Review: Mera: Queen of Atlantis #5

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artists: Lan Medina, Norm Rapmund & Veronica Gandini



Just as Mera and Orm prepare to fight side by side to save Atlantis from utter desolation, Nereus makes Orm a devious proposal that’s hard to refuse: control of the Xebellian army in exchange for Tula’s unwilling hand in marriage! Can the Ocean Master really resist the call of the sea? Or will Mera have to fight her own people to help Tula escape a fate that was once her own?



The cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr. is great. Ocean Master holding Mera’s crown above the water is an evocative image that plays well into the story.

The interior art features pencils by Lan Medina, inks by Norm Rapmund and colors by Veronica Gandini. This team continues to deliver solid work. The characters are expressive and well defined. It’s a great looking issue.

Nereus’ demands are nicely demented. There’s a Game of Thrones vibe to this mini-series which is fun. I’m really enjoying all of the power play and backstabbing going on.

Mera is a badass. It would be completely understandable to give in to Nereus’ twisted demands given the circumstances but she stands her ground and chooses to fight. That’s very cool.


There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.



This is a great issue. The dynamics between the characters is so much fun; there is almost a smaller civil war happening in the attempt to win the civil war of Atlantis. It’s an exciting read combined with great art.

Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.