Deadly Storm (Derrick Storm, #1)
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Deadly Storm (Derrick Storm Graphic Novel #1)

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CASTLE fans rejoice! For the first time anywhere, CASTLE's titular hero Derrick Storm comes to life in the pages of this all-new graphic novel. This "adaptation" of Derrick Storm's first novel adventure takes our hero from the gritty world of the private eye all the way to the globe-hopping intrigue of the CIA. Eisner Award-winning Marvel Architect Brian Bendis and red hot...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 28th 2011 by Marvel (first published 2011)
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Anthony Chavez
Whoever thought to market the books of Castle from the series was a genius. I love getting in the mind of fictional character Richard Castle. He is witty, egotistical, jumps to conclusions, clumsy, jealous, real, and paints a beautiful picture with words.

The story was about what I expected from a Richard Castle plot: a little over the top, kind of goofy, and doesn't take itself very seriously, but still well-written and very entertaining; Moreover, The art was flawless. I'd love to see more of D...more
Anne
This was a decent story...but I'm totally confused.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that I'm the only person out there who didn't know there was a tv show called Castle.
I'm right aren't I?
I don't really watch tv, so I've never seen it.
P.S. I'm not a pretentious douche who thinks tv rots your brain. I mean, it does...but that's not why I don't watch it.

So this is a graphic novel based on a fake author's book? Except the fake books are called Nikki Heat series, right?
So who is Derric...more
SA
This was pretty ridiculous but I liked it anyway! A graphic novel adaptation of a book written by a character on a television show. Ah, media. I love you.

To be honest, I expected more from Bendis--given his experience with Powers, I expected a little more meta, a little more knowingness from the pulpy bestseller Castle is meant to have made his career on. But for all that it was predictable in the Michael Crichton sort of way, it was still pretty amusing, because it's like a reflection of Castl...more
Michael
While it was interesting to read about Derreck Storm, but this was way too rushed, art work was poor. I just found it too hard to enjoy, maybe if it was a novel they I would of liked it better. Too much of a gimmick.
Bry
I don't quite know how to rate this book, on one hand I want to give it 5 stars just because it's Castle, and I LOVE THAT SHOW!! But on the other hand it just isn't a 5 star book.

The plot was like an episode of Castle - full of red herrings, an over the top villain, sexual tension, and a bit of goofiness. Only I didn't find it believable like an episode of the show. It was too rushed and too far out there to come off as real. Furthermore, the characters were a bit to cardboard for me. Those that...more
Cathleen
Both the story and the art are what you might expect in a graphic novel marketed to non-format fans -- fine for what it is, but a bigger opportunity was missed. It is neither impressive nor especially fun.

As someone who must repeatedly explain to fans of the TV show that a) Richard Castle is fictional, and b) the Derrick Storm novels do not really exist (at least yet), the lengthy title list on the flap is exasperating. Nowhere is there a disclaimer that these are only mentions from the show (be...more
Tatiana
This graphic novel “adaptation” of fictional author Richard Castle’s first book in the Derrick Storm series, Deadly Storm, was rushed. It didn’t allow for a lot of time to get to know Storm, but what did come through was a cross between Castle himself and Jeffrey Donovan’s Michael Weston, just not as kickass or amusing as that combination should be. Even Clara Strike, the inspiration for whom we recently met on the show, wasn’t as compelling as I expected.

What I did like about this volume was t...more
Kim
The first adventure of Derrick Storm and it's straight to graphic novel unlike the other tie-in's. I think I would have preferred it to have been a novel rather than a graphic novel. The story is very rushed and could have done with a few more pages. The artwork wasn't the greatest. Most notable were the faces. Sometimes the characters looked like they had Downs Syndrome where in others then looked like they were trying to hide chestnuts in their cheeks.

All in all in wasn't a great first outing,...more
Laura
Dec 27, 2011 Laura rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: owned
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P Fosten
Ok, this is a tricky one. Overall, I didn't like it....but I did. So, bias on the table; I do love the show Castle and Kelly Sue DeConnick's script manages to make Derrick Storm sound like his fictional creator. The art, in places, seems to try and make him look like Nathan Fillion. That doesn't work so well. The art is the main problem here but I struggle to explain why. There is just something missing. It's not quite there in a way that makes you look at a page and think 'More could be going o...more
Kevin Fanning
I love that this exists but it feels a little thrown together. A graphic novelization of the "first" Derrick Storm book (which doesn't actually exist!): SO GREAT. Excellent world building. But the mystery and the characters are lackluster (something about Nicaragua, Contras, and gold) and the storytelling doesn't capture the zingy style of Richard Castle the character on Castle or Richard Castle the writer of the Nikki Heat books. (Although you could counter this as further myth-building: Castle...more
Andrew
Brian Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Lan Medina create an excellent "adaptation" of "Richard Castle's" first novel. While not as twisty and meaty as Castle's more recent Nikki Heat prose novels, it's still an effective thriller, full of action and suspense. The art, by Medina, is equally effective in the quiet, dialogue scenes as in the moments of action. The script perfectly captures Castle's unique voice, and adapts the novel so smoothly it's impossible to tell if any cuts were made. (I say...more
Cathrine Bonham
Jun 24, 2012 Cathrine Bonham rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Castle Fans
This graphic novel adaptation of fictional author Rick Castle's fictional Novel, Deadly Storm, was very good for a tie-in to ABC's Castle. The story does not stand on its own very well and like the equally fictional Nikki Heat novels the two leads are a complete rip off of Castle and Beckett.

