Sunday, April 18, 2010

lucha libre, dick tracy!

in january 1983, heavy metal magazine introduced us to charles burns' "el borbah", a not-so-stereotypical tough-talking two-fisted private eye with a penchant for mexican wrestler attire.

populating an unnamed city in an indefinite future seemingly carved out of wood and pressed in stark black on white, the cast of "el borbah" is a menagerie of freaks, geeks, gimps, creeps, cyborgs, mutants and misfits and few of even the occasional outwardly conventional human beings escape el borbah's gruff disdain. the following pages are from his 1985 serial "bone voyage":

(story and art by charles burns)

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