October 11, 2022
SHI: SAKURA FULFILLMENT HAS BEGUN!
Crusade Comics has begun fulfillment on Shi: Sakura graphic novels, prints, stretch goals etc. for shipment.
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!
The Sakura campaign will be closed for good next week as Crusade focuses on fulfillment and readies its next crowdfunding campaign, The Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition launching in November.
Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:
NYCC CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EINSER AWARD-NOMINATED SHI: KAIDAN!
The world’s largest comic con filled Manhattan’s Jacob Javits’ Center with over 275,000 fans, professionals, and celebrities. Shi-creator Billy Tucci and company offered two very special exclusives for NYCC, the Shi: Kaidan 25th Anniversary Special Edition and an accompanying 11” X 17” print.
The exclusives are priced at $25.00 each and limited to only 199 editions. For those unable to attend NYCC, Crusade is offering a limited number of the exclusives at www.billytucci.com
Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Anthology, and created and written by Peter Gutierrez, SHI: KAIDAN sports an all-star cast of artists, (Billy Tucci, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, David Mack, Jamal Igle, Val Mayerik and more) that pulls Ana Ishikawa and the reader through a terrifying collection of wicked, ghostly horror. This Limited Edition 25thAnniversary Special celebrates a dynamic quarter century of Shi and the perfect Halloween companion. 32-pages B/W with color cover.
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 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’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00.
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