Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #3

Writer: Anthony Del Col Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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"A whip-smart noir and a - dare I say it? - Watchmen-esque deconstruction of some classic trops from your childhood that never stops being *fun* at the same time."
- Fred Van Lente

Nancy Drew's hometown of River Heights is supposed to be a small, boring community. But as Frank and Joe Hardy make their way through the place, chasing a criminal known cryptically as "The Barber" - who they believe is Nancy's murderer - they quickly realize how dangerous it actually is...

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 5, 2020

    Having seen a number of different Nancy Drew styles over the last couple of years, I am glad to see that Dynamite are continuing to treat her seriously. Yes, there is virtue in having her as a YA character, but for the most part, the people who have grown up with Nancy and the Hardy boys are now of an age where there has to be more to the her adventures. In Anthony Del Col's hands, we are getting that in spades with the adventures and challenges only feeling more adult with the additional emotional elements and resonance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 12, 2020

    Despite the Syndicate believing Nancy Drew is dead, the shadowy group has remained two-steps ahead of the intrepid trio. Even the small win here still leaves a larger mystery to be solved, if Nancy doesn't end up getting both of the Hardy boys killed first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 6, 2020

    Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #3 does move the plot along further. The plot logic is starting to feel less securely connected, and I don't think the overlay of a love triangle adds anything to the story. There are some good serious elements here, and there is just enough action to keep the plot alive. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Aug 12, 2020

    Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #3 is structurally sound, but the recasting of these characters in the Noir genre adds some unfortunate subtext to the entire story. As I've said in the past two issues, the "death" of Nancy Drew has very little to do with Nancy, and almost everything to do with how it makes the Hardy Boys feel. If I were a bigger Nancy Drew fan, I'd be pissed. Read Full Review

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