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Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie is a 6-issue miniseries published by Dynamite Entertainment written by Anthony Del Col with art by Werther Dell'Edera. It was released between March 2017 to August 9, 2017.

Issue #1

Overview

THE BIG LIE is 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 the femme fatale Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting, hard-boiled tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit and dames. Inspired by new crime classics like Ed Brubaker's Fatale and Darwyn Cooke's Parker series, 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!

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Issue #2

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Nancy Drew has a killer plan. In order to clear their names from accusations of their father's murder, she and the Hardy Boys will have to infiltrate a family of petty thieves -- by beating at their own (card) games! The classic characters dive deeper into the seedy underbelly of a tourist-town -- and they begin to find out if they're really able to go bad in order to do good.

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Issue #3

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The team's plan has been set into motion - but will they get caught in their own trap? The three teen detectives must keep up their appearances as criminals - and also stay alive! - while undercover with a band of thieves dead-set on pulling a major heist in of one of the most heavily-guarded places in Bayport!

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Issue #4

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Who can you really trust? Now on the inside of the Rover gang that runs Bayport's criminal world, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys turn to a black sheep brother to guide them through it all. But as they put together a sting operation, are they the ones that will be stung?

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Issue #5

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Brother versus brother! With death and danger floating to the surface in Bayport, Frank and Joe Hardy find themselves in deep water - and at each other's throats. But with their father's murderer now targeting them, this division threatens their lives - and that of Nancy Drew.

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Issue #6

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Does blood run thicker than water? In this thrilling climax of the hugely acclaimed first arc, the murderer of Fenton Hardy is revealed... but do Nancy Drew and the Hardy brothers believe it? In order to find out where the truth actually may lie they must return to a place from their pasts and risk their lives.

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Collected issues

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys The Big Lie Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie
Trade paperback November 28, 2017 ISBN 978-1524104177
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!

 

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