... in comic books. That's one type of mythological creature / monster that never seems to get any comic book exposure.
I think I've only seen a merman in a comic once. An issue of Peter David's Aquaman, I think. Obviously it wasn't THAT memorable, a clear sign that we need more mermen in comics in general.
Now I'm not saying we shouldn't have more mermaids. I just don't think the need is as great as the need for mermen. Mermaids traditionally have a much higher profile than their male counterparts. We should still have more of them too. Just not at the expense of the mermen.
Where could the mermen show up? Obviously, in any superhero title dealing with the seas. But Aquaman and Namor don't have solo series right now, so that makes it a bit tougher. But anywhere really. I'm not picky.
Some merman fight scenes could fit nicely into any comic. Maybe New Avengers? Or possibly in JLA? Anywhere is fine with me.
P.S. What if Wolverine teamed up with a badass, cigar-smoking merman who carries a machine gun? That could be sweet.