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Dynamite Celebrates 90 Years of Nancy Drew… By Killing Her

Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew

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.

Preview: Nancy Drew: Palace of Wisdom TP

Nancy Drew: Palace of Wisdom TP

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge, Triona Farrell
cover: Jenn St-Onge
FC | 128 pages | Crime/Mystery | $14.99 | Teen+

Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything…ESPECIALLY solving crimes.

But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she’ll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her…and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed.

KELLY THOMPSON (Uncanny X-Men, Mr. & Mrs. X, Jessica Jones) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!

Nancy Drew: Palace of Wisdom TP

Preview: Nancy Drew #5

Nancy Drew #5

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge
covers: Tula Lotay (A), Emanuela Lupacchino (B), Jenn St-Onge (C), Tula Lotay (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

WHERE’S BESS!?!?!?!? Nancy and the gang race against the clock to find Bess before she meets the same fate as the other women in their case. Can Nancy solve the mystery in time to save her friend and close a case that’s haunted Bayport for nearly a decade? It’s a sprint to the finish by writer KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, West Coast Avengers) and artist JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) in this fiery conclusion!

Preview: Nancy Drew #4

Nancy Drew #4

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge
covers: Tula Lotay (A), Jen Bartel (B), Jenn St-Onge (C), Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

No more secrets…a dead body’s discovered, and Nancy can’t keep the mystery from her friends any longer. Will telling the truth and getting her crime-solving crew involved help crack the Bayport case, before someone else winds up dead? The modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits)!

Preview: Nancy Drew #3

Nancy Drew #3

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge
covers: Tula Lotay (A), Paulina Ganucheau (B), Jenn St-Onge (C), Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

No more secrets…a dead body’s discovered, and Nancy can’t keep the mystery from her friends any longer. Will telling the truth and getting her crime-solving crew involved help crack the Bayport case, before someone else winds up dead? The modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits)!

Preview: Nancy Drew #2

Nancy Drew #2

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge, Triona Farrell
covers: Tula Lotay (A), Babs Tarr (B), Jenn St-Onge (C-Sub)
Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Nancy’s returned to her hometown of Bayport to sniff out the sender of an ominous letter that may have to do with her mother’s death seven years ago. Re-teaming with her childhood crime solving team — Bess, George, and The Hardy Boys — Nancy is determined to get to the bottom of things. But she hasn’t even been back in town a day, and someone’s already tried to kill them once. Can they follow the clues in time to stop it from happening again? This modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits)!

Review: Nancy Drew #1

Dynamite Entertainment takes on the classic story of Nancy Drew—created by an all-female team—Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Ong. Thompson’s writing is effortless and well-rounded. While Farrell’s art is fun and reminiscent of a more classic newspaper comic style with a more modern twist. It’s even worth mentioning the coloring by Triona Farrell who is rather impressive in skill.

With resourceful friends, Mia and Noah, Ms. Drew takes on local high school crime. It seems our leading lady is also in high school but it’s never explicitly stated. So far there is no sign of parents or caretakers, so one is left to wonder if perhaps she is college-age. This comes into question when she finds herself drawn back to her hometown, Bayport, due to a suspect, anonymous, and threatening letter—and she is able to hop on a train without question or a care in the world.

Once in Bayport, Drew is greeted by former best friends, Bess and George. It’s incredibly refreshing to see realistic portrayals of people throughout—from plus-size friendly folk, characters of color, and LGBTQ+ friends—this story is all encompassing. While it appears this is becoming more common and normalized in the comic book community, it’s still exciting to see stories come to life without making a statement about what it’s trying to be, but simply is.

There is also a special appearance by (and spoiler alert) the Hardy boys—surely to bring about a spin-off—and the issue ends on a literal cliffhanger. It will leave you anxious, wanting more, and to see where this adventure will go. This new series will be a great gift for grade five or six and above, but overall fit for the entire family, including you comic-loving adults.

Would recommend across the board.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you all looking forward to? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBLDF – Editorial Cartoonist, Rob Rogers, Pulled From Pittsburgh Paper – Not acceptable.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Garfield Homecoming #1

Newsarama – Nancy Drew #1

ICv2 – RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol. 1 Red Like Roses

Talking Comics – The Walking Dead #180

Preview: Nancy Drew #1

Nancy Drew #1

writer: Kelly Thompson
artist: Jenn St-Onge
covers: Tula Lotay (A), Marguerite Sauvage (B), Annie Wu (C), Jenn St-Onge (D-Sub)
Marguerite Sauvage (RI-B/W), Annie Wu (RI-Virgin), Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything…ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly- smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she’ll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her…and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed. KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!

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