Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Nancy Drew #1

After solving yet another mystery in the sleepy town of River Heights, and retrieving the stolen high school mascot from someone with some serious goat envy, 17 year-old Nancy Drew is lured back to her childhood home of Bayport by a mysterious message. Reconnecting with old friends including the Hardy Boys, Nancy has an old mystery to solve.

The new series from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Jenn St-Onge gets off to a strong start here in an issue that feels a bit like a throwback while still allowing the character to be fresh for new readers. There's plenty unsaid here about Nancy's time in Bayport, and concerns about old friendships she let wither, while introducing a mystery that has personal ties to her past.

Although I was more of a Three Investigators fan growing up (where's that comic and/or movie?), I've always enjoyed the character of Nancy, and like the 2007 big-screen adaptation this new version does her proud. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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