Title: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
Author: Anthony Del Col
Publish Date: March 8, 2017
Genre: Graphic Novel
Series: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
My Rating: 3/5
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!
I loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys books when I was a kid. Saw this on NetGalley and immediately wanted to read it.
In The Big Lie Frank and Joe’s dad has been murdered and they are suspected of killing him. Nancy shows up to help them clear their names and solve the case.
This a modern, dark story about Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. A few other characters from older books make an appearance too, like Tom Swift and the Bobbsey Twins.
The artwork seemed a bit dated. Since the characters were more modern versions, I would have preferred more modern illustrations. As for the story, I enjoyed that this was a little bit noir. It’s definitely darker than the original stories, but I enjoyed this modern take on some of my favorite characters.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.