Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose

    (Broadsword, 2000-Present)
™ and ©1999-2000 Jim Balent

In Old Salem town, two sisters, both disciples of Wicca, or witchcraft, fight an epic battle in a centuries-long war for the acceptance and ascendance of witchcraft on earth. Raven Hex seeks to destroy nonbelievers while resurrecting her dead father, using any magical means necessary. Meanwhile Tarot, the “good witch,” aided by the strange Skeleton Man (a cemetery worker who can see the dead), hopes to stop her evil sister and all those who serve the powers of darkness.

Jim Balent, who made his mark as an artist on DC’s Catwoman, writes and draws this modern day ghost story. He spins an interesting and spooky tale, and his women are, as always, beautiful (although almost ridiculously buxom). But more than the art and story, Balent is to be commended for his efforts to portray witchcraft and Wicca in a positive light, as his letter column and bonus interviews with real-life practicing witches attest.

Jump to issue:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
   NotesWriterArtist

#1 - 2nd printing

  10/1/2000
  $2.95
  $68.00
1 copy available for $31.00
2nd printing with new cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#1 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $116.00
1 copy available for $104.00
 1st appearance Tarot; 1st appearance Raven Hex; 1st appearance Skeleton Man; Pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#1 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $19.00
1 copy available for $36.00
 1st appearance Tarot; 1st appearance Raven Hex; 1st appearance Skeleton Man; Pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#1 Variation C

 
  $0.00
  $15.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#1 Variation D

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#2 Variation A

  5/1/2000
  $2.95
  $7.50
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#2 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $10.00
No copies available
 1st appearance Crypt Chick; Pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#3 Variation A

  7/1/2000
  $2.95
  $34.00
1 copy available for $34.99
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#3 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $10.00
No copies available
 2nd appearance Cypt Chick; Crypt Chick pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#3 Variation C

  7/1/2000
  $7.50
  $7.50
No copies available
Signed Copy of Cover A by Jim BalentLimited to 1000Jim BalentJim Balent

#4 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 Skeleton Man pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#4 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $6.00
1 copy available for $6.00
 Skeleton Man pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#4 Variation C

  9/1/2000
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#4 Variation D

  9/1/2000
  $7.50
  $7.50
No copies available
Signed Copy of Cover B by Jim BalentLimited to 1000Jim BalentJim Balent

#5 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#5 Variation B

  11/1/2000
  $2.95
  $20.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#6 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $18.00
No copies available
 1st appearance Boo Cat; 1st appearance Licorice Dust; Licorice Dust pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#6 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $35.00
No copies available
 1st appearance Boo Cat; 1st appearance Licorice Dust; Licorice Dust pinup by Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent

#6 Variation C

  1/1/2001
  $18.00
  $18.00
No copies available
Deluxe Litho Edition: Cover A packaged with Signed Lithograph Jim BalentJim Balent

#6 Variation D

  1/1/2001
  $18.00
  $18.00
No copies available
Deluxe Litho Edition: Cover B packaged with Signed Lithograph Jim BalentJim Balent

#7 Variation A

  3/1/2001
  $2.95
  $3.75
No copies available
 Raven HexJim BalentJim Balent

#7 Variation B

  3/1/2001
  $2.95
  $10.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#7 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#8 Variation A

  5/1/2001
  $2.95
  $30.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#8 Variation B

  5/1/2001
  $2.95
  $22.00
No copies available
 Raven Hex licking gobilnJim BalentJim Balent

#8 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#9 Variation A

  7/1/2001
  $2.95
  $8.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#9 Variation B

  7/1/2001
  $2.95
  $9.50
No copies available
 Blue Tarot w/snakeJim BalentJim Balent

#9 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#10 Variation A

  9/1/2001
  $2.95
  $8.00
No copies available
 Death CardJim BalentJim Balent

#10 Variation B

  9/1/2001
  $2.95
  $8.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#10 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#11 Variation A

  11/1/2001
  $2.95
  $9.50
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#11 Variation B

  11/1/2001
  $2.95
  $9.50
No copies available
 Tarot upside down chained to Penticle; Tarot upside down chained to PentacleJim BalentJim Balent

#11 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#12 Variation A

  1/1/2002
  $2.95
  $8.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#12 Variation B

  1/1/2002
  $2.95
  $8.00
No copies available
 CheerleadersJim BalentJim Balent

#12 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#13 Variation A

  3/1/2002
  $2.95
  $8.00
No copies available
 Voodoo dollJim BalentJim Balent

#13 Variation B

  3/1/2002
  $2.95
  $9.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#13 Variation C

