The Art of Darkness

The Slayer’s Tarot

June 5th, 2008 by Cobwebs

WillowDark Horse Comics, which publishes the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books, is releasing a tarot deck based on the series. Buffy comic artist Paul Lee and tarot expert Rachel Pollack teamed up to create this collectible set.

The cards draw on characters, themes, and legends from the series, and fans will recognize a lot of relevant imagery. This is Willow as the High Priestess; other cards include the Sun (complete with turning-to-dust vampire in the foreground), the “First Slayer” as the Fool, and “the Master” minding the Wheel of Fortune. There’s even some tasteful nudity on cards like “Temperance” and “the Devil.”

The deck will be available in September, but can be pre-ordered now. It looks like the cheapest price is to be found at Things from Another World. If you’re a fan of the series or just a collector of unusual decks, this might be a fun addition to your collection.

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