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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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. I strongly believe that Burn’s Black Hole is a masterpiece, but I have a hard time trying to champion his other works as anything more than highly enjoyable.

Not too far off borbaj Flaming Carrot fixation.

I recently received this letter from Frank Patterson: Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. 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. Applicable only on ATM card, debit card or credit card orders.

Fun stories that lampoon and celebrate the detective pulps. To ask other readers questions about El Borbahplease sign up. Read more Read less. Maybe it’s just time that works on his disadvantage.

One of the ways he resembles a superhero is in the fact that Mexican wrestlers have a tendency to make themselves look sort of like superheroes, complete with full-face mask.


Great, classic Burns comics.

Kevin, I love the Thrilling Detective site! Burns is a very cool artist and El Borbah is a pisser, elbowing his oafish way through every case. I first read this book in the late 80s and I loved it then.

He is a tremendous comic artist. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Lists with This Book.

Me Gusta El Borbah! Well, how could I refuse? The extra large format is much appreciated I can’t stand how Pantheon shrunk down the pages of Black Hole for the collected hardback, what on earth were they thinking?? Still, I like everything Burn’s does in general.

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Audible Download Audio Books. Text will be unmarked. A private dick who wears a Mexican wrestling match investigates a variety of cases – the stories are all entertaining.

And it is fun, with crude tough noir dialogue and violence and it is often funny, too. Who says I don’t listen to ep guys? However, one of the greatest comic book detectives of all time is not included on your site.

El Borbah by Charles Burns

Meet El Bprbah, a pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler’s tights and eerie mask. Feb 10, Jason Bradshaw rated it really liked it Shelves: There were, as far as I know, only five stories, all in glorious black and white, sl originally appeared in Heavy Metal and Art Spiegelman’s Raw Comics in the eighties, but there have been a couple of collections of the stories since, the latest by Fantagraphic Books.


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Harry Potter Years by J. Charles Burns, detectives, Mexican wrestlers. Preview — El Borbah by Charles Burns. Here’s how terms and conditions apply. You may also like. Share your thoughts with other customers. The wonderfully bizarre adventures of El Borbah, a Mexican wrestler type detective. I did like his Nit Nit trilogy, but it is a much different borbha than what you will find here. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Fantastic compilation of early detective stories by Charles Burns, borbzh comics revolve around the bizarre adventures of El Borbah a giant private detective with a Bprbah Luchador outfit and passion for cigarettes and smashing up criminals.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 28, Donald Armfield rated it liked it Shelves: Not as complete as more recent work like Black Hole or the XXed Out trilogy, A series of stories about El Borbah, a hard boiled detective who wears a Mexican dl mask and jumpsuit, originally published in alt comic mags in the 80s.

Man, this was so much fun. Feb 13, Lawren added it.