Eight months after Mera’s pregnancy was first revealed, the Queen of Atlantis and her consort have welcomed a baby girl to their deep sea kingdom. The little princess is hale and healthy, while her mother is resting in a stable... coma, after exerting too much effort making a kaiju-sized version of herself made out of mind-controlled water to fight a giant robot.
Comics are the best soap operas. And under the pen of writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, I doubt that Mera will stay in that coma for very long — in fact, she may be getting some sweet new superpowers out of it.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. If you missed last week, read this. Let’s get started!
I’m guessing the delivery was a water birth?
Wolverine #1 kicked off with two stories instead of one, and I think it’s important you know that the second one is about how Logan’s blood turns out to be superfood to vampires, and Dracula wants it real bad.
Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #2
I’ve already let you know that there’s a new Dragon Age comic going around, but I thought you’d also like to know that Fenris’ voice actor, Gideon Emery, recorded his take on this scene of the elvhen warrior going all soft over a slobbery dog.
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #8
How could I not post a major superhero comic making a My Brother, My Brother, and Me goof?
DCeased: The Unkillables #1
DCeased: The Unkillables #1 is the first of DC’s follow up series about what happened to the villains during the zombie apocalypse, and this page made it in the round up due to the laugh rule. Not just Jason Todd saying that he’s immune to judgement during the apocalypse but the careful wording of “an apocalypse” rather than “the apocalypse.” Chef kiss emoji.
New Mutants #7
Instead of glossing over some events narratively, New Mutants #7 features a scene in which one of the characters accidentally recaps the issue’s events before they happen, so the characters just move on with the next bit. This is a joke that only works once, but it definitely worked for me.
Tynion’s Batman keeps teasing the Joker’s big plan, and it looks like he’ll be coming for the bat-family first — like usual.