15 March 2011

Spotlight on Mera

Originally the King of the Seas, Aquaman suffered an incredible fall from grace becoming the laughing stock of the Justice League thanks to his Super Friends portrayal. As of late, thanks to increased exposure and acceptance of Aquaman's supporting cast, the hero is being propelled back toward the A list. None has contributed more to Aquaman's revival than the Queen of the Sea, Aquaman's wife, Mera.

First appearing in Aquaman #11 in 1963, Mera has long swam by the side of Aquaman.

Mera made her first onscreen appearance in The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure in the episode War Of The Water Worlds in 1967.

Mera wouldn't resurface until Justice League's 2001 episode The Enemy Below.

In 2008, Mera did more than just appear alongside Aquaman. First appearing in Evil Under the Sea! it wasn't until Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure! that we finally saw Mera in action fighting the Penguin along side Aquaman and Batman.

Mera made her live action debut during Smallville's 10th season in the episode Patriot where she demonstrated super powers including super strength and hydrokenesis like Aquaman.

Most recently, during the 2011 Young Justice episode Downtime, Mera fought alongside Aqualad, Tempest, and Aquagirl. Mera's portrayal in Young Justice completed the character's onscreen transformation from damsel in distress during her first appearance in 1967 to full blown warrior. Its likely this is not the last we will see of Mera who has slowly but surely become a more credible threat than her orange shirted husband.

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