Tuesday 7 January 2014

Aphrodite IX #7 Advance Review

Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist: Stjepan Šejić

Will the adventures of Aphrodite IX continue to be amazing? Read on to find out.

The official description from Top Cow:


Aphrodite IX awoke in a future unfamiliar to her amidst warring civilizations battling over divergent ideologies. In the ruins of this constant strife, Aphrodite has stumbled upon her successor: Aphrodite XV! Will the lethal upgrades of this late-model Aphrodite prove Aphrodite IX’s obsolescence?

Aphrodite IX is a series that I always look forward to. It is the overall suspenseful and mysterious nature of this fine series that keeps me coming back for more, with each issue new issue being truly unmissable.

Matt Hawkins continues to deliver big time with Aphrodite IX, creating yet more amazing build-up and suspense throughout this issue. Hawkins also continues to add plenty of mystery throughout the story, with the overall intensity constantly growing with ever issue. Hawkins also develops the side-stories perfectly, as despite taking away ever so slightly from the overall suspense, he does add much more intensity and depth in it’s place. On top of that the overall character development also continues to impress me, with Aphrodite IX herself constantly growing into an more interesting character. 

The artwork from Stjepan Šejić is once again phenomenal and his new style of artwork is defiantly growing on me. The detail and depth of Šejić’s art is as usual as close to perfection as you will ever see in comics. Despite this however it is still the layouts that impress me the most in Šejić’s art, as they add so much depth and impact to the story. Talking of impact Šejić also adds a lot when it comes to the characters facial expressions, which not only add a lot of emotion, but help enhance the entire story. On top of all this Šejić’s inks and colours also never fail to impress, being extremely vibrant and impactful. 

Aphrodite IX never fails to astound, and whilst Hawkins and Šejić remain on this series I doubt it will ever be disappointing. I’d highly recommend this issue.

Rating: 9/10


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