Nancy Drew Comics By Kelly Thompson And Jenn St-Onge Land In June

by Hannah Means Shannon

Dynamite have announced that they’ll be publishing a new Nancy Drew comic series in June, to be written by Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye, Rogue & Gambit) and and illustrated by Jenn St-Onge (The Misfits, Giant Days).

Variant cover artwork will be created by Tula Lotay (All-Star Batman), Marguerite Sauvage (Bombshells), Annie Wu (Black Canary), and series artist Jenn St-Onge.

In this new series, we’ll meet a 17 year old Nancy Drew who seems to be an over-achiever, but her “totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life” is interrupted by a mysterious note that takes her back to her home town. Things get dramatic quickly, with a test of true friends and a revelation of enemies that may endanger her life.

Kelly Thompson describes Nancy Drew as:

…a sassy super-independent detective, which is one of my favorite things ever. But one of my absolute favorite things about Nancy is the look on people’s faces when you say her name. Everyone from my mother (who is never terribly interested in my superhero projects, but it very kind and pretends to be!) to friends of all different ages have this incredible connection to Nancy – and everyone sees her a bit differently. She is a powerful character that can connect to so many different people in so many different ways.

Jenn St-Onge says:

As someone who read stacks of Carolyn Keene’s mystery stories as a young girl, Nancy Drew has been high on my list of ‘characters I’d like to draw comics of’ for a while now. Getting to work on a series that I loved as a kid, as well as collaborating with Kelly Thompson again, is honestly the best possible combination I could’ve asked for! Nancy is clever, tough, and surrounded by close girlfriends who help her in her adventures, which I think is so super-important in telling stories about young women; I’ve yet to tire of telling stories about the resourcefulness of teens or the power of friendship, and this series is great in both departments.

Nancy Drew will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2018 Previews catalog and is slated for release in June 2018.