Poison Ivy reunites with Harley Quinn as her title goes ongoing

Poison Ivy cover art
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Poison Ivy started out as a lesser known Batman villain, but since her fan-favorite portrayal on Batman: The Animated Series, she's risen in prominence to become one of DC's most beloved characters - and now she's getting her own ongoing comic title.

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The news isn't totally out of left field; the ongoing Poison Ivy title is actually the same as her current limited series, which is now being expanded into a full ongoing due to its popularity.

Starting with June 6's Poison Ivy #13 by writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Marcio Takara, the series will go full ongoing, outlasting the 12 planned issues of the limited series - and from the looks of things, Ivy is heading back to Gotham City for a reunion with her on-again-off-again lover and best friend Harley Quinn.

"There sure is nothing quite like a romantic night with your sweetie in the swamp to make your mouth water," reads DC's official description of Poison Ivy #13. "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!"

Poison Ivy #13 will include a variety of variant covers alongside the issue's main cover by Jessica Fong (seen above). Other variant covers will come from artists Jenny Frison, Xermanico, and Mateus Manhanini.

Here's a gallery of the main covers of Poison Ivy #12 and #13, along with several variants for Poison Ivy #12, and a cover for the upcoming Poison Ivy: The Virtuous Cycle collection:

Along with announcing that Poison Ivy #13 will take the title ongoing, DC also announced May 2 as the release date of Poison Ivy #12, the original planned ending of the series.

Stay tuned to Newsarama for DC's full May 2023 solicitations, coming later this month.

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)