Aquaman Is NOT Married To Mera In The New 52

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Today, Dan DiDio told a packed hall at Baltimore Comic Con that heroes shouldn't get married. And he explained how heroes have to sacrifice their personal lives. And that is why Kate Kane wasn't allowed to marry Maggie Sawyer in Batwoman.

But of course, Aquaman is married to Mera.

Isn't he?

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She's referred to as his queen, and before the New 52 relaunch of the title two years ago, they were a married couple… but actually in the series so far since then, he has never once referred to her as his wife, only as his queen. You might have thought the two would go together.

Apparently not.

I was just assured by a senior DC executive that, quite deliberately, "Aquaman is not married in New 52". And never was. No Mephisto needed.

Is this a DC Comics War Against Marriage? Someone tell Fox!

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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