Jem Team Takes on Another Famous Female With Nancy Drew
Kelly Thompson is one of my favorite comic book writers these days. I’ve enjoyed her Mega Princess, Hawkeye, A-Force, and especially Jem and the Holograms. Now her new project has been announced, and it sounds terrific!
Thompson will be writing Nancy Drew for Dynamite Entertainment, to be illustrated by Jenn St-Onge, who also drew The Misfits miniseries written by Thompson. The series will launch in June and be available to pre-order in comic shops next month. Here are the variant covers and a couple of preview pages, as well as the series description.
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. Nancy, the classic master teen mystery-cracker, will be shown in a way you’ve never seen before, by a creative team with a huge respect for the original tales, and what she could mean for a modern audience.
To writer Kelly Thompson, Nancy Drew is “a sassy super-independent detective, which is one of my favorite things ever,” while artist Jenn St-Onge says, “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.”
Thompson is terrific at finding new, current takes on well-known characters, making them fresh and exciting, so I’m looking forward to this.