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A Calm Before Storm (Novel)


A Calm Before Storm is the third of a series of four graphic novels based on the character created by novelist Richard Castle, international super-spy Derrick Storm. It was written by Peter David, with artwork by Robert Atkins, Scott Elmer, Andy Owens and Chris Sotomayor. It was released in July, 2013


From Amazon.com: 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 out to the one person who may be able to help him: his former handler, Clara Strike. But even if she responds, will she be with him or against him? Don't miss the espionage thriller has comic book and Castle fans raving!

Basic Details[edit]

  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Cover: Hardcover:
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785168184
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785168188
  • Extras:
    • Five breakdowns showing how a page is developed from pencils to final art
    • Illustrated, combined real/fictional bibliography (from richardcastle.net)

Major characters[edit]

  • Derrick Storm - Successful former private investigator who's sold his PI business at profit
  • Clara Strike - Charismatic, mysterious CIA agent,Storm's former handler for his spy work
  • Carl Storm - Derrick's father, retired from the FBI
  • "The Fear" - Elusive international hitman who killed Storm's mom when he was a child

Minor characters[edit]

  • Helen Pierce - Storm's current CIA handler, succeeding Clara Strike
  • Jake Palace - Well known private investigator to whom Storm sold his business
  • Ivan - Assassin who tries to shoot Storm on a train in Russia
  • Viktor Mueller - Elderly former KGB killer, now in a wheelchair

References in episodes[edit]