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Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Missing Adults

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Eating candy nonstop and watching TV all day sounds great . . . until you actually do it, as the kids of Bayport High find out when all the adults vanish, and the world's greatest (high school) detectives--the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew!--have to team up to solve the mystery! Whether it's going under cover, sneaking out at night, chasing weird buses, or following a strange ...more
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Dynamite Entertainment
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Schizanthus
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
It’s Nancy Drew’s first day at Bayport High School, having moved from River Heights, and who should she bump into in the school library but Frank and Joe, A.K.A, The Hardy Boys. With these three young sleuths in the one place you know a mystery is on its way. Your first clue that something isn’t quite right with the adults in this town are the classic cartoon hypnotised spiral eyes Coach Strohm is sporting.
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Nancy, Frank and Joe decide there’s a mystery to solve when they figure out all of the
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Audrey
Sep 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Oh nooo, I really didn't like this.
Considering it is a cross-over of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, I can't say I really recommend it for fans of Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys. This really doesn't remain true to much of the original mysteries besides the character names. I had a hard time understanding why the authors didn't just create their own mystery series with new characters, besides maybe in the hopes of selling more copies with the names of well-known characters.
The personalities of our
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tony dillard jr
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bayport High School has a new student. Welcome Ms. Nancy Drew! Only her first day of school is a strange one as all of the school’s teachers and adult staff have disappeared!

In fact- all of the adults of the surrounding town of Bayport have vanished as well!

On the case are the brothers Joe and Frank Hardy! Can these amateur gumshoes find out the truth behind all these missing grown-ups? Maybe if the two siblings can stop fighting each other long enough over all the silly stuff bros fight over!
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BookmarksandBookshelves
Sep 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

I'm really sad that I didn't enjoy this! I devoured Nancy Drew novels as a child, and I'm still always drawn to any books and movies that depict her in a modern light. I'm not very familiar with the Hardy Boys, although I did read a few of the crossover novels.

I didn't really mesh with much in this graphic novel, which although it declares it is for "all ages", I feel would work best with a younger
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Jake
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I've never really known anything about Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, but I know that this is just trying to make things as kid friendly as possible. This graphic novel in my opinion serves best as a companion to the more mature Big Lie crossover. The characters here are more cartoony and zany than their usual depictions. That in and of itself is not a bad thing.

However, when it comes to plot, this series focuses way too much on LOL gags. The unusual events like hang-gliding to school with no
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Wayne McCoy
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
'Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Missing Adults' by Scott Bryan Wilson with art by Bob Solanovicz is a fun middle school level adventure that has a mystery.

When Nancy Drew moves to a new school in Bayport, she immediately runs in to the Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe (don't call him Joseph). Suddenly the adults have gone missing. This seems like a holiday for the kids, but there is only so much cold cereal you can eat. Nancy and the Boys head to a rival school that has a science
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Jennie Seaman
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Nancy Drew moves to Bayport where she meets the Hardy Boys and teams up to solve a quirky mystery.

I was super excited to read this when I first saw it because I've been making my way through the original Nancy Drew books for the first time recently. I was actually really disappointed in this graphic novel. It almost felt like it was written by someone who has never read either Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys. I felt like the feel of the story wasn't even close to the feel of the original stories.
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Theediscerning
Sep 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Oh dear. Months on from a perfectly decent comic featuring the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, comes this re-re-reboot, where she's the new gal at school, they're entirely unlikeable, and something mysterious is going on that removes everything from the Internet, and all the adults from town. Knockabout attempts at humour that invariably fail, silly pointless fisticuffs and a peculiar crime all mean you're probably better off with the 70s Scooby Doo cartoons, which share far too much DNA with this ...more
Cori DeVerse
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
*I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I thought this graphic novel was really cute! It was a quick read and a small adventure but I think that it did what it sought out to do which was entertain a younger audience and introduce them to these classic characters by applying a modern lens to the story. I really liked how they used the yearbook to introduce a lot of characters (that we later got to check in with) and provide some exposition. I think the author did a
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Donald Scott
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
If you grew up watching animated TV series from the 1990's to the present, the "Saturday morning cartoon"-style artwork of this mashup of a graphic novel will appeal to the eye. Indeed, some of the images/art could be screen-shot from TV. If you grew up, however, reading and loving the classic Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mystery novels, this volume may we be a huge let-down. Here, Nancy's the new gal at Bayport High where - soon after meeting the "great detectives" Frank and Joe Hardy - finds herself ...more
Marion Jones
Oct 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
As a kid, I always enjoyed both the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys books. What a great way to keep these stories fresh and interesting by being able to view them in an illustrative format. The illustrations are colorful, eye-catching and easy to read while the story moves along at a good pace. At the end of the story there are different activities such as connect the dots, spot the differences, and a crossword puzzle. These activities are intertwined with the characters. There is even a section ...more
Judy
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
It's been years since I've read comic books, but I loved Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys when I was young, so I wanted to read this. I really enjoyed it. All the adults disappeared from Bayview. After a day of fending for themselves, they decided they would get on the case. The mystery was age appropriate. The mystery was well written and the illustrations were excellent. If I still had younger kids in the house, they would have enjoyed this, too. At the end, there are several puzzles and also ...more
Kevin
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
An amusing story at times, but calling the characters Nancy Drew and Frank and Joe Hardy is about as accurate as a person standing in the garage and calling themselves a car. The characters could have been named anything else as they were generic, almost cardboard cutouts. The story almost works as a parody. Very disappointed.

