Colors by Holly GoLightly
Printed by Broadsword Studios
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose returns in number 31 to one of the best story lines in the series. After number 30, which is kind of a down note, this one has a much better developed plot and summary line. It’s the Spring Equinox and everything is awakening from the long winter sleep. Unfortunately that includes pesky pixies. One of who steals the Black Rose birthmark right off Tarot’s back. This is a good place to start the series if you are a new reader, and kicks off the 5th season of this series in fine and humorous form. The pixies are also kind of hot, if you have not seen the fan art on this one, then you really need to Google that one right now, we can wait.
So this adventure, and an adventure it is because we get back into Tarot being miss action pants and not all worried about her cat like we were in number 30. Tarot is dealing with the springtime shenanigans of a group of pixies that decide it would be cool to take Tarot’s tattoo of the black rose off her back. Of course she needs that tattoo to remain part of her witchy group, and without that badge could be thrown out of the witchy club. Of course, pixies are small, fast, fleeting, and hard to capture let alone pin down, but as a major spoiler she does get her tattoo back. Plus there is some major hacking and cajoling that has to happen along the way. The pixies are very cool, and hate to say it, look like they are something right out of the “bondage fairies” as well.
In this issue Tarot witch of the black rose picks back up where everything left off. We forget about the cat in issue 30, we simply get to go on another otherworld adventure of myth, magic and witchcraft in number 31. Plus Tarot is not as naked in this one, and we get some awesomely cool battling along the way. Then we get a happy ending all packed into 32 pages of Tarot goodness. Can’t say that I am going to complain about this one. So if you are new to Tarot, this is a good jumping in point that will not cost you an arm and a leg like many of the earlier Tarot comics will, and they are generally available everywhere. Rating this one our standard 5 of 5 and very happy to do so.
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