IXth Generation #1
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IXth Generation #1

Writer: Matt Hawkins Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

In the future there is no more natural death, no needs unfilled and everything you could ever want is yours... as long as you're one of the ones chosen to live in this new Utopia and you're willing to subjugate yourself to these new self-proclaimed gods with "IX"s emblazoned on them.

Do the ends truly justify the means? Is a utopia built on genocide worth the price? Aphrodite, Velocity, Hades, and the other Nines establish fiefdoms in this new world and attempt to rule. Their internal clashes have escalated, but they are forced to put that aside as they face off against the relentless hordes of the Darkness. The sins of the past have more

  • 9.5
    Geek Sushi - Paul Nolan Jan 7, 2015

    IXth Generation is a grand amalgamation of sci-fi and heroics, ideology and adventure, and best of all, its accessible. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 12, 2015

    Superb beginning to the new series. Can't wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Justin Padgett Jan 13, 2015

    IXth Generation is an astonishingly fresh look at the distant future that works well to pull pieces from the TopCow universe into one series. Im definitely excited for where Matt Hawkins takes us on this incredible ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 12, 2015

    IXth Generation is the start of something big. It's world building and possibly world ending. This is a great mix between both sides of the Top Cow house and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Jan 8, 2015

    If you're looking for a well conceived book with elements of science fiction and fantasy, IXth Generation is a series you will want to put at the top of your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jan 8, 2015

    IXth Generation totally wins or, rather, the fans totally win here. You probably dont need any prior knowledge of these stories, Hawkins has done and undoubtedly will do a great job filling you in, but you also shouldnt deprive yourself of some of those stories. Particularly the most recent Aphrodite IX and the current Witchblade run with Ron Marz and Laura Braga (dont let the high numbers scare you off). Hawkins and Sejic are cooking up something special from an Image imprint that does some amazing work month in and month out. If youre unfamiliar with the Top Cow Universe or youre just behind, now is as good of a time as any to get into it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 9, 2015

    "IXth Generation" #1 is a fun read that had more packed into it than I initially expected. It's nice to see the Top Cow universe expanding its own legacy into the future, and this story feels packed with potential for exciting reads beyond this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Mar-Vell Jan 9, 2015

    Good first issue to a new series, unfortunately, to fully understand what is happening there is some back reading required. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Joe Fauvel Jan 14, 2015

    This issue plays out like Hunger Games meets Aliens. The overall story seems a little predictable (other then the elements I wrote about) and that might be because, like mentioned above, this sort of post apocalyptic thing has been told a millions times. Now they just tell it with elements already established within a comic universe. We will see where it goes from here and see if Hawkins can ad a twist in the theme. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 7, 2015

    The first issue is interesting, and I think fans of Top Cow's two different tracts will be excited to see where this all goes, I definitely am. For folks who haven't ever checked out a Top Cow comic, this could be a nice start for those who dig futuristic settings. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 6, 2015

    IXth Generation #1 does a wonderful job of bringing the world of Artifacts and Aphrodite IX together, as despite getting off to a rocky start, the issue quickly bounces back to be a real sensation, having this fanboy hooked for more. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - John F. Trent Jan 7, 2015

    IXth Generation #1 provides a decent amount of background information to let new readers jump into the world without overloading the reader. It has decent pacing and some pretty cool action sequences and suspense to keep you interested throughout. There is nothing groundbreaking or mind-blowing, but it is a fun read with a very interesting backdrop. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2015

    Hopefully IXth Generation has nowhere to go but up now that this first issue has set the stage and the conflict has begun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Project-Nerd - Sarah Jan 12, 2015

    It seems as though IXth Generation has a lot of potential and a lot of possibilities that could come from the characters and the storyline — it's creative, interesting, and I still absolutely love the naming conventions for the characters. It's a cool blend of fantasy and science-fiction, and in a genre that's been rehashed over and over again, this is new and refreshing and, despite its pitfalls, has definite possibilities. This is one to keep up on and hopefully the universe will be expanded on and the characters will see a little more personality in upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Jan 26, 2015

    This issue - if nothing else " has inspired me to check out the original Aphrodite IX series created by the same team. If it has even half of the interesting concepts the opening half of this issue has, I'll be buying the whole series in quick succession. I'll certainly be around for Issue 2 of this series. I'm just hoping this series manages to keep it's own identity in amongst the smorgasbord of franchising possibilities. Read Full Review

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