Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Lan Medina, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Desperate for a new ally in the fight for the soul of Atlantis, Mera turns to her ex-husband Nereus, the king of Xebel! But even after winning his favor in a deadly clash, can someone like Nereus ever be trusted? And what of Ocean Master's promise to return to the surface? Is there anyone Mera can trust?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 25, 2018

    This is a great issue. There is a wonderful action scene in which Mera and Orm face an octodon. The art is solid both in the action as well as dialogue scenes. Mostly, I like where this mini series is taking Mera and Orm. Abnett is genuinely moving the world of Aquaman forward to new and interesting places. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson May 23, 2018

    I believe that this comic captured a perfect mind versus environment metaphor within the text. The consistent movement between the tide and the consciousness. What to accept and what to leave behind. Sand being what's under the surface, and wanting to scrape it out, but sand still being a safe haven one could return to. This series taught me more about the art of letting things go than many books I read in my younger years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou May 24, 2018

    As this miniseries races towards its conclusion, it shows that it is anything but simple and streamlined. Complex yet relatable, Mera Queen of Atlantis has been a turning point for the heroine, as she embarks on a character-defining series that may just transcend the recent work of her future spouse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller May 23, 2018

    It took a while to get here, but Mera: Queen of Atlantis is finally hitting its stride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2018

    Abnett has a good handle on Atlantis and its surrounding elements overal, and while the Corum Rath story has gone on way too long for my tastes, this story does have enough good elements to impress me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 23, 2018

    As a series, Mera: Queen of Atlantis is continually proving itself to be much more than a lazy Aquaman spin-off, providing some fantastic characterisation for one of the best kept secrets in the DCU. Packed with twists and turns, this series manages to blend the Underwater Game of Thrones intrigue that has made the main Aquaman series such a success with some genuinely intriguing character development as Mera and Orm continue struggle with the burden of their responsibility. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 23, 2018

    Some really good political intrigue playing out in this issue with Mera being plotted against from someone close. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Max Sisco May 24, 2018

    Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4 turns the series around so that maybe it won't be a waste to read in trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines May 23, 2018

    I hope that the good aspects of this title will overcome some of the areas that have started to feel played out. As a stand-alone title or companion piece to Aquaman Rebirth, Mera: Queen of Atlantis has a lot to offer, and I'm still here for it. Plus, how can I turn away without finding out who kidnapped Tula? And for that matter, why Tula took such a dramatic jump to action after a conversation, I'm certain she's had before? I need answers, and I'm glad that I'm still having fun finding them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 23, 2018

    Like the Aquaman, this issue and series has a pacing problem and while that's never good, the slow plot progression is magnified when there are only six issues of real estate.  There are some big things going down, but they are more an interest to those reading Aquaman as well.  If you are just here for Mera and nothing else, sadly I think you will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall May 23, 2018

    If you are a diehard Aquaman fan, I can see how you would love this series. If you aren't, there really isn't a reason to pick this book up unless you are a fan of confusing imaginary politics. I would really love to see Mera star in a book of her own where she single-handedly has to take down one of the classic Aquaman villains. As it is, this book only give a little more depth to what is happening in the main Aquaman title. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 25, 2018

    I just wish it had more behind it story-wise because right now it's pretty empty. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 26, 2018

    Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4 is another disappointingly slow and flawed installment for what could have been a great miniseries. The characters and talent are readily available for a special companion comic to Aquaman, but the story is too slow and themes too confused. The art has been solid throughout, but the narrative has been lacking. Unfortunately, I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

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