Collects Defenders: Beyond #1-5. Defending reality itself! Acclaimed creators Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez follow up their mind-bending first arc with a brand-new saga and an all-new lineup, including everyone's favorite trickster: Loki, God of Stories! When the dearly departed Doctor Strange sends a dire warning from beyond the grave, America Chavez, the Blue Marvel, Tigra and Loki assemble alongside Taaia - mother of Galactus - for an incredible journey that takes them all the way back to the Second Cosmos! But not everybody will make it out unscathed. Featuring the long-awaited return of the Beyonder - and he's not the only cosmic powerhouse the Defenders will need to contend with. Enter…the Phoenix!