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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The wonderfully bizarre adventures of El Borbah, a Mexican wrestler type detective. And through it all crashes El Borbah, trying to make an honest buck from dishonest people.

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Product details Paperback Language: I recently received this letter from Frank Patterson: 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. Lose 35 lbs in 4 weeks!


Here’s how terms and conditions apply. He takes no shit, and you should go watch him do it! I just returned to it last November and guess what? I love the Thrilling Detective site! Charles Borbbah takes Roy Lichtenstein, blends him with early 80’s downtown NY and puts them back into a surrealist glee-ride of a book.

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The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Some excerpts from her diary: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Amidst the body grotesquery, Charles Burns can be quite a serious and meaningful author. El James Hardcover Books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Preview — El Borbah by Charles Burns. This book isn’t for everyone. Want to Read saving…. Read more Read less. Not that I didn’t expect that from Burns.

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

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. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If I ever need a mystery solved and I know that it will require lots of name calling and face punching, then I am going to call el Borbah P. Early Charles Burns collected. But then, he isn’t exactly not a superhero, either.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Not too far off my Flaming Carrot fixation. It’s offbeat, bizarre, on the edge of good taste. Very interesting from Charles Burns.

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