SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION FULFILLMENT IN FULL FORCE!

The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is currently in “Indemand Mode” on Indiegogo. Campaign will completely close in one week, but pledging is still available here:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

 

 

Fulfillment has begun for Crusade Comics’ Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns. “Fulfillment truly is the most rewarding and satisfying part of crowdfunding.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “It is always a joy to behold the fruits of your hard labor in your hands and pack them up for all of our valued backers.”

“Everyone at #TeamShi has worked hard to bring you our latest and dare I say, most ambitious Shi book ever…” Stated Tucci. “It’s the complete ‘story of Shi #1” and I am so proud of the final product.”

Final Week to Order the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

1,120 Page “Bible to Collecting Comics” Celebrates the 30th Anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi!

Shi-Creator Billy Tucci illustrates Two Individual Connecting Covers Featuring Indie Icons

SIGNED PRICE GUIDE OFFERED THROUGH WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM

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?”

 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 Iconfor 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

BILLY TUCCI AND THE BROFESSIONALS REVIEW THEIR VERY FIRST PUBLISHED COMIC BOOK WORKS LIVE ON YOUTUBE!

Tonight at 8 PM EDT/6PM PDT LIVE ON YOUTUBE HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/live/Tjz0j_ThXa0si=AYQoiODopv8DTgKUt

Join YouTube’s hottest comics’ show, “The Brofessionals”, starring comic book icons, Aaron Lopresti, Andy Smith, Art Thibert, Billy Tucci, Dan Fraga and Graham Nolan as they dive back in time to the infancy of their comic book careers and hilariously review their VERY FIRST published works in comics!

The “Bros” first published works:

Graham Nolan – New Talent Showcase #14

Andy Smith – Justice League Quarterly #5

Art Thibert – Teen Titans Spotlight #14 Aqualad

Dan Fraga – Young Blood #0

Aaron Lopresti – Solomon Kane 3D

Billy Tucci – Razor Annual #1

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR “GIANT BEAST CINEMA” FOR A RONDO AWARD!

Tonight, voting ends for the prestigious Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Since 2002, the “Rondos” have been fandom’s only classic horror awards – decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee below is being recognized for significant achievements in 2023. By voting, you add your voice and make a difference. 

Shi: Return of the Warrior, Haikyo and Sakura scribe, Steven Peros’ amazing, “Giant Beast Cinema” is nominated this year for the Rondo’s “Book of the Year (Nonfiction)”.

Voting is simple, free and easy and can be done here:

1. Email to taraco@aol.com

2. Write “GIANT BEAST CINEMA for Book of the Year (Nonfiction)” in the body of the email

3. Type your name in the body of the email & hit SEND.

Again, ballots need to be submitted by tonight, so if you can find a few minutes to vote, Billy Tucci, Steven Peros and all of us here at Crusade Comics would truly appreciate it.

Send the email to David Colton, at taraco@aol.com not later than Tuesday night at midnight, April 16, 2024!

One vote per person, please. Every email must include your name to be counted. All votes are kept strictly confidential. No emails nor personal information will ever be shared with anyone.  And no, you do NOT have to vote in every category. Vote for one, all, or a few.

All categories can be found here:

https://rondoaward.com

SHI: WAY OF THE WARRIOR #1 ORIGINAL ART EDITION FULFILLMENT HAS BEGUN!

Though Kickstarter has closed, the campaign continues for the next few weeks on Indiegogo here: 

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

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, US 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, Shi: Way of the Warrior Original Art Edition 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

SHI: WAY OF THE WARRIOR #1 ORIGINAL ART EDITION HAS ARRIVED!

 

View The Art Edition Unboxing and First Look Through on Billy Tucci’s Official YouTube Channel, The PopXP! Tonight

FULFILLMENT FOR WAY OF THE WARRIOR #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BEGINS NEXT WEEK!

