First Second has released official word about that Andre the Giant Roussimoff bio by Box Brown we reported on a few days ago. The still untitled book, which was acquired by editor Callista Brill, will be out in 2014. According to First Second it’s the first serious biographer of the wrestler, who stood 7’4″ and weighed 540 pounds, starred in the Princess Bride and helped put Wrestlemania on the map. Creator Brown says he “became a wrestling fan on April 1, 1990 after watching Wrestlemania VI at his friend Bill’s house.” A little art also was released.
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