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The Mercenary The Definitive Editions Vol. 1: The Cult of Sacred Fire

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This hardcover edition includes a remastered version of Vicente Segrelles' painted graphic novel plus 16 pages of extra art and text. It's Arzach without the humor--but twice the nudity!

In a lost and long forgotten valley high up in the mountains, The Mercenary has been contacted to save a woman from the mysterious and powerful Cult of the Sacred Fire!

Vicente Segrelles (Barcelona, 1940) is a Spanish comic book artist and writer.

Segrelles gained popularity in Europe for his painted comic book epic The Mercenary (El Mercenario), started in 1980. Set in a medieval fantasy world, El Mercenario follows the adventures of a mercenary in his fight against evil. Every panel of his work for this series (13 volumes to date) is painted in oil.

According to Segrelles, The Mercenary is a "professional warrior of the Country of the Clouds, with quite a Quixotic ethical code. He's not a superhero but effective at work. For that reason, the Mercenary tries to have first quality weapons to compensate his inferiority in front of stronger enemies, and acts cunningly when necessary. He's a honest man who follows his own ethical code and is faithful to his promises. We know very little about his life and nothing about his family, to such an extent that we even ignore his real name."


Vicente Segrelles

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

New York

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.25 inches
64 pages
cloth spine, pictorial boards