Detective Comics #23.1




Release date

September 4, 2013
6.5 out of 10
It’s an alright little done-in-one Poison Ivy story with nice artwork. There’s nothing here that’s going to surprise you or to give you something to meditate on, but it’s entertaining.
8.5 out of 10
A nice mix of origin, contemporary touchstone, and single issue snapshot, Poison Ivy #1
3.5 out of 5
Detective Comics #23.1 isn’t a great issue by any means, but I was able to easily follow the story without being forced to seek out Forever Evil.
1.5 out of 5 stars
Of all the Batman villains out there, Poison Ivy seems to be the easiest one to get right, so this stumble is all the more disappointing. There are a lot of fantastic Poison Ivy stories that will be remembered over the years, but this one seems sadly forgettable.
Unless you are a big Poison Ivy fan, I would pass on this one. It didn’t leave me itching for a Pamela Isley mini-series anytime soon.
6 out of 10
Despite a paper thin motivation for evil, the real highlight here is artist Javier Pina’s water-colored flashbacks to Pamela’s past. They perfectly depict the deceptively pastoral life of Poison Ivy, thus making a bland installment stand out on the stands.