Cyblade/Shi: The Battle for Independents #1 CGC 9.6 NM+


Available for sale is the Billy Tucci Variant of Cyblade/Shi: The Battle for Independents graded by CGC in 9.6 NM+ condition. This cross-over between Crusade and Image Comics also features the first appearance of Witchblade. According to the CGC Census only 124 copies of this variant have been graded in 9.6 or better condition making it relatively difficult to come by. Add it to you comic book collection today!

Key Facts:
  • 1st appearance of Sara Pezzini (Witchblade)

  • Variant Edition

  • William Tucci Cover Art

  • Consignment Item

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Billy Tucci’s Shi and Marc Silvestri’s Cyblade, team up in this second part of a cross-company story. The story is a special one, as it has a deeper meaning than what is shown on the paper. Tucci used this crossover as a metaphor for the independent comics’ struggle against big companies such as Marvel and DC, which they see as strangling the life out of original comic creations. In this story, Shi and Cyblade find themselves transported to just outside a strange land that is protected by a seemingly impenetrable wall. Dave Sim’s Cerebus suddenly appears and helps them over. He warns them of the heroes who have come before them and failed. The two femme fatales are charged with the destruction of a huge machine that keeps killing heroes by nothing more than its sheer size. Along the way, they meet Jeff Smith’s Bone, Quesada and Palmiotti’s Ash, and other independent comic heroes. [source]

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions12 × 8 × 0.5 in


Certification Number


Numeric Grade


Alpha Grade


Page Quality


Main Character

Cyblade, Shi


Crusade, Image

Publish Date


Comic Age


Cover Artist

William Tucci

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