What’s hidden in the clock? Where is the car? What mystery can Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys solve for you? We’re about to find out as Dynamite has announced plans to bring us comic books and graphic novels featuring the characters.
For almost 90 years, the adolescent crime-solving adventures of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew have thrilled young audiences, and remained dear to readers as they’ve become adults. The duo of teen sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy, and young detective Nancy Drew, have worked independently and even teamed up to solve cases that their elders could never crack alone! The overwhelming success of their printed and screen adventures have propelled these heroic role models to the status of universal cultural touchstones.
“One of the goals at Dynamite has been to expand not only our audience, but to draw new readers into the wonderful world of comics. Working with Simon & Schuster on Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys will help that campaign. With original graphic novels, manga, and periodical comic books coming their way, pre-teen, teen, and grown-up fans will have plenty of opportunities to experience these beloved characters – and their captivating mysteries – in our distinctly visual medium,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. “These characters cast a shadow over pop culture throughout the world, and almost every child since their creation has come into contact with their stories and adventures. To have been granted the opportunity to work with such icons as these is truly exciting, and we will work hard to create something special for future detectives of all ages.”
Nancy Drew debuted in 1927 and the Hardy Boys in 1930 and have sold more than 300 million books worldwide. Dynamite plans to release its titles in 2017.
Dynamite has spent a number of years acquiring and publishing pulp characters, so seeing teenage characters get into the act is really the next natural progression for the company.
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