Final Chance to Pledge for Crusade Comics’ Crowdfunding Smash On Indiegogo Here: 

Yesterday, over 3,000 pounds of palleted books arrived at the Crusade Comics offices for the indie publisher’s latest crowdfunded project, the Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Original Art Edition. “Unboxing of your product and holding it in your hand for the very first time is the definitely most exciting part of publishing.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “Even after thirty-years, the sense of wonder, pride and accomplishment of gazing at a new book still gives my stomach butterflies.”

As Tucci and crew gear up for next week’s fulfillment, momentum continues forward for the premium-formatted, 112-page Hardcover. Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Original Art Edition’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter platforms have exceeded $105,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

  1. Enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size.
  2. Added gold foil and spot gloss enhancement to the covers.
  3. Added spot gloss enhancement to the covers.
  4. A premium stock wraparound dust jacket.
  5. A sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon.

Though Kickstarter has closed, the campaign continues for the next few weeks on Indiegogo here:

Watch Shi #1 Original Art Edition Unboxing and First Look LIVE on YouTube Tonight on the PopXP at 7pm EST!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-1-30th-anniversary-original-art-edition#

Join Shi-creator Billy Tucci as he continues celebrating Shi’s 30th Anniversary LIVE on his official YouTube channel with an unboxing and deep page-by-page dive into the new Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Original Art Edition TONIGHT at 7pm EST 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, US 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. 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 RELEASES SHI: SENRYAKU OMNIBUS TO COMIC SHOPS!

240-PAGE OVERSIZED HARDCOVER FEATURES NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED ARTWORK BY LEE, FRAZETTA, HUGHES, PEREZ, AND OTHER COMIC BOOK GREATS

PRE-ORDER INFORMATIN VIA DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS CAN BE FOUND HERE:

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR241409

OFFICIAL VIDEO CAN BE SEEN HERE:

Crusade Comics’ Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition features the Art of War’s Thirty-Six Stratagems gloriously interpreted by legendary comic artists detailing the life lessons of a young Ana Ishikawa (aka, Shi) as taught to her by her grandfather. The groundbreaking 1995 series was written by Blue Devil and Amethyst co-creator Gary Cohn and illustrated by such greats as Jeff Smith, Amanda Conner, Joe Quesada, Marc Silvestri, Billy Tucci, Terry Moore, Jeff Darrow and many more.

Comics’ Legend Jim Lee’s Stunning Original Shi Senryaku Art

Lee’s Final Artwork Colored by Hi-Fi Colour

“To have stories featuring Shi interpreted by comics’ greatest legends was the greatest honor of my career.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “And now to remaster all of that artwork and reproduce it oversized and as the artists’ originally intended truly makes for the most striking Shi book of all time.”

Comic book shop pre-order information forthe Shi Senryaku Omnibus can be found here:

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR241409

APR241409

(W) Gary Cohn (A) Various (A/CA) Billy Tucci 

The 1995 groundbreaking series featuring 36-individual Shi stories is collected into this oversized hardcover Omnibus Edition gloriously interpreted by the world’s greatest comic artists. Shi: Senryaku contains 240-pages of never-before-published penciled, inked and colored artwork as the legends originally intended! Featuring Billy Tucci, Jae Lee, Jeff Smith, George Perez, Marc Silvestri, Terry Moore, and many more!

In Shops: Jun 05, 2024

SRP: $80.00

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 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. 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

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Celebrates the 30th Anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi!

Shi-Creator Billy Tucci illustrates Two Individual Connecting Covers Featuring Indie Icons

SIGNED PRICE GUIDE OFFERED THROUGH WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM

#54 Tucci covers -both
#54 Tucci Covers

 

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.

#54 Overstreet Shi Cover
#54 Overstreet Shi Cover

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?”

#54 Overstreet Lady Death
#54 Overstreet Lady Death

 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.

Books are also available via comic shops for pre-order through Previews world or Gemstone Publishing:

Interlocking Set

https://gemstonepub.com/the-overstreet-comic-book-price-guide-54-set-of-both-interlocking-covers

Lady Death SC

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR241536

Lady Death HC

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR241537

Shi SC

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR241538

Shi HC

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR241539

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 Iconfor 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