POISON IVY (Pamela Lilian Isley)BIOGRAPHY
Created by Bob Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff

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Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
The Original Universe


Real Name: Pamela Lilian Isley
Occupation: Criminal and Ecoterrorist
Place of Birth: Seattle, WA
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: unnamed parents
Base of Operation: Gotham City, NJ
Group Affiliation (former): Birds of Prey, Injustice Gang of the World; Secret Society of Super-Villains; Suicide Squad; Society
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 133 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Chestnut
First Appearance: Batman Vol. 1 #181 (June 1966): "Beware of -- Poison Ivy!"
Creators: Bob Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff


A promising botanist, Pamela Isley was experimented on by Professor Jason Woodrue and gained plant-related powers as a result, able to generate various vegetable toxins and other chemicals from her body and to control the growth of plants to a limited degree. A passionate woman, she set to using her abilities for the good of plant-kind and the detriment of humanity, clashing numerous times with Batman and gradually becoming more and more plant-like, now being more plant than human. When Gotham City was abandoned by the rest of the world, Ivy took over Robinson Park, regenerating it, creating a new Eden in which she sheltered various children who had been orphaned. The Gotham authorities later made the decision to evict her at any cost, even if it meant spraying the park with defoliants which would almost certainly have killed her had she not given herself up to the police to save the life of one of the children. She is now loose once more in another area of woodland in Gotham.


For a definitive list of appearances of Poison Ivy in chronological order click here (1966-2011) and here (2011-present)


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18 (August 1986)

Detective Comics Annual #2 (1989)
Who's Who in the DC Universe #5 (December 1990)
Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files #1 (December 1999)