Published on April 8th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Babelicious: Raven Hex by Jim Balent
I came across the amazing talent of Jim Balent via his work on Purgatori for the independent comic publisher Chaos! Comics. His art dazzled my senses and I fell in love with the amount of graphic designs in his work as well as his evident love for the female form. Balent is perhaps best known for his long run on DC’s Catwoman between 1993 and 1999.
In 1999, he left mainstream comics to form his own company, BroadSword Comics, which publishes Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, which Balent writes and draws himself, with his wife Holly Golighty taking care of the color art.
In an interview with Fanboy Buzz, Jim spoke of his interest to both entertain and educate his readers by highlighting the folklore and actual theology of Wicca and witchcraft by doing interviews with leading witch authors and including spells from witches around the world in the book. In Tarot, Balent mixes this with saucy images and is also working in the theme of “love” (lesbian, pleasuring yourself, nature, fellow man, threesomes etc), not only breaking taboos in the process, but also proclaiming ‘respect’ in every aspect possible.
At the recent MegaCon convention, Broadsword Comics won big. Tarot won the categories “Best Title” and “Best Indy Title” and Raven Hex, one of the book’s star characters, won in the category “Best Indy Villain”.
Summary: After looking at this thing of beauty from all angles with the eyes of a true connoisseur, this is the score we come up with for this dazzling damsel. Agree? Disagree? Rate her yourself below and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!