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Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 (of 2)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
Amazon ASIN

13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 is a confined, claustrophobic comic. The town’s open space is replaced with a few homes and much bigger enemies, making the book an anxiety-causing masterpiece. Every page is unsettling, twisting faces and contorting Ivy further into a corner. It’s noisy, intrusive, and dramatic, building to a warranted and rewarding ending.

  • 100


    There is a thin line between dreams and nightmares, which is something Pamela Isley has quickly learned as ‘Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy’ #2 brings the antihero/villain’s time in the event to a terrifying close. Just like the regular series, every bit of this tie-in has been perfectly orchestrated to tell the best story possible with this character. Just truly a delightful experience from beginning to end.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    There’s an absolute purity of vision here. It has strength all its own. Simply allow Ivy’s nightmare to run its course in a non-complicated and straightforward way without trying to amplify anything. And it becomes its own breathtakingly simple analysis of a very complex and conflicted person. Wilson’s long-term progression of Ivy’s psyche has been fascinating to watch. She explores that here as well. The true identity of the polo-shirted Batman of Ivy’s nightmares is a clever echo of something that Wilson has been echoing around the back corners of her characterization since she started working with the character.

  • 90

    Of all of the “Knight Terrors” tie-ins, it’s the Poison Ivy miniseries that understood the assignment and of those, issue #2 particularly so. We don’t try to get too weird with Pamela’s character or history here. Instead, Wilson truly explores the things that Pamela is afraid of. It’s haunting, but it’s made even more so by Ilhan’s perfectly unhinged and deranged art that takes everything to a new and horrifying level. The result is a comic that is chilling and weirdly heartfelt and unsettling that you know will have impact far beyond the event it’s been dropped into. It’s a solid reminder why the Poison Ivy series is one of DC’s best – even when shoehorned into a mediocre event.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    Unlike most tales, duality is a thread that flows throughout this particular series. There are two characters stuck inside one nightmare and the dream of Ivy’s partner, Harley, is her own personal worst fear. Now landing this kind of plane can be quite tricky in comics. Complex stories like this fail to nail their endings all the time (including other entrants in the Knight Terrors series). But both storylines merge and are concluded in a satisfactory way here. Ivy has to take a long hard look at herself and then decide her path forward. In conclusion, Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 combines complex and thrilling storytelling with innovative and creepy art to create one of the best off-shoots in the series.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: As always, Wilson gives the audience an introspective look into Poison Ivy’s thoughts. I like the idea that Ivy uses this horrific attack as an emotional growth opportunity. As she deals with Insomnia’s nightmare, she learns something important about herself and her current actions.

    The Art: This chapter uses an eerie drawing style that uses detailed illustrations, including distorted character features, to present a fantastical world with strong elements of realism.

  • 80


    Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 achieves what the series has set out to do: to continue to develop and grow Poison Ivy as a person.

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    Like most of the Knight Terrors minis, the strength of this series is in its disturbing visuals. Atugan Ilhan is up to the task of creating horrific plant-based monsters, but the eeriest part here is the way the smiles on the Stepfords’ faces start to feel less natural and more plastic with each panel. Even Ivy starts to feel less like herself, until she make a daring escape that forces her to fight her way through everyone she loves. Janet, meanwhile, has been locked up deep below in a house made of dirt, and tries to climb her way out to safety. This issue doesn’t have any big reveals about Ivy’s character or give her any real catharsis, but it does have her realize some interesting things about what she wants in life. The fact that she has to split the focus of the issue with Janet kind of makes things feel a little incomplete at times, but it sets both of them up for more creepy adventures in the coming arc.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    There’s so much going on with Poison Ivy’s storyline that I am always impressed when writers are able to tie in their current character arcs with a special event. Knight Terrors: Poison Ivy #2 just goes to show you that you can have a crossover and still carry on with the character development and story building you were planning. I cannot wait to see what’s next for our poisonous heroine, her lover, and her HR rep.

  • 80

    The Batman Universe

    This comic is so much fun. G. Willow Wilson hits Ivy’s nightmare scenario perfectly, and the art team of Ihhan, Morales, Prianto, and Ostemane-Elhaou just seem to be having the best time bringing it all to life.

  • 78

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors – Poison Ivy #2 is the final installment of the limited series with little connection to the over event aside from Ivy and Janet being trapped and escaping their shared nightmare experience. The series doesn’t explore any new ground for Ivy, making it unlikely that this experience will play a significant role in her ongoing story.

    This series will probably be hit-or-miss for both readers of the ongoing series or those just reading the Knight Terrors event.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    Overall, I thought this was still an entertaining standalone story that keeps with the event’s nightmare theme, even if it’s removed from the main Knight Terrors plot. It offers a look at Ivy’s fears, which seem obvious from afar, but fleshes them out in an interesting and unique way that feels new and hopefully leaves the character changed beyond this individual story.

  • 35


    In the end, we are essentially left where we started in Ivy’s journey before this entire event started. I thought Wilson would use this event to further Ivy’s development. Now it just seems like a total interruption that doesn’t tell us anything about Ivy that we didn’t already know. It’s a total missed opportunity to me. The quality of the Ivy book is a roller coaster. This is definitely one of its lowest points.

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