Billy Tucci, creator of the Shi comic book series, reported on social media yesterday that
The FBI visited my home warning that DEATH THREATS have been made towards my wife and I on Twitter.
He followed with,
#ThankYou all for the concern over the death threats made to my family. Sorta just posted it as it's still sinking in. The FBI knows who he is and consider this a serious threat. Again, thank you all! #peacelovecomics#ilovecomics #iamcomics
Details of the threats, the person behind them and the reasons given have not been made clear. He had recently talked about family and friends warning him off talking about his love of hunting, but no connection has been indicated. Comments include the following from fellow comic book professionals;
Bill Sienkiewicz: So good to hear the FBI is on it Billy. Stay safe . If there is anything I can do to help – however minor- I'm here. Love you guys.
Kelley Jones: You can stay with me!
Heidi MacDonald Billy, this is horrible. Sending love to you all
Brian Pulido: Be vigilant. I'm sure you will be.
Cat Staggs: Glad you guys are ok and they are handling it
Laura Martin: Jeez, wtf? Stay safe, Billy.
Reilly Brown: Damn man, this blows me away every time. What the hell is the matter with people? Hope it all works out for the best.
Tucci is currently writing comics for Cave Picture Publishing, with Appalachian Apocalypse #1 launching on January 16th. Shi is planned to return in April 2019 with a Shi – Return of the Warrior! graphic novel, and features on the cover to the Overstreet Price Guide 2019 FCBD edition.
APPALACHIAN APOCALYPSE #1
CAVE PICTURES PUBLISHING
(W) Billy Tucci (A/CA) Ethan Nicolle
After the ancient staff of Lilith, mother of the damned, reanimates the dead, country boy J.B. and his estranged upper-crust wife Anne must come together to stop the zombie hordes and save the people of Appalachia! In Shops: Jan 16, 2019 SRP: $3.99
THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING — FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019
(W) J. C. Vaughn (A) Brendon Fraim, Brian Fraim (CA) Billy Tucci
The team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide brings you a comic book about collecting, packed with all sorts of "how to" information including care of your collectibles, grading and more — and it's not only about comics! Get sneak peek at The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 and the countdown to Overstreet #50! Our "That's never going to happen!" crossover cover features Billy Tucci's Shi and Tom Mason's Dinosaurs for Hire.