Thursday, June 11, 2020

Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #1

The premise for Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #1 is simple. After taking down a mysterious criminal organization known as the Syndicate, Nancy Drew has died in an apparent car accident. Months of investigation haven't lead to single piece of evidence that there was foul play. Most people have moved on. Most people, except Joe Hardy.

Joe provides the perspective here from the first page at Nancy's grave to the final panel with the expected reveal. In-between the detective continues to investigate, trying to make the pieces fit when everyone else, even his own brother, tells him there's nothing there. Of course, that's not what Joe wants to hear.

The Death of Nancy Drew #1 offers a solid first issue to kick-off the new mini-series. Although the twist at the end is hardly shocking, it does offer an opportunity to push the comic in a slightly different direction next issue and offer the perspective of the one character who isn't given a voice here.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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