Asian Tiger was created by Tom McNellis.
He first appeared in H.A.V.O.C. #9.
Art by unknown.
Real Name: Eric Chou
About a year after Eric had begun working for his uncle, his parents were killed in a Tong war. Devastated by this loss, Eric began to seek solace in a bottle. Fearing for his nephew, Eric's uncle confided a great secret to him. A secret that had been in Eric's mother's family for generations beyond measure. His family had been entrusted with a great sword forged by the emporer's weapons masters, a sword capable of great power.
Eric took the sword one night while his uncle was away on business. Planning on using the sword to avenge his parents' death, Eric returned to Chinatown and began looking for the reponsible Tong. Once he had found one of the Tong's members, he began using his ancestor's sword to brutally question the boy for the Tong's hangout. It was during this insane rage that Eric had a moment of clarity. He realized that what he was about to do would not bring back his parents; what he was about to do would also destroy the honor of his ancestor's sword. Sheathing the sword and biting back his rage, Eric proceeding to the nearest telephone and anonimously informed the police of what he knew.
Seeing that there were those who needed protecting, Eric fashioned a costume based on the ancient ninja and became the protector of innocents in Chinatown.
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