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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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Fantagraphics: El Borbah Vol. 1 by Charles Burns (1999, Hardcover)

El Borbah, if you aren’t familiar with him, is a tough-talking, fat, masked wrestler who takes on detective jobs. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Along with that great heavy line weight and high contrast Charles Burns does so damn well.

Audible Download Audio Books. And through it all crashes El Borbah, trying to make an honest buck from dishonest people. Subsisting entirely on junk food and beer, El Borbah conducts his investigations with tough talk and a short temper.

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Jan 28, Andy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.

Meet El Borbah, a pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler’s tights and eerie mask. His dialog peppered with gratuitous insults and extravagant threats, El Borbah toughs his way through a landscape that includes corpsicles revived into cloned baby bodies, clubs for wealthy perverts that offer opportunities to throw pies at helpless women, megalomaniacs who plot to take over the world by impregnating unsuspecting fertility clinic customers with fifth columnists, and similar bizarre atrocities.

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Charles Burns, detectives, Mexican wrestlers. Whatever he is, El Borbah is the unique creation of cartoonist Charles Burns, whose other work includes the graphic novel Black Hole. To find out more on El Borbah, head here and click on Charles Burns. What is there not to like about this? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Return to Book Page. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Lists with This Book. The art once again is great but the dialogue and character theme reminds me of Strong Bad on the Wii Entertainment System. I am biased towards anything by Burns, but this is an excellent read and Burns’ style, while not for everybody, is so great here.

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About this product Synopsis An early cult classic graphic novel from the author of the acclaimed Black Hole.

Subsisting entirely on junk food and beer, El Borbah conducts his investigations with tough talk and a short temper.

That is, in him, toughness rises to the level of a super power, like that of Fearless Fosdick, who shrugs off holes going clear through his body, so readers can see daylight on the other side, as mere flesh wounds.

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El Borbah f Meet El Borbah, a pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler’s tights and eerie mask.

His stories are a combination of the noir and the bizarre. Fantagraphics; New edition edition 3 January Language: Well, how could I refuse?

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. El James Hardcover Books. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The stories are filled with graphic references to old pulp detective mags, film-noir, aliens, robots, evil secret brotherhoods and all kinds of sci-fi parafernalia, and like all Burns comics the pure black and white artwork is stunning. The main character is crass, violent, and not incredibly bright, while the story lines are random, dark, awkward, and painfully amusing.

Not as complete as more recent work like Black Hole or the XXed Out trilogy, A series of stories about El Borbah, a hard boiled detective who wears a Mexican wrestling mask and jumpsuit, originally published in alt comic mags in the 80s.

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Charles Burns takes Roy Lichtenstein, blends him with early 80’s downtown NY and puts them back into a surrealist glee-ride of a book. Maybe it’s just time that works on his disadvantage. Dec 26, Ben Bromage rated it it was amazing Shelves: In El Borbah’s pulpish, purplish noir-tinged world, in fact, he’s the “normal” one.

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