Happy birthday Nancy Drew, here’s a fridge! One of the stranger reveals so far of 2020 is Dynamite‘s Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew which will be released in April.
In reality, Nancy Drew is not dead as the announcement teases “Nancy Drew is dead! Or so it seems…” The release has understandably angered some as on the surface the concept of celebrating Nancy Drew by investigating her death is a bit odd. It’s Nancy Drew’s story… it just so happens to star the Hardy Boys.
The series is written by Anthony Del Col with art by Joe Eisma. Both took to Twitter to address the controversy.
Del Col Tweeted “not everything is as it seems…”
While Eisma responded to a Tweet asking if they just fridged Nancy, “I promise I would never do anything of the sort.”
The full release from Dynamite hints at more than just a murder mystery:
Through twists and turns, this dark noir-infused story unfurls as the biggest Nancy Drew mystery of all time. Nancy’s mysterious death follows one of her highest stake investigations into organized crime.
Could have Nancy faked her own death or gone into witness protection due to the mob?
Del Col and Eisma are joined by colorist Salvatore Aiala and letterer Crank! for this case.
We’ll uncover the truth when Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew comes to shelves in April.