Women in Comics: Poison Ivy

20140314-141135.jpgPoison Ivy is today’s feature for my Women in Comics. Poison Ivy was created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff for DC Comics. She debuted in Batman #181(June 1966).

Poison Ivy’s real name is Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley. She is a botanist who acquires an immunity for all poisons and toxins. She also becomes very skilled at making different poisons, that allow her to kill or control her victims. Most of her crimes are focused on protecting the environment. She is one of the most prominent Eco-terrorists in comics. She has become one of Batman’s greatest rivals. With her powers of seduction, she often finds unique and unexpected ways to commit her crimes and keep Batman guessing at each turn. Poison Ivy is one of Batman’s most powerful rogues. Not only is she an expect with poisons, she is very creative creating different kinds of plants, many of which she can control and cause them to attack.

Posing Ivy appeared in the movie Batman and Robin, played by Uma Thurman. She was actually one of the bright spots of this otherwise dreadful film. Poison Ivy has also appeared in many Batman cartoons.

Poison Ivy is one of my favorite villains, especially when they team her up with Harley Quinn. They are a true dynamic duo. You can read more about Poison Ivy here.


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