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Andre the Giant : Closer to Heaven
by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri


Overview - "A surprisingly touching narrative that reveals a new side to Andre 'The Giant' Roussimoff. . . . With a voice and tone perfectly matched to Andre's demeanor, Easton's writing brings Andre back to life." - Brutal Gamer
Lion Forge Comics is proud to present this amazing story of a man who turned a curse into a blessing.
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Overview
"A surprisingly touching narrative that reveals a new side to Andre 'The Giant' Roussimoff. . . . With a voice and tone perfectly matched to Andre's demeanor, Easton's writing brings Andre back to life." - Brutal Gamer
Lion Forge Comics is proud to present this amazing story of a man who turned a curse into a blessing. Written by 2014 Eisner Award-nominee Brandon M. Easton with gorgeous artwork by Denis Medri, this unprecedented biography of Andre the Giant charts his earliest days on his family's farm, to his enormously successful runs in Japan, to his heated feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, to his memorable turns in Hollywood TV and cinema and to his darkest moments caused by excessive substance abuse.
Based on testimony from Andre's friends and colleagues - including his daughter Robin - this is the story you've never been told about Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781631404009
  • ISBN-10: 1631404008
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing
  • Publish Date: December 2015
  • Page Count: 104
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-16


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-12-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Legendary professional wrestler André Roussimoff was a man of titanic size and physical prowess whose showbiz image masked insecurity, personal failings, and crippling physical issues stemming from his size. His rise to superstardom during the pre-corporate days of pro wrestling saw him cross over into television and cinema, reflecting the wrestling industrys transformation into a pop culture juggernaut. Unflinching in its depiction of his all-too-human frailties, this graphic novel biography unfolds with a catalogue of celebrity-bio tropes, but that familiarity may help readers who arent wrestling fans find the universal elements of Roussimoffs story. Writer Easton (Shaft) spins the tapestry of Roussimoffs life and career from its subjects point of view, showcasing the giant mans ultimate vulnerability. Medris (Red Hood and Arsenal) art treads the fine line between cartoonish and realistically evocative, its action scenes appearing like documentary footage accented with moody tones. (Dec.)

 
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