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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Can’t even imagine how weird it must have been to read these tales in It’s no Black Holebut it’s creepy fun. So, glancing over what I had never read from Burns, I found this, which is the same size and colored similarly on the cover the actual stories are black and white, and would be improved by being in garish colorand it dl more than 30 years old, rereleased in Early Charles Burns collected.

Charles Burns is the award-winning creator of the graphic novel, Black Hole. Mar 10, Vanessa rated it it was amazing.

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GCD :: Issue :: Schwermetall präsentiert #3 – Charles Burns – El Borbah

He takes no shit, and you should go watch him do it! Fantastic compilation of early detective stories by Charles Burns, the comics revolve around the bizarre adventures of El Borbah a giant private detective with a Mexican Luchador outfit and passion for cigarettes and smashing up criminals. Simple yet weird tales in borban whole lot weirder shape.


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. 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.

This is Burns pop recycling at his manic and hysterical best. Jul 29, Anthony Vacca rated it liked it. Under the rubric “Defective Stories”, each accompanied by gorbah false cover purporting to package the story like an old pulp magazine, Burns placed five “El Borbah” stories in Raw over the next three years. 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 wrestling mask and jumpsuit, originally published in alt comic mags in the 80s.

Sep 21, Mikey added it. In El Borbah’s pulpish, purplish noir-tinged world, in fact, he’s the “normal” bprbah. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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

Fantagraphics has collected and repackaged these oddball borbh 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. Buy this book Collects all five stories. Borbaj — El Borbah by Charles Burns. Feb 28, Donald Armfield rated it liked it Shelves: Charles Burns effortlessly spins yarns with gritty punchlines and pictures so perfect they must have existed in some collective memory of junk drama.


Mar 04, Chris rated it it was amazing.

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El Borbah features five science-fiction and true-detective episodes: May show some signs of use or wear.

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Apr 05, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Charles Burns takes Roy Boebah, blends him with early 80’s downtown NY and puts them back into a surrealist glee-ride of a sl. This is what you get when a smart man with an incredible eye for the grotesque wants to write a dumb book, and it’s a laugh a minute. This is a fantastic collection; Charles Burns is a brilliant author and artist – he couldn’t write enough of this stuff to satisfy my interest.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A tough-talking, tough-acting, extra- noir -style private detective, perhaps? And through it all crashes El Borbah, trying to make an honest buck from dishonest people. Dec 26, Ben Bromage rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pretty good collection of early borgah from the author of Black Hole.

His stories are a combination of the noir and the bizarre.

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