Mera: Tidebreaker #1
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Mera: Tidebreaker #1

Writer: Danielle Paige Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 27, 2019 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown....
When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at more

  • 10
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Apr 3, 2019

    Mera: Tidebreaker is a really great book about a young girl taking her future in her own direction rather than being controlled by the patriarchal forces that are trying to dictate her life. The artwork is stunning. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Apr 2, 2019

    That's the key thing with Mera: Tidebreaker; this book is all about having choices, and what happens when some attempt to take those choices away. Do you fold and let others define your path, or do you forge a new one all your own, taking your life and destiny into your own hands? Mera is a warrior, sure, but she's also someone who will never let someone else define her, and is a reminder of what every hero should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Kristel Yeager Apr 1, 2019

    The princess of Xebel got the spotlight she deserves in the perfect platform. I recommend this book for people of all ages if you're a fan of the character, or graphic any graphic novels. My teenager eagerly picked it up and started reading when I finished. Byrne's art popped right out of the pages. The absence of most color and showcasing her red locks was the perfect way to put emphasis on Mera's personality, not just her looks. The aquatic scenes were some of my favorite. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Joshua Raynor Apr 24, 2019

    This is a great story for young and old readers, and will hopefully be the start of a new, necessary era of books for a younger audience through the DC Ink and DC Zoom imprint lines. I am excited to see what Danielle Paige does next, and I hope it's something within the superhero genre. She went underwater here, maybe go to space next? We'll have to wait and see. But in the meantime, check out Mera: Tidebreaker, share it with your friends, your children, your young nieces and nephews, because everyone should be checking this one out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2019

    The book ends on a hopeful note, but also a very ambiguous one " it seems to almost demand a sequel. Based on the first installment by Paige and Byrne, I hope it gets one " DC Ink is out of the gate with its first win. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 27, 2019

    Danielle Paige's story is a big leap in that direction. The exploration of duty, love, valor, and liberty through the eyes of underwater royalty works exceptionally well. If the goal of this graphic novel is to make the reader a bigger Mera fan than they were going in, mission accomplished. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Apr 27, 2019

    Everyone's favorite Aquawoman gets a fresh retelling of her origin, modernized for the noobs while keeping it fresh for the grumpy old folks in the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 2, 2019

    While not every component of the book works equally, Danielle Paige and Stephen Byrne prove to be more than up to the task of spearheading the new DC Ink imprint with Mera: Tidebreaker. As a longtime comic book reader, it's hard not to appreciate the deliberate creative choices made with this book, but it's also fluid enough to draw in new readers hot on the heels of Aquaman's overwhelming cinematic success. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Maia Rose Apr 3, 2019

    It really could have focused on the teenage activism that gets touched upon in the first part of the story as well as rounded out Pilan and Hikara who seem like great characters. It also would have firmly cemented Mera in her own story rather than rushing her off to be a part of Aquaman's origin. As it isMera: Tidebreaker tries to be too many stories at once and doesn't quite land any of them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 16, 2019

    Awesome story.

  • 6.0
    letskillrobots Jan 9, 2020

    For opening with trying to make Mera "more than Aquaman's love", there sure is a lot of Twilight-esque romance going on.

  • 5.0
    Briton Apr 7, 2019

    It must have been quite a difficult task. To take a classic heroine with a powerful and well established back story. And to make it so dull. So bloodless. So very average.

    Vey disappointing, and further evidence that DC have no idea when it comes to Aquaman and Mera.

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