Shi Definitive Vol.1 (SC)
For the first time ever, Crusade Fine Arts is offering the first of four volumes showcasing their complete publishing of Billy Tucci's multi-Eisner award nominee - Shi. The colossal edition is packed with 576 pages of story and art that includes in the entire runs of The Way of the Warrior and Tomoe, by Tucci, Peter Gutierrez, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Also on hand is Gary Cohn's critically acclaimed Senryaku series featuring the top superstars in comics including Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Marc Silvestri, Frank Frazetta, George Perez, Adam Hughes and more! An added bonus is the Rekishi collection illustrated by fan favorite J.G. Jones as well as fan letters, notes and design sketches chronicling the character's early development. Currently published through Dark Horse Comics, Shi has enjoyed an amazing run of almost 80 issues spanning 11 years and crossing over with such icons as Wolverine, Daredevil and Witchblade. Tucci and Kevin Bernhardt are currently writing the screenplay for Shi - The Motion Picture for producer Mimi Polk Gitlin's Lion Eyes Entertainment. Actress Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha) is attached to star. "The Definitive Shi is the ultimate collection for anyone who has enjoyed Shi or samurai themed comic books in general." Stated creator Tucci. "We've worked long and hard to produce an essential collection that if dropped from a sufficient altitude, it would most likely kill you." The 576 page "Definitive Shi - The Essential Warrior Vol. 1" ships in March 2006, sports black and white interior pages wrapped in a glossy, full color cardstock cover.