Mystery Is Back With Nancy Drew #1
Nancy Drew #1
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Jenn St-Onge
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Ariana Maher
Edited & Packaged By: Nate Cosby
Spoiler alert: This review may contain plot spoilers for the first issue of Nancy Drew #1.
A new era for Nancy Drew as she gets a 2018 update. This book is aimed and suited for the teen world today. A letter is delivered to Nancy, talking of the death of her mother. With no idea who would have sent it. It’s a journey back to her roots to discover the mystery of who has done this. She won’t go alone, as coming back home also means getting her gal-pals together to help get to the bottom of all of this. Even the Hardy Boys show up to get involved.
I thought Kelly Thompson did some great work on giving the characters a proper voice and not making them all sound the exact same. Coming off a book like Hawkeye, I have started to try and take notice of her work more often. While I would note that this is a book that anyone could read, I probably know zero about Nancy Drew. Not every comic should be aimed at me. That’s partly why I wanted to read this and do a review, as to go into something with no idea of what it is and to see what my takeaways are.
It’s a bit tiring that so many first issues build to something, only to have it happen in the next issue. This issue definitely lays the groundwork for who the cast is and to try and give the reader an idea of their personalities. That would be my only real negative to what I read.
I first found out about Jenn St-Onge’s art on Bingo Love from Image Comics. I think she has a really nice style to her illustrations. I believe it works really well with Kelly Thompson’s writing. One thing I struggle with when it comes to Dynamite is the visuals just not being up to par with some of the writing but this is a good creative team.
This could be a fun book for readers of all ages.