December 12, 2022



For the first time in it’s almost 30-year publishing history, Crusade Comics is offering a Holiday Special to Shi fans, the Shi: Kurisumasu Edition. Limited to just 99 signed editions, by Shi creator Billy Tucci, Kurisumasu is a holiday variant of the critically acclaimed 48-page Return of the Warrior graphic novel.

“Since 1994, I’ve wanted to release a Shi Christmas variant.” Stated Tucci. “I am very excited with the final Kurisumasu cover as I feel colorist Wes Hartman and I were able to capture a little bit of the whimsical festivities that harkens back to the days of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas.”

The Limited-Edition Shi: Kurisumasu Holiday Edition retails for $30.00 US. Tucci is also offering a companion print of the cover and as a special bonus, the original cover artwork exclusively through

Shi: ROTW Kurisumasu Holiday Edition Comic

Shi: ROTW Kurisumasu Holiday Print

Shi: Return of the Warrior

In this story over a quarter century in the making we now find our heroine Ana Ishikawa 15 years removed from when she last graced the pages of a comic book. Ana is divorced from her husband, disgraced NYPD detective Peter DeNyse and now lives a peaceful, quiet exitance raising their teenage daughter Hotaru. Her warrior days far behind her, until she is brought the terrifying news that Masahiro Arashi has escaped from a New York City Mental Institution. Her former antagonist, now suffering from dementia has regressed back to his younger more violent self and is vengefully obsessed with the one person responsible for his incarcerated existence… Ana Ishikawa!


Crusade’s latest Indiegogo campaign,  Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo continues selling out many of its limited-edition perks from past Indiegogo campaigns. Second Coming is the last chance to attain these rare Crusade collector’s items at the original prices. All rewards are created, printed and produced and ready to ship once the campaign ends on December 19th.

Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo Can Be Found Here:

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

For Additional Information:

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

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