Rucka, Martinborough and Mitchell conclude the Poison Ivy 2-parter in Detective 752 (Jan. 01).
Batman enters Robinson Park, hoping to find some solution before the police send their troops in. He has to battle Feraks, but figures that will just draw Ivy’s attention, and he needs to find her anyway.
Sasha Bordeaux is still at the Wayne Building, not able to find Bruce anywhere, and joins the long list of people frustrated over his mysterious absences.
Batman does talk with Ivy, but the stalemate continues. Still, Ivy is sad about the situation, rather than defiant.
She wants to save the park, and the children, but it seems impossible to do both. So she orders the children to leave. They do, and briefly wind up in the hands of the police, but then turn around and come back into the park. They willingly become human shields to protect Ivy from Gordon and the police.
The story reaches as positive a conclusion as it possibly could. Ivy leaves the park, saving the children, but does wind up carted back to Arkham. It leaves one relieved, if not happy.
Leelee finds herself back at square one in this chapter of the Jacobian, by Gorfinkel, Johnson and Panosian.
The Jacobian now believes himself to be a simple fisherman, with no memory of anything that has happened so far. But Leelee finds him before the fake memories have had time to really take. But the Mahmetchik are there, and the characters wind up fighting on a boat.
Leelee solves that problem – blowing up the boat.