Join Billy Tucci Tonight on YouTube For a LIVE “Deep Dive” Into His Historic Overstreet Price Guide Cover!

 

 TONIGHT 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

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Join Shi-creator Billy Tucci, co-host Nile Scala and Gemstone President, J.C. Vaughn live tonight as they discuss Billy’s the groundbreaking joining cover that honors the 30th anniversaries of both SHI and Lady Death on the 2024 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. On the show, beginning at 7pm EDT, Billy will showcase the original cover art, various layers of extras and final colors by Wes Hartman that went into forging this historic anniversary event.

 

Final Week to Order Tucci’s Signed Price Guide Editions Celebrating the 30th Anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi!

Last Day to Order is April 25, 2024

TO PRE-ORDER THE OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO COMICS PLEASE GO HERE: https://billytucci.com/store-3/

Icons of the 1990s and the modern, creator-owned comics, Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Billy Tucci’s Shi celebrate their 30th anniversaries in 2024, and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54 will put them front and center with individual covers that combine to form one powerful, larger image. In an era when comic characters come and go, the staying power of Brian Pulido‘s Lady Death and Billy Tucci‘s Shi is a testament to their respective connections with their fans.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is the Gold Standard when it comes to the overall comprehension, tracking, and the appraisal of comics. To have Shi alongside Lady Death adorn the covers to the Guide (illustrated by me no less!), is a testament to the value of self-publishing and staying power of creator-owned comics.” said Tucci.

 

 

 

Artwork: Billy Tucci, Wes Hartman

Inside its covers, this edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 30th anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi, provides a broad overview of historic publisher Charlton Comics, and spotlights The Shadow. And, of course, it comes with new market reports, updated prices, and much more.

“As a comic book collector myself, it is an honor for my character Lady Death to grace the cover of the 2024 Overstreet alongside my dear friend Billy Tucci’s iconic Shi,” said Lady Death creator and Coffin Comics publisher Brian Pulido. “I am humbled and amazed to be celebrating thirty years of Lady Death and what better way to celebrate?”

The Bible of serious comic  Artwork: Billy Tucci, Wes Hartman

The bible for serious comic book collectors, dealers, and historians since it was first published in 1970, the Guide is released each July by Gemstone Publishing. Compiled by founder Robert M. Overstreet with contributions from an extensive roster of Overstreet Advisors, the Guide offers insight into the complex and exciting comic book market.

“It seems almost impossible that these two superstar characters have been with us for three decades, but their devoted fans have proven the staying power of Lady Death and Shi. Billy Tucci and colorist Wes Hartman have given us as a beautiful image to celebrate the characters, their creators, and their fans for our 54th edition,” said J.C. Vaughn, President of Gemstone Publishing.

Three decades of independent spirit are celebrated with these two covers for THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #54, which is now in the April 2024 PREVIEWS (PREVIEWSworld) from Diamond Comic Distributors. Billy Tucci and colorist Wes Hartman illustrated them so they come together to form one bigger image in celebration of their 30th anniversaries.

The massive 1,120-page, full color Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54, can be purchased individually or as a combined collectors set of both interlocking covers. Soft Cover Edition retails for $34.95 US, while the Premium Hard Cover Edition sells for $44.95 US.

Autographed editions are available for pre-order (expected ship date is August 2024) directly through the creators https://billytucci.com/store-3/ (Tucci Signature Edition) or https://coffincomicsshop.com/ (Pulido Signature Edition). All includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

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 the US Army’s segregated 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 Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00. 

 

For Additional Information:

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

 

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

 

 

 

 

CRUSADE COMICS CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH “LUCKY CLOVER” EXCLUSIVE EDITION!

LIMITED EXPANDED SKETCH BOOK FEATURES THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF COMIC BOOK LEGEND BILLY TUCCI

SIGNED, NUMBERED PREMIERE BOOKS, PRINTS & ORIGINAL ART OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY AT WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM

All limited editions are signed, numbered, and include a special certificate of authenticity.

A pot of gold isn’t the only thing to be found at the end of the rainbow as Shi-creator Billy Tucci launches this extremely limited, sultry Lucky Clover edition celebrating the luck of the Irish.

For St. Patrick’s Day, Tucci and colorist Wes Hartman have crafted a sultry Irish lass lovingly bejeweled in traditional dance tiara and adorned in a St. Patrick’s Tartan corset. This expanded edition of Tucci’s Private Commissions series features 36-pages of original black and white convention and campaign commissions from over the years. Each page highlights Tucci’s signature detailed artwork that includes many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics he has illustrated over the years.

At just $25.00 US, Lucky Clover: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci St. Patrick’s Celebration is limited to just 99 signed and numbered copies. As a very special rarity, also offered are just 20 signed and numbered, Premium Ceramic Metal Editions featuring Crusade’s signature actual metal front cover. Matching numbered sets are available with request.

Billy Tucci’s alluring Ceramic Metal Cover Edition

All Sultry Secrets books are signed, numbered, and include a special certificate of authenticity.

LUCKY CLOVER’S ORIGINAL COVER ART!

Crusade is also offering Tucci’s Lucky Clover ORIGINAL COVER art. This one-of-a-kind, cover illustration sensuously showcases “Erin”, having just found her pot of gold and gazing towards the viewer while hilariously pinning down an angry leprechaun with her trusty shillelagh. The original art is crafted in jet-black Prismacolor graphite pencil on 11”x17” art board and signed by Billy Tucci.

Lucky Clover: St. Patrick’s Celebration Edition Original Cover Art by Billy Tucci


Lucky Clover: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci St. Patrick’s Celebration

Featuring 36-pages of original black and white convention and campaign commissions from over the years. Each page highlights Tucci’s signature detailed artwork that includes many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics he has illustrated over the years. $25.00 US. Signed, limited editions, numbered 0-99, includes certificate of authenticity.

Lucky Clover: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci St. Patrick’s Celebration Ceramic Metal Edition

Signed, numbered 0-15, includes certificate of authenticity.

This 36-page, black and white edition features a metal, ceramic-gloss cover, and continues the celebration of Billy Tucci’s 30th Anniversary in Comics!!! Billy has gathered a sampling of the private convention and campaign commissions he has done over the years in this volume.  Some quick, some detailed, including some of his creator-owned characters, some of the classics… all near and dear to his heart! Limited to only 20 editions total including Artist’s Proofs, this is the rarest of our St. Paddy’s Day Specials!!!! $99.00 US.

Lucky Clover: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci St. Patrick’s Celebration Original Cover Artwork

Crusade is also offering Tucci’s Lucky Clover ORIGINAL COVER art. This one-of-a-kind, cover illustration sensuously showcases “Erin”, having just found her pot of gold and gazing towards the viewer while hilariously pinning down an angry leprechaun with her trusty shillelagh. The original art is crafted in jet-black Prismacolor graphite pencil on 11”x17” art board and signed by Billy Tucci. $1,800.00

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 the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Bornhas 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 Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci