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Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 1

    by Billy Tucci & Craig Shaw Gardner Prepare yourselves for the first Shi series in over a year! Shi: The Illustrated Warrior #1 is the vanguard edition of seven monthly issues by Shi creator Billy Tucci and New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner (Batman). Combining the very best aspects of Craig's novelized prose and Billy's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations, The Illustrated Warrior is based on the legendary Way of the Warrior story arc, but with an added twist that forever alters the Shi universe we've all come to know. Focusing on Ana's tortured past, first battles and her quest for vengeance, this series goes to great lengths to bring about the most thorough and thought-provoking Shi series ever! The seven issues will ultimately be collected in hardcover format to be released later this year. b&w, 32pg (1 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 2

    By Billy Tucci, and Craig Shaw Gardner This issue places us alongside Ana Ishikawa as she dons the Sohei battle garb of her ancestors for the first time to avenge the brutal beating of her grandfather, also focusing on Ana's torment as she witnesses the wives and children mourn those she has slain in battle. Ana vows to forego her quest, but now it is the charismatic Yakuza boss Masahiro Arashi who is obsessed with vengeance, recruiting the dark and ruthless warrior monks, the Nara Sohei! The Nara embark on a pilgrimage of blood as they search for a "demon of death" and turn the streets of New York City into an arena of death! b&w, 32pg (2 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2B
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 2B

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    Inner Strength variant cover - Limited to 1000 copies - by Billy Tucci. Written by Craig Shaw Gardner. Art by Billy Tucci. This issue places us alongside Ana Ishikawa as she dons the Sohei battle garb of her ancestors for the first time to avenge the brutal beating of her grandfather, also focusing on Ana's torment as she witnesses the wives and children mourn those she has slain in battle. Ana vows to forego her quest, but now it is the charismatic Yakuza boss Masahiro Arashi who is obsessed with vengeance, recruiting the dark and ruthless warrior monks, the Nara Sohei! The Nara embark on a pilgrimage of blood as they search for a "demon of death" and turn the streets of New York City into an arena of death! b&w, 32pg (2 of 7) Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #3A
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 3A

    by Billy Tucci & Craig Shaw Gardner. Ana Ishikawa abandons her quest for vengeance and attempts to leave her tortured and murderous past behind. She begins a budding romance with police detective Peter DeNyse and is overjoyed by the unexpected arrival of her best friend, the vivacious and beautiful Tomoe Gozan. But, storm clouds have gathered overhead as Arashi, thirsting for revenge, brings in the most notorious off all assassins - the black-cloaked Nara Sohei. These ruthless warriors have dedicated their lives to the destruction of their centuries-old enemy, the Kyoto Sohei. And Ana has carelessly left behind several clues, all leading to her Kyoto lineage, and the Nara are sent to hunt down the Shi killer. This can only mean one thing: Ana Ishikawa, once the hunter, is now the hunted! Shi: The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations! b&w, 32pg (3 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #3B
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 3B

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    Deadly Tomoe cover by Tucci. Limited to 1000 copies. by Billy Tucci & Craig Shaw Gardner. Ana Ishikawa abandons her quest for vengeance and attempts to leave her tortured and murderous past behind. She begins a budding romance with police detective Peter DeNyse and is overjoyed by the unexpected arrival of her best friend, the vivacious and beautiful Tomoe Gozan. But, storm clouds have gathered overhead as Arashi, thirsting for revenge, brings in the most notorious off all assassins - the black-cloaked Nara Sohei. These ruthless warriors have dedicated their lives to the destruction of their centuries-old enemy, the Kyoto Sohei. And Ana has carelessly left behind several clues, all leading to her Kyoto lineage, and the Nara are sent to hunt down the Shi killer. This can only mean one thing: Ana Ishikawa, once the hunter, is now the hunted! Shi: The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations! b&w, 32pg Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #4A
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 4A

    by Craig Shaw Gardner & Billy Tucci. Trying to find some semblance of a normal life and leaving her bloody battles behind, Ana Ishikawa spends an evening reminiscing with her best friend, the vivacious and beautiful Tomoe Gozan. The reunion will be bittersweet however, as unknown to both, Tomoe leads a band of assassins hired to deliver the head of "Shi" to Yakuza crime lord, Masahiro Arashi. While the two share a wonderful evening of wine, Tomoe's Nara warriors wreak havoc across New York City. The Nara are ruthless warriors that have dedicated their lives to the destruction of their centuries-old enemies from Kyoto. Bent on vengeance, these black-cloaked Sohei murder innocents at every corner in an attempt to draw out the Kyoto Sohei known as Shi. Finally Ana once again takes up the naginata, dons her grandfather's kabuki make-up, and attempts to stop these new warriors of death, running into the colossus of Nara itself! A colossus called "Gojira." Shi: The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly-detailed illustrations. Warrior is based on the legendary Way of the Warrior story arc, but with an added twist that forever alters the Shi universe. b&w (4 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #4B
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 4B

