Published on June 3rd, 2022 | by Richard Boom


#SHISTRONG! Sakura Soars To Historic Heights!

Crusade Comic’s Shi: Sakura Kickstarter closed last night to the tune of $84,272.00 propelling it become the small-publisher’s biggest Original Graphic Novel campaign to date!

“Deborah [Tucci, Crusade’s CEO] and I are incredibly humbled and quite simply, astonished by your amazing support and faith over the course of this wonderful thirty-day campaign.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Everyone on #TeamShi is very excited to bring you the best Shi graphic novel yet. We are on schedule to send the book to API Printers for proofing by the end of the month.”

While Sakura’s 30-Day Kickstarter is now closed, Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind campaign strategy momentum shows no signs of stopping. The campaign is currently LIVE on Indiegogo with returns just shy of $140,000.00, bringing both platform totals to over $224K.

  Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive LIVE Campaign Can Be Found Here:

The Indiegogo continue to be open to backers until fulfillment and shipping begins in September.
Several Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

 • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
 • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
 • Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
 • Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
 • Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark.
 • Asha Kishna Sakura Cover Trading Card.
 • Gardenio Lima Sakura Cover Trading Card.


  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!

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Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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