Nancy Drew Coming Soon From Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Onge
Dynamite has been setting out to expand their line into female friendly titles for some time. They’ve revamped their core titles featuring classic female characters like Deja Thoris, Vampirella and Red Sonja. Occasionally, we’ve seen titles aimed directly at children, like L’il Vampi and L’il Sonja. Dynamite has impressed me with the announcement of one particular new title, sticking with their tradition of redefining established characters. Dynamite is bring us new adventures for Nancy Drew.
Nancy Drew has been around for almost 90 years. She is a smart, resourceful female protagonist, now in an era that rewards that. Kelly Thompson may be the perfect writer for comics about this iconic detective. Thompson’s work on Jem and the Holograms proved her worth to me. That work alone set my standards for a good comic higher. Artist Jenn St-Onge just adds to that, fresh off fantastic work on Bingo Love. Every time I see more of her work, the more I love it. She has a quality that is almost seems to move. I am looking forward to this book. I naturally expect great things from the creative team.
NANCY DREW: A MODERN-DAY TAKE ON THE BELOVED DETECTIVE
BY AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM INCLUDING KELLY THOMPSON AND JENN ST-ONGE
Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents a new series, Nancy Drew, by Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Rogue & Gambit) and Jenn St-Onge (The Misfits, Giant Days). The teen sleuth’s latest daring adventure debuts in June, with cover variant artwork by the astonishing assemblage of Tula Lotay (All-Star Batman), Marguerite Sauvage (Bombshells), Annie Wu (Black Canary), and series artist Jenn St-Onge.
In the new series, 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. Nancy, the classic master teen mystery-cracker, will be shown in a way you’ve never seen before, by a creative team with a huge respect for the original tales, and what she could mean for a modern audience.
To writer Kelly Thompson, Nancy Drew is “a sassy super-independent detective, which is one of my favorite things ever. But one of my absolute favorite things about Nancy is the look on people’s faces when you say her name. Everyone from my mother (who is never terribly interested in my superhero projects, but it very kind and pretends to be!) to friends of all different ages have this incredible connection to Nancy – and everyone sees her a bit differently. She is a powerful character that can connect to so many different people in so many different ways.”
“As someone who read stacks of Carolyn Keene’s mystery stories as a young girl, Nancy Drew has been high on my list of ‘characters I’d like to draw comics of’ for a while now,” says artist Jenn St-Onge. “Getting to work on a series that I loved as a kid, as well as collaborating with Kelly Thompson again, is honestly the best possible combination I could’ve asked for! Nancy is clever, tough, and surrounded by close girlfriends who help her in her adventures, which I think is so super-important in telling stories about young women; I’ve yet to tire of telling stories about the resourcefulness of teens or the power of friendship, and this series is great in both departments.”
“Kelly’s bringing an incredible sense of character, stakes, and intrigue on top of a humongous vibe of fun,” says editor Nate Cosby. “The attention of detail that Jenn has paid to designing Nancy and her supporting cast and their world is one of the most impressive sequential art feats I’ve ever seen…you’re not just gonna love reading the story; you’re gonna wanna hang out with Nancy and her buds. It’s an utterly gorgeous bouncy blast of a book, with Triona Farrell bringing deft touch and texture on the color art, and thoughtfully unique letter stylings from Ariana Maher. Nancy is in the best creative hands possible.”
Nancy Drew will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Nancy Drew will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.