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Mera: Tidebreaker #1 Comic Review

Mera: Tidebreaker #1

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Writer: Danielle Paige
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: March 27, 2019
Cover Price: $16.99

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown….
When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?
An astonishing story that explores duty, love, heroism, and freedom…all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.
From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera -and-Aquaman story that explores Mera’s first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

The princess of Xebel finally gets the long-awaited attention that she deserved from the hands of bestseller author of Dorothy Must Die, Danielle Paige and artist Stephen Byrne.

Even though advertised as a teenager adventure, Mera: Tidebreaker is easy to read book for all ages. Admittedly many of the scenes will remind you a romance teenagers tv series and there could be (or should be) more actions, especially in parts, were it was required, the creative team chose to go with something more subtle. But it brings out a point of view in the youth years of Mera and Arthur that is much appreciated.

It’s not the greatest story we have seen lately but it’s as interesting as any. There is a new view for the teenage years of Mera and Arthur that certainly took us back decades when Arthur was living at the lighthouse by the sea.

Stephen Byrne technique of not using a huge palete of colors brings out the one color we should focus as readers. Not wanting to spoiler the amazing use of red but it’s something we will be keeping on our shelves at a prominent position.

Written by Angelos Savvaidis

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