Subway Shorts: Nancy Drew 1

The teen detective gets a modern reboot in a new series from Dynamite!

Nancy Drew 1
Written by Kelly Thompson 
Art by Jenn St-Onge

I don’t remember reading much Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys mysteries when I was a kid. They just seemed like a product of a bygone era and their stories from their creation in the 1930s right on up just kind of passed me by.¬†Under different circumstances, I probably would have passed on the new comic from Dynamite. But I’m a big fan of Kelly Thompson’s writing, and what I’ve seen of Jenn St-Onge’s art has always impressed me.

I’m really glad I picked the first issue up, as it’s filled with great character interaction and beautiful art.

In this new story, the 17-year-old Drew gets a weird anonymous message that references her mother on the anniversary of her mother’s death. The note sends her back to her old hometown, to which she hasn’t been back in years, and she reconnects with some old friends. They immediately know something is up and get involved in whatever mystery their old friend is caught up in.

We even get an appearance from the Hardy Boys!

The series is off to a good start, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the story develops. We need more good, fun comics like this one.