Mera: Queen of Atlantis #5

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 29, 2018

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jun 27, 2018

    9.5 Clam Bikinis out of 10Reading Mera Queen of Atlantis? Find BNP's other reviews of the series here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jun 27, 2018

    Mera Queen Of Atlantis is a must-read for fans! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 27, 2018

    There is a lot that needs to be resolved in this story and as much as I enjoy it, I would have liked to have seen some of those resolutions happen in this issue to streamline the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 28, 2018

    Mera: Queen of Atlantis #5 has me genuinely interested in this miniseries again for the first time since the first issue. Our hero gets to have some badass moments she was robbed off often in the first few issues, Ocean Master has some good moments, and the art feels more impactful this time around. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 27, 2018

    It took awhile to get here, but Mera is finally hitting on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Jun 27, 2018

    We're almost at the end of Mera's solo miniseries, and things are getting pretty intense. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 28, 2018

    It's a well-written issue, if a bit lacking in dramatic moments, and I think Abnett has actually consistently been better on this title than on the main Aquaman title as of late. And it's good to see her finally take the lead, unlike the first few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jul 9, 2018

    Ultimately, Mera: Queen of Atlantis has been keeping me reading, and I of course, will be with her at the end of this arc. I hope to see her in a more engrossing tale hereafter, but for now, this will do. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jun 27, 2018

    Being such a big Dan Abnett fan, I have found it hard to pull the plug on this mini-series even when it hasn't excited me as much as I wanted it to, and hopefully this loyalty will be rewarded in the final issue next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jul 2, 2018

    It's a limited series and I wouldn't mind owning it. But don't expect greatness or anything. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jun 27, 2018

    Mera has been a painless read thus far. The story is clear and easy to follow even for readers who are not reading the current run of Aquaman. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Mera: Queen of Atlantis is worth the read. There's still time to catch up before the grand finale, and if you've been following Aquaman, this title may be the perfect lead into the next epic battle. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 27, 2018

    I'm guessing that most people reading this mini are also reading Aquaman and will be well aware of the pacing issues that plague both books by now.  Knowing may be half the battle, but that doesn't make things any better when we have one issue left and it's obvious the scope of this series is smaller than I would have guessed.  Yep, it looks like this is all just setup for the main Aquaman title and while that is understandable, why couldn't Dan Abnett shine the spotlight a bit more on Mera?  Her name may be on the cover, but as a fan of the character, I feel a bit ripped off. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Jun 27, 2018

    To me, issues 4 and 5 could've just been one issue basically. They ran together with drawn-out politics and reunions. Mera seems to be a little more naive than I would expect. As I said, visually this comic has been perfect. Down to each detail in the ocean. Mera' character is drawn exactly how she should be. I'm just starting to see that the character that's written doesn't always match up. Read Full Review

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