Saturday, December 15, 2012

Batman #181 June 1966 Beware of -- Poison Ivy!

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In June of 1966 DC Comics introduced Batman & Robin to a new villain named Poison Ivy and she has been a literal thorn in the side of the 'Dynamic Duo' ever since.

"TROUBLE BETWEEN THE DYNAMIC DUO! ... IS SHE THE CAUSE?"

Of course she is!

An original grunge girl and botanist from Seattle, Pamela Lillian Isley wants to be on top of Gotham's criminal food chain so she invites all the other riot girls in town (Dragon Fly, Silken Spider, Tiger Moth) to a rumble. Though Batman is worried that Robin wants to pollinate with the poisonous plant girl it is the Caped Crusader himself that succumbs to her charms. Can Robin snap him out of his love-sick haze before Ivy takes him back to her greenhouse for a dirt nap?

More Info:

Cover art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. The 1st appearance of Poison Ivy in Beware of -- Poison Ivy!, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella. Centerspread is a great two-page color poster of Batman and Robin (pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson). Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect! starring Batman and Robin, script by Gardner Fox, inks by Sid Greene. A letter from Mike Friedrich. 36 pgs. $0.12.

Stories:

"Beware of -- Poison Ivy!"

"Best Wishes Batman and Robin"

"The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect!"

Price Guide Value: 2.0 = $26 to 9.2 = $600

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1 comment:

  1. Unless I sold it last summer, I think I might still have this issue.

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