Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2

Writer: Anthony Del Col Artist: Werther Dell'edera Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Nancy Drew has a killer plan. In order to clear their names from accusations of their father's murder, she and the Hardy Boys will have to infiltrate a family of petty thieves - by beating at their own (card) games! The classic characters dive deeper into the seedy underbelly of a tourist-town - and they begin to find out if they're really able to go bad in order to do good.

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ashley Gibbs Apr 12, 2017

    Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2 provides us with a good background on our main three characters though I'm sure there is more to their story that will unfold while on this case. Despite being smart and crafty, they're still teens and not above getting in trouble. As this issue is told in Nancy's voice, we find out she's very perceptive and can keep up with the brothers, I found her to be well written. The mystery has only just begun and the teen sleuths still have more work to do, I look forward to seeing how things play out and do hope they let us, the audience, play detective as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 12, 2017

    Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie is exactly the kind of modernized interpretation of these characters that I didn't know I wanted. The team here expands the story and gives Nancy Drew center stage and really does some great stuff in giving her a compelling backstory to explore with new motivations while also tying in the innocence of youth that all three of them had at one time. With sharp writing, great characterization, effective narration, and some utterly fantastic artwork that just captures everything so perfectly, this is quickly becoming a must-read series that has me anxious for more. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Apr 4, 2017

    This issue continued the story brilliantly from where things left off last issue and gave us a pretty fun caper. Sure cheating at a poker game is a little bit of a cliche, but it was executed brilliantly in this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Madison Butler Apr 12, 2017

    Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys could have easily been a grim and dark reboot of an older property, but the art and colors keep it from ever approaching the Too Gritty mark. The series is an entertaining read, with plenty of nods to the source material that are fun Easter eggs for familiar readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Apr 17, 2017

    I never thought that I would type this in a million years, but you need to go check out Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Wow! That felt somehow weirdly right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Apr 12, 2017

    Though the main plot may seem simplistic it is a joy to read. Both in its artwork and writing The Big Lie provides the reader with a simple yet sophisticated break from big event books and end of the world crossovers. It is a tribute to the original novels that if you have ever read and enjoyed them, this issue is a must. Even if you havent, then the artwork itself is a pleasure to enjoy and worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Apr 8, 2017

    The issue as a whole is coherent and well-structured, withthe final few panels of narration unexpectedly referencing those on the openingcouple of pages. And, speaking of narration, del Col's portrayal of Nancy isgood throughout, even if she does come across as just a little smug at times. Tosum up, then, while not exactly mind-blowing, this issue was engaging enough,featuring a well-told character-driven story and some clear artwork. If you'reeven remotely interested in Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, it's worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 13, 2017

    Ultimately this is another enjoyable issue, with the grounded tone now firmly established and the hooks of the mystery – such as they are – now well and truly embedded. It's just a shame the leads aren't more likeable, because the way things stand now it's difficult to really get invested in what's going on and the stakes, while undeniably high, don't really feel all that urgent. Definitely one to keep an eye on though, that's for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah May 29, 2017

    It's just a damn good story and with the art to boot!

  • 5.0
    stormgerlock Apr 12, 2017

    I was really happy with the first issue of The Big Lie, but this issue left me wanting a little bit more.

    I enjoyed the change of point of view to Nancy's POV, she definitely knows more than what she is talking about, but I found myself a little lost.

    I'm not really sure what her end game is, and I understand it's supposed to be a mystery, but I wish there was a little bit more information given.

    The first issue focused on Joe and Frank and being under investigation for their father's murder. But this issue started going in a different direction.

    I'm interested to see what other people think about this book, but right now, I'm going to give it one or two more issues and then I think I might pass.

  • 9.0
    Hero Realm Apr 14, 2017

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