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Birdland

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Gilbert Hernandez' sensationally semen-drenched fantasia is still the hottest Eros comic of them all. With a delightfully deviant cast featuring driping exploits of two spunky strippers, an oversexed psychiatrist and her philandering husband.
Paperback, 100 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Eros Comix (first published October 18th 1992)
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Maya
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Couldn't get my hands on Love & Rockets, so since this had "bird" in the title, I read this.

I think the gender-swapping is the best thing about this comic. I found Hernandez's characters hard to distinguish between. The excess cum and disproportionate breasts were off-putting, and the dialogue was fairly terrible. But otherwise it was what you'd expect. He's a talented artist and the character Bang-Bang is cool. Not as interested in Love & Rockets now, but I'd still read it if I came
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Steven
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Perhaps the sexiest, orgiastic and orgasmic work of art I've ever read or seen ... with enough love, science fiction, and evolutionary and androgynous philosophy thrown in ... not to be just hardcore porn.
Brian Stillman
Mar 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, read-2009
My, but that's a lot of cum.
Norman
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Is this porn?? If not, this is the single most XXX rated thing one can perhaps “read,” and the amount of sex depicted makes it a very private read...

I wanted to get more meaning out of it, but instead I was questioning things such as why “choad” is a sexy word or what’s up with all the alliteration.
Ushnav Shroff
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
This graphic novel was a semen-soaked riot of adventures that was extremely hard and dull to follow at times - but that could have been due to all the blood exiting my brain, for Gilbert Hernandez's Birdland is nothing short of crude pornography instilled with a sense of weak narrative.
Malum
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Standard smut comic made slightly more interesting by the inclusion of aliens and hypnosis.
StrictlySequential
*Fourth edition January 1996*

Beto quiera llamar y dibujar con el peno de un novio pero no tiene buenas ideas. Menos las tietas mas grandes, el arte es bien y tres o quatro personas son interesante pero todos otros cosas son estupido o feo. El marque de tres estrellas es simpatico.
Richard
Sep 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
I'm a huge fan of Gilbert Hernandez, and I'm certainly not a prude... but this is an appalling misfire.

Birdland is a world of nonstop erotic excess, in which nothing is taboo, including incest and a really suprising amount of rape. Actions have no consequences in this fantasy land, and although I understand the intent of celebrating libido without guilt or realistic complications, this is a mess, neither erotic nor liberating.

The fact that Hernandez throws his established characters into the
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Dominick
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is beautifully rendered and features some spectacularly explicit and tawdry sex (not that that's a bad thing). It even makes a gesture or two towards trying to add some sort of actual psychological depth to the cum-drenched proceedings, though mostly it opts for a comic/kitsch feel, with the humour at about a borscht-belt level. There is a plot, sort of, about aliens who are curious about the human sex drive, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense except as an excuse for the fucking ...more
captain america
May 28, 2008 rated it did not like it
graphic sex with little in the way of storyline that couldn't have been said in 4 or 5 pages...but this IS the "Eros" imprint of Fantagraphics after all so sex is the raison d'etre.

more disturbing than everything and everyone covered in come is gilbert adding more and more improbable and superfluous layers (both before and after birdland was published) to long-standing characters. for example, although fritz and petra are in the love & rockets/palomar storyline, the birdland story arc is far
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Marissa
Jul 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Very explicit, but oftentimes beautifully so, Birdland is a beautifully rendered erotic graphic novel. Hernández's artwork is as amazing as ever, as is his story lines. Very unconventional, but if you are a lover of his work, and are an adult, I would completely recommend Birdland.
Laura
Jan 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
I need to locate where my comics are - garage in a nice plastic bin I think
Meem
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Fail.
Jay Daze
Apr 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
The least erotic of Hernandez's comics.
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Gilbert and his brother Jaime Hernández often write together under the name "Los Bros Hernandez".

Gilbert Hernandez, born in 1957, enjoyed a pleasant childhood in Oxnard, California, with four brothers and one sister. In Gilbert’s words, they were “born into a world with comic books in the house.” His childhood enthusiasm for the medium was equaled only by his appetite for punk rock.

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