Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy on deviantART

Pamela Lillian Isley was an exceptionally gifted botanical biochemistry student studying in Seattle, WA. She also had a terrible weakness for mad scientists. During one particularly nasty experiment, conducted by a Dr. Jason Woodrue, she was injected with an experimental mixture of plant based poisons.  Although she survived the ordeal, she was rendered mentally unstable and delusional and transformed into a new kind of hybrid species, more plant than human.  She fled Seattle for Gotham city where, befriended by the psychopathic Harley Quinn, and tormenting the city as an eco-terrorist, her love/hate relationship with Batman began. Poison Ivy was created by DC Comics editor, Robert Kanigher and artist, Sheldon Moldoff. She first appeared in Batman #181 in June 1966. I have added Poison Ivy to my deviantART Gallery.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Venom on deviantART

With even bigger and sharper teeth than Morbius, and the same overpowering urge to kill Spider-Man, the extraterrestrial symbiote known as Venom, fell to earth in 1982.  Venom was the creation of a well intentioned Marvel fan, one Randy Schueller from Norridge, Illinois.  He sold the concept outright to then editor Jim Shuter for $220 as part of a story contest.  The character was further developed by Dave Michelinie, Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane. A parasitic alien organism, the Venom symbiote  attached itself to Peter Parker, and to the Spider-man costume in particular, lending it a dark controlling personality all it’s own. The shape shifting Venom went on to ‘bond’ with other established Marvel characters including Mac Gargin (The Scorpion) and Flash Thompson. Venom first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in May, 1984. I have added Venom to my devaintART Gallery.