With just six-days remaining to Crusade Comics’ Shi: Sakura Kickstarter, Billy Tucci and crew are offering a new reward, the Return of the Warrior Trilogy Pack. “This is a terrific way for fans to get caught up on the Shi: Renaissance.” Stated Tucci. “Because we’re down to the last of Sakura’s predecessor’s, a handful of lucky backers will get a chance to grab the exclusive editions not only for Sakura, but our past campaigns.”

The Kickstarter Exclusive Trilogy Pack Reward Level includes exclusive variant cover editions of Return of the Warrior, Haikyo, and Sakura. Limited to just 30 sets, and priced at $76.00 US, all physical backers will also receive a FREE Shi: Sakura Digital Edition and a set of all accrued Shi: Sakura Campaign stretch goal items.


Crusade is also offering a new add-on reward, the SHI: HAIKYO GLOW-IN-THE DARK COVER EDITION on Kickstarter. Tucci originally wanted Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 to feature a glow-in-the-dark cover back in 1994, but by the time it came to printing, he was notified that the then glow-in-the-dark ink was deemed toxic in the United States. Almost thirty-years later he was able to obtain an environmentally safe substitute and the result is the stunning Shi: Haikyo Edition. The add-on reward is just $40.00 US and will also be available as an Indiegogo perk June 1st.

The Shi: Sakura crowdfunding campaign continues to reach historic proportions with total Indiegogo and Kickstarter #NoFanLeftBehind returns of over $200,000.00 via 2,000 backers.

Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:


From New York to Nagasaki, this action-packed, 72-page, full-color, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi-creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros with artist Gardenio Lima, and colorist Brian Miller.

Upon learning that she is full-blooded Japanese, Ana Ishikawa has unlocked a danger that she’s not prepared for… her birth mother’s wrath that comes in the form of an automaton-like killer, bent on destroying all that she loves.

At the same time, her teenage daughter, Hotaru, having survived the trauma in Shi: Haikyo, is empowered by the experience and succumbs to an inner violent streak with savage repercussions. 

The final chapter to the Return of the Warrior trilogy sets the final fiery stage for a samurai showdown of epic proportions at New York’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden that will change Crusade Comics canon forever!

Crusade Comics will also be offering other Shi-related items including original art, prints, shirts, commissions, and special editions, including the ashcan to Crusade’s next great adventure, John Broglia and Billy Tucci’s long-awaited sequel to Zombie-Sama. Zombie-Sama 2: Dorm of the Dead

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. In addition to his own creations, 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. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ previous exclusive crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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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