Even before the launch of “SHI: Way of the Warrior” 25 years ago, I was super stoked about it. I came across an ad in another comic that offered issues 1 & 2 along with limited edition lithographs for those that preordered and I promptly placed my order.
The cover art drew me in, the storyline and interior art kept me enthralled.
Shi is a multi-Eisner Award-nominated series that has sold more than 3 million comic books and has been printed in five languages. Billy Tucci has also worked on projects for DC Comics’ such as: “Batman,” “Harley Quinn,” “Flash Vs. Superman,” and” Sgt. Rock.”
With Shi, Billy had crafted a phenomenal modern-day samurai tale and I was fully on board. Luckily for me, my first wife was a champ and indulged my obsession, even “allowing” me to display the entire series on our bedroom wall.
While it looks a little worse for wear and tear after 25 years, I even went to world-renowned Randy Adams for a custom tattoo of one of the aforementioned lithographs.
I’ve also had a Shi statue in my case for years.
Hell, I’ve even used her in my secure passwords for decades.
In other words… I’ve been a HUGE fan since the very beginning.
And then very recently, I learned that Billy and Shi were back with an entirely new graphic novel, “Shi: Return of the Warrior.” The artwork and storyline are superb (not that I expected anything less) and it kicked some major ass on Indiegogo and definitely did not disappoint.
And NOW, he has another Indiegogo campaign. “Shi: Haikyo” is a graphic novel and a sequel to ‘Return of the Warrior’ – and it has a storyline that sounds excellent and the campaign is already into some AMAZING stretch goals.
So, needless to say, I am STOKED to announce that Billy Tucci will be joining us this Monday night 11/30 on the return of Geek Speak. We took some time off after the latest INDEEvent and for the holiday but we’re back with a BANG and SO looking forward to finally meeting Billy.
Mark your calendar for the month of December, folks. Almost every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm Eastern we will be welcoming some very special guests, including:
- Renowned author Tim English on 12/3 who will be discussing his latest book on John Lennon
- On 12/10 we have Jake Yokom-Piatt, a developer of the cryptocurrency Decred
- Brad Williams is one of the stars of the upcoming CBS All Access Stephen King limited series, ’The Stand’ and he will be joining Geek Speak on 12/14.
- And several others pending in December.
Just wait ’til you see what we have coming next year!
Spread the word and join us!