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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Little Mermaid is Dead! Or is She?

by  in Comic News Comment

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked.

Today we examine the rather odd example of the Little Mermaid and her death/life/death.

Enjoy!

During the Breakdowns crossover, some rogue members of the Justice League head to the home of the Global Guardians to investigate a conspiracy involved in an attempted assassination attempt on Maxwell Lord.

In Justice League Europe #30, they show up and discover that most of the Global Guardians were frozen, unable to move…


Jack O’Lantern and Owlwoman (who were part of the conspiracy controlling their teammate) show up and they have a fight with the rogue League members…



Sadly, the Guardian known as Little Mermaid (her name seemed much different before 1989) was killed (Ice is especially sad because she was teammates with the Little Mermaid)…


A few years later, in Justice League Europe #50, the Guardians show up again (again being controlled by the bad guys), only Little Mermiad is with the team!


However, in Justice League Quarterly #17, after a few members of the team died, a statue was put up in tribute of their fallen members, and the statue includes the Little Mermaid…