Sunday, February 25, 2018

Batman #41

Batman #41 kicks off a new arc with Part One of "Everyone Loves Ivy." Everyone has fallen under Poison Ivy's control, including Batman and Catwoman, only quick thinking by the Dark Knight Detective saves himself and his bride to be. Now the two lovebirds find themselves in a world where Ivy's reach is near infinite. All their loved ones, all the heroes, all the villains, all the people are under her sway.

It's a strong opening issue (even seeing Batman cold cock Alfred at one point). While their's a hopelessness in the final panel of Bruce and Selina standing utterly alone against a tidal wave that isn't at all concerned with them, I'm guessing Batman still has a trick or two up his sleeve.

Knowing that the rest of the DCU is ignoring what's happening here makes it obvious that Poison Ivy's control won't last long. The question is, how will Batman and Catwoman stop her? I'm curious to find out. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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