When all of the adults in Bayport go missing, the world’s top teen detectives are on the case. This June, Dynamite launches Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Missing Adults, an all-ages original graphic novel featuring everyone’s favorite sleuths on a non-stop adventure filled with sibling rivalry, crushes, a skeleton, and a koala-in-a-diaper costume.
Writer Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman, Star Trek: Waypoint) and artist Bob Solanovic (Mister Meow) are at the helm of the 104-page hardcover book. Valentina Briski and Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Aquaman, Red Sonja) complete the creative team with colors and letters respectively.

Wilson shares, “In our book, the Hardys, despite clearly being best friends and as close as two brothers can be, are constantly arguing and trying to one-up and embarrass each other. These scenes are some of the funniest in the book, thanks to Bob’s incredibly expressive, wonderful, kinetic art, brilliant colors by Valentina, and slick lettering by Tom. Our version of Nancy still has her as strong, independent, and the smartest person in the room, but she has a really sarcastic side, and there are some funny moments involving her, because we didn’t want her to be so perfect as to be unbelievable or unlikable.”
“The best thing about this particular gig is the fact that I was hired precisely because of the way I draw. But I wasn’t entirely sure about my approach until I got the script. That’s when everything clicked because doing crazy scenes with people running around, fighting, or just drawing visual gags—that’s what I’m really good at,” says Solanovic. “Scott is too, so he threw in as much great stuff as he could. It’s completely crazy most of the time. Very dynamic. Very funny.”

Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Missing Adults will be released in June. Fans can preorder at their comic shop in April. You can also check it out digitally on Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.

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  1. How much does Nancy Drew look like MTV’s Daria in these pages? And what the heck is up with Joe’s hair? That page with the hang glider is really well done.

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