Campaign’s #NoFanLeftBehind Campaign Totals Surpass $100K and Continues on Indiegogo Here:

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This 40-page, black and white specialty book, measure 8 ½” X 11” and features Billy Tucci’s 32-page original unpublished “Shi: Way of the Warrior Part 1” typed comic book script with hand-written margin notes and breakdowns, never-before-seen early character designs, character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.


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



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!

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.

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

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