- Toy: 128 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics; Pap/Crds edition (19 Nov. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401220428
- ISBN-13: 978-1401220426
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.6 x 22.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,057,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Vertigo Tarot Deck Set 20th Anniversary Edition Toy – 19 Nov 2008
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The art is beautiful, and there are many interesting reinterpretations of the original card meanings. But the card quality is thin and shoddy.
A friend of mine bought the cards when they first came out, and his first edition deck is much thicker card stock, and hence much more usable, but the later printings really let themselves down. The card is thin and whippy, there are nubs on the edges of the cards where they've been cut from one another, and when they first arrived they were alternately bent concave and convex along the long axis, so the cards sat in the deck with lots of air between them and didn't slide over each other smoothly when shuffled.
I would say only get these cards if you want to look at them and not use them.
Personally I think that the cards are very beautiful, and the characters from vertigo works are used in a very clever and artful manner. At first I thought these would only be an collektors item for me (and belive me, that's enough for me), but after owening them just 2-3 days I had to admit that these are cards I could actually use very well.
The artwork is very contemporary, in the way that they have been created on a computer, and not on a canvas, something I personally had to get use to. But now I just love them, and I do think that you don't have to be a vertigo/Neil Gaiman fan to use them. They are for all who like tarot and who can appreciate a contemporary take on the tarot.
The art is great, and I appreciate also the little silk bag, it's just too bad, in my opinion, the low quality of the material.
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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.
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.
The foreword by Gaiman is brilliant.