The good news is that thanks to the foundation laid down by Dr. Pamela Isley's research into the longevity of certain kinds of trees, there's now a new treatment for otherwise incurable diseases that can extend someone's lifespan and help them manage, or even eradicate their health problems. The bad news is that all of this is happening in the DC Universe, so it's a treatment that turns you into a giant murderous plant monster that needs to eat stem cells to survive. Side effects, am I right?
Either way, it's a consequence that Poison Ivy is going to have to face when the Grim --- the aforementioned tree monster --- shows up to eat her super-powered sporeling children in the climax of Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life And Death. Check out a preview below!
Over the past couple of weeks, DC Comics' Convergence event has resulted in some of the most exciting and most bizarre announcements since the company threw out their previous shared universe canon in favor of the "New 52" reboot -- especially since the core idea of next April's big crossover is that they're bringing back a bunch of the versions of characters that they got rid of for a big battle against the new batch. Last week was particularly enticing for long-time fans, teasing us with Greg Rucka's return to writing Renee Montoya in The Question and Gail Simone going back to the fan-favorite pairing of Nightwing/Oracle.
This week, they've attempted to top that with a whole new roster of books, and this time they're set in a pre-Flashpoint Metropolis. The second week's launches will see the return of characters from 1996's Kingdom Come and the landmark Justice League International, plus Louise Simonson writing Steel. Of course, we're also getting Azrael and the return of Larry Hama to writing Batman, so someone out there needs to stop wishing on the Monkey's Paw already.
Flashpoint is DC Comics' summer event of 2011 that promises to change the DC Universe unrecognizably until the event's climactic finale, when the DC Universe will instead be left changed somewhat recognizably...
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