Hard Boiled Defective Stories
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Hard Boiled Defective Stories

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This treasury of album covers, advertisements, memorabilia, photographs, bootleg & obscure LPs, colored vinyl discs, & other mementos examines the influence of the Fab Four on the marketing and presentation of popular music. 9" x 12 1/4". Color & b&w illus.
Published (first published 1988)
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Erik Erickson
Fun stories that lampoon and celebrate the detective pulps. Along with that great heavy line weight and high contrast Charles Burns does so damn well. 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??).
Nathan Herald
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Charles Burns has a way of taking the oddly disturbing and amplifying it in such a way as to seem so outrageous that it redefines normality. The continuing adventures of El Borbah, masked wrestler turned private eye take the entire concept of the hard-boiled detective and twist it around in such a way as to redefine the concept while simultaneously mocking and celebrating it. This is a title that is really only suitable for older audiences.
Jamie Felton
I enjoyed this compilation from Burns starring El Borbah. The artwork, as always, is fucking awesome, and the stories are incredibly creepy and dark.
Eric Butler
This guy is the jam. Tabloid-sized paperback of freaks and geeks and the insane world they live in.
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CHARLES BURNS grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, in an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to the latest ad campaign for Altoids. In 1992 he designed the sets for Mark Morris's restaging of The Nutcracker (renamed The Hard Nut) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He...more
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