Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dynamite Entertainment Celebrates First Publication of Iconic
Character Nancy Drew with Special Reddit IAmA

Anthony Del Col, Acclaimed Writer of new Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Series, 
Will Hold Reddit IAmA on April 28, 2017 in Commemoration 

April 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, home to many critically acclaimed comic book series, has arranged for Anthony Del Col, the critically-acclaimed writer of the new Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie series, to participate in his first Reddit IAmA where he'll discuss the popular new series on April 28th, 2017, the 87th anniversary of Nancy Drew's debut! The IAma will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time and run for two hours. Fans will be able to submit their questions or follow-along by visiting https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/.

Nancy Drew made her first appearance in print on April 28, 1930, when original publisher Grosset & Dunlap released The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery, the first three books to feature the trailblazing character. At a pivotal time in the fight for women's rights, the strong, independent, and ambitious female character offered a new kind of role model for young women - one which exemplified that women could do anything and everything they set their mind to! 

Writer Anthony Del Col says, "Instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday' (trust me, you don't want to hear my singing voice), I'll instead say a few words about Nancy Drew: she's one of the most intelligent, driven, honest, and daring characters ever created," says Del Col. "In writing this new noir take on her, I've discovered the real reason that she's been popular for 87 years (87 years!) is that she's someone to be admired. We all wish we were a little more like Nancy Drew."

Del Col, whose Big Lie series launched in March to rave reviews, is the co-creator and co-writer of the acclaimed series Kill Shakespeare, which has been nominated for both Harvey and Joe Shuster Awards. His latest release, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2, is available now and can be purchased in-store or online at www.Dynamite.com/Digital

Jennifer Fisher, author, fan, Nancy Drew memorabilia collector and head of Nancy Drew Sleuths, one of the largest Nancy Drew fan communities, says, "Happy Anniversary to Mystery's IT Girl, Nancy Drew! Smart. Sophisticated. Independent. Fashionable. Fearless. Role model. Nancy Drew is all of these and so much more, a timeless character that has inspired fans of all ages to be trailblazers in their own right for over 85 years."

To participate or follow along during this exciting event, please visit https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA on April 28, 2017 between 1 and 3 p.m. EST and select the IAmA under the Reddit username DelCol.  Follow Anthony on Twitter at www.twitter.com/anthony_delcol to keep up with his latest news, releases, and appearances!

About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic 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 VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, 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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