Will Batman Pit The Gardener Against Poison Ivy?

We already looked at the evidence that James Tynion IV was making his character Ghost-Maker a bi-sexual/pansexual character in Batman with one easy panel.

But with enquiries about the future of Poison Ivy at DC Comics, the appearance of the new character The Gardener may suggest something similar.

Is Batman's Ghost-Maker His Bisexual Sidekick?
Batman #107 by Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Moray

As Poison Ivy takes in the escaped-after-A-Day Arkham Asylum resident known as Stabbo, leaving him for the police, with a diagnosis.

Is Batman's Ghost-Maker His Bisexual Sidekick?
Batman #107 by Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Moray

And we meet The Gardener with plant-based dogs and a rose in hand, echoing the appearance of Poison Ivy. While Bleeding Cool can confirm her interest in Harley Quinn, saying in the yet-to-be-lettered speech balloons,

" You were right Rex. She is back in Gotham after all. And that means there's still hope."

We know that the story of Poison Ivy – or indeed, Queen Ivy – is to continue in Harley Quinn, Batman, and maybe even Harley Quinn And Batman if they even announce that.

The Gardner looks like how that will begin – just don't expect to learn more than this in Batman #107.

BATMAN #107 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez – Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Tensions are sky-high in Gotham City following the attack on Arkham Asylum, and public opinion and unrest are starting to boil over. The Dark Knight has his hands full juggling the investigation of the reappearance of an old enemy and the rise of a new gang in Gotham called the Unsanity Collective…Gotham City is getting more dangerous by the minute! Plus, in part one of "Legend of the Ghost-Maker," James Tynion IV and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz tell the most insane tale of action and adventure featuring Batman's frenemy Ghost-Maker! This one is not to be missed! In-Store: 4/6/2021 Retail: $4.99

 

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.