Storm Arcana

Intuitive Visionary Coach & Founder of Arcana Academy

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Heroic Tarot: The Complete X-Men Tarot Series

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Greetings, dear reader! Welcome to my Heroic Tarot process featuring my award-winning X-Men cards!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numerological/feudal court energy contained therein.

I invite you to take a look at all of the cards featured and compare my comic-based interpretations with how they relate to traditional tarot definitions. Here they are in order:

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Storm Sunday: Yildiray Cinar

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Today we celebrate the artwork of Yildiray Cinar, an artist from Istanbul, Turkey.  Although Cinar works for DC Comics (currently penciling The Legion of Super-Heroes), today we look at the art of many (and I mean many) Marvel characters he drew for Rittenhouse Archives.  Usually, Storm Sunday focuses solely on our weather maven (and she’s in here, I promise), but she’s going to share the spotlight with her Marvel Universe compatriots.  I will list the names of the characters for the uninitiated, but comments will be sparse as we let the art speak for itself!  If you have a favorite, let me know in the comments.  Let’s go!

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Storm Sunday: Steve Lightle

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Today we appreciate the slick lines of Steve Lightle on a few covers of Classic X-Men (later renamed X-Men Classic).  Lightle was cover artist for this title during 1989 and 1990.  He worked on a run on Legion of Super-Heroes and Doom Patrol, but he is primarily known for his cover work.  There’s an interesting interview with him here.  Click on images to see them larger.  Above, Classic X-Men #40.

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Wolverine gets a free flight courtesy of the Black Queen.  Another Mistress of Darkness drawn by Steve Lightle is Umbra, shown here.  Above, Frontispiece for Classic X-Men #40. 

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Phoenix knocks out Professor X while the team looks on in horror.  Another amazing team shot by Lightle is here.  Above, Classic X-Men #42 

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Above, X-Men Classic #48.  Looks like another fun time in Man-Thing’s Nexus of All Realities.  Amazing wallpaper of Cyclops by Steve Lightle here.  The site says it is art by John Byrne, but that is incorrect.  It’s totally Steve Lightle.  And so is this cover for X-Men Adventures!

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This comic came out after the success of the 90s X-Men cartoon!  I hope you’ve seen enough art to appreciate Lightle’s smooth lines and extreme shadowing.  His dynamic use of blacks and whites makes him a superb choice for covers.  He’s definitely an artist worth looking into!

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