El Borbah Created by Charles Burns. Here he comes, pounds of heavenly fun, in a Mexican wrestling mask, no less! Who says I don’t listen to you guys?. El Borbah isn’t exactly a superhero. But then, he isn’t exactly not a superhero, either. And he isn’t exactly a Mexican wrestler, but he looks a lot like one. One of . Meet El Borbah, a pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler’s tights and eerie mask. Subsisting entirely on junk food and beer, El Borbah conducts.

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I still think Burns is the best cartoonist in the world. Paperback96 pages. And it is fun, with crude tough noir dialogue and violence and it is often funny, too.

Whatever he is, El Borbah is the unique creation of cartoonist Charles Burns, whose other work includes the graphic novel Black Hole. He smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a perfectly realized film-noir city filled with punks, geeks, business-suited creeps and mad scientists.

Jan 28, Andy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Burns is a very cool artist and El Borbah is a pisser, elbowing his oafish way through every case. Originally published as Hard-Boiled Defective Stories, I read a few of these stories while I was in high school and was turned off by the art edge. A softcover edition of an early classic by the author of Black Hole features a mask-wielding, portly private eye who pits his short temper and tough-talking investigations against a series of adversaries in such episodes as “Robot Love,” “Love in Vein,” and “Bone Voyage.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. One of the ways he resembles a superhero is in the fact that Mexican wrestlers have a tendency to make themselves look sort of like superheroes, complete with full-face mask.


This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. May 24, sweet pea rated it really liked it Shelves: Under the rubric “Defective Stories”, each accompanied by a false cover purporting to package the story like an old pulp magazine, Burns placed five “El Borbah” stories in Raw over the next three years.

Fantastic compilation of early detective stories by Charles Burns, the comics revolve around the bizarre adventures of El Borbah a giant private detective with a Mexican Luchador outfit and passion for cigarettes and smashing up criminals. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I just returned to it last November and guess what? It’s vorbah, bizarre, on the edge of good taste. No eBook available Amazon. A Classic, I recommend this to anyone.

In “Robot Love,” rebellious kids in nightclubs replace their eo with mechanical substitutes as part of a new fad, only to find that their parents have been automating themselves all along; in “Love in Vein” a mad visionary sperm donor plans a master race and turns “his” kids against their parents; “Bone Voyage” details the exploits of a cult called the Brotherhood of the Bone, a kind of cross between the Masons and the Mansons. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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El Borbah Charles Burns No preview available – So, glancing over what I had never read from Burns, I found this, which is the same size and blrbah similarly on the cover the actual stories are black and white, and would be improved by being in garish color brbah, and it is more than 30 years old, rereleased in How to Lose Weight Fast?

Harry Potter Years by J. Burns is the author of Black Holethe acknowledged masterpiece of the form that Fantagraphics serialized through the s and will be collected into a massive graphic novel in by Pantheon Books.


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He is the creator of El Borbah. Mar 13, Johnnyboy rated it it was amazing Norbah El James Hardcover Books. Dec 26, Ben Bromage rated it it was amazing Shelves: He smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a perfectly realised film-noir city filled with punks, geeks, business suited creeps and other would be heroes.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. There are few things that are as weird as the works of Charles Burns, and the El Borbah stories are perhaps his most humorously twisted creations.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Schulz Books Hardcover Publication Year. A detective in Andre the Giant attire and a Mexican borbaah takes on weird cases. This book isn’t for everyone.

Poll Remember, your comments, suggestions, corrections and contributions are always welcome. See details for description of any imperfections. El Borbah is all fun, and some will like that even better, I am guessing. The art once again is great but the dialogue and character theme reminds me of Strong Bad on the Wii Entertainment System.

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Aug 26, Darran Mclaughlin rated it liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Now I can’t get enough. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Mar 19, Reyel rated it it was amazing.