Reviewed by Weird – Arn Anderson: My Life as the Enforcer
Arn Anderson: My Life as the Enforcer review
Written by: Dirk Manning & Arn Anderson
Art & colors by: Colm Griffin & Shawn Daley
Letters by: Justin Birch
Published by: Source Point Press
For those that don’t know, there are a lot of things that make me who I am, the things that fuel my weird. But of all those things, one thing definitely defines me the most, and that is my overwhelming love of professional wrestling. Ever since I was a kid, I have watched whatever wrestling I could catch on tv.
This was back in the days before WWE told the “F” to get out, and back when the Monday Night Wars with World Championship Wrestling were still going strong. And one of the notable guys from that era stood out to me not because of his looks, but of how he acted.
Arn Anderson was a man of few words, so when he spoke, you were definitely going to listen. So when I found out that there was going to be a Graphic Novel of The Enforcer’s life story, you could for sure color me interested!
In case you haven’t already heard of this book, here is the premise:
Your favorite professional wrestler’s favorite professional wrestler is most likely Arn Anderson!… and he’s now sharing his story with the world!
Find out how this legendary performer went from being raised by his grandparents in rural Georgia to founding “The Four Horsemen” and beyond! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll feel the impact of the first ever spinebuster as you’re taken through Arn’s journey that forever changed the worlds of wrestling and pop culture alike!
Dirk Manning did an incredible job documenting the life of “Double A” Arn Anderson. He hit on specific points of Arn’s life and career and kept the whole story flowing in a very cool way.
Dirk made you feel like you were sitting there in the room with him and Arn as he talk and retold stories from his time growing up with his grandparents, breaking into the wrestling business, and lots of how the wrestling business worked back in the day (It’s much different than it is now!), and what he is up to now. The art on this complemented the story extremely well, seamlessly transitioning between past stories and the modern day.
This was my first wrestling graphic novel biography, and it most definitely will not be the last! If you are a fan of wrestling, definitely check this book out! You can find yourself a copy on Amazon or anywhere you buy your books!
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
When he’s not writing or hosting podcasts for Geek Network, he can be found listening to podcasts and hanging out with his wife, his two daughters, and his little dog Gertie.