Saint Germaine: Casanova’s Lament
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 in this double sized issue.
He 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.
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 Die."
"----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
"I am in awe." ---Paul Dale Roberts
"...All-in-all, the writing is better than the concept and Reed's narrative is very powerful...Reed's fantastic writing is accompanied by a great mix of artists..." ---Edward Douglas
"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.