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Bendis & DeConnick Adapt Fictional Mystery Novel by Fictional Writer ‘Castle’

Brian Michael Bendis & Kelly Sue DeConnick and Lan Medina are creating a new graphic novel adapted from Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm. But Richard Castle is a fictional author played on television by Nathan Fillion. Is that meta enough for you? Officially titled Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm, the Marvel Comics graphic novel goes on sale in September.Airing on the ABC network in the United States, Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, a mystery novelist whose gifts of intuition make him a valuable aid to the police of New York City. Marvel and ABC had a bit of fun in the press release announcing the graphic novel, quoting the fictional writer himself…

“I am honored and humbled to see Derrick Storm join the ranks of some of the greatest heroes of all-time,” said Richard Castle. “Being a part of the Marvel family is a childhood fantasy come true for me.”

…and making up some amusing press release copy with the meta twist…

The release of Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm marks the first adaptation, in any medium, of the Derrick Storm novels by New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle.

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso played along, but snuck in the crucial point that comics based on the popular Castle series have the potential to bring new readers to the sequential storytelling medium.

“It’s exciting to bring the Derrick Storm novels to life for the first time ever” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Entertainment Editor in Chief. “Whether you’re new to the world of ‘Castle’ or a long time fan, there’s something for everyone in Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm-and it’s the kind of book that reaffirms Marvel’s commitment to creating new fans of comic books.”

Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm will be hyped on tonight’s season finale of Castle, broadcasting on ABC at 10pm EST.

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