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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Fun stories that lampoon and celebrate the detective pulps. That is, in him, toughness rises to the level of a super power, like borbau of Fearless Fosdick, who shrugs off holes going clear through his body, so readers can see daylight on the other borbab, as mere flesh wounds.

El Borbah is a strange character in even stranger stories, collected in this book. Cashback within 3 days from shipment. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. Mar 13, Johnnyboy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 27, Aaron Brobah rated it really liked it Shelves: El Borbah is a rude, obnoxious, selfish, and incredibly stupid masked wrestler detective.

I like this one least, but should should qualify that as being the least among an insanely beautiful oeuvre.

Is damn shame Orson Welles is not around to direct and star in the movie versions of these Just birbah moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Man, this was so much fun. Amidst the body grotesquery, Charles Burns can be quite a serious and meaningful author.


He smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a perfectly realized film-noir city filled 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.

He takes no shit, and you should go watch him do it! See all free Kindle reading apps. Charles Dickens Illustrated Hardcover Children.

Oct 16, David E rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Birbah 02, Alfrediux rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

So I did some digging, and came up with a little more:. Charles Burns is the award-winning creator of the graphic novel, Black Hole.

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But then, he isn’t exactly not a superhero, either. El Borbah features five science-fiction and true-detective episodes: Skip to main content. And through it all crashes El Borbah, trying to make an honest buck from dishonest people. Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Paperback96 pages. Jun 04, Dan rated it liked it.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. No trivia or quizzes yet. A private dick who wears a Mexican wrestling match investigates a variety of cases – the stories are all entertaining. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. All of the cases he takes on, too, just end up in these really bizarre places with adults with baby heads, robot parents or strange wishbone cults.


You may also like. I did like his Nit Nit trilogy, but it is a much different thing than what you will find here. Along with that great heavy line weight and high contrast Charles Burns does so damn well. Audible Download Audio Books.

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Reference Hardcover Books Charles Dickens. Steeped in a “sci-fi-noir” aesthetic informed by Burns’ steadily childhood diet of B-movies and comic books, but with a sophisticated sense of humor that is often as disturbing as it is funny, El Borbah is comics as its most entertaining.

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I still think Burns is the best cartoonist in the world. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Well worth it at twice the price.