Advance Review of Marlow

marlow_cover.jpg“It’s a Dan’s World,” a popular comic book review site, recently reviewed an advance copy of Arcana’s Marlow, and below is some of what they had to say. Be sure to CLICK HERE to read the entire review.

“For me the unsung highlight of this book are the locations. Having a mercenary book (or any book for that matter) that hops the globe and explores other peoples beliefs and cultures makes for a refreshing change from downtown Manhattan. Should more adventures follow, I can only hope the future locations are just as vibrant.

Speaking of vibrant, Soul of Darkness is brought to life by Mathew Reynolds pulp-tastic silhouette styled art and L Jamal Walton’s clean clear lettering.

In River of Symbols, Dario Carrasco Jr’s amazing line-work steers the boat towards a brighter art style, one that reminds me of the magic of both Doug Mahnke and Jeff Smith at the same time.

Marlow is released late February from Arcana Studios, and is currently available for preorder here through, as well as no doubt your friendly neighbourhood Previews ordering comic book store. If you are after a zombie story that doesn’t just run on autopilot, but has a strong heart and a thought-provoking core, then I recommend you fork out for Marlow, the man who is exactly that.”

Thanks again to “It’s a Dan’s World,” and be sure to read the entire review HERE!

Don’t forget, you can still order a copy of Marlow. Just use the ordering info below!

ISBN: 978-1-897548-30-1
Diamond Code: SEP118014

Arcana Project Site:

Written By: Aaron Nelson
Art By: Dario Carrasco

Marlow is a zombie story inspired by Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”. It’s about one man’s journey into the darkness of his soul, and his discovery that perhaps we’re all zombies. Marlow is an ex-Marine caught in a dilemma impossible to solve: commit atrocious acts for a global corporation in order to receive medicine that keeps him from reverting to a zombie state, or walk away and suffer the fate of becoming some terrible creature. Struggling with his fears of his affliction and the monster he might become, Marlow abandoned his wife and young daughter, losing his dignity and freedom as he chose a nihilistic life. It is only during this journey told in the story that Marlow realizes that perhaps by avoiding suffering he has become like the zombies he so fears to become and that the only way out is to suffer his fate and become one. “Marlow is a zombie tale about suffering and its part in our humanity, and, in that sense, not about zombies at all.

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