SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ANNOUNCEMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES UPCOMING
NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
American Cultural Icons Return to Comics in All-New Original Series
July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment further stakes claim to its reputation as the industry's leading publisher of licensed comics with news today of an exclusive arrangement with Simon & Schuster to bring the beloved characters Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys to comics with all-new adventures!
For almost 90 years, the adolescent crime-solving adventures of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew have thrilled young audiences, and remained dear to readers as they've become adults. The duo of teen sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy, and young detective Nancy Drew, have worked independently and even teamed up to solve cases that their elders could never crack alone! The overwhelming success of their printed and screen adventures have propelled these heroic role models to the status of universal cultural touchstones.
"One of the goals at Dynamite has been to expand not only our audience, but to draw new readers into the wonderful world of comics. Working with Simon & Schuster on Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys will help that campaign. With original graphic novels, manga, and periodical comic books coming their way, pre-teen, teen, and grown-up fans will have plenty of opportunities to experience these beloved characters - and their captivating mysteries - in our distinctly visual medium," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "These characters cast a shadow over pop culture throughout the world, and almost every child since their creation has come into contact with their stories and adventures. To have been granted the opportunity to work with such icons as these is truly exciting, and we will work hard to create something special for future detectives of all ages."
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, debuting in 1927 and 1930 respectively, are icons of mystery literature with timeless appeal. Combined, these Simon & Schuster brands have sold over 300 million books worldwide. Translated into dozens of languages and selling millions of copies per year, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys novels satisfy an enormous audience, supported by their appearances in media and merchandise, including video games, television programs, films, stationary, posters, puzzles, apparel, and accessories.
Dynamite Entertainment's all-new comic book series based on Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys will launch in 2017. Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment's social media channels for the latest updates regarding creative personnel, release dates, and other details.
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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