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Rucka, Martinborough and Mitchell tend to Poison Ivy in Detective 751 (Dec. 00).

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Even though No Man’s Land has ended, Poison Ivy has remained in control of Robinson Park, with her Ferak creatures defending it, and a group of children who have become her devoted followers.  Gordon and the police decide the time has come to get her out.

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Lucius Fox decides the time has come to get a bodyguard for Bruce Wayne, and hires Sasha Bordeaux.

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Bruce is not pleased.

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But he is also not able to argue against Lucius’ reasoning.

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Gordon sets up a perimeter around the park, and the Ferak’s start fighting back.

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Spotting this from his building, Bruce excuses himself from Sasha to go to the bathroom.

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While not shown to be any less ruthless, Poison Ivy is still quite a sympathetic figure in the story.  No one else really seems to care about the park, or the children.  And there is nowhere else for her to be.

As well, starting with this story, Poison Ivy’s colouring is no longer shown to be human skin tone, but rather a more plant-like shade.

The story concludes next issue.

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The Jacobian story jumps a bit, as he and Leelee are now in the middle of a combat situation, thanks to Gorfinkel, Johnson and Panosian.

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There is a child general, reputed to have magical powers.  The Jacobian catches up to him just as the enemy troops do.  They are prepared to kill the boy, but he actually has powers – not unlike the Jacobian.

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The Mahmetchik appear, using a special word to erase the boy’s powers and memories.  And then they do the same to the Jacobian.

 

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