She is one of the most prolific female fiends in existence, and the alter ego of Pamela Isley is no stranger to Superman. Her original origin a cobbled mystery, the villainess known as Poison Ivy is a deadly mastermind and ecoterrorist, who utilizes her superhuman mastery of flora to battle the forces of good. Officially, she is a member of Batman's Rogues Gallery, and makes her home in Arkham Asylum. But once free, Poison Ivy has branched out into the greater realm of DC Comics. She has battled Superman, Wonder Woman, and other heroes of the Justice League. She has also joined several crime syndicates, including The Injustice Gang, The 100, The Secret Society of Super-Villains, and is a frequent partner of Harley Quinn.
Poison Ivy has battled the Man of Steel on several occasions. One encounter was as a member of the Injustice Gang. But one of her latest meetings with Superman was when she miraculously entranced the Man of Tomorrow with powerful narcotics. In her employ, Superman nearly wiped out Batman, if not for the timely assistance of Catwoman.
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Beware! Poison Ivy looks lovely, but keep your distance!!! A true femme fatale, Ivy woos men, then easily kills them or entrances them to do her bidding. Her body is altered from the original experiment that transformed her into the villainess she is today. She is biologically a hybrid of flora and fauna. Additionally she has superhuman knowledge of plantlife; to the point that she can grow and manipulate giant vines and beanstalks, titanic venus flytraps, sentient plantmen, and other deadly plant creatures.
Poison Ivy is a master of toxins. She oftens woos men into kissing her, then killing them with poison lipstick. Toxic spores emitted in a room can unleash deadly, painful rashes. She has even slain two doctors at Arkham by suckering them into eating an apparently harmless garden salad. Unfortunately, the ingredients included poisons that suffocated the two researchers.
First Appearance (Historical): Batman #181 (June 1966)
Who's Who in the Superman Comics
This is a listing of many of the notable characters and a few places that have appeared in the Superman comics from the 1986 revamp up until around 2008.
NOTE: A new, and more current version of the Who's Who is currently being worked on and can be accessed by clicking here.
Although Superman often appears in other DC Comics, this text's information is limited mainly to what has occurred in the regular Superman comics.
Many thanks to Scotty V, Derrick Lyle Coleman, Dean Vanek, Genevieve Clemens and Benjamin Grose who all helped out at one time or another with writing and updating these Who's Who descriptions.
The listings are displayed as follows:
Relevant issues of the Superman comics are listed as such:
- Surname, Firstname - Text describing the character, place, object, etc...
The Issue Number for each of these titles is written in this manner: #000. (e.g. SUP #123)
- SUP = Superman
- MOS = Man of Steel
- AOS = Adventures of Superman
- ACT = Action Comics
- MOT = Man of Tomorrow
First Appearance refers to the issue since 1986 unless otherwise noted.