Minorities in cartoons: Poison Ivy

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This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Poison Ivy, a longtime Batman nemesis. Poison Ivy (real name: Pamela Isley) first appeared in “Batman” #181 (June 1966). She was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff. Background Poison Ivy’s origin has varied over the years, and across media. For most versions, Dr. Pamela Isley (a botanist … Read more

DC Entertainment launches a superheroine initiative aimed at girls

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DC Entertainment has announced it’s planning to launch “DC Super Hero Girls,” a major initiative due this fall. Aimed at girls ages 6-12, it’ll feature teenage versions of various DC superheroines and supervillainesses, including Wonder Woman, Bumblebee (spelled “Bumble Bee” in the press release for some reason), Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and others. Designed … Read more