History Literature / TheHardyBoys

17th Jun '17 9:40:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A LongRunningBookSeries, beginning in 1927, for kids and teens created by the legendary Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent Crossover partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

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A LongRunningBookSeries, beginning in 1927, for kids and teens created by the legendary Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent Crossover {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.
24th May '17 12:50:08 PM Xtifr
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* In the "Undercover Brothers" novel ''Blown Away'', the person behind the attempted bombing of the Billington Resort is a member of the terrorist group Ecology First, which resorts to extreme methods in order to preserve the environment.
11th Mar '17 3:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and ''The Hardy Boys'' of the '90s) are also considered separate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.

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* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), TheMickeyMouseClub Series/TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and ''The Hardy Boys'' of the '90s) are also considered separate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.
11th Mar '17 3:28:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[MickeyMouseClub The Mystery of The Applegate Treasure & The Mystery of the Ghost Farm]], two serials running on the original ''MickeyMouseClub'' in 1956 & 1957.

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* [[MickeyMouseClub [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The Mystery of The Applegate Treasure & The Mystery of the Ghost Farm]], two serials running on the original ''MickeyMouseClub'' ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' in 1956 & 1957.
10th Feb '17 12:21:06 AM ExSlacker
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* ChewOutFakeOut: At the end of the Casefiles book "Blown Away", Frank and Joe uncovered an international conspiracy, saves two African countries (Bhotai and Katara), and cleared the name (albeit AcquittedTooLate) of their friend's boss (and mentor) from smuggling charges. The president of Katara then sternly asks if they were also responsible for blowing up his country's new weapon that cost his treasury millions of dollars. Frank contemplates that he and Joe might be used as scapegoats, but when they bravely admit their guilt, the Kataran president is instead actually grateful to them.
30th Dec '16 7:45:07 PM themisterfree
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* TheHardyBoysCasefiles, produced by {{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties, starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.

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* TheHardyBoysCasefiles, ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by {{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties, TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.



* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and The Hardy Boys Casefiles of the '90s) are also considered seperate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.

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* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and The ''The Hardy Boys Casefiles Boys'' of the '90s) are also considered seperate separate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.
13th Dec '16 6:13:30 PM Rebu
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The newer Hardy Boy ''Casefiles'' series. Iola Morton, Joe's long-running girlfriend in the original series, is blown up by terrorists about a second or two before the opening scene of ''the first book''.
** Not to mention that some cases would place tension between the brothers, which would often lead into not-so-friendly brawls between them. Later, it also modifies their relationship with the police (which is scarcely a problem in the original series), with an AscendedExtra of sorts in Con Riley as the only officer that takes their skills seriously. And then there are the Assassins, the terrorist group responsible for Iola's aforementioned murder, and are also the most frequently recurring villains in the series who, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do exactly what you might expect]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The newer Hardy Boy ''Casefiles'' series. Iola Morton, Morton is Joe's long-running girlfriend in the original series, is and blown up by terrorists about a second or two seconds before the opening scene of ''the first book''.
** Not to mention that some cases would place tension between the brothers, which would often lead into not-so-friendly brawls between them. Later, it also modifies their relationship with the police (which is scarcely a problem in the original series), with an AscendedExtra of sorts in Con Riley as the only officer that takes their skills seriously. They also use guns, and bad guys regularly try to JustShootHim. And then there are the Assassins, the terrorist group responsible for Iola's aforementioned murder, and are also the most frequently recurring villains in the series who, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do exactly what you might expect]].



+ PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler:''Casefiles'' opens right after Iola is murdered by a car bomb. The confusion the readers feel is mirrored by our heroes, and long-time fans are going to be just as shocked as Joe.]]



** Lampshaded in Casefils 17, "The Number File". The Boys' car gets forced off the road, into the ocean, and once they're safe, Joe quips about losing brain cells from hitting the windshield.



* WHAMEpisode: the very first Casefiles book, with the death of Iola in the opening chapter.

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* WHAMEpisode: the very WHAMEpisode / EstablishingSeriesMoment: The first Casefiles book, with the death of book opens a few seconds after Iola in has been blown up. This establishes that the opening chapter.series is going to be DarkerAndEdgier.
6th Nov '16 10:25:51 PM Doryna
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* CliffHanger: One almost every chapter.

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* CliffHanger: One The Stratemeyer Syndicate actually insisted in their outlines to ''Hardy Boys'' ghostwriters every chapter end with one. It is a directive that has been carried through to almost every chapter.book to this day.
14th Aug '16 3:00:52 PM morenohijazo
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* SplitHair: In the mystery "The Secret of Pirates' Hill", Joe drops an envelope on the blade of some pirate cutlasses in the museum to test it's sharpness. {Hint, it's very sharp}
26th Jul '16 12:38:21 PM FranksGirl
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* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and The Hardy Boys Casefiles of the '90s) are also considered seperate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.
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