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Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
Written by Anthony Del Col
Art by Werther Dell’Edera
Colors by Stefano Simeon
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Fay Dalton, Emma Vieceli, Robert Hack
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Paperback | Digital

Is it just me or is everything taking a turn for the darker side lately? Well, I can tell you that Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 is certainly following that trend. This is nothing at all like the books I grew up reading in the seventies. As a matter of fact, it feels like it would make a rather successful television show on the CW.

Our story is set in the idyllic New England town of Bayport, a beautiful seaside community that draws its income from tourists and vacationers. But under this veneer of civility and calm is another world, a world of corruption and deceit. And unfortunately for Frank and Joe Hardy, they are being dropped into it head first with the death of their father. A death that they are accused of having caused.

But things are not as they seem, others in town have information that they have not yet shared with the police. Information that endangers them all. But with the whole town thinking they murdered their father, who will believe them if they do find evidence to the contrary? But it’s not like they didn’t already clue the cops in. The did, after all, tell them a little birdie told them.

When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with the femme fatale nancy drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting, hard-boiled tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit and dames. Inspired by new crime classics like ed Brubaker’s Fatale and darwyn cooke’s parker series, writer Anthony del col (Assassin’s creed, Kill shakespeare) and artist Werther dell’edera (Batman: detective comics, House of Mystery) bring the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, and redefine noir for a new generation of readers!

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1

  • There was a new series of Hardy Boys books were they were secret agents of some kind. People died and it was not the Hardy Boys I grew up with either. But I would be willing to give this a try.

  • I wasn’t a huge fan of the originals but I read enough of them to know that this modern version is vastly different. That said, it wasn’t horrible. Just not the same as what we knew.

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