Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
If you had to pick a persona who truly epitomized the cliche “larger than life,” chances are you would land on Andre Roussimoff — better known by his stage monicker: Andre the Giant. Best known from his pro-wrestling career and his role as the lovable giant in The Princess Bride, Andre was a normal guy whose life became extraordinary because of his physical massiveness (at his peak, he carried 500 pounds on his nearly seven-and-a-half-foot frame), which ultimately was also his undoing. In this painstakingly researched graphic biography, Ignatz Award-winning comic artist and wrestling fan Box Brown pares this larger than life character down with a mix of historical records, anecdotes from his colleagues and explorations of The Giant’s career.
— Mercedes Milligan