A month ago, as part of our irregular Gotham Gossip articles, Bleeding Cool asked "How can Poison Ivy be in two places at once? Readers of that Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy series may have a clue, and recently in Swamp Thing. Ivy is in Alleytown with Catwoman, rescued from being used as a drug source, but also as Queen Ivy in her own Eden with Harley Quinn, the Gardener, Mr Wyze and Miracle Molly. But what will happen when the two meet again? With Queen Ivy growing a thick jungle underneath Gotham that's putting the entire city in imminent peril, will Harley restore Ivy's memory with Ivy II?" We saw the split Ivies in last week's Batman: Fear State Alpha #1, but what of Queen Ivy's threat to the whole of Gotham? That gets revealed in today's Batman #112.
Could she really pull the whole thing down? And does that make the Poison Ivies the greatest threat to Gotham? Or will she be revealed as their saviour? If she could take down The Magistrate and defeat the Scarecrow's fear with her pheromones, no wonder Harley and The Gardner are trying to put her back together again... even if, in Fear State Alpha she wasn't that keen…
BATMAN #112 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ (FEAR STATE)
(W) James Tynion IV, Brandon Thomas (A) Jorge Jimenez, Max Dunbar (CA) Jorge Jimenez
A story over a year in the making and set into motion with Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State begins! Batman played into the hands of the Scarecrow, who has unleashed a coordinated attack on Gotham City through his manipulation of Simon Saint and Peacekeeper-01! But there are other forces at work with the emergence of an Anti-Oracle spreading fake news across all channels and inciting terror and violence on the streets of Gotham! Backup: Clownhunter has turned down help from Batman, Leslie Thompkins, the Red Hood, and everyone else who has offered it to him, thinking that he can handle being a vigilante on the streets of Gotham City by himself. But when he takes a shot at fighting the Scarecrow one-on-one, he'll learn very quickly how much in this city he's not ready for yet. NEW HERO – PEACEKEEPER X! Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 09/07/2021