- Publisher: Marvel Enterprises; Direct ed edition (May 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785100563
- ISBN-13: 978-0785100560
- Package Dimensions: 10.4 x 7 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wolverine: Typhoid's Kiss Paperback – May, 1994
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That's why this turned out to be a big disappointment. THe whole premise of the story with Wolverine and TM teaming up to investigate the weapon x programme with TM turning out to also be experimented on was definitely promising but the dialogue was poor and not overly intelligent. Wolverine did not seem like Wolverine (especially with lines like, "i don't kill" and telling Mary that he wished she didn't have to see him punch out someone). The story seemed rushed and their investigations just seemed to conveniently fit into place. However, I did think the story improved as it went along and I may even started to loose myself a little in the book by the end but the worst thing about the book was the art. It's messy and too sketchy for my liking. The colours are not very striking and the lack of proper panel arrangement make it a bit confusing. There's not much revelation into the weapon X programme either, with TM going after the people that experimented on her. There's some mention of the process used but nothing about the people behind the scheme. A very mediocre to poor story that doesn't really go anywhere. Basically, a former victim of the programme tracks down Wolverine and asks him to meet up with Mary to uncover the secrets and go after the instigators. Wolverine goes along with it, meets up with Mary. They shag, then find the 'bad guys' all in a space of a few pages. The Typhoid Mary persona then immerges and attacks Wolverine. It ends with a showdown between the two main characters as TM tries to kill one of the professors of the programme.
not worth buying even if you are a TM or Wolverine fan but check it out if you can get it dirt cheap or free.
Typhoid's Kiss goes deeper into the past of Typhoid Mary. As she searches for the people responsible for her mentally deranged state, she encounters Wolverine, who is on a similar search. Convinced that they are after the same people, they decide to look for answers together, while Wolverine tries to understand what kind of woman he has gotten himself involved with. As is typical in a relationship with any male for Typhoid, she shows affection for Wolverine one moment and attacks him the next as her two personalities battle for control.
Nocenti is an excellent writer while writing both Wolverine and her own character, Typhoid. Of all the Typhoid Mary material I've read, this book focuses more on her past than any other, rather than dwelling in her own psychosis. While this is a nice change of pace, and helps add depth to the character, the character works much better in an atmosphere of complete insanity, such as in the 1996 Typhoid limited series.
What really detracts from the book is the artwork. While it is not inherently bad, I don't think it works for this kind of book. It may, in fact, be suited to one of Typhoid's more incoherent, psychotic stories. The use of panels is often abandoned for a pattern of figures and illustrations that float free-form instead. While I can see the application for this kind of style, it doesn't work in a story that is so heavily focused on character exposition and story. I think this book could have used a more traditional style. Also, the art looks like old-fashioned horror comic art-- which isn't bad, just not my taste.
While it is one of the lesser Typhoid Mary stories I've read, due mainly to the art, Typhoid's Kiss is worth reading as either a Typhoid or a Wolverine fan. It explores the backgrounds of both characters and provides a solid story in the process.