He may someday become the greatest mage the world has ever seen, but before that day comes, Tim Hunter must learn to balance the perilous lure of magic against the everyday problems of youth and the strange forces that are attracted to his power. In Part 1 of the 3-part “Bindings,” the decaying state of the Faerie realm leads the enigmatic Falconer to Earth in search of Tim. But other forces are interested in Tim, including some who may offer clues to his true parentage. Written by John Ney Rieber, with art by Gary Amaro and Peter Gross. Painted cover by Charles Vess.