Also, the version I read via Hoopla has this name: NANCY DREW & THE HARDY BOYS: THE CASE OF THE MISSING ADULTS, not "The Mystery of . . ."
Laura
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
No. Nope, this didn't work for me.

And I used to read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

It was too convoluted, and weird, and not funny, and not good. Sorry.

It just didn't work, pushing the two together. It didn't have any of the elements the endured me to either Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.

Thanks to Edelweiss for making this book available for an honest review.
Sarah
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
More like 2.5. I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. I love anything Nancy Drew related so I was excited to read this, unfortunately it fell flat for me. I feel I am not the target audience, it is more for someone younger and I just couldn't get into it, I didn't enjoy the plot line or the art work.
Jennifer Muller
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free digital copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

It was a pretty cute graphic novel. I had to look at it as brand new characters, and not the Nancy Drew I'm used to. I'd definitely be interested in reading the next story.

I can see this appealing to middle grade kids.
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Kimberly
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As someone who grew up reading the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew stories, I found this to be a refreshing way to reintroduce them to a younger generation. The story was fun and my daughter and I enjoyed reading it together.
Annarella
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, edelweiss
It's a cute story, I liked the drawing and found the story amusing and entertaining.
The characters don't resemble those of the book but if was a fun read nonetheless.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
T Olsen
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I like the panels very much, both style and quality, but the plot and story are just messy. No suspense and no humor.
Brian Smeltzer
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This graphic novel brings together two well known detective teams through a series of unusual circumstances that children will enjoy. More escapades will follow as kids will surely want more!
Jaymie
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fun! I enjoyed this version of the characters and the mystery as well as the graphic novel format at the art work.
Kate
Review forthcoming from Diamond Bookshelf
Whitney
Sep 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF @ pg 82. I love Nancy Drew but this...this was painful
Jessi
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Nancy Drew has just moved to a new school and some of the first people she meets are Frank and Joe Hardy. With a mixture of characters from the Hardy Boys and from Nancy Drew (though, why cut Bess? And why so many male characters?), this definitely isn't like either of the original series. For one thing, Nancy never actually says that she's a detective. Frank and Joe are depected as rather bumbling.
It's a very tongue-in-cheek story so people who are having nostalgia won't necessarily connect.
Tracey S
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I recently read the middle grade graphic novel Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys and The Mystery of The Missing Parents by by Scott Bryan Wilson (Goodreads Author),
Bob Solanovicz (Contributor) and I didn't really like it at all well apart from the artwork and the puzzles etc which should of been at the back and not throughout the story as it broke the flow. Lets talk about the flow of the story it was all over the place we were jumping back and forth and had the adults found before the actual
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Marion Jones
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a kid, I always enjoyed both the Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys books. What a great way to keep these stories fresh and interesting by being able to view them in an illustrative format. The illustrations are colorful, eye-catching and easy to read while the story moves along at a good pace. At the end of the story there are different activities such as connect the dots, spot the differences, and a crossword puzzle. These activities are intertwined with the characters. There is even a section ...more
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Scott Bryan Wilson writes comic books, and has written the adventures of such iconic characters and properties as Batman and Swamp Thing (for DC Comics), Elvira and Nancy Drew (Dynamite), Shadowman (Valiant), and Star Trek (IDW). His creator-owned horror comics include "Sleepships," "Providential Entombment," and "Appointed Annihilation," among many others, all of which are forthcoming in his ...more