Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce that the hotly anticipated Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm original graphic novel will be released simultaneously in print and on the Marvel Comics app for iOS devices on September 28th, 2011. When viewers of ABC’s hit series “Castle” first met Richard Castle, he had reached celebrity author status with the success of his Derrick Storm mystery novels. In an unprecedented collaborative effort between Marvel, ABC Studios and the producers of “Castle,” the adventures of Derrick Storm will be chronicled in an all new graphic novel from some of the most accomplished creators in the industry.
Not only is this the first time a Derrick Storm story has been published, but Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm also marks the first major day & date digital release of a major graphic novel in North America.
“Once we read Deadly Storm we knew we had the kind of comic that would appeal to a wide demographic and it made perfect sense to make a day & date digital release on the Marvel Comics app,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Entertainment Editor in Chief. “This is the kind of comic that brings new fans to our great medium and we couldn’t be more excited for new readers, fans of ‘Castle’ and everyone else to discover Derrick Storm’s origin—and enjoy a flat-out exciting story!”
Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm brings together a star studded cast of the top talent in comics, including co-writers Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain America And The Secret Avengers); interior artist Lan Medina (Fables); and cover artist Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk).
For more about Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm please visit ABC.com and Marvel.com
CASTLE: RICHARD CASTLE’S DEADLY STORM (JUL110726)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & KELLY SUE DECONNICK
Art by LAN MEDINA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show’s creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.
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