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Nancy Drew Returns

Teen sleuth to star in new comic book series


Nancy Drew will be back on the case this summer.

The teenage sleuth will star in a new comic book series by an all-female creative team led by writer Kelly Thompson, whose credits include Marvel's "Hawkeye," and artist Jenn St. Onge, who illustrates Tee Franklin's "Bingo Love."

The first issue by Dynamite Entertainment premieres in June.

Drew, created in 1930 as a female counterpart to the Hardy Boys, will reemerge as a modern-day 17-year-old amateur detective who returns home to fictional River Heights to solve a mystery involving friends, enemies and a death threat.

The original Nancy Drew Mystery Series was written by a variety of authors using the pen name Carolyn Keene. The all-American character has been cited as a powerful, positive influence on generations of young female readers.