This is the last of the Inverse Press comics biographies I purchased as a part of a Humble Bundle.

In my last blog post, I nodded to the place of religion in the Bobby Fulton story;  this comic opens with the same theme:


It’s possible, though, that I am out of steam on these — the narratives are looking more and more alike, despite the fact that I know that the lived experience of these men is in fact very different.

This story, I have heard told orally, at an AWA event [about which I blogged several weeks ago].  It’s good to see it on the page.


I can imagine some classroom uses for these books, both to learn about wrestling history and to teach the celebratory genres of biography – the hagiographic and the mythic forms of storytelling.  And they are fun reads, in moderation.


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