But if you have already been sucked into the Castle universe then you will probably enjoy this little piece of TV land in the real world and geek out over every minute that you spend in this illustrated heav...more
Christina Vourcos
If you're a fan of Castle, this is a recommended read. I love how familiar yet different the story was. I could picture Richard Castle writing this story. The dialogue is in his style, and the graphics are really great. I've read the Nikki Heat books, and I also recommend those. Right now, I just finished this graphic novel and I just bought it. Though it may be short, it a great read. Now I'm going to go continue enjoying reading Heat Rises.
David Dalton
Another Christmas gift for my wife, but I find I am reading these Derek Storm & Nikki Heat books as well. This graphic novel is based on the very 1st Derek Storm novel, written by TV character Richard Castle (ABC's "Castle"). The very first Castle episode featured the author killing off his bread & butter main character Derek Storm (claiming he was bored with the character) and then he got involved with Lt. Kate Beckett, who became Nikki Heat in the novels he was writing on the show.

So w...more
Brandy Y
A lot of fun, I just wish it was two or three times longer. I hope to see more Castle/Storm graphic novels.
Vishy
I love the TV series 'Castle' featuring the characters, Richard Castle, the crime fiction novelist, and Kate Beckett, the NYPD Detective, whom Castle helps in solving cases. One of the books that is mentioned in the TV series is the novel series featuring private investigator Derrick Storm. When I discovered that the Derrick Storm series exists in the real world, I was quite thrilled. Castle being a fictitious character and the novel being real - well, it was like being inside a Raymond Queneau...more
Jennifer
Okay this is my first comic book (ahem) graphic novel ever so I can only talk about my experience reading it and how it relates to the franchise.


I am a bit of a speed reader so it took some adjustment for me to not just skim the text and move on, but to actually take in and enjoy the art -which, by the way, is amazing. I'm still flipping through it and re-examining all of it. The collaboration between Marlowe and Mavel is fantastic. This has to be Castle's voice, but Castle before he met Becket...more
Angela
As any good fan of the TV show Castle knows, Nikki Heat is by no means Richard Castle's first famous character. The show starts off with his concluding his long-running Derrick Storm series, and the particular explosive ending he gives those books is a nice little character development point for Castle since it leads right into why he tags along with the NYPD. And given the success of the Nikki Heat tie-in novels, it was pretty much inevitable that additional material involving Derrick Storm wou...more
Dawn
Hmmm, let's see: if I haven't entirely lost count of the layers, I think this is Art imitating Life imitating Art imitating Life...

ABC really is treating the Castle franchise properly in a way that Fox could never do with Bones, and not just because Rick Castle's primary job is writing while Temperance Brennan's is being a forensic anthropologist; more because of the source material (or lack thereof). Fox can't do all these fun things because there already are books linked to the show and those...more
Crystal
An interesting graphic rendition of the first book in the other set of spin off novels from the TV show Castle. I didn't enjoy this story or these characters as much as I do the Niki Heat stories, probably because of the setting and subject matter. I haven't read the actual Derrick Storm novels yet, and based on this, I probably won't. While Derrick Storm DOES investigate things, and is somewhat interesting, he's not working in the same police procedural format as the Niki Heat books and the Cas...more
Chris
As a fan of the show Castle I have heard so much about his first big series character Derrick Storm. When the first season starts we find out that Castle has killed off his money making character, Derrick Storm, and he begins to shadow a female New York city cop who becomes his new big character Nikki Heat. As the show progresses we the viewer get to learn little bits and pieces of the Derrick Storm story line.Marvel comics has put together a graphic novel which gives us the first chapter in the...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
I love Castle, so I was interested in checking this out. Derrick Storm is a PI who gets caught up in the middle of a CIA situation after being hired by a wife to track down her husband.

It was action-packed and interesting. And I really enjoyed Derrick's voice, but I feel like the story moved too quickly. And this kinda kept the story and characters at arm's length, but I still enjoyed it!
Melissa
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Melissa Railey
This graphic novel was pretty fun. For those who don't know, the graphic novel is an adaptation of the books written by the author on the TV show Castle. I could 100% hear the Nathan Fillion character in Derrick Storm. And all the humor and snarkiness from the TV show could be heard in the lines of the graphic novel. The story itself was a bit unbelievable but I think that's the way the Derrick Storm novels are supposed to be. You know over the top and too much. But there were a couple of turns...more
Racquel
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Philae_02
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Courtney Hartley
I enjoy Castle enough to actually read these silly books, and while Castle is in my normal genre of tv shows, this isn't my normal book genre. I still think Kelly Sue and Brian did a good job with it. I'll probably get around to the other Derrick Storm GNs one day.
Colleen
A fun companion comic to the TV show CASTLE centering on the character Derrick Storm, whom author Richard Castle kills off prior to meeting his new muse, NYPD detective Kate Beckett. Beckett becomes the inspiration for his newest series featuring heroine Nikki Heat. And to keep with the meta tie ins, those novels are also available for your reading pleasure (and quite good, btw).

This is an origin story for Derrick Storm, and it's engaging enough that I'm hoping more issues are planned to publish...more
ruth assefa
i wish that the book was longer. everything was going so fast. But i am not sure if that how graphic novels work. but this was my first graphic novel. other then that it was pretty good
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Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan...more
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