The novel hails from bestselling author Danielle Paige, known for Dorothy Must Die and Stealing Snow, and Wonder Twins artist Stephen Byrne. While Mera is often seen as a compelling supporting character in the Aquaman mythos, the novel will show that she is a powerful character in her own right, with an adventurous story of her own.
“Mera has her own epic saga which begins long before she meets Aquaman. In Mera: Tidebreaker, we follow Mera from her warrior princess beginnings to her not-so-cute meet with Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman. Mera is poised to kill Arthur, only to find that her mission is complicated by the feelings she begins to develop for the future king. Drawn by the incredible artist Stephen Byrne and beautifully colored by David Calderon, Mera has to choose between duty or love...and possibly stop a war,” Paige said in a statement.
“I am so honored to be a part of the DC Ink line, among a group of insanely talented creators,” Byrne added. “I hope this line exposes a whole new audience to the magic of comic books. Danielle is an incredible collaborator with a unique vision for this character, and she has created a version of Mera and Arthur that I think younger audiences will love.”
The novel finds Mera poised to assassinate Arthur to prevent him from becoming the future leader of Atlantis. 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 killing Arthur Curry, the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. However, her mission gets sidetracked when she and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love.
Mera: Tidebreaker is available to preorder now and will go on sale April 2.