Synopsis: Is Nancy Drew really dead? Is she still alive? Joe and Frank Hardy dive deeper into what exactly happened the night of Nancy’s death and discover something much deeper at play.
Having found Nancy to be looking extremely alive in the last issue. Joe needs answers and Nancy has little choice but to give him the whole story about how she seized the opportunity to fake her own death in order to try and track down the lone hitman who murdered Dana Jeanie. Believing the murder to be related to a crime syndicate that she was investigating Nancy arrange to assume the identity of dead Dana, and with a little help from Frank for his computer skills. They create a fake id for her.
This issue sees Nancy and the Hardy Boys track down an accountant called The Barbar, who they suspect has syndicate connections.
Joe Eisma continues to provide some really strong art for this comic. I particularly enjoyed the way in which he was able to build up suspense in the series of art panels he created for when Nancy meets the Barbar towards the end of the issue.
I also enjoyed the panel in the diner where Nancy is sat close by to her father but is unable to let him know that she is still alive for fear of putting his life in danger. The image of them being sat back to back, but at separate tables was really powerful.
Anthony Del Col delivers a solid second issue and builds well on the first issue. I loved the banter between the two brothers and Joe’s reaction to finding out that Nancy went to Frank for help instead of him. I’m also enjoying how Nancy is breaking the third wall via the use of her narrating the events as they happen to us, which includes her fun comment about the Hardy Boys being somewhat childish but trusted.
Overall. Bring on issue 3.
This issue will hit comic book stores and Comixology on Wednesday 8 July.