Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Jeff Spokes
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.
Synopsis: What if a machine developed its own consciousness, while also being beautiful and deadly? Aphrodite V takes place in the near future as Martin “a gay black billionaire with a 195 I.Q.” makes his pitch to the Los Angeles mayor on a plan to keep the city safe. It ends with Martin coming across more than he expected when he meets Aphrodite V and learns her back story.
Review: The first glance at the artwork made me think of the dark boldness that I have become accustomed to seeing in more serious or horror comics. That, mixed with a political beginning and I confess that I had my doubts for a few seconds. But, only a few seconds. While a bit pretentious, I immediately warmed up to Martin within the first two pages. He’s your average high i.q. billionaire that you expect to see drinking lattes and preaching how to save the world. But, he is also trying to make a difference the one way he knows how. What follows shows a lot of action through a number of panels. This includes action and facial expressions. I was intrigued and absorbed in “what next” through this whole volume. There is a promise of action and thought provoking adventures to come.
I give Aphrodite V #1 5 Stars.
You can get your copy of Aphrodite V #1 through Image Comics for $3.99.
Disclaimer: Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.