The fourth of six volumes collecting Matt Wagner’s epic, modern-day fantasy trilogy, MAGE—BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED continues the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Pursuing their common goal of confronting and defeating the world’s hidden supernatural threats, Kevin and his companions Joe Phat and Kirby Hero find themselves drawn northward by mystical forces they don’t understand. Trailed by the persistent but befuddled Wally Ut, Kevin finds himself tested by his assumptions of leadership and clarity of purpose. Still hidden from our heroes, dark and familiar forces conspire to drain Kevin’s own power...and turn it against him!
Matt Wagner’s classic epic of comics fantasy has been beloved by both old fans and new readers for decades. MAGE was at the vanguard of the independent comics scene and continues to be an inspiration for many contemporary creators. With the release of the final part of the MAGE trilogy, THE HERO DENIED, this series will be an essential part of any comics library.