The Hardy Boys stands over Nancy Drew's grave. The young detective, whose scrapers, allergies and calls are undoubtedly dead – is dead – or so apparently – killed while investigating organized crime. And it is the Hardy Boys to solve the mystery of his murder.
What is a way to mark the 90th anniversary of a female hero can not stop.
The upcoming comic book series “Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew!” Was the anniversary of the publication of Nancy Drew's first book in April 1930 by putting a noirish twist on the classic story. of roadside driving, truth-seeking speeds from River Heights.
But the possibility of murder was assassinated by Nancy – who helped her overwhelming victory from the Great Depression – some of her passionate fans. She also got her name on Twitter on Friday.
“I am very surprised by the recession, Anthony Del Col, who wrote the series, said to be published at Dynamite Entertainment in April.
Mr Del Col said he was looking forward to the situation He previously wrote for Dynamite, where Nancy and the Hardy Boys went up to solve a crime for the murder of the boy's father, Fenton, which the boys stand for offenses.
As in that series, he said, noir film conventions inspired the gritty sites and dark themes in the “Death of Nancy Drew!”.
“What we did was create one of Nancy Drew's mysteries,” he said. “How did she die? Who killed Nancy Drew? ”
Perhaps the more issue is a fan mind: Is she really dead? Mr Del Col refused to say, and only readers would get the series “more than the eye.” T
Some readers said Nancy Drew Nancy killed as it may, even if it is alive in the end, she made a smacadh crass marketing, especially for the character adopted as a feminist role model.
Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day are Connor among The women mentioned Nancy as an early influence.
“The idea is that she really kills her appeal as a character – if she killed her, we don't really know,” said Melanie Rehak, author of “Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who She Created”. . ”
“As an idea, he goes against something that is fundamental to her – that is, she can find herself out of cases because she is resourceful and clever,” said Ms. Rehak.
If Nancy's death is only on marketing marketing to generate interest in the series, it is a “unique choice,” said Ms. Rehak.
“She definitely reads that she is silent once and for all,” she said.
A number of Nancy Drew fans also complained that Nancy and the Hardy Boys worked to turn the case into obscure gender stereotypes, just as Nancy herself attempted to discharge her books, selling over 80 million copies. .
“I doubt that Nancy Drew is really dead,” Karen Jensen, librarian and creator of the teen librarian website, Write on Twitter. However, Mr Jensen said, “A female character is probably very important in the literature relating to the boy from her commemorative story so that boys can investigate her death.” T
Others said they were surprised at the plot of Mr. Del Col.
“I'm excited to see what he takes with this, and how he's going out, and whether she's really dead,” said Jennifer Fisher, who wrote about Nancy Drew and hosted Nancy conventions. Drew and a fan club.
Ms. Fisher went to consult Mr Del Col when he was writing his previous series about the death of Hardy Boys' father and sent him an email when he was developing the early concept for “Death of Nancy Drew!”
“Anthony has this wonderful way to get people talking as he is doing this, and that fans get up,” said Ms. Fisher.
Nancy has attracted readers since she first came to life as descendants of Edward Stratemeyer, head of children's syndicate created by the Hardy Boys in 1927.
Mr Stratemeyer presented the stories to Nancy Drew with Mildred Wirt, a young news woman, who presented the books, published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Ms Wirt, Mildred Wirt Benson, later wrote Nancy Drew's books for forty years.
Mr Rehak said that the intense reaction to Mr Del Col's comic book series showed Nancy Drew's lasting power, even when re-imagined in recent years in books, films, TV shows and video games.
“She is still as powerful as a character that she instantly creates unrest,” said Ms. Rehak. “I think this is very significant. There are other characters that would not encourage such a barrier. ”