Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown.

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.

Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures. 

Andre The Giant comes out May 6. 2014.


  1. Huh, that's kind of interesting. I've seen many biographies on Andre the Giant through the years but don't recall ever reading any, neat!
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  2. This sounds very interesting. I like that it is like a graphic novel. Great pick!
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  3. That sounds interesting. I've not read anything about him before and this edition sounds interesting.MY WoW


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