This news from the other day slipped through the cracks. Dynamite is firing up a new Nancy Drew series by Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye) and Jenn St-Onge (The Misfits). The series will focus on the teenage detective beginning in June and will feature covers by Tula Lotay (All-Star Batman), Marguerite Sauvage (Bombshells), Annie Wu (Black Canary), and series artist St-Onge.
They describe the new series like this:
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.
Thompson sees Nancy Drew as:
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.
St-Onge is excited for the project because:
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. 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.
Nancy Drew will be solicited in the April 2018 Previews catalog and slated for release in June.