BATMAN #181
DC | Back To Batman | June 1966 | Volume 1 | USA | 187 Owned
1st Appearance of Poison Ivy - Poster insert

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Key Issue
Basic Information
Published
June 1966
Comic Age
Silver
Cover Price
$.12
Facts
  • 1st Appearance of Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
  • 1st APPEARANCE''S of: "TIGER MOTH", "DRAGON FLY", "SILKEN SPIDER"
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Stories
Stories May contain spoliers
 Contains 2 Stories: "Beware of -- Poison Ivy!" & "The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect!" 
Synopsis for "Beware of -- Poison Ivy!"

Poison Ivy (First appearance)
Dragonfly (First appearance)
Silken Spider (First appearance)
Tiger Moth (First appearance)

While attending a pop-art show at the Gotham Art Museum featuring portraits of the top three female criminals Dragon Fly, Silken Spider and Tiger Moth, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson are witness to the arrival of Poison Ivy, who has come to challenge the title for the number one female criminal to the press before making a quick exit. Bruce tries to follow her as Batman but she manages to get away. Because of the way Batman talks about Poison Ivy, Robin is worried that Batman might be falling in love with Ivy.

When Dragon Fly, Silken Spider, and Tiger Moth hear of Poison Ivy's challenge they arrive at her pre-arranged meeting place to figure out once and for all who the most dangerous female criminal is with each bringing in some backup. The several henchmen hold Batman and Robin away while the three femme fatale meet Poison Ivy. However, this turns out to be a trap and the three women are knocked out. When Batman and Robin arrive to stop Poison Ivy, she tries to use her charm to woo Batman. However, Batman manages to snap out of it and arrest her.

Synopsis for "The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect!"

When Kaye Daye, member of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City is to receive a Sherlock Award for her latest book "The Stars Do Kill", the Mystery Analysts soon become involved in an mysterious attempt on Kaye's life. However, Batman with the help of the others manage to foil this plot and save Kaye before her cousin's hired thugs can murder her and she could cash in on the family inheritance.

"Beware of -- Poison Ivy" is reprinted in Batman in the Sixties, Showcase Presents: Batman Vol 2 and Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years.

"The Perfect Crime -- Slightly Imperfect" is reprinted in Batman #260 & Showcase Presents: Batman Vol 2.
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