Poison Ivy continues her low-to-the-ground journey across America in Poison Ivy #3 from DC Comics. Plant assassins are on her trail.

Writer G. Willow Wilson embues Poison Ivy with dreams. Plenty of dreams of the spores, and of Harley. The past, but a past with no potential, so Poison Ivy focuses on what she can actually ‘do’: and that’s where we go with her… away from the doomscrolling and unrest, away from the hate and viral contamination.

Marcio Takara illustrates a florid surrounding for Poison Ivy, a fertile land of mind and body, with healthy colour (Arif Prianto is outstanding here, flooding the readers’ eyes with fountains of hues). Takara’s facial expressions, the integration of body, mind, and surroundings, the nightmarish events, and the glowing moments of freedom and peace are simply wonderful! Lettering by Hassan Otsmane-ElHaou.

It’s a catching-of-the-breath for Poison Ivy, this issue, but there are plenty of pulse-pounding moments, bouts of mud-flinging, and lots of room for rumination among the roots of outrage.

So many choices of variant covers for this issue, all amazingly well rendered!

DC Comics, Poison Ivy #3, $3.99 for 23 pages of content

By Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!