Mera: Queen of Atlantis is getting the lead role in her own short-run comic series.
Taking place during the civil war of Atlantis in which Aquaman is currently fighting, Mera is set to star in her first solo story. Confirmed by Newsarama, Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 will be released February 28th, 2018, as a six-book run. A newly exiled queen, Mera must fight to keep the peace between her own kingdom and the surface world. Meanwhile, Aquaman‘s brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, threatens to take back the land he believes is rightfully his. Mera must fight to protect her kingdom.
Mera is a character that has always straddled the line between hero and villain. With an exuberant temper, this fiery leading lady has gone from subterfuge agent to destroy Aquaman and his kingdom, to instead falling for him and becoming his wife. You see, Mera herself isn’t actually Atlantean or from the surface world. She’s from a different dimension altogether known as Xebel, or Dimension Aqua. Her aggressive personality and the fact that she isn’t of this world puts her at odds with people – especially those dang land walkers. She consistently fears the world of humans she doesn’t understand. This is while dreading becoming part of neither the underwater or human world at the same time. Such a complex and complete character will undoubtedly make for an amazing lead.
Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardian of the Galaxy) will naturally be writing with Lan Medina (Fables), animating the six-series limited run respectively. Also, Nicola Scott shared on Twitter that she will be designing the covers for the comics, gifting us with her first design:
MERA: QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by LAN MEDINA
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
From the pages of AQUAMAN comes a brand-new adventure starring Mera, in her own title for the first time ever!
As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman’s brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland’s fate, he’ll stop at nothing to return to Atlantis as its king and savior!
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
With such a dynamic character, there are unlimited possibilities for her. With a power set that rivals her husband’s and an impressive background to boot, this series will definitely be one to add to your collection.
So, what do YOU think of Mera’s short run? Sound off in the comments!