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SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy (Issue 1)
Information
Real name: Lillian (Lilly) Rose[1]
Pamela Lillian Isley (retconned)
Species: Metahuman
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Apprentice: Honeysuckle
Occupation: Botanist, ecoterrorist
Base: Gotham City
Affiliations: Super Foes
League of Evil
Injustice Gang
Rogue of: Batman
Lillian Rose (WFC -252)

Image from World's Finest, Vol. 1 #252 (September 1978).[2]

Poison Ivy was an enemy of Batman and his allies, including the Justice League. A former botanist, she was transformed into a plant-human hybrid.

She and her sidekick Honeysuckle were former members of the Super Foes.


Background Information

In the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Dr. Lillian Rose, PhD[3] was born in Washington, and the daughter of a wealthy family.

While attending college in Seattle she becomes a promising botanist. She falls in love with one of her teachers, Marc LeGrande who persuades her into assisting him with the theft of an Egyptian artifact containing ancient herbs. Fearing she would implicate him in the theft, he betrays her and attempts to poison her with the herbs - which are deadly and untraceable. She survives this murder attempt and discovers she has acquired an immunity to all natural toxins and diseases. Born in Washington, she is the daughter of a wealthy family. She attended college in Seattle, where she studied botany.[4]

Turning to crime, Lillian adopted the alias of Poison Ivy and appeared in public for the first time in Gotham City in order to challenge the most renowned criminals for the title of Public Enemy No. 1.[5]


Lilly Rose (WFC -252)

Lilly Rose from World's Finest, Vol. 1 #252 (September 1978)

Poison Ivy (comic book)

Powers and Abilities

Super Powers

Abilities


Appearances

Poison Ivy did not appear in any episode of the Superfriends TV Show.

Earth-One Appearances:

  • Justice League of America, #111 (May/June 1974)
  • JLA 80-Page Giant, #2/2 (November 1999) -- post-crisis retconned appearance
  • Justice League of America, #143 (June 1977)
  • Justice League of America, #158 (September 1978)

Earth-1A Appearances:


Notes

  • Poison Ivy first appeared in Batman, Vol. 1 #181 (June, 1966). (June 1966).[6]


External Links


References

  1. 'Lillian Rose' was Poison Ivy's original name as conceived by Gerry Conway in the pages of World's Finest, Vol. 1 #252 (September 1978). Over the years 'Pamela Isley' was the name commonly used. In 1989, she was officially retconned to Pamela Isley by Neil Gaiman in Secret Origins, Vol. 2 #36 (January, 1989). Go to the DC Database for more on World's Finest, Vol. 1 #252 (September 1978) and Secret Origins, Vol. 2 #36 (January, 1989).
  2. This image was reprinted in SuperAmigos, #11 (1979)
  3. The DC Database states that the FBI wrongly recorded Poison Ivy's name as Lillian Rose. This is probably because in her prior appearances she had been called, Pamela Isley.[?]
  4. As revealed in World's Finest, Vol. 1 #252 (September 1978).
  5. As revealed in Batman, Vol. 1 #181 (June, 1966).
  6. Go to the DC Database for more on Batman, Vol. 1 #181 (June, 1966).