Gemini Comix: Indie Comics Rock!!
The power to give birth to a spider who will save the world! A former Energy-Warlord from Ukraine who has a "come to Gaia" moment, and fights against the oligarchs to heal the planet that he once harmed!
The power to help an ordinary kid who awakens after a horrific brain injury to a whole new reality that comes with his newfound ability to change his body or mind, changing the lives of others in a split second.
The power to ensure you'll soon be going on an adventure that lasts, one that will thrill you, enthrall you and enliven the life you lead.
All that's needed to make this happen? Your pocket change.
As CEO and editor-in-chief of Gemini Comic Books, LLC, it is my pleasure to tell you that each title will, in methods sometimes subtle, sometimes in your face but always compelling, deal with a social or political issue relevant in today's complicated, greed-washed world. We know what you’re hungry for, Pilgrim!
YES, there will be action - as much as you can handle! Sure there will be fists and energy a-flyin'! You best believe there will be Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre themes and motifs to satisfy the every craving of your peckish, nerdy tummy! But there’s a difference between our universe and others that so many "marvel" about.
You see, OUR universe is built around the following truism: a great comic book NEVER revolves around just the mask, the cape or super-powers. We know the essential element that makes a comic book truly compelling! That it's the character...indeed, the PERSON beneath the mask and/or the individual who has donned the cape that matters.
PLEASE join us and send your pennies in - a few or a whole vault full - to help us launch our brand of comic books. Believe me, we will cherish every red, white or blue cent that comes our way. Because we will use those funds for the pencils to draw our characters, for the ink that will make them burst into living color, for the paper and servers that will become the home in which they live AND for the office that will become OUR home as we utilize our sweat, giggles and tears to create a fascinating, zesty universe. Your funding will make every penny we ever spent on student loans worthwhile by creating something that even Grandma will be proud of (as long as she skips a few pages carefully selected pages on occasion)! Meow.
We were gathered together carefully, to accomplish singular goal. Then, a key ally turned traitor, and his actions threatened to scatter us to the wind. We resisted, dug-in, and planted ourselves, knowing full well that together, we could fulfill the wondrous potential that lay within our creative teams.
All we need now are the resources that will allow us to realize that potential. These resources had initially been promised by our so-called ally, but where he did us oh-so wrong, you can help set us ever-so right . And, in our gratitude, we offer many fine, dare I say nifty rewards.
So a huge G.C. **THANK YOU** from all of us. We're still standing because we believe that the universe is not designed to support negatvity and that good always overcomes evil. So put on your cape. We're about to go on an incredible adventure together; a foray into imagination so great that you could consider its own compelling reward! But you don't have to!!
THE REWARDS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!
$5: Our heartfelt thanks and your name on a list of contributors on our website.
$10: Free download of the first issue of Sergei the Spider or Luminary your name on the list.
$25: Free download of the first issue of Sergei the Spider or Luminary plus our beautiful four-color, high quality printed first issue of either Sergei the Spider (signed by the Rob Severson, writer and artist) OR Luminary (singed by Al Hart, writer andHunter Bell, artist)... either are SURE TO BECOME A COLLECTOR'S ISSUE. And your name on the list of contributors.
$50: Free downloads of the first TWO issues of Sergei the Spider or Luminary plus the first two beautiful full-color, high quality printed versions of Vol. 1, No. 1 and Vol. 1, No. 2 of Sergei the Spider or Luminary signed by the artist and writer AS WELL AS the entire team involved in the creation of the book - inker, colorist, editor. Again, SURE TO BECOME A COLLECTOR'S ISSUE and your name on the list of contributors.
Now it starts to get FUN!
GEMINI FAN STATUS
$100 - Free annual membership to the Gemini Comics website: www.geminicomicbooks.com site, plus hard copies of the first beautiful four issues signed by the team - includes sure to be a collector’s AND “blow your mind" issue #3 of Sergei the Spider, and your name on website.
