Stefan Petrucha has written X-Files comics and for Disney comics. He is the author of such YA series as Timetripper (Razorbill), Wicked Dead with Thomas Pendleton (Harper Collins) and The Rule of Won, which was published in September 2008 to rave reviews. Stefan has written every Nancy Drew Graphic Novel from Papercutz to date with more to come.Sarah Kinney has written over 150 original Disney comics for Egmont Publishing. She recently finished scripting the animated feature Blaze of Glory for Santoon Productions. Sho Murase is active in animation. Her first graphic novel SEI was published by Image Comics in 2003, and she quickly moved on to illustrate more than a dozen graphic novels. Her art has been displayed at galleries around the world including the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
Gr 5 Up-Nancy Drew and her best friends, Bess and George, are caught up in the Dielite mania sweeping River Heights. Reluctantly, Nancy joins them at the theater to watch the movie (again) only to get drawn into yet another mystery. Much to Ned's dismay, Gregor, the tall, dark and handsome stranger in town, seems to be the center of it. The muted pastels of the manga-style people are a little too flat, and the unimaginative panel layout is too boring for an action-packed mystery. The mood is slightly improved with dark and murky backgrounds, more appropriate for a vampire tale. The text tends to be slightly goofy and bland at times; overall, this is a mediocre tale. Still, Nancy Drew fans as well as vampire fanatics might be drawn to it, and those who stick around for the cliff-hanger ending will most likely be impatient to get their hands on part two.-Carol Hirsche, Provo City Library, UT (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.