Written and drawn by Jim Balent
Colors and letters by Holly G!
It’s an action-packed issue of Tarot as Raven Hex fights her way into the Library of Magick. You’ll find everything you tend to expect from an issue of Tarot: mystical battles, sexy women and a nice little PSA that’d make the Joe team proud.
First, it’s a battle between Raven Hex, Raven Grimassi and his wife. That name may or may not mean anything to you, but Grimassi is a renowned author of numerous books on Wicca and Witchcraft. Within the world of Tarot, he’s also the keeper of the Library of Magick and, alongside his wife, more than a match for Raven Hex.
Then, of course, there’s the pulchritudinous protagonist, the voluptuous villainess, and the varied and assorted other female forms filling the backgrounds. Speaking of which (Witch?), some of these forms are downright devilish, and there’s even a case of demonic vagina dentata!
Finally, there’s our life lesson, this time delivered by the guest du jour as Grimassi explains that the Library of Magick is an ethereal construct that cannot be destroyed; so long as mankind remembers the ancient magicks, they shall continue to exist.
All in all, it was exactly what an issue of Tarot should be. The Librarian was sufficiently creeptastic, and the ending with Raven Hex fit the character perfectly.
4 out of 5 portals that remind me of Jem and the Holograms