Friday, April 5, 2019

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige

Mera: Tidebreaker
by Danielle Paige
192 pages
DC Ink
April 2, 2019

Review: In Mera: Tidebreaker we get to see the backstory of Mera from the Aquaman comics. The story draws on the emotional aspects of Mera’s teenage years and how her perspective on life was influenced by the death of her mother when she was a child.  This is definitely not tied-in to the Aquaman movie of 2018.  In this graphic novel, Mera meets Arthur when she was a teenager and was actually trying to kill him rather than save him at first.  He also has a girlfriend, which adds some drama to the story. 

The illustrations by Stepen Byrne are detailed and done very well.  There is really no bright colors in the illustrations though, unless you had striking red hair like Mera.  But, this was probably done intentionally to really draw your attention to Mera and her presence on the page. 

The storyline was interesting and you get to see how Mera and Arthur meet and eventually fall in love.  Mera is probably the only one that looks similar to her character from the movie, but don’t expect to see any resemblance from the other characters. Overall, if you like the Aquaman comic/story and want to get an origins story about Mera, then you will certainly enjoy this one! 

*Received a DRC for an honest review.

Rating: 4 Hearts!

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