CASTLE fans rejoice! For the first time anywhere; CASTLE's titular hero Derrick Storm comes to life in the pages of this all-new graphic novel. This "adaptation" of Derrick Storm's first novel adventure takes our hero from the gritty world of the private eye all the way to the globe-hopping intrigue of the CIA. Eisner Award-winning Marvel Architect Brian Bendis and red hot Osborn writer Kelly Sue DeConnick worked closely with CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe to create the one thing millions of CASTLE fans have been asking for: Their first real Derrick Storm adventure. A wall-to-wall; gritty; witty; globe-hopping detective thrill ride for fans of the hit TV show starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic; as well as fans of darn good comic books.
Derrick Storm is hired to bug an African head of state’s hotel suite — but the routine mission quickly spirals out of control when Storm overhears a woman’s terrifying scream on the wire. Soon, he’ll discover an international conspiracy reaching further than he ever imagined — and perhaps the truth about Clara Strike, a CIA agent the world thinks is dead!
Chunhoo Kang lives in a world of crime, sex and intrigue. He's the Nihon Saikono Warrior, Japan's greatest fighter in the Yakuza underworld. However, he's also Korean. He holds the title through Shi-Nan-Joo, a powerful and ancient martial arts from Korea. Haunted by past sins, Chunhoo abandons his crime life to search for the young woman and son he abandoned decades ago. His Yakuza bosses are unforgiving. They want his honor and title back. Assassins trail him all the way back to Korea and Chunhoo resolves that he's not going to be anybody's servant anymore. He's going to become an emperor, standing at the apex of his own empire. Who is the emperor that Chunhoo seeks to become? Will he be for good or evil?
Chunhoo rescues his son Sukgi from his death sentence only to discover that the decades have finally caught up with him. The warden of Sukgi's prison lets loose the Blood Demon Guhryong, his deadliest prisoner, to avenge the shame of Sukgi's escape. Stunned by the loss of the Kito brothers, the imperial household of Japan contracts the two deadliest fighters in Japan to hunt down father and son. With new enemies on their trail, Chunhoo and Sukgi hide in the red light districts of the outer provinces of Korea, a cesspool of forbidden carnal pleasures. But the strength of the Nihon Saikono Warrior can't be hidden for long, and Chunhoo must choose between keeping his secret and saving the life of the son who hates him.
After saving his son's life, Chunhoo realizes that he can't hide his powerful warrior aura even in the seedy red light district of Busan. The warden's pursuer, the Blood Demon Guhryong, tracks father and son like a bloodhound to their very doorstep. Fast on his heels, the Imperial Assassins from Japan leave a trail of fear and violence in their wake. Chunhoo's former Yakuza bosses, the Sochun Organization, want to guarantee the answer to that question by creating an unseen trap for them all. And their machinations won't stop until they prove an apocalyptic battle between Japan's highest martial art Ki-Do-Ryu and the Shi-Nan-Joo style of Chunhoo. Sensing the approaching battles, Chunhoo gives his son Sugki a mysterious key that may change the fate of all.