What started as a limited series from DC Comics has now been expanded to a full series according to the publisher.
Pamela Isley’s comic book journey has grown beyond her original plan as today the publisher announced the hit six-issue DC mini-series Poison Ivy, which was expanded into a second six-issue arc in December 2022, will continue as an ongoing comic book series beginning in June 2023 with Poison Ivy #13!
Written by G. Willow Wilson, with art by Marcio Takara and covers by Jessica Fong, fan-favorite Poison Ivy’s quest to undo the wrongs of man and return the Earth to the Green persists…at whatever the cost. The comic book series “shines best when we see Ivy being forced to confront humanity, both her own and that of others, and in the process forces the reader to truly see the world” (COMICBOOK).
Launched as a limited series in June 2022 during DC’s annual Pride celebration, Poison Ivy’s dark, lush, character-driven first story arc focused on “an Ivy who is both a giver of mercy and merciless, who is beautiful and deadly, broken and fierce” (COMICBOOK) with psychedelic art and a host of new characters and ethical quandaries that brought Ivy up to the edge of horror from issue to issue. Poison Ivy Vol. 1: The Virtuous Cycle, collecting Poison Ivy #1-6 in a gorgeous hardcover book, arrives on May 16, 2023, wherever books are sold.
Poison Ivy’s second story arc kicked off with two issues of interior art by Atagun Ilhan, a graduate of DC’s Milestone Initiative, who brought “a haunting, evocative vision to Ivy’s newest adventure, with impressive shadow work and explosive action scenes” (AiPT) and delivered “emotional eco-horror energy while building off what came before to enter a new phase for the green-loving villain” (COMICON). Series regular artist Takara then returned to interior art in February’s Poison Ivy #9, available now wherever comics are sold.
When Poison Ivy #13 publishes in June 2023, the hit DC title becomes an ongoing comic book series and brings Pamela Isley back to Gotham City! Poison Ivy #13 will have a DC Pride variant cover by Claire Roe along with main cover by Fong and variants by Kai Carpenter, Frank Cho and Mindy Lee.