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YMMV: Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose
  • Anvilicious: Issue #65, "The Last Mermaid", is just one long, long whine about the Gulf Spill.
    • Which turns into even more of a Broken Aesop for those that know the only reason that companies were deep water drilling in the FIRST place was because environmentalists had forced them to. The massive problem only happened because they had no technology that could travel deep enough to effectively cap the well. If the accident had happened on a shallow water drilling station, the spill could have been halted within hours, with very little damage.
  • Fetish Retardant: As the comics become more and more like hardcore pornography (not that it was a big step), it's easy to become desensitized to it all. Scenes of tortured naked women, spiders crawling out of vaginas, and naked dead/undead women don't help.
  • Guilty Pleasure
  • Mary Sue: The extraordinary resemblance between Jim Balent and Skeleton Man makes this pretty obvious. Considering how useless is he most of the time, it might be a partial subversion.
  • Memetic Mutation: "You have to get out of here! Your vagina is haunted!"
  • Narm: "You have to get out of here! Your vagina is haunted!" Yes, you read that right.
    • Narm Charm: The line has led to that story being easily the most popular among casual readers.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In between tits, author rants and more tits, the creators sometimes find room to be terrifying.
    • Every time Raven cast a spell wrong and didn't fix the problem, a horrifically mutated version of herself was created.
    • Tarot gets herself trapped in a magical world full of dreams people have abandoned, which become mad and monstrous for lack of someone to believe in them.
    • A doll creator gets killed in a car crash, so her creations fix her the same way she'd fix one of them.
    • Several nurses are killed in a car crash, their body parts are used for transplants, and they come back for revenge - namely by taking back said body parts from the unfortunate women who have them now. Since one of the living girls got vaginal reconstruction, you can see how this gets nightmarish.
      • Which led to Skeleton Man giving the weirdest and most unintentionally funny lines in comics ever: "Samantha Brown! You've got to get out of here! YOUR VAGINA IS HAUNTED!!!"
      • The onomatopoeia used when a ghost cuts out someone's vagina with a scalpel: "Slit!"
    • A gingerbread woman who ate her creator and is about to bake Tarot and Raven alive.
    • The deaths of Tarot, Raven, and Tarot's mom in the Norse Gods arc. Tarot is quartered, spit over a fire, and eaten by giants. Seriously, what the f***?
    • In issue #71, a eel bites off a woman's nose. This is followed by an image of her and her companions being eaten alive by sharks.
  • One True Threesome: Oddly, Tarot might feel this way about John and her sister. One issue shows what would be the perfect future for each of the main characters, and in Tarot's she and Raven have both had a child by John. And she has said that they've shared boyfriends before...
  • Squick: In one arc, Tarot is "milked" and is forced to secrete sexual fluids by the villain. He then drinks the fluids and makes butter out of it, which he then spreads across his toast. He did this because he believed drinking her "life-fluids" (as he calls them) would give him her knowledge.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Non-witches have criticized Tarot for her lack of modesty, with the typical retort being that she's "proud of her body"; this applies to other characters on occasion. However, Tarot seem to ignore the fact that strippers wear more then she does, and don't parade around outside.
    • Not to mention that it's considerably easier to be proud of your body when that body is one that Playboy Bunnies would be jealous of.
  • Unfortunate Implications: For all that the series tries to portray Wicca as being less homophobic than other religions, the series constantly stresses the importance of there being both a "God" and a "Goddess" in matrimony, which presumably means that Wicca doesn't favor the idea of marriage equality any more than other religions do. Also, Tarot's relationship with Boo Cat seems far less substantial than her relationship with John.

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