Recently Virat Kohli got a game under his name by Nazara Technologies and now the smashing opener, Rohit Sharma along with Graphic India, UK based, ISM Komix and Cornerstone Sport, announced that they are launching a new environmental superhero team called, “Hyper Tygers.”
With the world and its leaders focused on the environment and saving our planet, Narendra Modi has called for “Climate Justice” whilst UK PM David Cameron has said this is “a moment to remember and a huge step forward in helping to secure the future of our planet.” This calls for superheroes! Now India and the UK have teamed up to create India’s environmental superheroes the Green Tyger and the Hyper Tygers.
Hyper Tygers is set in a futuristic India in the year 2077, charting the meteoric rise of a small Indian rural community and their cricket team, including their mysterious hero the Green Tyger. We follow the Hyper Tygers astronomic journey to become the greatest Hyper Cricket team in the world.
“I’ve been a big fan of the work Graphic India has been doing in the country to create new Indian superheroes. The idea to collaborate with them to launch India’s first cricket based superhero comic made perfect sense. Hyper Tygers is an action-packed adventure around a futuristic game of cricket unlike anything we have today,” said Rohit Sharma.
The enigmatic hero of the story is a masked and rebellious cricketer known only as the Green Tyger, with amazing superpowers tied to nature and the earth. Playing in the Hyper Cricket League, fighting against injustice, and saving the environment from Mr. X and the monstrous terrors created from his dreaded Shadow Corporation.
“Rohit Sharma is the perfect partner to help us bring this futuristic cricket world to India and the hundreds of millions of cricket fans in the country,” added Graphic India co-founder and CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “Cricket is a sport that is beloved by billions around the world and it’s time we finally combined the love of that game with the fun of superheroes. Hyper Tygers will excite global audiences with epic adventures, filled with heroic characters and powerful messages to save our planet and inspire change.”
For Hyper Tygers, which will be launched in India and in the UK, Graphic India is partnered with ISM Komix, a UK based company founded by Thomas Ehret and Debbie Mason, focussed on producing digitally focused sports media to promote positive social change and awareness through sport.
The Hyper Tygers characters and story were created by acclaimed UK creators, Steve Salem and Xan Morgan, with the comic series written by novelist and author, Sarwat Chadda and illustrated by acclaimed Graphic India artist, Edison George.
“We want to change the world and fight for our planet. The world has limited overs until we do irreparable damage, our goal is to inspire a generation of Green Tygers, who will help shape India and inspire greater environmental consciousness and change,” added co-creator of Hyper Tygers, Xan Morgan.
Hyper Tygers is also developing original storylines with UK charity Elephant Family, founded by Mark Shand, brother of the Duchess of Cornwall.
The comic will launch in January 2016 as a free weekly English and Hindi digital comic series made available on Rohit Sharma’s Facebook page through the specially created, Graphic POP! Facebook app.
The comic series will also be available on the Graphic India iOS and Android apps as well as will be converted into a series of digital motion comics, that will be distributed on leading digital video platforms throughout India. A mobile game will also be released at the beginning of the year.
ISM Komix and Graphic India will also be planning a worldwide animation, digital video and gaming strategy around Hyper Tygers to reach cricket audiences across numerous media platforms around the world.