CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IS EXCLUSIVE TO INDIEGOGO AND LAUNCHES TODAY AT 8 PM EST
Shi: Return of the Warrior Indiegogo Closes Today 7:30PM EST
As the door of Shi: Return of the Warrior closes, a new one opens as Shi creator Billy Tucci launches his latest Indiegogo campaign, Shi: Haiko. It is Tucci’s fourth crowdfunding project and the very first exclusively through Indiegogo.
HAIKYO, THE SEQUEL TO RETURN OF THE WARRIOR
After the terrifying events of SHI: Return of the Warrior, Ana Ishikawa must now save her teenage daughter Hotaru who’s been kidnapped by a murderous “Shi” copycat killer. But to do so, she’s forced to ally herself with her lifelong enemy, the manipulative Masahiro Arashi. But what if it is all a ruse leading Ana into a deadly trap set by the Yakuza Oyabun?
Find out in SHI: HAIKYO, the 52-page, full color sequel to Return of the Warrior. This action-packed, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros (Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn, The Cat’s Meow), artist Gardenio Lima, colorist Brian Miller (Hi-Fi Colour Design), letterer Mindy Lopkin (Zombie-Sama!), and designer Nile Scala for a journey that takes the reader deep into the haunted Ruins of New York’s Roosevelt Island as a mother must embrace death so that her daughter may live.
Cosplay superstar Joanie Brosas provides Shi’s first-ever photo cover, as do artists Maria Laura Sanapo (Miss Fury: Joy Division, Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace) and fan-favorite illustrator Conny Valentina. The campaign is also chockfull of exclusive rewards including apparel, original artwork, commissions, challenge coins, a premium hardcover, special editions and even perks where backers will find their names and likeness in the comic.
Billy, Crusade Comics’ Executive Director, Deborah Tucci and the creators of Haikyo will be going YOUTUBE LIVE tonight at 7:30PM EST on the PopXP! Channel for a “Launch Party” (https://youtu.be/UwwZaFAlTKY). “We all cannot wait to share Ana Ishikawa’s greatest adventure.” Stated Billy Tucci, “and we encourage all those who’ve made our dreams of seeing Shi return to comics a reality to join us. It’s going to be a wild ride!”
The Page is now LIVE on Indiegogo Here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-haikyo/x/20487910#/
The 52-page, full color Shi: Return of the Warrior graphic novel is scheduled to ship in April of 2021.
About Billy Tucci
Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Since then, though 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, he was worked extensively for DC Comics such characters as Harley Quinn, Batman, Superman and Flash. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, won acclaim for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American troops not permitted to serve in the Pacific theater. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster. It won the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and Appalachian Apocalypse through Cave Pictures Publishing. He has a Wonder Woman story due out from DC in 2021.