- File Size: 478408 KB
- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: MAX (August 12, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 12, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0131FN6V0
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$24.99|
|Print List Price:||$34.99|
Save $22.49 (64%)
Daredevil: Typhoid's Kiss (Typhoid (1995-1996)) Kindle & comiXology
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 416 pages|
Kindle e-ReadersFire Tablets
- Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This collection is labeled as "Daredevil" Typhoid's Kiss, but only includes one storyline that involves Daredevil and it's a minor role (from Marvel Comics Presents 150-151 (which also includes Wolverine, Steel Raven, and Ghost Rider). This 412-page collection includes the Typhoid 4-issue mini-series (1995), Spectacular Spider-man 213-214 and material from Girl Comics #3 (2010) and Marvel Comics Presents 109-116 and 123-130, while also including the entirety of Marvel Comics Presents 150-151. Ann Nocenti writes all stories collected here, with co-writing credits to Steve Lightle on a couple of the stories. Steve Lightle does most of the artwork in Marvel Comics Presents, with a single issue drawn by Fred Harper. John van Fleet does the mini-series. James Fry draws the two Spider-man issues and Molly Crabapple does the Girl Comics story.
I collected Daredevil during Ann Nocenti's run, including the debut of Typhoid Mary. That story, nor any of the Daredevil stories, are included in this collection, despite the title of the book. This collection contains explicit content and has a warning label on it indicating that it's not for kids. Besides heavy doses of violence, they also have plenty of sexual innuendo as well as a scene that might be construed as sexual abuse.
Extras include Typhoid trading cards, awesome wraparound covers for 150 and 151, a John van Fleet pinup, all the covers (including the Wolverine: Typhoid one-shot), Marvel Portraits #4, Spotlight on Ann Nocenti, three swimsuit special pin-ups, quarter-sized art for several of the covers, and a parody ad for "Tylenaid" for "splitting headaches".
Overall, this was typical 90s fare, high on chaotic action and the page as a work of art. Some of Lightle's art is excellent. James Fry does a decent job on the Spectacular Spider-man issues. John van Fleet creates moody painted artwork for the mini-series. Molly Crabapple has a unique take on the character in Girl Comics.
The first story arc, "Typhoid's Kiss", finds Wolverine falling for Mary Walker while her Typhoid Mary and Bloody Mary personas want to harm him. There are some beautiful art sequences and some of the interplay with the supporting characters was fairly decent. I enjoyed the characters of Lee and Harvey and their discussion of Oswald. The mad scientist who may be able to cure Mary was quite creepy. Wolverine called him "Dr. Science" but he corrects him, saying that his name is Trevor.
The next story arc, "Walking Wounded", pits Ghost Rider against Typhoid. Supporting characters include an ultra-feminist leader who wants to kill all men even more than Bloody Mary, a pregnant woman named Eve that is upset that she doesn't have a man in her life, and a preacher and his family. If that wasn't enough, Dusk also appears. Lightle does a great job rendering Dusk into a cross between X-men Inferno and a horror from Lovecraft.
In "A Battle of the Sexes", Lightle does a great job on the first part. Issue #151 is drawn by Fred Harper doing a thicker brushed take on Bill Sienkiewicz. I don't think it's very successful.
"Typhoid Attack" was my favorite story in the collection. Typhoid befriends Mary Jane and portrays Spider-man's neglect as a sign he is one who abuses women. Spidey's mended suit echoes Bloody Mary's outfit as well as the frayed psyche of Typhoid. This story had a solid ending and was the only ending of a story I really liked in this collection.
The mini-series started out with a lot of promise but devolved into snuff territory. Prostitutes are being murdered by a possible serial killer and the police are turning a blind eye to it. Much of van Fleet's artwork was exceptional, but many panels were too heavy. Some of the action was obscured and vague. A couple of the characters would look like each other in certain panels.
Nocenti touched on some interesting topics with the multiple personality character Typhoid. Many supporting characters really shone through and held interest. The plot dragged at times and the endings could've been improved.
The art is acquired taste for both Lightle and van Fleet, though each are quite different. Some of it borders on the exceptional and some falls into standard over-the-top Image-esque 90s excess. If you like this period of comic art, then this is worth getting solely on that basis. Typhoid was a great new character developed by Nocenti and she goes through some evolution as a character within this collection. Given that, I did find some of the Marvel Comics Presents pages tough to power through. I read Spider-man and the mini-series first before hitting the earlier stories, figuring they would be rougher.