics Review

Jun 6, 2022

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This is Poison Ivy at her best. She is on a mission no one else understands, and no one is getting in her way. Motivated and misunderstood. On top of G. Willow Wilson’s writing, Marcio Takara and Arif Prianto bring Poison Ivy to a place she doesn’t visit often, if ever.

DC Comics
Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Art by: Marcio Takara
Colors by: Arif Prianto
Letters by: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Poison Ivy’s beauty is one of the character’s defining traits. She’s still a beauty in this issue. However, things get very ugly with her powers in the series opener. As good as the plot and the rest of the art is, what Takara and Prianto do with her powers are what stood out most in Poison Ivy #1.

It’s just such a stark contrast. A being that’s so beautiful on the outside leading to so much ugliness. Just that alone has me ready for the second issue.

As for the writing, Wilson is channeling some of Ivy’s vibe from the Harley Quinn animated show, which there’s a nod to in Poison Ivy #1. Ivy has had enough — of everyone.

There are still some questions coming out of this issue, but they’re good questions. All-around, this is a very good first issue. Even if you don’t know much about Poison Ivy beyond the Harley Quinn show, this is a comic you can enjoy. And if you truly appreciate what Ivy is all about, this is a first issue you need to check out.

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