When I started to think of ways that I could interest people in the evolving world of poison ivy, I was strongly cautioned by my friends in the creative arts not to bore my readers with endless facts. I fed a small creative team with the data, and they shaped the story that you are reading today. Yes, folks, an epic adventure featuring…you guessed it: Toxicodendron radicans — poison ivy!
Each heroic character that you will learn about in the coming months is based on one of my real-life poison ivy teammates. Even the title of this comic, The Partners 5, is based on a nickname given to us by one of my team, who always says, “Let’s move it out, pawd’ners.”