A comic created by Matt Wagner, which is basically the legend of King Arthur in a modern setting; the hero Kevin Matchstick is a loser until he meets the legless magician Mirth (Merlin) and pulls a magical baseball bat out of a dumpster.

Also features a ghost, a dragon, a lot of redcaps and five sinister brothers called the Grackleflints.

The word "Mage" comes form the latin "magus" and this from the greek "magos". Greeks called "magoi" the priests of Zoroaster's religion, who were supposed to have strange powers, and this is the way in which this word got its present menaning.

Mage (?), n. [F. mage. See Magi.]

A magician.


Spenser. Tennyson.


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