Cyblade

 

 

 

The "Battle for Independents", and in particular the Cyblade/Shi pairing, seems to have been designed to maximize the number of variants.  The Cyblade/Shi comic is heavily advertised as the first appearance of Witchblade (Top Cow).  See also the Witchblade battlebook.

 
Cyblade/Shi
Silvestri Cover  T5Y019
Cyblade/Shi Tucci Cover   T5Y018
Cyblade/Shi
Special Edition

Cyblade/Shi

Special Edition 2

~August 1995 Pencils: Marc Silvestri

 

Plot: Marc Silvestri, William Tucci, Brian Haberlin & David Wohl

Script: Brian Haberlin & David Wohl 

Inks: Batt 

Colors: Ashby Manson

Copyright Image Comics

 
Gold Seal Version Gold Seal Version German covers    
certificate for the one above, and the Shi/Cyblade below.

Golden Apple Comics in LA.

1000 Copies, again.  No certificate to go with this one.

Splitter appears to be the publisher

 

I have this one.

   


 
Back Cover First Witchblade AE Cover
  Page 18 October 1997

Cover credits: Michael Turner, D-Tron, Richard Isanove

 

 

Shi/Cyblade
Silvestri cover

T5Y020

 

Shi/Cyblade
Tucci Cover

T5Y021

 

Golden Apple - Gold Seal version

 

  The Models

 

 

 

 

Christy Turlington

http://www.christy.org/pictures/a/default.htm

September 1995
©William Tucci and Crusade Comics.

Image in Wizard Magazine article, January 1996

 

First Appearance of Angel Fire

Story: William Tucci,
Script: Gary Cohn & Tucci
Art: Tucci, Nelson Asencio, & Jimmy Palmiotti

do you see it?

Model look alike -- 

Shi = Christy Turlington, Cyblade = Helena Christiansen

see note on inside cover

thanks to  ttodd

 

  Helena Christensen

 

Cyblade/Shi
Sneak Teaser Preview, 1995
Cyblade/Shi - Page 4
STP version (B&W) 
Cyblade/Shi - Page 4
some really great B&W drawings and inks - preliminary versions of the poster image

 

 

Boxed Sets

Cyblade/Shi
Boxed Set Cover
one of what appears to be at least three versions of the box set

This is what appears to be the rarest of the covers - bound on top of the boxed set. (see above)

poor scan - so does the value go down a lot if I open the shrink wrap?  

Ditto

 

 
Cyblade Origin  March 1996  
Cover is part of poster by Tan, Tucci, and Silvestri, contained in the WOTW 4 issues Same image showed up as a centerfold even earlier in Image Comics:   Stryke Force #8, November, 1994.

That would make this issue of Image one of Billy's earliest public appearances - not long after WOTW 1.

 

 

 

The images shown here are Copyright ©William Tucci and Crusade Comics unless otherwise indicated.

 

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