Ornaments, tarot cards, and Dr. Horrible
June 25th, 2008

Ornaments, tarot cards, and Dr. Horrible

Hi folks, Tess here. We’re going whedony with our links today, with good news and bad news.

First, the bad news. The Serenity laser-etched lucite ornament coming from Dark Horse is no longer coming from Dark Horse. Cancelled, they say, for lackluster sales.

Also cancelled: the Buffy Tarot Deck. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dark Horse will not be producing the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Tarot Deck. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but no existing orders will be filled. We appreciate your support of this program, and again apologize to those who placed advance orders and to fans alike.” Boo, hiss. How will I know my hard-to-interpret future now?

Joss’ last “Runaways” comic, the end of his Dead End Kids arc, comes out today (here’s a preview). Yay, new comic! Boo, last one, although incoming writer Terry (“Strangers in Paradise”) Moore is an excellent choice.

So, bummers. But in good, good, good news, the teaser for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon’s Internet minisode musical starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion, is out on the Web! Let the squeeing commence!


  1. RobinInSeoul

    Dang. I wanted the tarot cards-for the art, if nothing else. Maybe they’ll release the art some other way?

    And, Dr. Horrible – SQUEE! Looks awesome!

  2. danimagoo

    I don’t normally squee .. but I just watched the Dr. Horrible teaser and … SQUEEE!

  3. Dave

    This is not meant as a put down of tarot fortune telling, but if the cancellation of that Buffy deck is related to any controversy about tarot cards, I think it’s time for tarot to be rebranded in the US.
    The fact that tarot cards are sold in the US only for fortune telling is limiting the ability of those cards to fully become a part of our culture. In Italy where people play real card games with tarot, they had dancers dressed as tarot cards as part of the Olympics ceremony. Try to do that in the USA and the fundamentalists will shoot it down.
    I have this thought that entertainment corporations could make more money with the gaming side of tarot than they would always stressing the fortune telling aspects. In France where tarot is recognized as a game there are all kinds of pop culture tarots. There’s even been a Disney tarot published for game playing in France. If American companies knew what the French know about tarot cards, that they could be used for card games, tarot could be like all the different versions of the Monopoly boardgame on the market. We could buy tarot decks based on Star Wars, Elvis, Betty Boop, Looney Tunes, the Simpsons, Scooby Doo and much more!

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