Sara Richard The Origin of the Justice League Tarot Deck

by Roemello Mckay
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It probably won’t earn you a spot on the Justice League Dark, but the new Justice League Tarot Deck by DC Collectibles will sure spark plenty of conversations between you and your friends. Featuring the distinctive work of artist Sara Richard, the Justice League Tarot offers up 78 uniquely beautiful images of the heroes and villains of the DC Universe. But it’s not just a collector’s piece—this is a useable tarot deck with all the cards of the major and minor arcana represented. The fun comes in seeing which character was chosen to represent which card.

Many of Richard’s tarot cards have been revealed, including Poison Ivy as the Empress, as well as Lex Luthor as the Devil and Zatanna (fittingly) as the Queen of Wands. All the while, Richards gave word on how she came to be a part of this little project.

Check out Richard’s words and some of the cards below:


This project is definitely a product of exhibiting work at conventions, especially San Diego Comic-Con. I was approached by DC Collectibles a few years ago and was told an idea was brewing that fit my style and to stay tuned. The next year I was sitting at my Artist Alley table and was asked if I wanted to do the tarot set. There’s not much room behind the table to do a dance of joy but I think I shimmied a bit. Haha! And then said $@#% yeah!

I was so happy to be a part of this project because I love many of the DC characters and have always wanted to work with the company, but knew my style was really designated for specialized projects if the chance ever came up. I hand-paint everything with acrylic paint and like to exaggerate the look of characters, so this project was such a perfect fit!

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Source(s): DC Comics

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