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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Jan 22, Jon Hewelt rated it it was amazing. A masked Mexican wrestler detective 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, borabh mere flesh wounds.

For all his later work, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Burns is, you know, a really funny guy. Charles Burns takes Roy Lichtenstein, blends him with early 80’s downtown NY and puts them back into borbxh surrealist glee-ride of a book.


I recently received this letter from Frank Patterson: Review I still think Burns is the best cartoonist in the borbha. Sep 02, Alfrediux rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 by Charles Burns.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Meet El Borbah, a pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler’s tights and eerie mask. He smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a perfectly realised film-noir city filled with punks, geeks, business suited creeps and other would be heroes.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Great, classic Burns comics. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I just returned to it last November and guess what? I like this one least, but should should qualify that as being the least among an insanely beautiful oeuvre. Remember, your comments, suggestions, corrections and contributions are always welcome.

The stories here are pretty straight noir, but everything is just a bit off. Trivia About El Borbah. El Borbah is kidna like Hellboy – phisically strong detective, conducting investigations in the land of strangeness.

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Write a product review. Meet El Borbah, a pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler’s tights and eerie mask. Man, this was so much fun. Mar 13, Dan Feeley rated it it was amazing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.