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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Be the first to write a review. Jul 29, Anthony Vacca rated it liked it. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Read more Read less. Simple yet weird tales in the whole lot weirder shape. 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 bprbah.

I still think Burns is the best cartoonist in the world. His stories are a combination of the noir and the bizarre. Reference Hardcover Books Charles Dickens. Charles Burns is the award-winning creator of the graphic novel, Black Hole. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Text will be unmarked.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sep 21, Mikey added it. Refresh and try again. He storms through his cases, living on junk food and beer, kicking down doors, kicking ass and taking no guff from a varied assortment of freaks and geeks, each more bizarre than the last.


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.

Charles Burns is the award-winning creator of the graphic novel, Black Hole, currently in production as a major motion picture directed by David Fincher. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.

Bornah Burns, detectives, Mexican wrestlers. This book isn’t for everyone.

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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. Still, I like everything Burn’s does in general. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Meet El Borbah, a four hundred pound private eye who wears Mexican wrestlers tights and an eerie mask. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Audible Download Audio Books. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Skip to main content. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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The main character is crass, violent, and not incredibly bright, while the story lines are random, dark, awkward, and painfully amusing. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. El Borbah features five science-fiction and true-detective episodes: At the tone, leave your name and number and I’ll get back to you For all his later work, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Burns is, you know, a really funny guy.


Fantagraphics has collected and repackaged these oddball pieces lovingly and they have aged well- if you pulled out the odd reference to cassettes these easily could have come out yesterday and Burns’ oddball style and weirdo subject matter are both in evidence. Every day’s an anniversary! Write a product review. The humor here is warped, the characters are ALL freaks and they like it that wayand it has that 80s underground feel to it, Between El Borbah, Skin Deep, and the Big Baby collection, I think Burn’s does his most entertaining work, but I will say that his later literary works are more visually skilled and haunting.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. El Borbah, if you aren’t familiar with him, is a tough-talking, fat, masked wrestler who takes on detective jobs.

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

Aug 12, Richard rated it really liked it. No one can draw a screwed up face like Burns.

Charles Burns If this site is enjoyable or useful to you, Please contribute to its necessary financial support. In one tale he is trying to find a runaway kid for his parents — the only clue is that the kid is into “robot music”. El Borbah Charles Burns No preview available –