GEMINI TRUSTEE STATUS
$250 - Make your dream come true of being in a comic book when we name a character after you! PLUS Original art suitable for framing and signed by the artist plus a print of a different character suitable for framing and signed by the artist!
GEMINI FANATIC STATUS
$500 - Create your own destiny when we write a character in the book and work with you to make him or her a hero or a villain (your choice), plus we'll make the character look like you AND give you an original piece of art, signed by the artist of your character! You also get the 12 issues signed by the creative team for that book.
GEMINI ART & SOUL STATUS
$750 - Character named after and looks like you *PLUS* Art print suitable for framing and signed by the artist plus first 12 issues signed by the team - includes "sure to be a collector’s AND “blow your mind" issue #3 of Sergei the Spider.
GEMINI "ORIGINAL HERO" STATUS
$1,000 - All of the benefits of the above AND free lifetime subscription to the Gemini Comix title of your choice. Every issue, in whatever format (E or physical copy) you want!
So that is our story. Help it continue!! You won’t be disappointed, you’ll be appreciated and proud to be part of the Gemini Comics family! I know I am. PLEASE give so we can give right back at you! We're ready. Let's go!
Damn the Torpedoes!!!
CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Gemini Comic Books, LLC
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The cost of printing these issues and shipping is approximately $3700. If we can get these issues out to comic and book stores, we are one step closer to becoming self-sufficient!
We would LOOOOVE getting an additional 4-5K to make this happen, so please consider donating AND/OR sharing this fund raiser on your Facebook page, in your Facebook groups, Twitter, etc.
Remember the groovy rewards!
Editor-in-Chief, Gemini Comix
Sergei the Spider is coming, and he is passionately confronting and fighting with his heart, soul and his creepy powers against the most frightening super-villain of all...Climate Change!
You see, we are going to have a company that serves our community and the world in general. When people can sense that in us…well, I'm doing my job well.
Another part of my job, is of course to get this company off the ground, and at the risk of repeating myself like a goony, looney toon… we need your help with THAT.
I remind you that until 1:00 p.m. CST TOMORROW (Monday the 27th) we have a special promotion. If you donate $500, we will treat that donation as though it is $1,000 in terms of the swag and other gifts we will give! This includes the ability to have your likeness (your comic book style likeness, that is) become that of a yet-to-be created villain or hero… your choice!
Thank you and ..well, THANK YOU!
Onto some exciting news: Partially on the strength of our social media presence and your response so far to our request for resources...a very important website, Bleeding Cool News has agreed in principle to cover our roll out, our characters and creative staff! That is awesome, yes it is!
*BUT* the media is a fickle mistress, and we can take nothing for granted in terms of exposure and BCN's continued commitment to giving us the exposure we need to continue building our universe! Nope.
So I am asking for you to consider helping us out, especially if you have yet to do so! We need to continue to demonstrate how rabid our fan base is as we get our website up and running, while we finish Sergei the Spider #1, Luminary #1 and the first installment of "The Distance". Please donate.
Not only will you receive the gifts associated your level of giving, but you will also be able to share with pride your support of comic books that are socially and politically responsible and relevant.
Thanks for all you have done and yet will do!
CEO & Editor-In-Chief, Gemini Comix
It's wonderful to read about this exciting new venture! If people keep spreading the work and donating. you'll be right where you need to be before you know it and we'll all be reading Vol. 1, No. 1 of every title. Especially impressed to learn about your back story. Seems like a tale you could fold into an upcoming issue. Initial financial backer drops the ball and leaves you all stranded. But do you give up? You do not! Instead, you persevere and move forward, believing not only in the strength of your collective talent, your characters and their stories but in the brilliance of all of us out here in crowd-fund land, who are happy to invest in such a worthwhile venture. And your goal is not only reached, but surpassed! America falls in love with your creations! And good triumphs over evil yet again! The End. Or, more appropriately, The Beginning. Congratulations to all involved! Kristin Erickson Madison, WI