Monday, April 03, 2006
You Don't Bring Me Flowers...
In the previous issue we were shown that Poison Ivy was wielding enhanced power; her plants were swarming all over the top tier of a major skyscraper. So it struck me that the writer missed an opportunity in this issue, since Ivy is outsmarted, overcome, and escorted to Arkham Asylum fairly effortlessly, (in a manner that I thought was reminiscent of the 60s television show).
I was intrigued by the artist's choice of imagery in depicting her "Oh, I give up" moment:
Does this look to anyone else as if it's the climactic moment in a fairy tale? If that's what this is supposed to evoke, shouldn't the knight be on his knees, anyway?
Did I miss something, or has Ivy just asked Batman to marry her?
Good points. And you're right, Batman does resemble a significant plant-part in that panel.
The depiction of Poison Ivy's surrender to Batman struck me as sexualized (and therefore unpleasant); the panel that really made me cringe was the first one in the center series.