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black van-what is the first book to mention it?
« on: June 28, 2011, 08:11:21 PM »
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Re: black van-what is the first book to mention it?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 09:51:03 PM »
Revenge of the Desert Phantom first mentions and describes how Frank and Joe get a used blue police van. (#84 in The Hardy Boys Digests). Dead on Target (#1 in The Hardy Boys Casefiles) first mentions and describes how Frank and Joe get a used black police van. There are two different stories within the continuity (and two very different reasons for why Frank and Joe need a new car), but those would be the two to consult. (And it makes sense that #84 in The Hardy Boys Digests would mention it, as this title is considered a prototype for the Casefiles.) It's interesting that this is one aspect that both the Digests and Casefiles maintained in common, from #84 through the end of the series (#190 Motocross Madness).
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Re: black van-what is the first book to mention it?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 06:34:51 PM »
And the Hardys eventually get another van after their original black van is blown-up (seeing a pattern here?) in True Thriller.

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Re: black van-what is the first book to mention it?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 07:53:20 PM »
Thanks for that extra tidbit, SDLAgent- I'd forgotten about that. But it's been a while since I read True Thriller - that was a pretty good one- I think it may have been one of the last to feature The Asassins too.
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Re: black van-what is the first book to mention it?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 05:35:42 PM »
I believe the last book to feature the Assassins was #108 Blown Away.
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Re: black van-what is the first book to mention it?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 05:49:31 PM »
Oh yeah- that's right, they were in there too. Of course, I think the Assassins appeared in some of the Supermysteries as well.
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