Poison Ivy #6
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Marcio Takara
Pencils by Brian Level
Inks by Brian Level and Jay Leisten
Colors by Arif Prianto
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
The Rundown: Poison Ivy faces off against the Floronic Man and later embarks on a new plan.
Poison Ivy finds herself in a deadly situation. Then, an unwitting comment from the Floronic Man causes her to make a surprising move. Afterwards, Ivy comes to a realization about herself and her path in life. She then uses an unusual healing method to stabilize her injuries. Later she meets a new friend that causes her to wax sentimental. Finally, in Gotham, Harley receives a letter from Ivy and a new villain emerges.
The Story: The six chapter of this newly extended saga completes the originally planned limited series. Wilson wraps up this story line in a beautiful manner. This six episode arc culminates in Ivy taking all the lessons she’s learned over her road trip and using them to not only reevaluate her ideology, but discover a new passion. I was particularly impressed by her letter to Harley and found the language used was both emotional and reflective. I am a fan of their love story and this issue emphasized the power of their relationship. I am looking forward to the final arc of this tale.
The Art: This eerily beautiful issue is adorned with a color palette heavily featuring various shades of green. The attention to detail in both character and surrounding is transportive and emotionally connective. I found myself fully immersed in the tale throughout each page.