Monday, November 14, 2011

Birds of Prey #6 (Cover - UPDATED)

Art and cover by JAVIER PINA
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
You’ve never felt better. You’re eating right, sleeping soundly, kicking butt at work. But there’s one tiny problem. You’re being hunted through the streets of Gotham City by five women who seem dead-set on sticking you with syringes and even chopping your head off with a sword. But listen, buddy – you don’t understand. These women? The so-called Birds of Prey? They’re the only things standing between you and instant death, triggered by some creepy guy who’s been secretly controlling your mind for a year now...

This is a pretty amazing cover - and damn that costume looks great. Especially the barbs going up the back. The description reads a bit corny but it works. Looking forward to where this book is going to take us - so far I've enjoyed the ride.

UPDATE: Comic book resources has a pretty awesome preview of Birds of Prey #3. Let's just say Poison Ivy more than holds her own.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I've had a lot of requests to create a Facebook page for this blog. I should have done it ages ago considering I'm always on there - and it makes following a person or club much easier. I tried installing a plug-in but it won't work. So just follow the link if you're interested:


(Can I just tell you that I'm shocked the name was still available.)

As I Told Lady Freeze...

As you've probably noticed I've been M.I.A. for over a month (if not longer). I've mentioned before that I work at a costume shop and our busy season starts at the end of August and continues until after Halloween. Well, this year we hired fewer seasonal staff members which meant that a lot of the work was put upon me. The money is great but it leaves me completely zapped.

Speaking of zapped...

All that hard work paid off because right now I am blogging from a brand new computer. Fate is cruel and, much like Lady Freeze, my old computer's plug was pulled. My video card finally imploded but it held up much longer than most of the other components. (That tower was almost 10 years old and it rarely ever let me down.)

With that said - I am back! I'm going to cover quite a few things in this one post so be ready.

The DC relaunch put Poison Ivy on the back burner up until the final pages of the second issue of "Birds of Prey". Below is our first glimpse of Ivy in all her Autumnal glory.

Birds of Prey #3 will showcase more of Poison Ivy for sure.

Something that managed to skip past me was Poison Ivy appearing on the Cartoon Network's "Young Justice" cartoon. A show I watch every week - but of course the one week I forget to watch...

I have mixed feelings about this appearance with most of my hangups being about her physical appearance. The costume wasn't particularly elegant and the overall look was rather dull. (The collar was cool though.) I accept that Young Justice has its own style but this didn't work for me. Alyssa Milano voicing Poison Ivy was an odd choice. She wasn't terrible just not all that dynamic. Also, if I have to hear Poison Ivy shriek out "My babies!" one more time when a plant creature comes under attack I just might hurl.

I saw the preview cover to the following comic book a few weeks ago. Needless to say I came to my own conclusion about who the villain in question might be. I hope that it is Poison Ivy because I'm interested to see how she is depicted in a book outside of Birds of Prey.



Batman must race against time to save a friend's life. But his mission may prove impossible as he reels under the weight of three hundred chemically enhanced super-criminals who stand against him. All clues point to one psychotic criminal, and all roads to a solution that will lead to one secret location... but will Batman arrive too late to stop the rage let loose on his city?

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

On Sale December 28, 2011

It appears that we have a newer Poison Ivy themed t-shirt for sale but this time around she's paired with Harley Quinn. The creators of this shirt used an illustration done by José Luis García-López that I featured previously. The shirt is available in many sizes at - don't hesitate! (This link will take you to the basic adult size but women's, youth, and toddler sizes can be found too.)

Guess who decided to go as Poison Ivy for a costumed event this Halloween? Kim Kardashian! Say what you will about the Kardashian family - I thought she looked stunning in her take on Uma Thurman's costume. (I want that wig, now!)

However, the main point of including her in this post is that I noticed her eyemask looked awfully familiar. Now I'm not saying she herself used my tutorial but I suspect the people who helped create her costume may have taken a look at what I offered to those looking for a guide.

That's all I have for now. Stay tuned!

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