The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is currently in “Indemand Mode” on Indiegogo. Campaign will completely close in one week, but pledging is still available here:



Fulfillment has begun for Crusade Comics’ Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns. “Fulfillment truly is the most rewarding and satisfying part of crowdfunding.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “It is always a joy to behold the fruits of your hard labor in your hands and pack them up for all of our valued backers.”

“Everyone at #TeamShi has worked hard to bring you our latest and dare I say, most ambitious Shi book ever…” Stated Tucci. “It’s the complete ‘story of Shi #1” and I am so proud of the final product.”

Final Week to Order the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

1,120 Page “Bible to Collecting Comics” Celebrates the 30th Anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi!

Shi-Creator Billy Tucci illustrates Two Individual Connecting Covers Featuring Indie Icons


Icons of the 1990s and the modern, creator-owned comics, Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Billy Tucci’s Shi celebrate their 30th anniversaries in 2024, and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54 will put them front and center with individual covers that combine to form one powerful, larger image. In an era when comic characters come and go, the staying power of Brian Pulido‘s Lady Death and Billy Tucci‘s Shi is a testament to their respective connections with their fans.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is the Gold Standard when it comes to the overall comprehension, tracking, and the appraisal of comics. To have Shi alongside Lady Death adorn the covers to the Guide (illustrated by me no less!), is a testament to the value of self-publishing and staying power of creator-owned comics.” said Tucci.

Artwork: Billy Tucci, Wes Hartman

Inside its covers, this edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 30th anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi, provides a broad overview of historic publisher Charlton Comics, and spotlights The Shadow. And, of course, it comes with new market reports, updated prices, and much more.

“As a comic book collector myself, it is an honor for my character Lady Death to grace the cover of the 2024 Overstreet alongside my dear friend Billy Tucci’s iconic Shi,” said Lady Death creator and Coffin Comics publisher Brian Pulido. “I am humbled and amazed to be celebrating thirty years of Lady Death and what better way to celebrate?”

 Artwork: Billy Tucci, Wes Hartman

The bible for serious comic book collectors, dealers, and historians since it was first published in 1970, the Guide is released each July by Gemstone Publishing. Compiled by founder Robert M. Overstreet with contributions from an extensive roster of Overstreet Advisors, the Guide offers insight into the complex and exciting comic book market.

“It seems almost impossible that these two superstar characters have been with us for three decades, but their devoted fans have proven the staying power of Lady Death and Shi. Billy Tucci and colorist Wes Hartman have given us as a beautiful image to celebrate the characters, their creators, and their fans for our 54th edition,” said J.C. Vaughn, President of Gemstone Publishing.

Three decades of independent spirit are celebrated with these two covers for THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #54, which is now in the April 2024 PREVIEWS (PREVIEWSworld) from Diamond Comic Distributors. Billy Tucci and colorist Wes Hartman illustrated them so they come together to form one bigger image in celebration of their 30th anniversaries.

The massive 1,120-page, full color Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54, can be purchased individually or as a combined collectors set of both interlocking covers.Soft Cover Edition retails for $34.95 US, while the Premium Hard Cover Edition sells for $44.95 US.

Autographed editions are available for pre-order (expected ship date is August 2024) directly through the creators (Tucci Signature Edition) or (Pulido Signature Edition). All includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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 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 Iconfor 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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