Mera: Queen of Atlantis #6

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Lan Medina, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
7.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Ocean Master means murder! Aquaman's half-brother Orm continues his underwater power play with his sights set on Xebel, the watery kingdom nestled deep within the Bermuda Triangle. Will Mera's home become Ocean Master's domain? It's mano-a-Mera when the Mighty Mermaid duels Orm in the finest royal tradition, with her ward Tula forced to marry the evil Nereus if she loses. Don't miss this finale to the six-issue miniseries, which flows directly into AQUAMAN #38 this month!

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Jul 25, 2018

    Dan Abnett brings all the elements together in a satisfying conclusion to Mera: Queen of Atlantis, highlighting the traits that qualify her for the role. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 27, 2018

    This is a great issue. I really enjoyed this mini-series and it ends on a pretty good note. The art is pretty and engaging. The issue is mostly a giant action scene but it is a a creative one that allows the artists to show off and have some fun which is nice. I recommend checking the entire mini-series out. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jul 25, 2018

    Not once did I question her ability to whoop Orm into the next empire. In spite of Mera being at a disadvantage, Orm never looked like he would succeed. The moments Mera pointed out what he is losing when he agreed to this fight is when he seemed more vulnerable. Mera Queen of Atlantis taught me about finesse. You might not have a physical weapon in your hand, but once you learn how to finesse your disadvantages, the crown will magically fall on your head. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jul 28, 2018

    I'm very happy that Mera, Queen Of Atlantis was as good as it was and I believe they'll be a few more Mera fans after this, ahead of her role on the big screen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 26, 2018

    The ending of this mini-series won't surprise anyone. Despite this, Dan Abnett does deliver a surprising path to the obvious ending and the artwork by Lan Medina and Norm Rapmund flows as smoothly as the waters that Mera commands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Peyton Hinckle Jul 25, 2018

    This series got off to a rough start but has recovered surprisingly well since its Orm-centric first issue. Instead of putting all the attention on other characters as Abnett has done in past issues, he finally gives Mera the undivided spotlight. While it's sad to see this gem of a miniseries go, I'm excited to see where Mera's character goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jul 24, 2018

    There have been plenty of references in this mini-series, as well as the Aquaman comics, about the dangers of absolute rulers, tyrannical governments and coveting power. However, all those things seem to be saved for reflection through the story's villains. In what is directly reflected through Mera, it is more of the self empowerment and fulfillment of destiny, despite personal wants. Somewhat of a good of the many outweighing the good of the one, type of acceptance. This might be something that is settled before Abnett's tenure is complete. However, it's nice to see the expectation is that it will be Mera taking the lead of Atlantis. Plus with the DC Metal connected twist ending it will be interesting to see just what type of leader Mera will be for the floundering people of Atlantis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jul 30, 2018

    A good issue and a satisfying conclusion (well, sort of) to this mini-series. It's a story that' been done before, but then again every story has been done before. It's not going to stand out as a classic or anything, but the pacing is good and it's a nice read over all. Will Mera be victorious? What do you think? *** (8.0 rating.) Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 28, 2018

    Mera: Queen of Atlantis #6 finishes the series with a bang, throwing its protagonist against Ocean Master for the fate of Atlantis. The battle is fun, the art is gorgeous, and what flaws the comic does have fail to sink this tale of two monarchs. This one is worth a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jul 25, 2018

    If you love Mera as a character then you need to pick up this final issue because it really is a moment where a line in the sand is finally drawn if you can pardon the pun. If you do pick this up then you should also pick up Aquaman #38 as it directly leads in to the Corum Rath conclusion that is also out today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2018

    It's an entertaining, if not entirely satisfying, finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 25, 2018

    An enjoyable limited series that ended a little too abruptly, but helped to solidify Mera as a great character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jul 25, 2018

    The series was well written and perfectly paced. #6 ends triumphant, but by the final panels, the end feels a little too obvious. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Jul 26, 2018

    As I've said in every review ofMera: Queen of Atlantis,it's visually stunning. So much detail. The Penciler, Inker, Colorer, and Letterer really work well as a whole. I see Mera and Xebel and all of its creatures and scenery jump right out of pages. The writer jives as well as you can see expressions on faces and other even minor details that sync up. There were a few harps I've had about the series. My issues with the series were mainly things being drawn out too much or moving slowly, but the storyline as a whole is actually a great story. In fact, if it'd been a five-issue series it could've been way better. I know it's not this comic, but after readingAquaman 38,Abnettdid my girl justice! Just too bad I didn't see it as much as I should've in her solo series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 25, 2018

    This mini ends with one long fight for the Throne of Atlantis, but there are no real stakes, no tension and really, no reason to read this issue or series.  The real action will be happening in Aquaman #38 and this entire series can (and probably will) be recapped in a sentence or two there.  The art is okay, but I can't find any real reason to recommend this. Read Full Review

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