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Saint Germaine chronicles the life of one of Europe’s most famous adventurers...the vagabond lover Casanova, 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. Saint Germaine is a being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years. He is the purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows. He is Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness.
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Saint Germaine witnesses the events of one of William Shakespeare’s most tragic characters. 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 and tells Saint Germaine of his tale. Saint Germaine is a being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years. He is the purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows. He is Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness.
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A newpaper reporter is given a "tour" of the historical aspects within Saint Germaine's life as he witnesses deaths and images of many people such as Bosch, Descartes, and Kafka. Scenes depicted within this tale include the fall of Khartoum, Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow, the Salem witches, and the Templar Knights. Although brief scenes, this issue gives an overview of the many different areas that Saint Germaine has come across. Saint Germaine is a being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years. He is the purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows. He is Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness.
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Over a game of chess the immortal Saint Germaine tells the tale of Quasimodo and the tragic events surrounding the cathedral of Notre Dame to his opponent and author Victor Hugo. Saint Germaine is a being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years. He is the purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows. He is Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness.
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Introducing Saint Germaine, a man who has lived forever but has died 1,000 deaths. The immortal Germaine is featured in narratives that not only chronicle his life, but mankind's as well. In this opening storyline, Germaine has been contemplating the end to forever until he finds out that his long time companion, Lilith, still survives. And Germaine not only finds out that Lilith is still alive, but that she wants to end his existence. Having tried to live a normal life, Lilith watched as her mortal family aged and died before her eyes. Tragedies of the world have unfolded before her to see and she isn’t sure there is a way to escape the pain of it all, except to end her life...and Saint Germaine’s. Part 1 of 4. See why Alicia Simmons of Fiction World says "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."
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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. Uncovering the secret of so many legends and stories. Saint Germaine is a being who claims immortality yet has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years. He is the purveyor of light in a world slowly being consumed by shadows. He is Saint Germaine and death to him is nothing more than a state of consciousness. From award winning writer Gary Reed this story is illustrated by Guy Davis (B.R.P.D.) with early work from Andy Bennett.
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Lilith’s past is revealed and she is not who she thinks she is. Manny is pulled into the world of Saint Germaine, literally, and finds it not only disturbing, but frightening. Although this is the last issue of Shadows Fall storyline, the Restoration one shot revisits the saga. Part 4 of 4. Critic John L. Kruze says "This is more than a winner, Saint Germaine is a stunning example of the power of the medium. It should be exalted."
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Germaine finds out that Lilith is still alive, but that she wants to end his very existence. Having tried to live a normal life, Lilith watch as her mortal family aged and died before her eyes. Tragedies of the world have unfolded for her to see and she isn’t sure there is a way to escape the pain of it all, except to end her life...and Saint Germaine’s. Part 3 of 4. Saint Germaine is "A jewel of writing and design...a work that dares to dream” - Lino Terlichi, Drive Magazine
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Newspaper reporter Manny Chanchu, a proven skeptic, begins to realize that the legend of Saint Germaine is actually true and uncovers a secret that Germaine was keeping from him during their discussions. Lilith, having desperately attempted to live a "normal" life, finds the secret to peace within herself. Part 2 of 4. See why Saint Germaine is "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
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Yuzuru asked Touji out as a half hearted joke, not expecting to be taken seriously. Touji accepted, and Yuzuru knew he was like the rest, relationship begun on a Monday, and dumped on the Sunday. What he did not expect was the feelings that went beyond friendship that emerged. It's now Friday, and the end is approaching. But is it? Yuzuru may be mourning the inevitable, but what about Touji? Friday begins the end, but Sunday reveals all...The exciting conclusion to the popular boy's love manga by Tachibana Venio!
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The captivating tale of Ghost Sonata continues as Isaac finally gets to meet Adele and her family. But Hummell exposes bitterly held secrets that bind the household into a relationship of deceit. Layers of falsehood are shed away in a painful unveiling of truth, but can truth be too high a price to pay? Part 3 of 4.
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A young man is born with a rare gift, the ability to sense the feelings and thoughts of others. He is what is called a "Sunday Child". He can almost tap into the minds of others and judge their emotions, their fears, and their doubts. But it is not a power that he can control...it just washes over him. This is a tale of that young man plunged into a family of despair and secrets from years gone past. He becomes an unwillingly participant in the poisonous lies and deceit that have invaded the house. But then he falls in love with one of them. Now he too, becomes part of the legacy of torment that plagues the house.
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In this second issue of Ghost Sonata, we are taken back to the period when Isaac begins his exploration on his “defining moment” in life. Who is the mysterious man that offers to be his benefactor and how did he contribute to the death of Isaac’s father? How is it that only Isaac can see the little flower girl? And unknown to Isaac, the beautiful house which he adores, holds dark secrets that will tear out his very soul. Part 2 of 4.
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The ramifications of a man’s indecisiveness play out for the rest of his life as Isaac must deal with love lost forever. All the secrets are revealed but for some, they are too much too bear and life proves too painful to continue. For others, life ends up being an unfulfilled promise. Part 4 of 4.
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A gothic tale based loosely on the work by August Strindberg, this is a surrealistic saga of a man who flashes back to his "defining moment" in life where he found love, a future, terror and despair. A young man finds himself on destiny’s door as he is pulled into an ancient family feud and is surprised to find out that somehow he is involved. Knowing that he has a special ability to sense things in others, young Isaac feels he is prepared for anything...and of course, he thought wrong. This is a supernatural drama of a man who reflects on the moment where his life was defined. Blessed (or cursed, depending on your view) with a special precognitive ability of sensing others emotions, he is pulled into a mysterious house and family that has led lives of treachery and deceit. He falls in love with the young woman of the house but can he save her against the overwhelming despair that infiltrates all those in the house? A lifetime of decisions controlled by a single moment. It is a life of pain and lost opportunities. Part 1 of 4.
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An experiment in social isolation turns into a journey of self-discovery as a photojournalist commits to spending sixty days in New York city without talking to a single person. More than just an exercise in observation and self-control, he's hoping to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart. But the city has a sneaky way of throwing the best laid plans and noble efforts to waste, revealing secrets that lie right in front of him. All he has to do is open his eyes . . . A touching, vividly illustrated journey through contemporary modern New York, exploring what it takes to find yourself--and maybe your soul mate--in the middle of a crowded, bustling modern world.
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