When DC Comics rebooted back in 2011, the marriages went away. The obvious one was Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but it soon emerged that every lead marriage save Animal Man’s The Bakers was history. A new DC Comics policy not to age characters, to make them more relatable to a younger audience.
But Aquaman was an interesting case. Previously married to Mera, and written by Geoff Johns, they were still King and Queen of Atlantis. But the book twisted and turned in not saying husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, anything to make it official on paper. Officially they may not be husband and wife but Geoff Johns wasn’t actually going to say that.
In today’s DC You revamp with an Aquaman on the run, in a snazzy new costume, being hunted by Mera for betraying his people, we get flashbacks to another, more innocent, more Pre-52 time, and…
Was it? Was there an answer? Is it time to re-rewrite New 52 continuity in the face of the new DC You?
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Who will be hosting a signing with Si Spurrier of his new Boom! comic The Spire next Wednesday from 6pm.