|Exclusive: Marvel and ABC Team for Castle-Inspired Graphic Novel|
Bummed that Castle's season is ending? This ought to brighten your summer.
Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios have teamed up to create a hardcover graphic novel inspired by the ABC's Castle, TVGuide.com has learned. Titled Richard Castle's Deadly Storm, it's the first partnership between Marvel and ABC since Disney, which owns ABC, acquired Marvel last year.
The book focuses on Derrick Storm, the protagonist of Richard Castle's most popular series of novels. Viewers may recall that Castle (Nathan Fillion) began following Beckett (Stana Katic) for inspiration for a new series of books after he made the decision to kill off Derrick Storm, with whom he'd become bored.
"We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Marvel to bring Richard Castle's early literary works to life," Castle creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe said. "It's a great way to expand the Castle universe for all our fans."
The 112-page graphic novel will be written by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain America and The Secret Avengers). Lan Medina (Fables) will handle the interior art; Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk) created the cover art, which can be seen below as well as in Monday's Season 3 finale of Castle (10/9c, ABC).
This is the latest branding experiment ABC has tried with Castle. The network has already teamed with Hyperion Books to publish two novels — Heat Wave and Naked Heat — that parallel Castle's work with Beckett, the inspiration for the author's heroine Nikki Heat. A third book, Heat Rises, is due in the fall. ABC also launched RichardCastle.Net in April.
Richard Castle's Deadly Storm will be available in stores in September 2011.
|For the second consecutive year, ABC’s hit show Castle is headed to San Diego Comic Con. This year, however, they come with a bonus that makes the show – led by Nathan Fillion – fit in even more. As announced a couple of months ago, Marvel has joined forces with ABC to launch a Castle based graphic novel, featuring one of Richard Castle’s beloved characters, Derek Storm.|
Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm is set to debut on September 21st, the same week that the show returns with its fourth season. But before that, we get to enjoy the cast at Comic-Con next Sunday (July 24th) at 11:45 and we will be there to bring you some great scoop about the new season.
The graphic novel, which will be 112 pages long, was written by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain America and The Secret Avengers). Lan Medina (Fables) handled the interior art and Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk) created the cover art, which will made cameo in the season 3 finale of Castle.
Check out a sneak peek at the graphic novel below.
The season 4 of Castle is scheduled to air on September 19th, at 10pm, on ABC.