Nancy Drew #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Jenn St. Onge Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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. KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Chris C. Hernandez Jun 13, 2018

    Overall this book is an instant classic and joy to read. If you are not a Nancy Drew fan then you will be one by the time you get past the first three pages. The story is fun, the artwork full of heart and the lettering brings it all together to make it a practically perfect issue. You will be reading it more than once and eagerly anticipating the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jun 6, 2018

    The story starting with Nancy's rope breaking is very well-written, the dialogue captures the different personalities of the characters beautifully while pushing the story along. I highly recommend this book. Please pick it up. It is simply impossible to recapture the quality of Kelly Thompson's character writing in a written review. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jun 13, 2018

    Between the intriguing mystery, the delightful character designs, and the series' entire ambiance, fans will surely find a reason to add this to the top of their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jun 12, 2018

    Nancy Drew #1 is a terrific debut issue. Thompson and St-Onge create the world of Nancy Drew while developing the storyline. Thompson's narrative leaves the reader anxious for issue #2, curious to see how Nancy will find a way out of her first major crisis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 9, 2018

    This book is well done and has some genuine emotion. That's because Thompson writes some great characters and situations. The art is decent enough as well. It's a good first issue that intrigues me. I've never read a Nancy Drew story. I'm just glad my first experience was one as good as this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 13, 2018

    I totally loved the serious and grim take we had on the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys in the previous miniseries we had but I am absolutely loving this Nancy Drew series. Though there is serious material here that it doesn't shy away from it's something that feels a bit lighter, a bit more accessible, and just absolutely beautiful to look at. Jenn St-Onge put together a great looking book that just made me want it to be a slice of life book to enjoy everyone hanging out and having fun together. But Kelly Thompson has given us the first tastes of the story to come and it takes a dangerously dark turn at the end. I'm excited to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 12, 2018

    Overall. This was an okay introduction and will work for those new to Nancy Drew, but I was a little underwhelmedby the fact that so much time was spent on Nancy getting re-acquaintedwith the Bayport locals. There didn't seem to be any clues or leads included in this first issue. Hopefully, we see some forward momentum in issue 2 next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 15, 2018

    Nancy Drew #1 is a charismatic and entertaining start to this reimagining of the classic books. Then again, one should expect nothing less of the talented Kelly Thompson. The characters are endearing, and the story is fun. Jenn St-Onge and Triona Farrell make the comic as enjoyable to look at as it is to read, and the book earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 13, 2018

    It's interesting that in this age of “diversity” that as books and publishers try to emphasise these elements, they in fact create a de-facto norm. That said, this book is a great advert for how existing characters can be shown in different lights; a feat that Dynamite, whether you like the re-iterations or hate them, excels at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Trevor Richardson Jun 13, 2018

    The issue takes its time introducing the characters, which made me all the more interested for the mystery to really get into gear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 19, 2018

    Although I was more of a Three Investigators fan growing up (where's that comic and/or movie?), I've always enjoyed the character of Nancy, and like the 2007 big-screen adaptation this new version does her proud. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jun 11, 2018

    This could be a fun book for readers of all ages. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jun 8, 2018

    It will be a mystery if you don't check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jun 11, 2018

    Based on all this evidence, Nancy Drew appears to be a book where the creative team have clicked very early on in the process, which was true of Hawkeye as well. What prevents this from being as successful of a debut is in how it trades in similar ideas, structure and mysteries. Thompson handled them well previously, but seeing them crop up so soon after prompts a degree of hesitation that she’s returning to the same well so soon. Though the narration of this series is already self-reflexive, so she’s likely aware of this and knows not to go down the same avenue of investigation once more. Returning home to confront the past is already a difficult enough thing to do in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 14, 2018

    No doubt this series will get better, there are great core characters here, but "Nancy Drew" #1 is an underwhelming start. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 13, 2018

    OK, well, I'm just not too sure who this book is for. Old school fans of the classic Nancy Drew stories aren't likely to be attracted to it because it just doesn't resemble any of those tried-and-true tales. Younger people who haven't ever heard of those stories aren't likely to pick it up either because for them, the name holds no sway. This new Nancy Drew just falls, sadly, into that realm of rebooted characters that fail to retain any of the appeal of its origins while also not bringing anything compelling to the table. We've got diversity, we've got inclusion, but what we don't got is much of a story. Read Full Review

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