Shi Returns to Comic Shops Via Diamond Comic Distributors this April!
Shi is Back and on the cover to PREVIEWS!
Celebrating Shi’s 30th Anniversary, Crusade’s flagship title returns to comic shelves this April with two premium products, the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition and the Shi # 1 Pencils’ Up Ashcan Edition.
Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 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.
As a very special solicitation, Crusade is also offering the Shi # 1 Pencils’ Up Ashcan Edition. This single comic offers a full color cover of Billy’s Original Shi #1 pencils and the black and white remastered interior scans featuring all 32-pages of never-before-seen original pencils to 1994’s Shi: Way of the Warrior #1.
Previews Order Code for Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition: FEB241349
Previews Order Code for Shi #1 “Pencil’s Up” Ashcan Edition: FEB241350
Shi #1 30TH Anniversary Original Art Edition
UPC Code: 9780965875134
Shi #1 Pencils’ Up Ashcan Edition
UPC Code: 9780965875158
Check out the Special Solicitation Previews video here:
JOIN BILLY TUCCI DISCUSSING SHI’S RETURN TO COMIC SHOPS LIVE ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!
Join Shi-creator Billy Tucci and guest four-color superstars for a LIVE discussion on Shi’s return to comic book shops on YouTube! Billy and crew welcome all viewer interaction and opinions and how we can all grow the industry. 9pm EST/ 6pm PST on Tucci’s YouTube’s The Pop!XP Channel here:
BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION 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 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.
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