The Latest On Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #75 and Batman #97 (Spoilers)

So Harley Quinn has been attacked by Punchline.  Her throat has been cut, and she has been dumped in the sewers. What a perfect time to start hallucinating her own roast from friends and family across the decades? Including a return to the Jimmy Palmiotti/Amanda Conner/Chad Hardin days, in today's Harley Quinn #75 by Sam Humphries, Sami Basri, Nicola Scott, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Ramon Villalobos, Ngozi Ukazu, Joe Quinones and Riley Rossmo. With just the right amount of innuendo that Harley and Ivy fans remember so well.

The Latest On Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #75 and Batman #97 (Spoilers)
From Harley Quinn #75

But it is all a dream. And we get to see Harley Quinn stitch herself up, as seen in Batman #96, until Batman #97 comes gallumphing along, with {Poison Ivy still on Harley Quinn's mind it seems) as it is time for Batman to wake from his poisonous assault from the Joker.

The Latest On Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #75 and Batman #97 (Spoilers)
Art from Batman #97

It's not the first time Poison Ivy has had her own Eden of course. Somewhere Batman had been as well, back in the late four hundreds…

The Latest On Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #75 and Batman #97 (Spoilers)
Art from Batman #495

This Eden seems a little different.

The Latest On Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #75 and Batman #97 (Spoilers)
Art from Batman #97

A bit more naturalist – and a bit more naturist to boot.

The Latest On Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #75 and Batman #97 (Spoilers)
Art from Batman #97

But note how Harley is referring to Poison Ivy in the past tense throughout… more of the previously noticed rewriting?

BATMAN #97 JOKER WAR (RES)
DC COMICS
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(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
The Joker's army is growing hour by hour, with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before. Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city-but how can he heal the rifts he's created in his life to get the help he needs? And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham City are waiting out the carnage Joker has unleashed-and Catwoman assembles an army of her own! SRP: $3.99

HARLEY QUINN #75
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(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March
At last, it's the star-studded roast of Harley Quinn! Nothing is off-limits, no topic is out of bounds, and no one-and we mean no one!-will escape unscathed. Harley may be the funniest person in the DC Universe, but how well can she take a joke?
Plus, in a backup story illustrated by superstar artist Riley Rossmo tying into "The Joker War," Harley Quinn faces off against Punchline!
ON SALE In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $5.99

Both are out today from DC Comics… I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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