I guess we’ll probably never know why Aquaman’s wife Mera only went by her given name and not something a little flashier like Aqua Lady. She was queen of an underwater world in another dimension but married Aquaman and became queen of Atlantis. Shortly after the wedding they had a baby, making Aquaman the first superhero to have a family.
They were a modern couple, often going on missions together, with Aquaman more or less treating Mera as an equal. Although she couldn’t talk to fish like her husband, she had the unique ability to transform water into solid objects. It wasn’t unusual to see her saving Aquaman with one hand while holding Aquababy in the other. She was definitely the first “working mom” in superhero comics.
Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Tomorrow: Ace Morgan of the Challengers of the Unknown.