Mera Takes On A New Codename, Costume in "Aquaman" # 50

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for "Aquaman" #50, on sale now.

Cassandra Cain wasn't the only fan-favorite DC Comics character to adopt a new codename in this week's new releases. Mera, the queen of Atlantis and soon-to-be star of director Zack Snyder's "Justice League" film, is now known as Aquawoman.

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In Dan Abnett and Brett Booth's "Aquaman" #50, the long-lived character adopts not only the Aquawoman codename, she gets a new costume that matches her husband's iconic green and gold.

While the name change might hit a raw nerve with longtime fans of the character, the in-story reasoning is sound. Mera has taken on a superhero name that similar to her husband's in the hopes it will help quell surface dwellers' fears about her and Atlantis. Of course, that doesn't mean it won't take some getting used to, both for readers and the character.

"Aquaman" is one of the DC Comics series that will come to an end with Issue #52 before relaunching in June with a "Rebirth" one-shot and a new ongoing, bi-weekly series. Abnett, who wrote this issue, is remaining on as the writer of the new series, which appears to be continuing the current series' storylines.

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