Andre The Giant by Brandon M. Easton
Closer To Heaven

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In the end, it seems odd that a graphic novel about a pro wrestler could be so moving and compelling. Yet here we are, left with a book that reveals the many layers of a man whose life – and his love for it - was ultimately even bigger than you might expect.
-The Maine Edge

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"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.

 

About Brandon M. Easton

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Brandon Easton has written for Lion Forge digital comics on titles such as Roboy, Joshua Run, and others. He has written episodes for the newer version of the Thundercats and Transformers for Hasbro
 
Published December 1, 2015 by IDW Publishing. 104 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Sports & Outdoors.
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Kirkus

Below average
on Sep 05 2015

...Medri’s brown-washed panel art captures his humongous bulk. Still, this is ultimately just a shorter alternative to Box Brown’s Andre the Giant: Life and Legend (2014), with most of the controversies and apocryphal incidents removed.

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The Maine Edge

Excellent
Reviewed by Allen Adams on Nov 18 2015

In the end, it seems odd that a graphic novel about a pro wrestler could be so moving and compelling. Yet here we are, left with a book that reveals the many layers of a man whose life – and his love for it - was ultimately even bigger than you might expect.

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