Something interesting with Poison Ivy

I may have mentioned once or twice before that I really enjoy Batman Li’l Gotham.  It’s just an incredibly fun and creative book.  They did something in issue #10 with Poison Ivy that I thought was very creative and surprised me that I hadn’t seen anyone do this with her before.  They based her moods on the seasons.

In Winter, Ivy is very protective of the plants, taking measures to protect them against the frost.  In Spring, she delights in the new wildflowers, and nurtures budding plants along.  In Summer, she spends her days having fun in the sun without any worries.  But then there’s Autumn.

by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs
by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs

That’s right, Autumn, when the leaves change colors and plants essentially die.  It is a bit morbid if you think about it.  Seriously.  All those leaves turning pretty colors?  It’s nothing but plant death.  Depressing, isn’t it?  Well, think how you would feel if all of those leaves were things you nurtured and cared for.
Coming to this realization is what amazed me about this idea.  It was really a simple, and obvious idea, but it’s not something I had ever seen done before with the character.  It’s creative things like this that make me enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick it up sometime.  Also, if any of you have seen something like this, please let me know in the comments.


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