Pamela Isley fans, rejoice! The Queen of Green’s adventures are officially now un-limited, as G. Willow Wilson’s superb Poison Ivy series will become an ongoing title from June 2023. PLUS, the first 6-issue arc is being collected in May.
Here’s the full press release, direct from DC.Com!
Poison Ivy’s Roots Dig Even Deeper in June 2023
DC’s Poison Ivy Limited Comic Book Series Thrives;
Grows into Ongoing Series
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.
POISON IVY #12
- Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
- Art by MARCIO TAKARA
- Cover by JESSICA FONG
- Variant cover by JENNY FRISON
- Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
- 1:25 variant cover by MATEUS MANHANINI
- 1:50 foil variant cover by JENNY FRISON
- $3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/2/23
Ivy and Janet’s celebrity wellness excursion comes to a horrifically tantalizing close as Pamela Isley faces the unintended fruits of her murderous road trip. Will she make it back home to Harley in one piece or is Ivy going to be added to GLØP’s body count?
There sure is nothing quite like a romantic night with your sweetie in the swamp to make your mouth water. It’s the dawn of a new day as Pamela Isley makes her return to Harley and Gotham City with a lovestruck Janet-from-HR in tow.
The tension’s so thick you could cut it with a fan boat’s propeller!
Here’s one of the covers for Poison Ivy #13!
Are you excited about the Poison Ivy series continuing? please let us know in the comments.
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment