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Who is Saint Germaine?
“The man who cannot die” -
Frederick the Great, 1740
“He recites history as if he’d
lived it.” - Casanova, 1756
“There will be a man who defies
mortality.” - Nostradamus, 1551
“He is the walker in my dreams” -
“A man that all men should aspire
to” - Marie Antoinette, 1791
“He is more than a man of
power...he is power itself” - Aleister Crowley, 1941
excerpts and summations from Encyclopedia Britannica:
de Wundermann (The Wonder Man), a celebrated adventurer. Of his parentage and place of birth, nothing
is definitely known. He knew nearly all
the European languages, and spoke German, English, Italian, French, Portuguese,
and Spanish. Grimm affirms him to have
been the man of the best parts he had ever known. His knowledge of history was comprehensive,
he was a musical composer, capable violinist, and his accomplishments as a
chemist...real and considerable.
He has been called an Italian, a Spaniard,
a Pole; a somebody that married a great fortune in Mexico; a priest, a fiddler,
a vast nobleman. He was employed on
secret missions by Louis XV (in France), interfered in the dispute between
Austria and France, was at St. Petersburg and was involved in placing Catherine
II on the throne of Russia, he then went to Germany, where according to
Cagliostro, he was the founder of Freemasonry.”
STORYLINES OF SAINT GERMAINE:
The first four issues featured the
introduction to Saint Germaine.
Utilizing Manny Chancu of Raven Chronicles as a writer, we are
introduced to the world of Saint Germaine and his longtime companion,
Lilith. Claiming immortality, Saint
Germaine has ceased to find life worthwhile and is contemplating his death,
hence the opportunity for Manny to write the “memoirs” of Germaine. However, once it’s discovered that Lilith
still survives, Germaine has a renewed interest. Throughout the four issue series we find the
origin of Lilith and trace some of Germaine’s exploits in such historical
settings as the Spanish Inquisition, the fall of Stalingrad, and the early days
of America’s twentieth century.
Manny is given a “tour” of the
historical aspects within Saint Germaine as he witnesses deaths and images of
many people such as Bosch, Descartes, and Kafka. Scenes depicted here include the fall of
Khartoum, Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow, the Salem witches, and the Templar Knights. Although brief scenes, this one shot issue
gives an overview of the many different areas that Saint Germaine has come
Saint Germaine has seen a lot in
his long life but is even he prepared to see the wrath of an avenger
unleashed? As the mysterious figure
known as Kilroy plunges into the darkness of retribution, Saint Germaine must
make a decision that could violate his own principles. As Kilroy attempts to understand the evil
which he is trying to rid the world of, he and Germaine travel to an unknown
place to see the rise of Josef Stalin, Shaka-Zulu, and take a glimpse at the
predicted third Anti-Christ. But the
secret of Kilroy goes much further than that as Germaine shows Kilroy the very
beginning of his reign as the avenger of innocence.
Saint Germaine and a mysterious
Tarot reader describes firsthand, the Sioux Indians’ Ghost Dance which led to
the final episode of the American Indian and essentially, ended the Indian
In The Iron Mask”
The immortal Saint Germaine helps
out a tormented soul who is a prisoner doomed to live his entire life in
captivity. The imprisonment is not for a
crime committed but because of who he is and the threat that he represents to
the French Crown. Germaine provides a brief glimmer of life for the prisoner
before death comes to claim him forever.
Tragedy of Falstaff”
on the immortal character created by William Shakespeare, Falstaff is one of
his most tragic characters. Saint Germaine hears the tale of woe from
Falstaff. Formerly an influential force
with the young Prince Hal, Falstaff is ostracized by Hal when he assumes the
throne as King Henry the V. While Henry
prepares for his epic battle at Agincourt which led to the eventual unification
of his kingdoms of France and England, Falstaff must stay behind.
Saint Germaine chronicles the life
of one of Europe’s most famous adventurers…the vagabond lover who infected the
high courts with his charm, wit, and persuasive manner. His claim to fame included his many affairs,
his escape from a Venice prison that was deemed inescapable, his frequent
ventures into spying, his service as a monk, and the fateful duel that finally
catapulted him to the rank of “gentleman of the court”. It is a story that you only thought you
knew. A valuable friend of Saint
Germaine, we witness the unfolding of one of history’s most fascinating
characters whose life was both tragic and uplifting….Casanova.
A critically acclaimed series favorably compared to Neil Gaiman's classic Sandman.
With a touch of Highlander.
He is a
being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths.
traversed the paths of mankind for untold years.
He is the
purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows.
Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness.
you do for excitement when you’re an immortal.
If you’re Lilith, a being who has existed for centuries, you feast on
the memories of normal, living people.
you’re Saint Germaine, you devote yourself to keeping the balance between the
light and the dark.
It is a
legendary name. Long associated with being a magician in the era of the Mages,
the legacy of St. Germaine lives on in such mysterious organizations as the
Knights Templar and the Masonic Brotherhood. Revered by men such as Casanova
and Cagliostro, even Frederick the Great called him "The Man Who Could Not
the Saint Germaine storyline is the love/hate relationship he has with his longtime
lover, Lilith. She steals men's minds
with her shadow creatures that suck up their memories and feed her the nourishment
of remembrances. In her desperate
attempt to understand life, she tried her best to join the human race, only to
watch as her loved ones died in her arms of old age. She blames Germaine for making her what she
is...and now, she wants to take revenge.
Can even Saint Germaine stand against her army of shadows?
Description: A compelling series of a man who claims he
has lived forever. He serves as a
protector of light against a world of darkness, a world inhabited by many
strange beings such as he.
Elements: Can cover a wide array of different subjects
from horror to historical along different time periods.
Association: Mix the key
elements of Quantum Leap with X-Files and you can get a good idea of the
potential. Add something like Millennium
as the dark side of mankind is explored and it’s easy to see that Saint
Germaine can move in a lot of different directions.
Format: A regular series
with 10 issues published. Plans are to
do a variety of specials that will feature Saint Germaine in a specific time
period piece in longer stories.
Additional: Saint Germaine is
one of Caliber’s most acclaimed titles released.
“-Eclectic, dense with meaning, and by no means a quick or easy
read, the comic takes its pleasure in not explaining the alpha and omega of its
main character. The result is a character we do not completely understand with
a history we cannot penetrate---in short, the most intriguing immortal in
comics since Neil Gaiman's Hob Gadling." - Barry Lyga, Diamond Comics, Under the Reading Lamp
“A jewel of writing and design… a work that dares to dream…” - Lino Terlichi, Drive Magazine
“This is more than a winner, Saint Germaine is a stunning example of
the power of the medium. It should be exalted." - John L. Kruze
"… taken alternate
comics into the next level of storytelling. I am in awe." - Jazma Online
"Saint Germaine from Gary Reed has to be one of most powerful things I've ever read. Outstanding, simply outstanding. They don't get any better than this." - Alicia Simmons, Fiction World
Written by: Gary Reed
Illustrated by: Vince Locke
Published as 11 comic book series and graphic novels
Black and White print
All Publishing and Media rights available
Additional Synopsis and Story Lines available