Typhoid Mary Poster Marvel Press #201 by John Van Fleet Daredevil


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Typhoid Mary first appeared in Daredevil #254, and was created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr. Her name comes from early 20th-century Irish-American cook and typhoid fever carrier “Typhoid Mary” Mallon.

In the pages of Avengers: The Initiative a mysterious character named Mutant Zero was shown. Writer Dan Slott stated that she was secretly a well-known character in disguise. “She’s a mutant chick who’s been cover-worthy many times… When that mask comes off, there will be a ‘whoa’ among those reading it. People who don’t even follow comics regularly will know who it is.”

She first appeared in Avengers: The Initiative #4 as a member of Henry Peter Gyrich’s black ops team but it wasn’t until issue #20 that she was finally revealed to be Typhoid Mary.

Typhoid Mary is an enemy and former lover of Daredevil with low level psionic powers, including telekinesis. She has been a professional criminal employed by organized crime syndicates as an assassin in the past. She is also gravely mentally ill.

Her condition was accidentally caused by a pre-Daredevil Matt Murdock. He had tracked a villain down to the brothel where Mary worked. He attacked the man, but to his surprise, the girls working there came at him. Panicking, he lashed out, knocking Mary out of the window. It was at this moment that Mary somehow became Typhoid Mary, vowing no man would ever hurt her again. In later appearances, however, she would imply that she was a victim of child abuse.

Suffering from dissociative identity disorder, Mary Walker has three other abnormal personalities in addition to her seemingly healthy one. Her “Mary” personality is a timid, quiet, pacifist; her “Typhoid” personality is adventurous, lustful, and violent; and her “Bloody Mary” persona is brutal, sadistic, and misandrous. Mary once claimed that there was a fourth personality, who is ‘lost,’ but it has not since been mentioned. Aside from highly developed martial arts skills, Walker also possesses telekinetic powers and, more dangerously, pyrokinesis, the ability to set people or objects in her immediate vicinity aflame.

John was born into captivity and raised on Space Food Sticks and Bazooka gum. After graduating from Pratt institute in Brooklyn NY, John found instant success as a waiter. Unsatisfied with the food industry John went on to make some art. His work can been found throughout the Comic Book industry, in the form of graphic novels and as painted covers. Some of his comic titles include Batman, “The Chalice”, “The Ankh” And “Cast Shadows” for DC comics, “Typhoid” for Marvel and “The X-Files” for Topps Comics. John’s client list goes beyond comics to include book publishers, video game makers, film studios and toy companies. When John’s not working for the man he creates 3d models, He says “It’s just like when I was a kid working on Aurora monster models. Minus the effects of the glue”.

This poster is from 1995 and is still rolled, in near mint condition.

Ships rolled in a poster box.