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4.0 out of 5 stars great art/concept plot not so much, 26 Mar 2009
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created by david finch and david whol, aphrodite IX tells the story of an android with amnesia struggling to understand the world and a complex conspiracy. the concept is great, the character is also great and the art (finch's at least) is stunning. unfortunately by the end the obviously-disjointed production (it only ran for 4 issues over 2[?] years) means the plot meanders to a disappointing and formulaic conclusion and the replacement artist for finch finishing the book is not as good (the colouring in particular gets worse, not necc. the pencils). also the editing is shocking - aphrodite takes damage in numerous battles, but in the next panel is pristine again - no explanation is even hinted at!? still all the covers are included and the package is well-designed and presented. i'd love to see the character again, perhaps reinvented slightly as the original conept had echoes of "alias" and "dollhouse" well before either tv show was invented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great , a bit controversial , story, 31 Mar 2014
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I loved Aphrodite IX. Not for the explicit visuals, as the dark, dystopian cyberpunk setting was a much more interesting plot device for me. The main protagonist being an eternal amnesiac with no clue to her origin is a very good tool for creating a deep and details story line. Does seem a bit 'jumpy' at times, and some plot and story line (especially when it comes to drawings) would have benefited from a bit more elaborate use of panels - more would have been better and less confusing in certain scenes. Recommended non the less. (and Two Cows as well! same as Darkness!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read and images., 26 Feb 2013
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I tend to like characters that have less exposure in the comic world like Magdalena, Velocity and Aphrodite. So i was very pleased at this graphic novel that was quality in read and images. Aphrodite is an unusual character as she is a little mysterious assides the obvious killer protocol and genetic implants etc. This GN i found intriguing and the best cover of the Aphrodite character yet.

Buy it i gtee you won't be dissapointed. Also i'm looking for my next tattoo after my Magdalena tat! Just maybe : )
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cybernetics, 11 Mar 2011
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The story of Aphrodite IX, which takes place some way in the future, is the story of an Amnesiac Cyborg who immediately forgets any Mission she's been on after completing it. There's a reason why, not what you might expect, but it makes for an unusual character since Aphrodite is a character who doesn't even know WHAT she is, let alone who as it turns out. The story carries through peoples modern-day obsessions with improving themselves and their bodies to the ultimate limit, where people have had parts of their bodies replaced just to keep themselves alive and healthy-if they can be called that, since the point of the story is that Aphrodite, an entirely synthetic being, possesses as much humanity as any of these people, likely more. However, the real questions in the story are just why Aphrodite was created and, more importantly, what her ultimate purpose is, an answer being provided in a series of Flashbacks as she slowly remembers her past.

The story is imaginative, the character interesting, but the script suffers from a lack of cohesion as a result of the extended amount of time the original series took to come out as far as I can tell. Injuries/damage suffered by Aphrodite do not seem to carry through from issue to issue and a better explanation of just what causes her to break through her own Amnesia and remember how she ended up the way she is would have been welcome. Also, maybe if we could have seen more of the world she lives in and how others live in it it would have worked better. What we do see of it seems to resemble downtown Manhattan, unfortunately, since it seems unlikely there will still be street vendors seling fresh food out of trailers in a world like hers.

To me, this strikes as a mini-series begging to be expanded on, but apparently it never will be since the character and her world have never been revisited. It's a shame, a decent first effort trying for good, but it could have been great if they'd just made a bit more of it. On the other hand, a character who bears an almost exact resemblance to Aphrodite IX is now present in Wildstorm comics, Aphrodite IV, so maybe there is still some potential for seeing more of the original concept? Only time will tell.
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