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

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

 

 TONIGHT 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

https://www.youtube.com/live/RiMDqkkVJMg?si=QytMTocgnCV0JDSW

 

 

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

CRUSADE ADDS FINAL SPECIAL PERK TO SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAMPAIGN: SHI #1 FIRST DRAFT SCRIPT EDITION!

Campaign’s #NoFanLeftBehind Campaign Totals Surpass $100K and Continues on Indiegogo Here: https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

As Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns surpass $100,000.00, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and crew are offering one last specialty perk to both Indiegogo Indemand and Kickstarter (as a BackerKit survey add-on reward) platform’s The Shi #1 First Draft Script Edition. 

This 40-page, black and white specialty book, measure 8 ½” X 11” and features Billy Tucci’s 32-page original unpublished “Shi: Way of the Warrior Part 1” typed comic book script with hand-written margin notes and breakdowns, never-before-seen early character designs, character bio, stats and more. Each three-hole punch page book comes with 3/8” brass fasteners and in a protective poly bag and is signed by Billy Tucci. $20.00 US.

The perk is now LIVE on Indiegogo Indemand but will also be available for Kickstarter backers as it will be added to the upcoming Kickstarter BackerKit surveys as an add on.

Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Is At The Printer!

Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is now at the printer for final proofing. The campaign has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

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

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nomineethe 30th Anniversary Original Art Editionis the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.

FINAL HOURS TO BACK AL CAPONE VAMPIRE #0!

Just seven hours remain for Crusade Comics’ consummate editor and Shi: Gatecrasher writer J.C. Vaughn’s crowdfunding project, AL CAPONE, VAMPIRE #0. 

 

ONE ISSUE, THREE STORIES

In the first story, Detective Sippel, newly a believer in vampires, has a connection to Al Capone that dates to the days of Prohibition, when he great, great grandfather was a Chicago cop. Find out what it is and what it means for the future!

The second tale is a preview of this summer’s most unexpected crossover event, CAPTAIN ACTION vs. AL CAPONE, VAMPIRE!

The third adventure is the first meeting of VAMPIRE, PA’s not-yet-a-vampire-hunter Dean and the vampire queen Jocelyn at a trendy Miami dance club (and boy, is Dean out of his element)! 

“I’ve loved this series, I’ve contributed a couple of covers along the way, and I’ve personally backed every issue, and I know that those of you who have discovered it have enjoyed it as well.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Well, this one has some fantastic covers, an additional 48-page cover gallery that all physical level backers will get, and more. Please consider backing it and putting J.C. and Brendon & Brian Fraim’s project over the top!”

There’s just seven hours remaining for the campaign, so please check it out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jcvaughn/al-capone-vampire-0-vampire-pa-0

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

SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CROWDFUNDING BREAKS $100K!

#NoFanLeftBehind Totals Soar As 112-Page Hardcover Is Off To The Printer!

Campaign Continues on Indiegogo Here: https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

As Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition heads to the printer for proofing, Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have broken $100,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

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


“I cannot thank Shi fans enough!” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “On the day we deliver what I believe is the most beautiful Crusade Comics collection ever to the printers, our #NoFanLeftBehind totals break that elusive six-figure threshold!”

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nomineethe 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table-sized collection that is literally 30 years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

CRUSADE COMICS RELEASES SULTRY SECRETS: VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

LIMITED SPECIAL SKETCH BOOOK 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.

Seduction and mystery are in the air this Valentine’s Day as Shi-creator Billy Tucci launches this extremely limited, special cadre celebrating the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Featuring Tucci’s sultry Ana Ishikawa, lovingly bejeweled and garbed in a kimono of Valentine hues, this 32- page, black and white edition continues the celebration of Shi’s 30th Anniversary. Crusade Comics has gathered a stunning collection of Tucci’s private convention and campaign commissions from over the years in this limited volume. Featuring Tucci’s signature detailed artwork and including many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics his written and illustrated over the years.

At just $24.99 US, Sultry Secrets: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci Valentine’s Special 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. Crusade is also offering Billy Tucci’s original Sultry Secrets original cover artwork.

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

CRUSADE COMICS RELEASES SULTRY SECRETS: VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

LIMITED SPECIAL 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.

Seduction and mystery are in the air this Valentine’s Day as Shi-creator Billy Tucci launches this extremely limited, special cadre celebrating the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Featuring Tucci’s sultry Ana Ishikawa, lovingly bejeweled and garbed in a kimono of Valentine hues, this 32- page, black and white edition continues the celebration of Shi’s 30th Anniversary. Crusade Comics has gathered a stunning collection of Tucci’s private convention and campaign commissions from over the years in this limited volume. Featuring Tucci’s signature detailed artwork and including many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics his written and illustrated over the years.At just $24.99 US, Sultry Secrets: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci Valentine’s Special 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.

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Billy Tucci’s alluring Ceramic Metal Cover Edition

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

SULTRY SECRET’S ORIGINAL COVER ART!

Crusade is also offering Tucci’s Sultry Secrets ORIGINAL COVER art. This one-of-a-kind, cover illustration sensuously hints at a coy Ana Ishikawa revealing her bare back and riveting over the shoulder stare. The Valentine’s Day cover art features Ana Ishikawa garbed in a stunning silk kimono, traditional kanzashi hairpins and pearls celebrating 30 years in comics. Black graphite on 11”x17” art board, signed by Billy.

PEEK A BOO VALENTINE'S ORIGINAL ART
PEEK A BOO VALENTINE’S ORIGINAL ART

Sultry Secrets: Valentine’s Special Original Cover Art by Billy Tucci


SULTRY SECRETS: THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF BILLY TUCCI – VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

Featuring a sultry Ana, garbed in a kimono and jewels of Valentine’s Day shades, this 32- page, black and white edition 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, some of his creator-owned characters, some of the classics… all near and dear to his heart! $25.00 US

Signed, limited editions, numbered 0-99, includes certificate of authenticity.

SULTRY SECRETS: THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF BILLY TUCCI – VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE CERAMIC METAL EDITION

Signed, numbered 0-14, includes certificate of authenticity.

This 32-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, some of his creator-owned characters, some of the classics… all near and dear to his heart! Limited to only 20 editions including Artist’s Proofs, this is the rarest of the Peek-A-Boo books!!!! $99.00 US.

SULTRY SECRETS: THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF BILLY TUCCI – VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL COVER ARTWORK

SENSUOUS AND SULTRY… Bare back and riveting over the shoulder stare!   The Valentine’s Day cover art features Ana Ishikawa garbed in a backless kimono with traditional jewelry, looking over her shoulder, and staring into your heart!  Black graphite on 11”x17” art board, signed by Billy. $1,950.00

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_tucc