Stand Aside Aquaman, Queen Mera's Getting Her Own Comic Series

Image: DC Comics
Image: DC Comics

All hail the queen. More than 50 years after her debut, Mera is finally getting her own comic book series.


Mera: Queen of Atlantis is a six-issue limited series written by Dan Abnett (War of Kings, Guardians of the Galaxy) with art by Lan Medina (Fables, Mutant X). It takes places during the events of the current Aquaman storyline, which finds Atlantis in the midst of a civil war after Arthur Curry was kicked off the throne. He’s currently believed to be dead, although we know better.

Mera, the newly anointed queen in exile and Justice League member, is struggling to keep the peace between Atlantis and the surface world. Meanwhile, Aquaman’s brother Orm, the Ocean Master, is working on his plans to return to Atlantis as its king.

It’s kind of surprising that Mera has been around for over 50 years, having made her debut in 1963's Aquaman #11, and yet she’s never gotten her own solo series before. But now seems as good a time as any, as Amber Heard will be playing the character in Justice League and the upcoming Aquaman film. Unfortunately, we have to wait a little longer than Justice League for this series to come out. It’s scheduled to be released February 28.


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My 4 year old daughter knows more about Mera than Aquaman at this point based solely on this book which she’s obsessed over. It has a double-page spread about Mera and her powers.

She’s convinced she’s a super powerful mermaid and Aquaman is just some dude that works for her.

Looking forward to picking this series up for the Geeklet!