March 21, 2019

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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Cashback within 3 days from shipment. A tough-talking, tough-acting, extra- noir -style private detective, perhaps?

El Borbah is a strange character in even stranger stories, collected in this book. Audible Download Audio Books. It’s offbeat, bizarre, on the edge of good taste. From inside the book. But then, he isn’t exactly not a superhero, either. Great, classic Burns comics. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Definitely a must read. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

At the tone, leave your name and number and I’ll get back to you He lives in Philadelphia, PA. I’m a big fan of Charles Burns’ work, when I ran across this on Amazon it was a “had-to-have” and I was not disappointed. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman’s Raw magazine in the mids and took off from there, in an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to the latest ad campaign for Altoids. I personally much prefer his early creations of wacky insanity like this to Burns’ more formal literary stories like Black Hole or the Nit Nit trilogy.

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Raw’s most prominent contribution to the world of comics is Spiegelman’s own Maus.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Show More Show Less. Well worth it at twice the price. Not that I didn’t expect that from Burns. And through it all crashes El Borbah, trying to make an honest buck from dishonest people. It is still as fresh, funny, boebah disturbing as it was in the 80s.

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

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The wonderfully bizarre adventures of El Borbah, a Mexican wrestler type detective.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Oct bobrah, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: In “Robot Love,” rebellious kids in nightclubs replace their “parts” 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.

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 rl all Burns comics the pure black bogbah white artwork is stunning.