Retro Graphic’s “Tyger Blue” Promises Beastly Battles and Ferocious Feline Fury

On Tuesday, Retro Graphic Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for Tyger Blue, a new 52-page, black-and-white graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than 250 percent of its initial funding goal for a running total of more than $5 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written by Matthew Fowler (Seicho 66, Dixie Rose) and featuring illustrations by José Garcia (Graveyard Shift Vol IV, Lumina Vhox) and lettering by the prolific Eric Weathers (Battle Brick Road), Tyger Blue is described as Enter the Dragon meets The Island of Doctor Moreau (“Pain no more!”… sorry).

Back to business… Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Tyger Blue Indiegogo campaign page:

Early elements of the Axis Powers are secretly working together to develop the ultimate bio-weapon. Ferocious beasts created by German occult science, trained by dark Samurai, and used by the Mafia as lethal enforcers.

When Tyger realizes how truly disposable he is, he rebels against his masters.

Forced to fight his brothers… Tyger’s struggle for vengeance and survival has begun!

Backers can get a digital version of Tyger Blue for $20, while physical copies (which include the digital PDF) start at $25. If you have more cash to spend you can also receive the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • A Tyger Blue action figure
  • Poster
  • Replica Game Boy video game cartridge
  • Digital code for a Tyger Blue video game demo
  • Copies of Dixie Rose and Seicho 66 issue 1

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $10 for those in the United States.

Roaring to learn more? (Kill me) You can check out some sample artwork below (“They’re grrrrrrrreat!”… Kill me) or visit the full Tyger Blue Indiegogo campaign page here.

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