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A Calm Before Storm (Derrick Storm Graphic Novels #3)

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The Derrick Storm adaptations continue in an all-new miniseries based on the hit ABC show Castle! Derrick Storm's gruesome discovery winds up drawing him into an international spectacle. Who is The Fear? What does he want with Derrick? And why is Derrick's father next on his hit list? As the international situation in New York continues to degrade, Derrick Storm reaches ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by Marvel (first published July 9th 2013)
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Maria
Sep 10, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it
I feel like I now understand why Derrick Storm (view spoiler). Its feels like Castle had been writing this "stormy" chapter, a chapter that covers a past with a lot of questions and not really many answers. I think choosing to (view spoiler) Derrick was his own way of letting go of a past that was consuming him entirely. It must have been hard to watch his own doubts sell, his endless questions drive him both "mad" and into success. I might be read ...more
Dsdmona
Novela gráfica basada en los libros escritos por Richard Castle con su personaje de Derrick Storm antes de empezar su serie de Nikki Heat. Nacida a raíz de la serie de televisión "Castle" sus guionistas decidieron darle más realidad al personaje Richard Castle (escritor en la serie) publicando una serie de novelas gráficas basadas en Derrick Storm (personaje que en la serie le ha dado la fama y la fortuna) y otra serie de novelas en papel basadas en Nikki Heat (basadas en la serie en la ...more
Meg
Jul 05, 2015 Meg rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this Graphic Novel since December when I finished Storm Season. I was not disappointed, in fact this one was even better than Storm Season was! Once again we are on the journey of Derrick Storm before he was presumed dead. I love Clara Strike and how she always comes to the rescue whenever Derrick needs her. The story continues in a natural way and along the way we continue to find out more things about Derricks childhood. His father, who is ever the comic relief in these ...more
Cathrine Bonham
Aug 31, 2013 Cathrine Bonham rated it it was amazing
If the other Storm Graphic novels were must reads for Castle fans then this one is doubly so. Just for the reference at the beginning of the story to a TV show detective with a royal lodging type of name.
It is hilarious. Also the story was very exciting as Storm and his father hunt his mother's killer. Can Derrick avenge his mothers death? More importantly can he survive a mission with his father?
Ashley
Aug 06, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it
I read this sometime last year (2013) but didn't add it to Goodreads at the time for whatever reason. Realized that when I went to add the new one (Unholy Storm) to my currently-reading shelf. I don't remember much about Calm Before Storm, but it was probably 3.5 stars, much like the previous books in this series.
Melissa
Dec 24, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
What a page-turner! I just couldn't put this one down and read it all in one sitting. Russian assassins! Moles in the CIA! Epic plot twists! Can't say more for fear of giving anything away, but if you're a true fan of "Castle" these are must-reads.
Robert
Apr 02, 2016 Robert rated it liked it
Not as fun than the first two - no introduction and no afterward, and a generally less entertaining story.
Andrew Stansbury
Jul 30, 2014 Andrew Stansbury rated it did not like it
Just... Don't read this.
Tobi
May 14, 2014 Tobi rated it liked it
Das Ende ist peinlichst bitter... Aber irgendwie auch so richtig "castleig".
Bibliofiendlm
Jul 04, 2014 Bibliofiendlm rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I enjoyed this title. Very intriguing story.
Julia
Feb 20, 2016 Julia rated it it was amazing
SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!!
Cyn Mcdonald
Sep 13, 2016 Cyn Mcdonald rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
Fairly typical Richard Castle story. Quick read, decent art, predictable plot twists.
Emma
Nov 30, 2013 Emma rated it it was amazing
In this Derrik Storm graphic novel adaptation, we find Derrik in a boat, after having sold his investigating business, figuring out who "The Fear" is and how far does it go. Derrik finds out what really happened to his mother and looks for the help of his former CIA handler, Clara Strike.

In this adaptation we see a TV show similar to Castle being made (within the book). I absolutely love the story line and the artwork is amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on the rest of these books.
Christopher Mclean
Jun 25, 2014 Christopher Mclean rated it it was ok
I'm a big fan of the Castle TV show, unfortunately this book didn't live up to that expectation. It does a reasonable job of nailing the comedy seen on TV but unfortunately the case being investigated is boring, the events rather predictable and the characters fairly uninteresting.

I think I will steer clear of Derek Storm from now on.
Spot
May 07, 2014 Spot rated it really liked it
this is a stupid, cheesy comic, but the LOLs .....
a fictional writer, writing a fictional book, about a fictional person in a fictional world
ahhhhhhh........

seriously, just google it and get sucked into the nothingness that is richard castle
(oh, and nathan fillion) :)
Nancy Sebert
Feb 17, 2015 Nancy Sebert rated it liked it
If you are a fan of Nathan Fillion or the TV show Castle, you would appreciate this graphic novel, because it was like reading an episode of Castle. Fun, very quick, and of course, over the top cop drama.
sixthreezy
Sep 24, 2013 sixthreezy rated it it was ok
Shelves: marvel, castle
Too much dialogue and writing for nothing... Story was overly simplistic, not quite as humorous as the first two volumes of Derrick Storm, and I could have done without Derrick's father.

Really disappointing, actually. Nothing much to impress the reader. For diehard fans of Castle only.
Ivy
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It was interesting to find out who the mole was. I will have to read more of the Derrick Storm graphic novels.
Lexi
Dec 11, 2013 Lexi rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lexi by: Cassandra Elise
Shelves: december2013
Probably my favourite Castle graphic novel. I loved the interplay between Derrick and his father - very Last Crusade.
Bonnie
Sep 03, 2013 Bonnie rated it liked it
Some Castle in-jokes here, and Storm and his ex-CIA father take on the bad guy that killed Storm's mother.
Christopher
Jan 29, 2016 Christopher rated it liked it
Recommends it for: No one. Not even you.
I really didn't think you could get more meta than the Nikki Heat series but apparently I was wrong.
Jaclyn
Apr 09, 2016 Jaclyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
another quick read. not getting much time to read so just trying to get a few of these graphic novels off my to read list. I liked but I am missing more detail that I get out of my fiction books
Molly
Feb 17, 2014 Molly rated it liked it
This is the best Castle comic book out of the three so far, if only for the Castle and Firefly references at the beginning. That was great
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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
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Derrick Storm Graphic Novels (4 books)
  • Deadly Storm (Derrick Storm Graphic Novels, #1)
  • Storm Season (Derrick Storm Graphic Novels, #2)
  • Unholy Storm (Derrick Storm Graphic Novels, #4)

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