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Mark Twain

Box Brown takes pro wrestling very seriously

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Box Brown Philadelphia-based cartoonist and professional-wrestling superfan Box Brown, who released Andre the Giant: Life and Legend last week, can easily recall his earliest memory of Andre the Giant. Given his graphic novel's deeply empathetic, warts-and-all portrayal of the gigantism-afflicted wrestler, who stood 7 feet 4 inches, weighed around 500 pounds, and wrestled almost nonstop from 1963 until his death in 1992, it is appropriately bittersweet. "My first memory is him almost in retirement," Brown remembers. "It was Wrestlemania VI, and Andre turned on his manager, Bobby Heenan, and ended up getting a cheer on his way out of...