The DC Comics February 2020 solicitations have been released, showing us what the future of DC is going to be like. We already knew that there would be a big celebration for The Flash, who will be celebrating his 750th issue, and now we know that Mera is going to give birth to Aquaman’s child in this month as well. This story will be told in Aquaman #57 and it looks like this will be fairly eventful for the character.
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, whose run has been viewed so highly by DC that they ended up renumbering the graphic novels once her run started, the issue promises to be a bold and historic one for the King of Atlantis, though things aren’t looking good for Mera. The fact that DC is allowing characters to be parents again is nice and here’s hoping Aquaman doesn’t go crazy and murder other heroes if his child goes missing.
In case you didn’t know, that was a rib on Heroes in Crisis.
Here’s the solicitation for Aquaman #57:
In this issue, Mera and Aquaman welcome their very own Aquababy! In the wake of Black Manta’s attack on Amnesty Bay, Aquaman encounters a new crisis when Mera unexpectedly goes into labor…and things don’t look good for the queen of Atlantis. Don’t miss this historic, emotional issue that kicks off a bold new era for Aquaman!
Fans have been enjoying Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Aquaman run thus far and it’s good to see DC let her do some unexpected stories for the character. Granted, being a parent is far from new for the Atlantean superhero but in this day and age where companies want their superheroes to be single and marketable, this was an intense move.
Aquaman #57 comes out this February.
Via Bleeding Cool