No supporting character in comics has been
due a solo story longer than Mera, but her moment has finally come
thanks to Geoff Johns, who ever since "Blackest Night" has taken great
strides to ensure that everyone gets to know and love her. In this
spotlight issue, Mera goes to town and things go wrong as soon as she
starts interacting with the locals.
Although somewhat pedestrian and a bit
condescending, the story shows an aspect of Mera's power that had never
been seen before: not only can she move the oceans, but also manipulate
water at a molecular level and display fine motor control; amazing.
"Deserter" also touches on her past; one that had been visited briefly
prior to the reboot in "Brightest Day," but here, the added elements
clearly connect her family to whatever it is that's coming next. Joe
Prado did a good job with the art, but Ivan Reis was greatly missed.