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El Borbah (Fantagraphics) Hardcover – August 20, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: Fantagraphics
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (August 20, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560973269
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560973263
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,990,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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El Borbah is wonderfully perverse.” (The Village Voice Literary Supplement)

“I still think Burns is the best cartoonist in the world.” (Lynda Barry)

“At once alluring and grotesque, Burns' imagery has been eagerly embraced by the counterculture, mainstream media, and a recalcitrant art world without ever compromising his strikingly singular aesthetic.” (Juxtapoz) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 28, 1999
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It's great to see Charles Burns' work get the treatment it deserves, this is one beautifully-made book with hilarious, pulpy stories starring the mad wrestler-detective El Borbah. Well worth the price!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Eason on January 14, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The wonderfully bizarre adventures of El Borbah, a Mexican wrestler type detective. El Borbah is a strange character in even stranger stories, collected in this book.It has a sort of pulp/noir meets science fiction feel that makes for a really entertaining read. !Muy Bueno!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Burns has always been a consistently excellent artist. No one knows how to put black on paper better than him. This collection contains some great artwork and entertaining writing. I can't wait until the next collection....
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By A Customer on November 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Fans of Burns know him to be one of the two or three (let's include Gary Panter and Chris Ware) geniuses of the form at work today. The El Borbahs are top of the line and deserve this collection between covers. Nobody-- NOBODY!-- draws like Burns, and his writing is obsessively dark and charmingly twisted. Bedtime reading for people who've forgotten why they once liked comics.....
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