Gary’s father is dying.
All of Cobalt’s fellow superheroes are dead or wounded.
Gary’s job stinks and his landlord hates him.
Why would someone be trying to kill an ex-hero?
Gary is a young man in a terrible bind. Cobalt is the superhero Gary created in childhood. Each is in the fight of his life—one against a horde of supervillains, the other against overwhelming heartbreak. Can either find the will to see his way through? Or will he ultimately succumb to betrayal, lies, loss—and his own weaknesses?
Cobalt Agonistes is Frederick Key’s novel of facing personal disaster, of finding the will to fight, and of facing the flaws in the man—and finding the hero within.