Mera: Queen of Atlantis #5 cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #5 Review – The Miniseries Finally Comes Alive

Mera trains with an old mentor while Ocean Master negotiates terms with King Nereus of Xebel. Mera’s mentor, Leron, warns her of the duplicitous nature of Nereus and Mera’s own grandmother, Lammia. Later, Mera and Orn are called before Nereus for the announcement of whether Xebel will support Atlantis against Corum Rath. Mera: Queen of […]

2 Covers from Entertainment Weekly’s Aquaman Issue

We’re getting ever closer to the release of James Wan‘s Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa as the title DC Comics character. So close, in fact, that any word of a trailer and/or details are met with immediate excitement from fans. Thankfully, we have a bit of break in the rising tide of anticipation, as Entertainment Weekly’s newest issue […]

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4 cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4 Review – Wasted Potential and Buried Ideas

Mera and Ocean Master are put into trial by combat against a massive creature called and octodon before they can speak to Nereus, the King of Xebel. If they survive, they will still have to convince Nereus and Xebel to aid them in their fight to dethrone Corum Rath in Atlantis. Back on land, Tula […]

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #3 cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Mera Queen of Atlantis #3 Review: Padding and Pallid Protagonists

Erin and Tommy, Ocean Master’s new family, arrive in time to see Orm with his trident to Mera’s throat. Erin is infuriated that Orm is looking to leave their family to return to the politics and war of Atlantis. It’s up to Mera to help convince the woman that Orm’s mission is necessary. A lot […]

Aquaman #34 cover by Andy Kubert and Alex Sinclair

Aquaman #34 Review: An Origin Story for a Memorable Villain?

Aquaman and the Undercurrent have brought down the Crown of Thornes, but the regime of King Corum Rath is not over. Rath intends to retaliate, and we are granted a look into his childhood and the events that made Rath the man he is now. Plus, we see how his rule is being challenged from […]

Mera Queen of Atlantis #1 cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Bleeding Cool Comics Chatter Episode 1.4: Mera Queen of Atlantis #1

Welcome to the first official episode of Bleeding Cool’s Comics Chatter! This is the show where I, Comic Reviews Editor Josh Davison, chat the week’s releases with my co-hosts. This week I am joined by Eliot, our comments moderator and sometimes comic reviewer on BC. We will be talking about Marvel’s Peter Parker: The Spectacular […]

Aquaman #33 cover by Stjepan Sejic

Aquaman #33 Review: A Beautiful Crescendo to a Great Story

Mera is barely clinging to life. Her only chance at survival is being returned to the surface, but the Crown of Thorns still surrounds Atlantis. Aquaman and a small contingency of the Undercurrent are putting it all on the line to bring down the magics that sustain the Crown. This is the Aquaman’s final stand. […]

Aquaman #32 cover by Stjepan Sejic

Aquaman #32 Review: Who Will Rule Atlantis Next?

Aquaman approaches King Shark with his request that the Ninth Tride gangs join up with the Undercurrent. Nearby, Dolphin has discovered Mera dying in an air bubble. She signals Arthur, who quickly comes to find his ailing beloved. He returns to the Undercurrent with Mera and Dolphin. Ondine turns into his unexpected savior, and she […]

Top DC Comics of 2017 #2: Aquaman #31 by Dan Abnett and Riccardo Federico

Aquman has had a lengthy yet consistently compelling runnign story with “Underworld,” which has consisted of Arthur, Mera, and Dolphin attempting to liberate Atlantis from the tyrannical Corum Rath, a nationalistic and bigoted ruler who has been abusing the old magics of the undersea kingdom. This story has begun to reach its crescendo with Aquaman #31 by Dan Abnett and Riccardo […]

Aquaman #31 Review: Long Live the Revolution

The revolution is on. Aquaman has taken lead of the Undercurrent with the help of Dolphin and Jurok Byss. Vulko wants Aquaman to take it to the next level, strike a symbolic blow, and bring down the Crown of Thorns. Arthur is reluctant, as he doesn’t want to put the Undercurrent at such a great […]

Aquaman Annual #1 cover by Max Fiumara

Aquaman Annual #1 Review: A Beautiful and Sad Story Hindered by Subpar Art

We are given a glimpse of the future. A new capital city of Atlantis has been built, and it extends above the surface of the ocean so that both Atlanteans and surface-dwellers may live in it. Aquaman and Mera are king and queen, and they have a son named Tom. Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green […]

Aquaman #30 cover by Stepjan Sejic

Aquaman #30 Review: Welcome To The Resistance

There is a resistance building in Atlantis. It’s not Aquaman, Dolphin, Vulko, or the Widowhood. It is led by the former keeper of the Royal Bestiary: a man named Jurok Byss. He leads the Undercurrent, and their goal is to overthrow King Corum Rath. The Undercurrent attacks one of the royal armories, but they find […]

Mera: Queen Of Atlantis Mini Set For February From Dan Abnett And Lan Medina

DC Comics is swimming in good news this week! Mera: Queen of Atlantis, will be the star of her own eponymous mini-series for DC Comics in February, her first solo outing. Mera, a member of the Justice League in DC Rebirth who is played by Amber Heard in Justice League and the Aquaman movie, has much […]

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Brian Michael Bendis’s List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

Aquaman #29 Review: What Will Become Of Aquaman?

Vulko and Ondine are cornered by a faceless ghost whom Vulko cannot not name. They are chased through the Catacombs while Aquaman and Dolphin try to work out where to go from here. Arthur isn’t interested in leading Atlantis anymore, but Dolphin knows he’s the hero that the underwater kingdom needs. Mera and Tempest are […]

Justice League #31 Review: An Uplifting Finale

The Darkness has taken hold of the Justice League, and it’s up to their children, the Sovereign, the future Aquaman, and Batman to free them from its grasp. The Darkness wants the League to kill their offspring and Wonder Woman to kill her mother, Hippolyta (who is the Sovereign). Meanwhile, Green Lantern Simon Baz is […]

Batman: The Drowned #1 cover by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson

Batman the Drowned #1: The Sea-Bat

On another Earth, Bryce Wayne witnesses her beloved Sebastian Kyle murdered by metahumans. This leads her down a warpath which ends in the deaths of all metahumans on Earth. When Atlantis surfaced to greet the wider world, she mutated herself and created a deadly army to take the fight under the ocean. When offered the […]