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Glitter SDCC 2023 AOW COVER BLUE Cru Lofo

“Barbie Homage” Glitter and Actual Metal Editions!

For Shi fans, it’s a “Barbie World” at this year’s 2023 Comic Con International in San Diego as Shi creator Billy Tucci and Crusade Comics offer special, limited-edition comic book and print exclusives at the world’s most prestigious comic convention.

Continuing to celebrate Tucci’s 30th year in comics with Crusade’s new San Diego Exclusive Shi: Art of War Anniversary Glitter Edition. Featuring Ana Ishikawa in a Retro Barbie swimsuit ensemble, Shi pays homage to the iconic childhood and collectible classic in true Southern California fashion. The 32-page book is limited to just 99 signed and numbered editions for $29.00 US. Prints and bundle packs are also available.

“I’m incredibly excited to return to Comic Con for what is my 30th year.” Stated Tucci. “To show our appreciation to Shi’s wonderfully dedicated fanbase, less than one hundred lucky fans will possess a copy of the one of the rarest and what I believe my most beautiful Shi covers to date.”

Crusade is also offering signed and numbered Actual Metal covered editions for the Barbie Homage, Shi: Warrior Gallery, and the 25th Anniversary Shi: Senryaku #1. All Metal covered editions are extremely limited to 25 signed and numbered editions and retail for $135.00 US. 

For those who cannot make Comic Con, a limited amount of Crusade’s SDCC Specials are now available at

Shi: Art of War Actual Metal Covered Edition

Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition Now On Indiegogo

Crusade’s premium-formatted, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus is currently funding on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.

The 1995 groundbreaking comic book series is being collected into a 240-page hardcover Shi: Senryaku Omnibus features the Art of War’s Thirty-Six Stratagems gloriously interpreted by legendary comic artists detailing the life lessons of a young Ana Ishikawa as taught to her by her grandfather. Written by Blue Devil and Amethyst co-creator Gary Cohn and illustrated by such greats as Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, George Perez, Billy Tucci, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Frazetta, Adam Hughes, Jeff Smith and many more.

Over 90% of the artwork has either never been seen before or in its complete glory. Dedicated story and biographical pages will also be included along with original b/w art, roughs, essays, and design insights. In Omnibus’s first forty-day #NoFanLeftBehind returns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo have already exceeded $195,000.00 in funding. Senryaku goes to press in August and begins fulfillment in September.

Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Indiegogo

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 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 $1,375,000.00.  

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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