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Daredevil Legends, Vol. 4: Typhoid Mary (Daredevil Marvel Comics)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  133 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
She's a love-maker and a man-hater.

Typhoid Mary is a psychotic, schizophrenic predator who will use her gallery of multiple personalities for one single-minded purpose: to seduce, dominate and ultimately execute her prey. Quickly becoming the underworld's most feared assassin, she terrorizes her targets with a seemingly inexhaustible lust for bloodshed. In service to the K
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Marvel Entertainment Group (first published 1988)
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Apr 21, 2014 Aaron rated it it was ok
This volume of Daredevil, which introduces one of his supposed greatest foes, has just about every problem comics had in the late 80s and early 90s. First of all, Typhoid Mary is introduced with basically no explanation for where she came from or why she's suddenly in town. There's a vast splash page of exposition used to attempt to explain her powers and her particular brand of lunacy, but all this did was further make me wonder "Why in the hell is she going after Daredevil? Why is she even in ...more
A noted Daredevil storyline from 1988-89 featuring the introduction of Typhoid Mary, one of DD's more dangerous enemies. The Kingpin hires Mary to seduce Matt and break his heart, but she takes it a little bit too far.

Mary has dissociative identity disorder, her mind containing a psychotic and playful Typhoid and a sane and peaceful Mary. Her tactic of attacking Daredevil as Typhoid and actually causing Matt to fall for her as Mary was really compelling. She knew his secret identity but he did n
Sep 23, 2008 Matt rated it really liked it
It's a little difficult to review this book. The immediate impression I had upon finishing it was to wonder why Ann Nocenti isn't always mentioned in the same breath as the greats, such as (obviously) Frank Miller or Chris Claremont or Dennis O'Neill or... You get the idea. But taking into account the inconsistent nature of this particular storyline, I wonder if it's indicative of her output overall.

Let's get this out of the way; there are some great comics in this collection. Nocenti and Romita
Sep 11, 2014 Unai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Segundo tomo de la etapa de Ann Nocenti a cargo del diablo de la cocina del infierno. Esta vez ya con John Romita Jr. como único acompañante. Si el anterior tomo era ya un buen comienzo tras la alargada sombra de Frank Miller y "Born Again", aquí despegamos definitivamente gracias a una de esas amantes que destruyen al héroe y de paso a la persona tras la mascara.

Dice Ann Nocenti que quería romper con los cánones femeninos en los tebeos y desde luego con María Tifoidea se rompió el molde, porqu
Mar 02, 2014 Alazzar rated it liked it
In my continuing quest to read more Daredevil, I found myself working up to Ann Nocenti's "Typhoid Mary" storyline. There's definitely some good stuff in here (it's always nice to see Daredevil's life take a beating, not because I wish him any ill, but because it's so interesting to see how he reacts to fate's latest kick in the teeth), but there's some less-than-good stuff as well. Like Typhoid Mary's visual design, for example. Who the hell came up with that? What's with the metal shoulders? ...more
Dec 12, 2014 Karel rated it liked it
I have no idea how to rate this.

Nocenti's run is schizophrenic (get it? like Typhoid Mary. Ho ho ho. OK. Back to reviewing.) - she introduces great characters, great Big Ideas, tries to move Daredevil to places where he hasn't been before. And then none of that goes anywhere; there is no pay-off, no real resolution, everything just ends. So on one hand I really liked her run for all the ideas that are thrown at us, and yes, even for the Big Messages that the characters are constantly proclaiming
Apr 03, 2012 Craig rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Nocenti's work here is genius. The fact that she was writing these scripts at a major company is still shocking. Many people unfairly read this as subversive, overly political, etc (all of which may be true, for all I know), but what they completely miss is that Nocenti has put together an incredibly complex analysis of heroism and it's hypocrisy. The world is incredibly grey, where right and wrong begin to lose their meaning except in the eyes of the children here. I'm also fascinated by ...more
Eric Mikols
May 17, 2014 Eric Mikols rated it it was ok
Shelves: daredevil
It's strange. Daredevil works best when written as a pulp hero, as with Frank Miller or Brian Bendis, but sometimes people just want to see him as a superhero doing big things, like they can with Spider-Man. I prefer the pulp every time, giving Daredevil something that makes him really stand out from other heroes.

This book is trying to blend both worlds, doing the superhero thing while building a dark atmosphere of story. The introduction of Typhoid Mary is actually very engaging and I'm glad I
Kyle Moore
Jun 27, 2015 Kyle Moore rated it liked it
The definition of why event crossovers suck. The plot of the book gets shot in the last 2 or 3 issues by the inferno crossover. Suddenly the story shifts and makes almost no sence to anyone reading this without at least knowing what inferno was. The story itself is good, Typhoid Mary is a great character. Daredevil/Matt kind of suffer from focus shifting from Typhoid, Kingpin, and Foggy. The children in the book get to be annoying but only show up a few times so they are not that big of a deal. ...more
Jul 26, 2011 Kurt rated it really liked it
I really dislike the Romita artwork in this collection, but Nocenti does a great job putting together a spooky and tense story. Aside from the well-executed characters, there's an inspired decision to have an ongoing trash collectors' strike, so as the story progresses, the filth piles up and gives everything a claustrophobic and corrupted feel.
Feather Mista
May 15, 2013 Feather Mista marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Veremos...
Recommended to Feather by: El tomo anterior
Por lo que veo en la descripción, el contenido de este tomo lo tengo distribuido entre los tacos 2 y 3 de la colección de retapados que sacó Forum hace bocha. Cuando finalmente me los lea, veré si reparto la reseña entre esos libros y este o qué.

Tamir Hason
Dec 06, 2014 Tamir Hason rated it it was ok
Well, it's an OK story. From the beginning it was good until the middle and end, when the frigging devil popped out of nowhere and out of context.
May 28, 2014 Elise rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
Probably deserves at least another half a star for Karen Page. (Karen Page!) I don't click with the way Nocenti writes Matt, but Typhoid Mary's an interesting chick, and also: Karen Page.
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Ann Nocenti is most noted as an editor for Marvel Comics, for whom she edited New Mutants and The Uncanny X-Men. She made her comics writing debut on a brief run of Spider-Woman (#47-50) and subsequently wrote a long run of Daredevil (1st series) #236-291 (minus #237) from 1986 to 1991, directly following on from Frank Miller's definitive Born Again storyline. She also wrote the 1986 Longshot limi ...more
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