  3/1/2002
  $2.95
  $15.00
No copies available
2nd Year Anniversary Photo coverSigned by Jim Balent and Holly Golightly (with Certificate of Authenticity); Limited to 1000Jim BalentJim Balent

#13 Variation D

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#14 Variation A

  5/1/2002
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
 Brief nudityJim BalentJim Balent

#14 Variation B

  5/1/2002
  $2.95
  $19.00
No copies available
 Beltane & fairiesJim BalentJim Balent

#14 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#15 Variation A

  7/1/2002
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#15 Variation B

  7/1/2002
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
 Crypt Chick bandJim BalentJim Balent

#15 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#16 Variation A

 
  $2.95
  $9.00
No copies available
 Raven Hex halloweenJim BalentJim Balent

#16 Variation B

  10/1/2017
  $2.95
  $7.50
No copies available
 Tarot HalloweenJim BalentJim Balent

#16 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#17 Variation A

  11/1/2002
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
 Snowman attackJim BalentJim Balent

#17 Variation B

  11/1/2002
  $2.95
  $7.50
No copies available
Frost Farie Queen Cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#17 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#18 Variation A

  1/1/2003
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
Cover ATarot, Raven, Boo cartoonJim BalentJim Balent

#18 Variation B

  1/1/2003
  $2.95
  $7.50
No copies available
Cover BTarot, Raven, BooJim BalentJim Balent

#18 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#19 Variation A

  3/1/2003
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
 Raven on goblinsJim BalentJim Balent

#19 Variation B

  3/1/2003
  $2.95
  $9.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#19 Variation C

  3/1/2003
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
3rd Year Anniversary cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#19 Variation D

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#20 Variation A

  5/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
 Boo cat in chainsJim BalentJim Balent

#20 Variation B

  5/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#20 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#21 Variation A

  7/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#21 Variation B

  7/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
 Tarot w/bleeding rose tattooJim BalentJim Balent

#21 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#22 Variation A

  9/1/2003
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 Raven w/skullJim BalentJim Balent

#22 Variation B

  9/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#22 Variation C

 
  $19.95
  $19.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#23 Variation A

  11/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#23 Variation B

  11/1/2003
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
 Boo Cat & LDJim BalentJim Balent

#23 Variation C

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#24 Variation A

  1/1/2004
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
Cover AShark WomanJim BalentJim Balent

#24 Variation B

  1/1/2004
  $2.95
  $4.00
No copies available
Cover B: Murmaid Jim BalentJim Balent

#24 Variation C

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#25 Variation A

  3/1/2004
  $2.95
  $10.00
No copies available
Fairy cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#25 Variation B

  3/1/2004
  $2.95
  $6.00
No copies available
Sexy cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#25 Variation C

  3/1/2004
  $0.00
  $15.00
No copies available
Photo cover - website edition Jim BalentJim Balent

#26 Variation A

  5/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.00
No copies available
 Hex BoxJim BalentJim Balent

#26 Variation B

 
  $2.95
  $22.00
1 copy available for $15.00
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#26 Variation C

  5/1/2004
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Deluxe Litho Edition: Cover A packaged with Signed Lithograph  Jim Balent

#26 Variation D

  5/1/2004
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Deluxe Litho Edition: Cover B packaged with Signed Lithograph  Jim Balent

#27 Variation A

  7/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 Tarot green & black costumeJim BalentJim Balent

#27 Variation B

  7/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#27 Variation C

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#27 Variation D

  7/1/2004
  $9.99
  $9.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#27 Variation E

 
  $24.99
  $24.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#28 Variation A

  9/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
 3 Kittens & tarotJim BalentJim Balent

#28 Variation B

  9/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#28 Variation C

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#29 Variation A

  11/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.75
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#29 Variation B

  11/1/2004
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#29 Variation C

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#30 Variation A

  1/1/2005
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#30 Variation B

  1/1/2005
  $2.95
  $2.50
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#30 Variation C

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
  Jim BalentJim Balent

#31 Variation A

  3/1/2005
  $2.95
  $2.50
No copies available
Fairy cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#31 Variation B

  3/1/2005
  $2.95
  $2.95
No copies available
Fairy cover Jim BalentJim Balent

#31 Variation C

  3/1/2005
  $15.00
  $15.00
No copies available
5th Year Anniversary coverSigned by Jim Balent and Holly GolightlyJim BalentJim Balent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7