Mera Tidebreaker By Paige, Danielle Book - 2019

After seeing Mera in the recently released movie from this ocean world, this graphic novel enhanced my appreciation of the bravery and initiative of this DC character, who previously knew very little about. This storyline is different from the movie, but this will not surprise those who are familiar with the difference of stories in print and movie adaptations. . Mera’s attempts to fit into human society was hilarious and mellowed out the instances when she was thinking about her darkish plan to gain the marine throne. I liked the inclusion of supportive female friends from her ocean life as well as the contrast between Arthur, future Aquaman, and her manipulative suitor, Larken. Not surprising, Byrne’s marine scenes were my favorite with their delightful colors, contrast, and featured animals. I also loved the contrast of Mera’s well-known red hair against the mostly muted colors of each panel. Paige’s story should expand Mera’s fandom among teens.

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