I’ve finally wiped the dust off my copy of Ahlfors and started reading from page 1. Previously, I’ve only looked at the chapter on Elliptic functions as a reference. I’ve skimmed through four chapters and decided that it is probably not very suitable for the complex analysis course later in the year. It’s a pity because the international version of Ahlfors is readily available locally and costs less than US$20.
All seem pretty promising, especially Needham’s Visual Complex Analysis. I have read many good reviews of the book, and now that I’m starting to look at the contents seriously, I agree it’s very good, and unconventional.