Queen Mera of
Atlantis makes her first appearance in Ame-Comi continuity. The
issue successfully builds another corner of this alternate universe
by establishing the current state of affairs between the surface
world and the underwater kingdom, as well as defining the role Mera
plays as a daughter of both. Little details like turning Seattle
into "Little Atlantis" make of the story a fun discovery ride, just
like the fight that later ensues between the Queen and the
mysterious Black Manta.
Palmiotti and Gray write an exciting confrontation that is not only
entertaining, but also revealing, as dark secrets of the Royal
family of Atlantis come out in the open. Despite the limitations of
this series' format, this self-contained adventure is rich and
eventful. Steven Cummings and Randy Mayor capture the beauty of the
Mera PVC figure that inspired this tale. Enough ends are let loose
to revisit these characters in future issues of this digital title.