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The Literary Tarot: Comic Book Superstars Unite to Promote Literacy

A few of the greatest names within the comedian guide trade are collaborating in a really uncommon Kickstarter undertaking. The Literary Tarot is each a full 78-card tarot deck and a celebration of traditional books. Every card encompasses a completely different storyteller pairing their card with a guide that embodies that exact arcana. Better of all, all the crowdfunding drive is aimed toward selling the Brink Literacy Undertaking charity.

The Literary Tarot consists of comedian guide icons like Bitch Planet co-creator Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kick-Ass co-creator Mark Millar, Kingdom Come author Mark Waid and Eternals author Kieron Gillen. Take a look at the slideshow under for a better take a look at the tarot deck and scroll all the way down to see the complete record of comedian guide creators concerned:

The Literary Tarot: Comedian Guide Superstars Unite to Promote Literacy

This is a style of the tarot card/guide pairings you possibly can count on:

  • Vita Ayala (The Wilds) pairs King of Gentle (Cups) with Homer’s The Odyssey
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet) pairs King of Quills (Swords) with Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations
  • Kieron Gillen (Eternals) pairs 5 of Swords with Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment
  • Marjorie Liu (Monstress) pairs Queen of Quills (Swords) with Beowulf
  • Mark Millar (Jupiter’s Legacy) pairs Ace of Swords with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Mariah McCourt (Ash & Thorn) pairs 5 of Pentacles with Jane Austen’s Persuasion
  • Benjamin Percy (The Ninth Steel) pairs Seven of Quills (Swords) with Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat
  • Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) pairs Web page of Swords with Oscar Wilde’s The Significance of Being Earnest.

Along with these creators, IGN can verify the comedian guide expertise pool additionally consists of Brian Michael Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, Emil Ferris, Christopher Golden, Tini Howard and Greg Rucka, with their guide/card pairings to be revealed at a later date.

The expertise pool of The Literary Tarot additionally consists of quite a lot of acclaimed novelists. The Kickstarter drive is dwell now and can run all through the month of June. You may head to the location to get a greater concept of all of the creators concerned and the assorted pledge ranges.

“Considered one of my favourite elements of the method is studying which classics my favourite authors adore,” Brink Literacy Undertaking CEO Dani Hedlund tells IGN. “Like tarot itself, these decisions really feel like glimpses into the intimate, inventive a part of our hearts, and I really feel so grateful that our group has so generously opened these portals into their literary obsessions!”

The Brink Literacy Undertaking is a nonprofit group that goals to spice up literacy, with an emphasis on underserved communities like low-income faculties, homeless shelters and prisons. You may be taught extra in regards to the charity at their web site.

In different comedian guide information, we not too long ago realized about Hickman’s subsequent large X-Males collection and acquired a better take a look at DC’s YA graphic novel I Am Not Starfire.

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