Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #3 comic reviewThe truth that Nancy Drew is still alive is kept in Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #3, despite an encounter with the Syndicate agent known as the Barber that leaves one of the two Hardy boys in the hospital.

Presented from Frank‘s point-of-view, the big theme of the issue is how neither Hardy is able to deny Nancy Drew anything she asks for (even if it costs him an ear). Another tussle with the Barber provides a small win for the trio who are able to prevent an assassination at the town’s big press conference. However, the person who was employing the Barber is still out there meaning Nancy needs to keep playing dead and no one can go home just yet.

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Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #2 comic reviewNancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #2 picks up immediately following the first issue’s cliffhanger ending which revealed the not-so-surprising twist that Nancy Drew is still alive. While the first issue of the series was presented from Joe Hardy‘s point of view, issue two shifts to Nancy as she explains the circumstances behind her “death.”

The Syndicate obviously wants Nancy dead, and now that both Joe and Frank know she’s alive (although Joe is still steamed that his brother has known for weeks), the trio set out to discover the truth.

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Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #1 comic reviewThe 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.

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  • Title: Nancy Drew – The Curse of the Dark Storm
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Nancy Drew - The Curse of the Dark Storm TV review

In a (literally) stormy episode, Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) and Nick (Tunji Kasim) will lay their cards on table and do some sleuthing while Nancy mulls over the offer of throwing Nick to the police in order to have her own pending criminal charges expunged. Two more characters get haunted by Dark Alice (Stephanie Van Dyck) in the episode while George (Leah Lewis) gets a visitation of another kind as the “curse” foreshadowed at the end of the previous episode appears to be asserting itself. While the show acknowledges Nancy knowing her father got rid of the old bloody dress (which, why the fuck was he keeping it anyway), it skirts the issue of the older murder for now instead concentrating on more recent events.

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  • Title: Nancy Drew – The Secret of the Old Morgue
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Nancy Drew - The Secret of the Old Morgue TV review

Tensions and grudges start to soften among Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) and her fellow murder suspsects in the show’s second episode, despite discovering another member of the group had a motive to want Tiffany Hudson (Sinead Curry) dead. Despite being warned to let the police handle the investigation, Nancy can’t help but fall back into old habits and do a little snooping on her own (and by snooping I mean breaking and entering and potentially compromising evidence of a murder). As we saw in the first episode, “The Secret of the Old Morgue” continues the ghostly presence of Dead Lucy (Stephanie Van Dyck) albeit only just out of sight, glimpsed briefly, or seen in a reflection. That said, Nancy still sees the apparition on multiple occasions. Between that and what she finds in her family’s attic, Nancy has all the motivation she needs to delve into not one but two separate murder cases (which are linked in ways she has yet to uncover).

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