Vertigo Tarot Deck Set 20th Anniversary Edition
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- A re-release of of one of the most sought-after Vertigo items of all time!
- Features art by Sandman cover-artist Dave McKean, text by Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by best-selling author Neal Gaiman!
- Includes 78 cards, a 128-page softcover book, and a black velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the tarot cards!
- The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo!
- Features fan-favorite Vertigo characters from titles such as Sandman, Hellblazer, Death, and Swamp Thing!
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Wish I could give this a higher review - and if it's reproduced using a higher quality card stock and a book that doesn't cheap out on pages, I will definitely re-order. Sadly, it's going back to Amazon today.
::Side note::: I did not return the deck as the Universe may have felt my disappointment. My puppy found the deck and procceded to DESTROY the bag and cards beyond use.
The images in this deck are hauntingly close to Timothy Lantz' "Archeon Tarot," so much so that one must wonder if they both sprang from the same eldritch pool of nightmare horrors. Yes, that's the right word; while many of the images are adapted from comic book art and bear standard recognizable tarot symbols, they are twisted in ways that approach the abyss of Lovecraftian angst. These are not the cheap, gruesome stuff of the movie theater, but the more subtle, and through that subtlety all the more frightening, chimeras of madness touched by supernatural horror. If you like gothic decks, and particularly if you liked the "Archeon", then this deck is a must-have.
This is one case where the packaging actually enhances the atmosphere of the deck itself. When I reached into the carton to pull the box out, I noticed something strange about it. Like one of those coffins with a window, as seen in "The Serpent and the Rainbow," the beautifully designed box has a window that reveals the substantial book contained within. Now I'm not a big fan of Tarot books, but as they go, this one is quite good. There is historical information on the Tarot in general and this deck in particular, and general background information on how the deck is set up. There is the usual "Journey of the Fool" story, a myth I find somewhere between tedious and outright irritating, though perhaps insightful to some.Read more ›
Aside from the quality of the cards, the tarot set seems like a good start for anyone interested in tarot.
This is a tremendously disappointing presentation of beautiful art, and a crime at full price. I am returning mine unused, as I don't trust them to hold up to even casual perusal. You're better off just buying the Dave McKean's Particle Tarot at this price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is brilliant and new. Polack/Mckean have advanced the language of the tarot into the digital age and beyond. This is an advanced deck for advanced readers. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by john keller
The perfect deck for the creative mind. Beautiful artwork by David McKean, a wonderful feel to the cards, and a well-written description of the cards in the book.Published on December 19, 2012 by Z.
The cards are thin, but they are laminated nicely. It is nice to see some of the Dave McKean Vertigo characters in the deck, but the images are not sophisticated. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Fredstrong
I love Dave McKean's work, and this is beautiful. The book explaining how to read the Tarot and the cards come in a box, the cards come in a velvet pouch with gold lettering on... Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by M. R. Kay
Beautiful deck. But the print in the book is so ridiculously tiny, it requires a magnifying glass to read it. Read morePublished on April 18, 2009 by Michael J. Boyce