Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nancy Drew & The Clue Crew - Small Volcanoes

Nancy Drew & The Clue Crew
Graphic Novels by Papercutz

Nancy Drew begins a new adventure in the graphic novel world - as an eight-year-old sleuth in a series of Clue Crew books this October! Here's a synopsis of the first volume out from Papercutz: Small Volcanoes:

8 year old Nancy Drew decides to build a model of a volcano for her science project. Best friends George (Georgia) Fayne and a gungho Bess Marvin arrive to help. But, the next day, their teacher Mrs. Ramirez opens the door to find all the volcanoes missing. Why are they missing? Is it an actual crime or a prank? And who did it? Nancy Drew, with the help of Bess and George, is on the case!

Written by Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney and illustrated by Stan Goldberg (of Archie fame), they are illustrated in the American Comic Book style and not in Manga type style of previous Nancy Drew graphic novels. Here's a sample page:

I like the regular Comic Book style over the Manga style. The art style is definitely reminiscent of the Archies and I enjoyed the story. I think these will appeal to the young kids in the 6 to 9 set for sure. At the end of the story, they have a page with a write up on Nancy Drew with a little bit of history on the series and they feature the classic Nancy Drew Old Clock cover (3rd at Nappi) and one of the Girl Detective Graphic Novels.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nancy Drew Panel at NY Comic Con - Oct. 14

New York Comic Con
Nancy Drew Panel

Nancy Drew Fans: Are you attending this year's NY Comic Con

Nancy Drew, Comics Detective! will be a panel on Sun. Oct. 14: 2:45pm-3:45pm. NY Comic Con is located at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

I'll be moderating the panel featuring many on the Papercutz team that produces the Nancy Drew graphic novels like the soon to be released Nancy Drew & The Clue Crew series, plus comic and Nancy Drew collector and fan, Todd H. Latoski! Come out and join us for some Super Sleuthing Fun :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nancy Drew Cafe Press Shop Sale: Save 10% off $40+ Orders

Nancy Drew Shop 10% off orders of $40+ Sale! 

WHEN: Sale Runs Through October 5, 2012

SAVE: 10% off orders of $40+



Be sure you're ordering from the shop page only--marketplace orders do not count for this promotion, so if you're at the main website and/or using search boxes to add items to your cart, those are considered marketplace items. You must order from the Nancy Drew shop page itself. If you have any trouble with the code--contact Cafe Press customer support (there's a phone number you can call right away) and they can help you with it.

Thanks for your support!


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nancy Drew Collectibles at eBay

Nancy Drew Purchases at eBay

I thought I'd share some recent finds on eBay in the last few months. eBay tends to be very hit and miss anymore for Nancy Drew collectibles, however I did purchase 3 that interested me. The first is the Nancy Drew Hidden Staircase poster from the 1939 Movie starring Bonita Granville. This is one of my favorite books and movies so to me it was more nostalgic to own this one. It's a very large poster--no standard frames in the frame shops will hold it so I'll have to have a special frame ordered or built. It's fragile too and chipping in areas but is very bright and colorful as to the imagery.

The Nancy Drew Files promo booklet is not without its wear and soiling but was a promo copy from the 1980s when the Files launched--you don't see these very often so I purchased it inexpensively and will seek an upgrade. I don't mind upgrading inexpensive collectibles--I do have issues with investing lots of money in expensive books and collectibles I know I'll be having to upgrade at some point--so I tend to be pick on condition with those kinds of items.

The last one is the Fall 1994 Country Collectibles Magazine which has an article on Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys on page 68 by Roy Nuhn. It features quite a few covers--in b/w--focusing on the Stratemeyers and some collecting info. I like to collect magazines that have articles about Nancy Drew and have amassed dozens of them--always on those lookout for these :)