Ivy has been one of the Bad Girls of Batman for quite some time but has often been overshadowed by the mainstays like Catwoman or relative new comer Harley Quinn. With her ability to manipulate plant life, you would think she would have the power of a God like creature like Swamp Thing but she has never been taken that far. Instead she is often easily defeated by Batman as her mind never seems to be focused enough to do real damage.
Beginning in Batman #41 and continuing in Batman #42, that may have changed. It seems that Ivy has done what few others have been able to do. She has taken over the world without firing a single shot. Bruce realizes that something is wrong and quickly races to the antidote but is only able to inoculate himself and Catwoman from Ivy’s spell.
With the Justice League under her control, Ivy imprisons the two in Wayne manor but that only lasts so long, and soon the Bat and the Cat are launching a counter offensive. This fails miserably and only ends up with them being captive, hanging upside down in the Batcave, being watched over by a controlled Superman. Which by the way happens quite a bit. Superman held under Ivy’s control. He may be the man of steel but he has a weak ass will.
Batman taunts Superman with crushing results and ends up…where he planned to be all along?
Two books along in this storyline and I will say it is really worth the read!!