Readers will get a chance to start readingAPHRODITE IXfor free this May 4, as Top Cow debuts the re-launched Top Cow series on Free Comic Book Day.THINK TANK writer and Top Cow PresidentMatt Hawkinsteams up with fan-favorite artistStjepan Sejic(ARTIFACTS, RAVINE) to bring Aphrodite IX, the green-haired, memory-challenged assassin to a new generation of readers. In a dystopian future populated by warring factions of the genetically modified and the cybernetically enhanced, Aphrodite IX awakes to world where the sky is scorched, humanity as it was known is gone and two disparate groups fight for survival and dominance of the very scarce resources left on what’s left of Earth.
“Aphrodite IX has always been my favorite character at Top Cow,â€ said Hawkins. â“She’s interesting visually, combined with a personality that’s sort of out of control of her own experiences and lost in the tangled web of her own mind. Combining my love of real futuristic tech and genetics with Stjepan Sejic’s insane visuals we’re hoping the readers enjoy the ride.”
Aphrodite IX was originally created by David Wohl and David Finch in the best-selling graphic novel published in 1996, which is being offered again as part of the relaunch in a limited edition APHRODITE RELOADED hardcover edition this summer. The hardcover features updates to the script by series co-creator and writer David Wohl.
After May’s first, free issue, APHRODITE IX will continue on a monthly schedule, with issue #2 in stores on June 12. The full-color, eye-popping issues will be $2.99.