BARBIE HOMAGE “CERAMIC STEEL” COVERS AND ORIGINAL COVER ART!
WHITE METAL VARIANTS ARE THE RAREST SHI BOOKS EVER PRODUCED
Limited Edition Specials Offered Through www.billytucci.com
With the San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and Crusade Comics are spotlighting several of their 2023 SDCC exclusives, the signed and numbered White Metal “Ceramic Steel” covered editions for theBarbie Homage,and the 25thAnniversary Shi: Senryaku #1.
Limited to just 25 copies each, the books feature an actual metal cover coated with a white, ceramic steel. This process highlights the sheer white areas of the cover artwork and gleams with sophistication.
On the other hand, the Shi: Warrior Gallery Metal Editionboasts a natural-sheen, stainless metal used to bring out all the wonderful undersea elements of that cover.
All Metal covered editions are amongst the rarest of all Shi books and limited to just 25 signed and numbered editions each and retail for $135.00 US.
Speaking of rarities, Tucci is also offering the original Shi: Barbie Homage cover artwork through https://billytucci.com/store-3/. This one-of-a-kind graphite and ink illustration elegantly depicts Ana “Shi” Ishikawa, adorned in the classic black and white striped swimsuit, striking a fashionable pose in true “Barbie” fashion.
In addition, Crusade is also offering several other exclusives including the 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.
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.
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