The Death Toll Rises in DC’s Heroes in Crisis #2

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The Death Toll Rises in DC’s Heroes in Crisis #2


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Another DC icon has fallen.

Another major DC character has fallen thanks to Heroes in Crisis.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Heroes in Crisis #2!

Heroes in Crisis #1 opened with a long list of deaths, as heroes like Commander Steel, Blue Jay, Lagoon Boy, Arsenal and the Wally West Flash were murdered inside the former safe haven of Sanctuary. Even then, it was implied that there were more victims of this act of mass-murder than readers knew, and that’s proven to be the case in issue #2.

This chapter reveals that Poison Ivy was also among those murdered in Sanctuary. Though Ivy’s body is never shown (which may be enough cause for Ivy fans to stay hopeful), both Booster Gold’s sidekick Skeets and Harley Quinn refer to Ivy as having been killed. Harley in particular mourns the loss of her best friend and sometimes lover, regretting that she ever brought Ivy to Sanctuary in the aftermath of her worldwide attack in the “Everyone Loves Ivy” storyline from earlier this year.

Art by Clay Mann. (DC Entertainment)

Art by Clay Mann. (DC Entertainment)

This issue also casts some doubt on the revelation that Booster himself is the person responsible for the killing spree at Sanctuary. Booster is intent on solving the case and clearing his name, though he manages to accomplish little in this issue beyond attracting the wrath of Barry Allen.

Art by Travis Moore. (DC Entertainment)

Art by Travis Moore. (DC Entertainment)

While Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are currently hunting both Harley and Booster, they may soon have much bigger problems to worry about. Despite the fact that Sanctuary’s video cameras supposedly delete all footage as soon as it’s recorded, a mysterious group called The Puddlers has acquired numerous superhero video confessionals and begun distributing them to journalists like Lois Lane. Every hero who has ever relied on Sanctuary’s help now faces the possibility that their identity and other closely guarded secrets will be revealed to the whole world.

Let us know what you think about Ivy’s tragic death (or whether you think she’s dead at all) in the comments below. And be sure to check out our review for Heroes in Crisis #2.

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