Marlow reviewed by Underground Voices

marlow_cover.jpgUnderground Voices recently took a gander at Marlow and loved it! Please read an excerpt below from the review, but CLICK HERE to read it in full.

How do you keep the zombie landscape fresh and interesting in an over-saturated market? Ask Aaron Thomas Nelson because he’s figured it out with his soon-to-be published graphic novel, Marlow. There’s a solid story, a fleshed out lead, and incredible artwork.

         Zombie stories tend to be unbearably cliché but Aaron concocts a different kind of story that manages to separate itself from the sludge of mediocrity out there. He does so by avoiding the major pitfall: contrived genre plot points. I won’t expand on the plot here because to do so would unfairly give too much away, but Marlow’s dilemmas are real, current, and worth every 119 pages of resolution. Somebody actually gave some thought to storytelling here.

Thanks to Underground Voices! Again, click here to read the review in full. To order a copy of Marlow, keep reading!

ISBN: 978-1-897548-30-1

Diamond Code: SEP118014

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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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