Athena IX #1 Written by Ryan Cady
Art by Phillip Sevy
Colors by Jeremy Colwell
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Phillip Sevy & Jeremy Colwell, Atilio Rojo Top Cow | Image Comics
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
The days of Aphrodite IX are a distant memory. Seven centuries have come and gone since the success of the Aphrodite Protocol, the primary goal of which was to save mankind. But that world is gone, replaced by a seemingly more violent and harsh reality. From their deep slumber arose Nine who would rule this planet, each in its own way. This is a story of but one of those fated to be a god amongst men. This tale is known as Athena IX #1.
The time of the Ascension is here; few would recognize that term, however. For the most part, it seems that people living are unaware of anything other than oppression. Of course, Athena herself calls it order. Located in the far north of the Old World, the less than hospitable region has been transformed into an industrial city-state where every citizen is given a task, a purpose. Every single person is a cog in the proverbial wheel that keeps their world contained and self sufficient.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Top Cow Productions has created an extremely limited edition cover of the popular comic Aphrodite IX #9. Limited to just 500 copies and available only in from the publisher’s online shop, this variant edition is sure to keep you in the spirit. Check out the full St. Patrick’s Day cover here below.
For those who don’t know, Aphrodite IX is a female android assassin with distinctive green hair and some truly uncanny abilities. Unfortunately, her handlers erase her memory after every mission…at least that’s how it used to work. Lately, she has been retaining her knowledge and has gone rogue. It’s an exceptionally entertaining storyline brought to us by Matt Hawkins and features some spectacular art from Stjepan Sejic.
Here at Geeks of Doom, we are always excited to bring you exclusive content and today is certainly no exception. Our awesome friends at Top Cow Productions have given us the inside track on showing off the cover of Aphrodite IX #7! This cover is from Stjepan Sejic and the issue is due out on November 13, 2013.
This series, Aphrodite IX, was rebooted back in May and still features the beautiful green-haired synthetic humanoid assassin with a conscience. Awakening from stasis to once again have no memories, our deadly heroine quickly finds herself being used to kill against her will in a war of which she wants no part. This current volume is being penned by Matt Hawkins and features Stjepan Sejic handling the artwork.
Check out the official synopsis below with the cover displayed directly beneath it.
Aphrodite IX #3 Written by Matt Hawkins
Art by Stjepan Sejic
Letters by Troy Peteri
Edited by Bryan Rountree
Covers by Stjepan Sejic, David Finch, Eric Basaldua, and SDCC Exclusive Photo Cover Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: July 17, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
Aphrodite IX #3 was a bit of a surprise to me. I had read and loved the original series, but this one is quite a far departure from that. That being said, it has its good and bad points like any comic.
Writer Matt Hawkins takes this long dormant title in a WHOLE different direction. And, I have to say, it’s OK. Not great, but not horrible either. The first few pages were a little hard to get through. His introduction is muddled and hard to follow if you’re new to the title like me. But, before too long, you get the gist of what the story is and the details of the world that the story is set in. After you’re settled in, the story gets pretty interesting. There’s decent amounts of character drama, action and intrigue.
Aphrodite IX #2 Written by Matt Hawkins
Illustrated by Stjepan Sejic
Colored by Stjepan Sejic
Lettered by Troy Peteri
Covers by Stjepan Sejic and Marc Silvestri Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
Can you blame an assassin if she were literally created for such work and have no recollection of her actions afterwards? This is the moral conundrum issued in Top Cow’s Aphrodite IX #2. Written by Matt Hawkins with illustrations from Stjepan Sejic, we are thrust into the harsh, violent and dystopian future earth alongside Aphrodite as she tries to find her place in the new world.
The struggle continues between Marcus’ race of genetically altered humans and their cybernetic, humanoid enemies led by Executor Chronos. Unfortunately for Marcus and his people, their new ally, Aphrodite IX””the green-haired female powerhouse with no memory of her past””is in fact an assassin by design; and what Marcus and Aphrodite don’t realize is that she is being controlled by Chronos’ new ally and Aphrodite’s old handler, Robert J. Burch. Already unaware of killing Marcus’ father, the king, Aphrodite is on a new mission that could very well bring on the collapse of the kingdom.