This lavishly illustrated authorized biography of pro wrestling legend Andre the Giant charts his entire life from the earliest days on his family's farm to his blockbuster feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, exploring the dark side of fame and fortune along the way.
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Learn how young Bobby Fulton was inspired to begin his wrestling career as a young teenager and progressed from a brawler to a multi-skilled favorite of his era, with equal prowess in both entertainment and technical wrestling skill. Discover how The Fantastics were born as a fan-beloved tag team that spanned decades. Follow the lives of these men who sacrificed to realize their dreams...and succeeded!
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Renowned for his trademark 2x4 plank and his signature "HOOOOOOO!" battle cry, Hacksaw Jim Duggan's storied wrestling career spans 35 years and every major wrestling promotion in the United States, including Mid-South, WCW, and, of course, his prime years as the patriotic babyface in the WWF. Introduced to professional wrestling by patriarch Fritz Von Erich, Hacksaw went on to timeless feuds with Nikolai Volkoff, Sgt. Slaughter, Yokozuna, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Steve Austin, and many more. Along the way, he won the first-ever Royal Rumble championship, became King of the WWF in 1989, and was WCW United States Heavyweight Champion in 1994. His unmatched charisma and ring presence, along with this bounty of accomplishments, landed him a well-deserved place in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
B. Brian BlairBased on personal interviews with one-half of the Killer Bees, B. Brian Blair, this volume details the early career of the legendary wrestler from Gary, Indiana, including his training with Hiro Matsuda (alongside Hulk Hogan) and his stints in World Class Championship Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling, culminating in his winning of the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship in 1982.
The comic book biography of Jake Hager, the once Jack Swagger of ECW and WWE fame and Jake Strong of Lucha Underground, now wrestling for AEW under his given name. Follow the wrestling action of his formative years at the University of Oklahoma and other early life experiences that paved his path to wrestling stardom and recent MMA success! The comic is based on personal interviews with Jake conducted by writer and wrestling historian, John Crowther. It's 100% authorized and authentic!
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It is the full story of Ricky Morton, one-half of the 2017 WWE Hall of Famers and holders of MANY world tag team titles (including the NWA and Mid-South belts) since the 1980's. Witness their legendary feuds with The Midnight Express, The Road Warriors, The Four Horsemen, and Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo! Learn how they became wrestlers and came to be partners in the first place. Our comic is fully authorized by The Rock 'N' Roll Express and based on actual interviews with Ricky!
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“Django: Hand on Fire” tells the story of the youth of Django Reinhardt, a Roma raised outside Paris who would go on to be one of the most influential guitarists of all time. We follow his early years as an aimless and rebellious kid who is heading for a life of trouble until his devoted younger brother Nin-Nin convinces their mother Négros to buy him a banjo. Captivated by its possibilities and spurred by his natural talent, Django becomes obsessed with the instrument and quickly surpasses his older peers, mastering the popular bal-musette and intrigued by the new jazz coming over from the States. Soon he is playing in clubs and winning awards. He is on the verge of international success at the age of 18 when a tragedy strikes that will mark the rest of his life and career: he is badly burned in a caravan fire and spends the next years relearning how to play the guitar with only two fully-functioning fingers. This is an amazing story of perseverance and of fierce family love that is little known even to many jazz aficionados.
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The real history of Bruno Sammartino begins, including his family's plight in, and escape from, fascist Italy during the second World War and the barriers Bruno faced upon arriving to the United States and the ways he used body-building, weight-lifting, and wrestling to overcome them! Oh, yes, and there was that time he wrestled an orangutan...
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A biographical tale that follows Hollywood revolutionary Rod Serling's rise to fame in the Golden Age of Television, and his descent into his own personal Twilight Zone. PUBLICATION IN 1 VOLUME - COMPLETED WORK. We recognize him as our sharply dressed, cigarette-smoking tour guide of The Twilight Zone, but the entertainment business once regarded him as the "Angry Young Man" of Television. Before he became the revered master of science fiction, Rod Serling was a just a writer who had to fight to make his voice heard. He vehemently challenged the networks and viewership alike to expand their minds and standards -- rejecting notions of censorship, racism and war. But it wasn't until he began to write about real world enemies in the guise of aliens and monsters that people lent their ears. In doing so, he pushed the television industry to the edge of glory, and himself to the edge of sanity. Rod operated in a dimension beyond that of contemporary society, making him both a revolutionary and an outsider.
Revel in this commemoration of Elvis' life in the form of an art book told through the unique vision of legendary graphic novelist, designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. Spearheading a new music form that, combined with an attitude and a look, would change the world, Elvis Presley became one of the most important cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century. With text by author Steven Brower (SATCHMO: THE LIFE AND ART OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG), THE MIGHTY ELVIS reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time. Through Chwast's illustrations, cartoons, and comics we get to relive his early life, his meteoric rise to fame, and how he was affected by, and in turn affected, the world of music in the many genres he mastered. The book covers his first appearances on television, Graceland, his meeting with President Nixon, his wedding to Priscilla, his inspiration from Captain Marvel, Jr., and much more! Millions of fans loved him, purchased his records, attended his sold out shows and went to his thirty-three films. Death, forty years ago, has not diminished his fame. Elvis lives!
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After 25 years as a political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump. In Enemy of the People, Rogers writes, "Trump's open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists, and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. That includes publishers and editors who years ago may have been too ashamed to express their hateful views on the editorial page." From a cartoon killing spree to a social media buzz, all the way to an appearance on CNN to his final days at the paper, Rogers chronicles his unenviable journey with honesty, wit, and humor.
She rebelled against the ancient tribal rules of India, her country, resulting in her becoming a Robin Hood type bandit. Essentially sold at the age of 11 to become a wife for a much older man, she ran away when he raped her. From that point on, there were few choices for her but to join a roaming gang of bandits, her ambition leading her to become their rebel chief. Ultimately, society caught up with her and she even became a strong voice for change as a representative in the nascent Indian parliament.
This comics biography of one of the greatest sculptors who ever lived is done with the collaboration of the Rodin Museum and includes a preface by its director. It views his life through the eyes of the three women who shared his life for good or for bad. One was his lifelong on and off companion, the other two his muses, one of which was Camille Claudel, a well-recognized sculptor herself. Rodin’s work was revolutionary in conveying exceptional passion, transcending the stone. Here’s how that happened.
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Trapped. A culture of frightening words and beliefs engulf John's mind. Night time produces ominous voices and intimidating creatures who chase John's heart with the hope to claim his life to work for them. The familiar creeks and hay fields become chambers of fear.