Con staple and current staff writer on Marvel’s Agent Carter Brandon Easton will be appearing at the Santa Monica Barnes and Noble to promote his latest project, the biographical graphic novel, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven. The project has been over a year in the making for the 2014 Eisner nominee and 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program participant. Released in print by IDW and Lion Forge as part of their year-old partnership, the graphic novel chronicles Andre ‘The Giant’ Roussimoff’s private life and ascent into wrestling and Hollywood stardom.
The highest paid wrestler in history in 1974 as cited by The Guinness Book of World Records, the 7’4 Roussimoff catapulted into mainstream consciousness after his appearance as Sasquatch in a two-part Six Million Dollar Man episode. His 15-year undefeated streak was peppered with excess and notable feuds, including one with Hulk Hogan. Health conditions as a result of his gigantism and excess led to his early death at the age of 46.
The only biography authorized by the Roussimoff estate, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven features artwork by Denis Medri. Joining Easton for the December 11 Santa Monica event will be Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, Andre’s daughter.
And Easton’s first written episode for live television will air in early 2016.The second season of Agent Carter debuts
January5. [UPDATE: Scratch that–due to the Presidential Address, Agent Carter will debut January 19th instead.]