The original Gemini first appeared in Avengers #72 (January 1970), and was created by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema.
The character subsequently appears in Avengers #80-82 (September-November 1970), Daredevil #69 (October 1970), Iron Man #33-36 (January-April 1971), Daredevil #73 (February 1971), Astonishing Tales #8 (October 1971), #15-20 (December 1972-October 1973), Avengers #120-125 (February-July 1974), #130-134 (December 1974-April 1975), Giant-Size Avengers #3-4 (February, June 1975), Iron Man #184-185 (July-August 1984), and West Coast Avengers #26 (November 1987), in which he is killed.
Gemini appeared as part of the "Zodiac" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #20.
Fictional character biography
Joshua Link fell in with a bad crowd in school, becoming more wild and progressing to criminal activities; he started with penny-ante crimes, such as stealing from the grocery, and continuing on to rolling others for money and other valuables. He started to collect expensive friends with expensive tastes "booze, broads, gambling" and the more he tried these things the more he wanted. Eventually his father threw him out and told him to never come back.
Working with the criminals Monk and Brackett, Joshua was transporting some stolen materials out of Futura Research Laboratory when they were confronted by Officers Jeff Hanley and Damian Link. Distracted by encountering his brother on the job, Damian and his partner were easily ambushed by Joshua's allies. In the ensuing struggle, Joshua and Damian were knocked into a metal chamber where they grasped hands as they were bombarded by "nameless experimental rays", until Brackett managed to deactivate the device. The criminals dragged Joshua, whose hair had turned stark white away with them, leaving Damian for dead and shooting and killing Off. Hanley. However, 48 hours later, when they heard that Damian had survived and that he had identified Joshua, Brackett and the others decided that they would have to kill Joshua to prevent being linked to the crimes via their association with him. Joshua tried to flee, but was shot in the shoulder; in desperation he called out for his brother to help him, and Damian felt the contact, following it to save his brother. With his abilities suddenly doubled by his connection to his brother, Damian chased down and took out the other criminals. He then turned Joshua over to other policemen.
Joshua joined Zodiac, and his base of operations was Boston, Massachusetts. The Zodiac was founded by Cornelius van Lunt (Taurus), who hand picked the eleven other members; van Lunt concealed his own identity, while he was the only one who knew the identities of the others. Each member was based in a different American city (Gemini in Boston, Massachusetts) as part of his nationwide criminal network, with the ultimate goal of world economic and political domination
Some time later, Joshua was murdered by the LMD Zodiac team.
Powers and abilities
Due to an electrical accident, Link became psionically linked with his twin brother Damian, a policeman. Hence, Joshua Link can take mental control of Damian Link's mind and body, and can add Damian's physical strength to that of his own body.
Gemini was among the Zodiacs that appear in The Avengers: United They Stand voiced by Julie Lemieux. Gemini is depicted as a two-headed alien (one male head, one female head) with four arms.