It looks like Marvel is planning… something for Typhoid Mary this fall. The publisher has announced a new comic, Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman with art by Stefano Landini, hitting stores in October.
The news comes via Marvel’s website, but it’s not exactly clear what this is. Is it a mini-series or ongoing series? A one-shot? Is it a single book, Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man, or is Typhoid Fever some kind of event, and can we expect Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist and Typhoid Fever: X-Men in the coming months? Most importantly, will Hell’s Kitchen ever be the same again?
Here’s what Marvel had to say about it:
This October, get ready for an outbreak — Typhoid Mary is making a comeback to New York City! Specifically, she’s got her psionic sights set on Hell’s Kitchen! But while she’s planning her attack, Daredevil is busy trying to take down Mayor Wilson Fisk — so who’s going to deal with this new villain? Fortunately, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Iron Fist are all ready to step in and defend his home turf and show Daredevil that there’s more than one Super Hero ready to protect New York!
And Devin Lewis, who Marvel notes is the editor of Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1, said:
Typhoid Mary has one of the most dangerous powersets in the Marvel Universe – and writer Clay Mcleod Chapman (EDGE OF VENOMVERSE) is determined to use those powers in ways we’ve never seen before. Pyrokinesis, telekinesis, and mind control… and that’s all in the first scene! Wait’ll you see what else Clay has planned, and what artist Stefano Landini has done with the script for TYPHOID FEVER: SPIDER-MAN!
Ok, maybe we’ll get more clarity on this at San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned.
Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1, whatever it is, hits stores on October 3rd.