Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on this here internet lately. This week: Comic-Con exclusive mania continues, Fantastic Beasts finds itself an extremely clever Lego set, and the best incarnation of the Justice League assembles on your toy shelf. Check it out!
The premise to DC and Archie Comics’ crossover special Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica reads like a piece of fan fiction, something television or film studio executives dream about but would never dare actually writing. Obviously, this is why the comic’s first two issues, written by Marc Andreyko and Paul Dini…
There are certain comic book power couples—like Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, or Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge—who are so magnetic, so charming, so delightful that when both characters are on the page together, basically nothing else matters. But what happens when you get more than one power couple together?
Look, railing against Gotham for its absolute refusal to portray any of its characters in a consistent way is a fool’s errand. But executive producer Ken Woodruff’s explanation of why the show is turning Poison Ivy from a kid to a voluptuous, seductive 20-something—through what I believe is the magical power of…
Gotham has recast Poison Ivy! Maggie Geha, 28, will be taking over the role of Ivy Pepper from 14-year-old actress Clare Flory. While people assumed that Ivy would see some sort of a growth spurt, doubling her age definitely comes as a surprise. So, what’s the deal? Oh, it’s just Gotham continuing to be as insane as…
There was little doubt that combining superheroes and anthropomorphic toy trains would be a big hit with kids. But following up on the success of the initial reveal at Comic-Con last year, Mattel is going to introduce 35 new DC Super Friends/Thomas & Friends Minis mashups including Emily in a Poison Ivy getup, a…
Poison ivy is the scourge of summer. Get a little bit in one place, and it can spread all over your body. And it spreads over your body because your blood carries it there. Find out how poison ivy makes you blood a collaborator.
Artist Simone Bianchi chooses a surprising inspiration for his Batman tableau, changing the hands of creation into hands of reaching, and adding a demonic quality to Batman's foes.
Artist Gingashi imagines an alternate Gotham City in which Batman has half as many foes who are twice as dastardly, giving us the mashed-up rogues Poison Cat, Two-Clay Face, Madcrow, and Jokernigma.
This week in the world of cartoons we continue to traverse the desert that is holiday programming, but we do have new episodes of Tron: Uprising and MLP: Friendship is Magic, as well as a couple of throwback cartoons.
My mortal enemy is not a man. Nor is it a beast, a virus, an addiction, or a female secret agent. It's a plant. A stupid, fucking, plant. Poison oak, poison ivy, and/or poison sumac (depending on where you live) is pure, insidious evil. Oh, and it's going to be extra bad this year.
What if Disney World was overrun by Gotham's ladies? Behold Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman in Disneyified garb. I kind of love that Catwoman appears to be holding jewelry she presumably nipped from Pocahontas and Ariel. All of the images come to use courtesy of Deviant Artist Cat Londers.
One easy way to save money on a Halloween costume is to try your hand at a little fancy make-up art. It's much cheaper than buying some over-priced store-bought monstrosity. Plus, they're sick as hell. Here are the best of the "how-to" videos that can turn you into the Black Swan, Mystique, and even Jadzia Dax (retro…
A rare parasitic flower from South Africa puts out an entrancing smell to get local mammals to pollinate it. For the first time, these scents have been described, and we're starting to understand just why flowers smell so good.
In Marvel Comics' 2006 miniseries Civil War, unruly superheroes brawl in Stamford, Connecticut, and Captain America and Spider-Man consequently fight each other. This Halloween, an unruly Captain America and Spider-Man were arrested for brawling in Stamford. It's all coming true!
What's the best part of being posthuman? Smiting your enemies with but a single touch, of course! Here are 10 mutants, cyborgs, and martial artists who are equipped to take down their nemeses using deadly limbs and epidermis.
For we mere mortals, romance can be tough; after all, love is, as Pat Benetar once so tunefully pointed out, a battlefield. But some comic book characters come prepared for this kind of war. Here're 10 examples to learn from.
It's the ultimate weapon of the femme fatale – the kiss of death. We've seen countless vixens ( and a rogue time agent ) use this deadly cosmetology. What were some of the most memorable of these lethal liplocks?