My friend Aaron Nelson has his graphic novel MARLOW available for pre-order. The details are posted below:
The graphic novel will soon be available in Previews, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and other book retailers. "Marlow" collects two stories: "Soul of Darkness" and "River of Symbols" as one complete story arc.
* The graphic novel is 119 pages * Retail price of US$14.95 * Diamond Code SEP118014 * The ISBN Number is 978-1897548301 * Release date is February 28, 2012.
Summary 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.
Reviews of "Marlow: Soul of Darkness"
“Not your typical zombie tale, and surely one that will stick with you given the war-torn state the world is in today, MARLOW is definitely worth seeking out.” — Ain’t It Cool News Comics
“Marlow may be a zombie himself but he is still all to human. It is easy to feel connected with him. You will feel drawn to him this man who could be you if you lived in his world. His world filled with action, excitement and zombies.” (4/5 Stars) — Jazma Online “This issue read like a script of a movie. This story would make an action packed ride on the silver screen, just a thought. Report Card- A-” — Comic Book News #132