LGBTQ+ Graphic Novel, ‘Poison Ivy: Thorns’, Available Now from DC

by Steve J Ray
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DC Comics’ YA graphic novels have all been wonderful, and the latest is another that’s very highly recommended. The newest LGBTQ+ young adult graphic novel from DC Comics, Poison Ivy: Thorns, is now available digitally and at participating book stores.

Written by New York Times best-selling author Kody Keplinger (The Duff) with artwork by Sara Kipin (The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic), the book features the fan-favorite DC antihero.

The story brings a gothic horror twist to the classic character, intertwining an LGBTQ+ love story right in time for Pride month.

New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF
Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin
reimagine an iconic DC antihero
with a gothic-horror twist in
Poison Ivy: Thorns

There’s something unusual about Pamela Isley – the girl who hides behind her bright red hair. The girl who won’t let anyone inside to see what’s lurking behind the curtains. The girl who goes to extreme lengths to care for a few plants. Pamela Isley doesn’t trust other people, especially men. They always want something from her. Something she’s not willing to give.


When cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into Pamela’s life after an accident at the local park, she makes her feel like pulling back the curtains and letting the sunshine in. But there are dark secrets deep within the Isley house. Secrets Pamela’s father has warned must remain hidden. Secrets that could turn deadly and destroy the one person who ever cared about Pamela, or as her mom preferred to call her…Ivy.


Will Pamela open herself up to the possibilities of love, or will she forever be transformed by the thorny vines of revenge?

Look out for our Dark Knight News Review, coming soon.

Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment

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