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.