Billy Tucci’s “Shi: Sakura” Now Assassinating Wallets on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, renowned comic book creator, Crusade Comics founder and “teen sensation” Billy Tucci launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shi: Sakura, a 56-page graphic novel featuring the original “bad girl” of 90s comics. The campaign is already a remarkable success, having raised more than $80 thousand at the time of this writing.

Reuniting the creative team of Tucci, writer Steven Peros, artist Gardenio Lima, colorist Brian Miller, and letterer Mindy Lopkin, Shi: Sakura is the final installment in the Shi: Return of the Warrior trilogy.

Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Shi: Sakura Indiegogo campaign page:

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 a viciously cold, single-minded killer, bent on destroying all that Ana loves.

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

The final chapter to the Return of the Warrior trilogy, Shi: Sakura sets the final fiery stage for a samurai showdown of epic proportions that will change Crusade Comics canon forever!

Backers can get a digital version of Shi: Sakura for $10, while signed physical copies start at $26. If you have more cash to spend, you can also pick up the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • A hardcover edition
  • Jewel and metal cover editions
  • A Shi: Sakura Ashcan
  • Shi issue 1 fan appreciation edition
  • Art prints
  • T-shirt
  • Hoodie
  • Challenge coin
  • A Shi: Sakura rough cut edition
  • Mystery bag
  • Previous issues from the Shi: Return of the Warrior trilogy, as well as other books by Crusade Comics
  • A chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $10 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Billy and Deborah Tucci, and to the rest of the Shi: Sakura team on a successful launch. Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Shi: Sakura Indiegogo campaign page here.

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