sábado, 11 de noviembre de 2017

Reseña: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

+Digital arc gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+



by  
Anthony Del Col
  
162 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Dynamite Entertainment 
ISBN:1524104175 (ISBN13: 9781524104177)
Edition Language:English

Volume collects issues 1-6

A Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you've ever read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father - a detective in the small resort town of Bayport - they must team up with Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting noir tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames. Writer Anthony Del Col (Assassin's Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell'Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) bring the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, and redefine noir for a new generation of readers!

 
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

my shelves: mystery-murder, graphic-novel, netgalley, book-to-graphic-novel, siblings, contemporary-fiction


Despite the introduction of this comic as 'noir' and sort of gritty, I fail to see those changes, but how should I know, afterall, I'm not really a what you could call a real fan of the series, because I've never even see a book of the Hardy Brothers (kind of all american boys it seems) or Nancy Drew. Only watched some old movies of Nancy -that would explain why I'm not part of the 'Nancy was so cool' of the old crowd.- , and old episodes of the HB series, and okay I used to have a bit of crush over Sean Cassidy. 

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No so much now.

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In this comic adapted to modern times , we have cell phones and the net, and the old themes of greed, envy, murder, suspicion, bad cops, beatings, drugs , nasty business and ostracism. Yeah, small town - big hell. Frank and Joe are accused of the murder of their father and are the pariah of Bayport.

Meanwhile Nancy appears as a manipulative... person. Intend in get one over her old man SPOILER--->the thing with her mother mails? very childish conclusions without thinking in other possible things <---SPOILER/




-The thing that irked me more was the cop beating a minor (they are still in school according to this) during the interrogation.

-Not the most original plot or development but is written within the genre I guess.

-The drawing have a 50s feeling.
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Dentro de la corriente de re-re-introducir viejas historias y comics viene esta nueva introducción de los Hardy Boys y de Nancy Drew. Debo confesar en este punto que nunca he leido ningún libro de dichos aspirantes a detectives, sino que solamente he visto algunas las películas de Nancy y que vi en algún punto algunos episodios de los Hardy Boys (versión años 70s). Sigue los típicos temas de un asesinato donde culpan a los hijos, el padre estaba bajo sospecha de negocios sucios, y ellos deciden investigar por su cuenta. No hay argumentos muy originales bajo esto, siguiendo las conclusiones de una historia de detectives con unas pocas desviaciones en el camino.
Molesta el temita que los dos hermanos estan peleando por impresionar a la chica. Mientras que ella no esta ni ahi con ellos, pero parece agradarle que ellos sigan haciendolo.

No es el tipo de historia que seguiria leyendo. (y quedan cosas pendientes para la próxima entrega)

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