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    Tomoe Strikes cover by Tucci. Limited to 1000 copies. by Craig Shaw Gardner & Billy Tucci. Trying to find some semblance of a normal life and leaving her bloody battles behind, Ana Ishikawa spends an evening reminiscing with her best friend, the vivacious and beautiful Tomoe Gozan. The reunion will be bittersweet however, as unknown to both, Tomoe leads a band of assassins hired to deliver the head of "Shi" to Yakuza crime lord, Masahiro Arashi. While the two share a wonderful evening of wine, Tomoe's Nara warriors wreak havoc across New York City. The Nara are ruthless warriors that have dedicated their lives to the destruction of their centuries-old enemies from Kyoto. Bent on vengeance, these black-cloaked Sohei murder innocents at every corner in an attempt to draw out the Kyoto Sohei known as Shi. Finally Ana once again takes up the naginata, dons her grandfather's kabuki make-up, and attempts to stop these new warriors of death, running into the colossus of Nara itself! A colossus called "Gojira." Shi: The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly-detailed illustrations. Warrior is based on the legendary Way of the Warrior story arc, but with an added twist that forever alters the Shi universe. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #5A
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 5A

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    by Craig Shaw Gardner & Billy Tucci. The hunter has become the hunted. Yoshitora arrives from Kyoto just in time to save Ana from the Nara behemoth, Gojira. The master Sohei then passes on to Ana the ancient Sohei armor her mother had forsaken, as she attempts to halt the Nara assassins hired to deliver the head of "Shi" to Yakuza crime lord, Masahiro Arashi. Lead by the lethally beautiful Tomoe, the Nara cut a murderous swath through New York as they search for their quarry. And unbeknownst to both Ana and Tomoe, the two friends are on a collision coarse that could destroy their lives! Shi: The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author, Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse, and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations. b&w, 32pg (5 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #5B
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 5B

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    Feel The Heat Edition cover by Tucci. Limited to 1000 copies. by Craig Shaw Gardner & Billy Tucci. The hunter has become the hunted. Yoshitora arrives from Kyoto just in time to save Ana from the Nara behemoth, Gojira. The master Sohei then passes on to Ana the ancient Sohei armor her mother had forsaken, as she attempts to halt the Nara assassins hired to deliver the head of "Shi" to Yakuza crime lord, Masahiro Arashi. Lead by the lethally beautiful Tomoe, the Nara cut a murderous swath through New York as they search for their quarry. And unbeknownst to both Ana and Tomoe, the two friends are on a collision coarse that could destroy their lives! Shi: The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author, Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse, and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #6A
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 6A

    by Billy Tucci with Craig Shaw Gardner The time of Battle is upon us. Ana Ishikawa dons the ancient Kyoto armor her mother had forsaken as she attempts to halt the Nara Sohei once and for all. One by one the Nara assassins are sought out and destroyed, and Shi will finally purge New York of such bloodshed. She will duel against the leader of the black-cloaked warriors atop the Queensborough/59th Street Bridge. But Ana's best friend, the lethally beautiful Tomoe, leads the Nara. Tomoe's mantra is that of the butterfly, and she wields her bladed war-fans in a delicate-but-deadly sweep of a song. Bound by honor, a broken-hearted Tomoe must deliver the head of Shi to the ruthless Yakuza crime lord, Masahiro Arashi. Stinging rain and striking lighting slash as embattled friends clash 400 feet above the East River in an incredible dance of death. There will be only one victor, but two lives will be destroyed. The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations. Warrior is based on the legendary Way of the Warrior story arc but with an added twist that forever alters the Shi universe we've all come to know. b&w (6 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6B
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 6B

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    by Billy Tucci with Craig Shaw Gardner The time of Battle is upon us. Ana Ishikawa dons the ancient Kyoto armor her mother had forsaken as she attempts to halt the Nara Sohei once and for all. One by one the Nara assassins are sought out and destroyed, and Shi will finally purge New York of such bloodshed. She will duel against the leader of the black-cloaked warriors atop the Queensborough/59th Street Bridge. But Ana's best friend, the lethally beautiful Tomoe, leads the Nara. Tomoe's mantra is that of the butterfly, and she wields her bladed war-fans in a delicate-but-deadly sweep of a song. Bound by honor, a broken-hearted Tomoe must deliver the head of Shi to the ruthless Yakuza crime lord, Masahiro Arashi. Stinging rain and striking lighting slash as embattled friends clash 400 feet above the East River in an incredible dance of death. There will be only one victor, but two lives will be destroyed. The Illustrated Warrior combines the best aspects of New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner's novelized verse and Shi creator Billy Tucci's dynamic and richly detailed illustrations. Warrior is based on the legendary Way of the Warrior story arc but with an added twist that forever alters the Shi universe we've all come to know. b&w (6 of 7)$2.99 Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #7A
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 7A

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    by Billy Tucci & Craig Shaw Gardner Shi??The Illustrated Warrior #7 concludes the acclaimed seven-issue story arc by Shi creator Billy Tucci and New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner. Before Ana can complete her mission of vengeance against the murderous Yakuza Lord Arashi, she must fight by his side against his rebellious samurai. Don't miss this stunning conclusion to the most dramatic and beautifully illustrated Shi series ever. b&w, 32pg (7 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #7B
    Shi The Illustrated Warrior (2002) 7B

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    by Billy Tucci & Craig Shaw Gardner Shi??The Illustrated Warrior #7 concludes the acclaimed seven-issue story arc by Shi creator Billy Tucci and New York Times best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner. Before Ana can complete her mission of vengeance against the murderous Yakuza Lord Arashi, she must fight by his side against his rebellious samurai. Don't miss this stunning conclusion to the most dramatic and beautifully illustrated Shi series ever. b&w, 32pg (7 of 7) $2.99 Cover price $2.99.