REVIEW: ANDRE THE GIANT – CLOSER TO HEAVEN
I’ve loved pro wrestling almost as long as I’ve loved comics, but it takes a lot to get me interested in those two things joining together. Comics that take on real-life wrestlers tend to go one of two ways. The first is that they just present wrestling as it is, like the old Marvel World Championship Wrestling comic, focusing on the in-ring action and the struggle for championships in the same style that you can see on TV every Monday. It’s interesting — usually because it’s weird as all hell — but it’s also ultimately self-defeating, because the comics clearly don’t matter in the scheme of things. Throw in the delay that you get from publishing and the shifting alliances and feuds that keep people interested, and they seem pointless and out of date from the word go.
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