Concrete (comics)

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This article is about the comic book. For the philosophical term, see Concrete (philosophy). For the construction material, see Concrete.

Concrete is a comic book series created and written by Paul Chadwick and published by Dark Horse Comics. The eponymous central character is a normal man whose brain was transplanted into a large, stone body by aliens, and who lives an extraordinary life on Earth following his escape.

Character history

The series focuses on the adventures of Concrete: a man, Ron Lithgow, whose brain was involuntarily transplanted by aliens who captured him into an alien body which is made up of a substance that closely resembles concrete.

As part of the back-story, he eventually escaped and made contact with the US Senator he worked for as a speechwriter. After a prolonged period of scientific tests and examinations, he was allowed to live on his own with the cover story that he was a cyborg constructed by the government.

In his new body, Concrete decides to use his tremendous strength, endurance and vision for a series of adventures he never thought of in his previous sedate life. Hiring a personal assistant writer and taking a female scientist who is assigned to monitor his body, Concrete has a wide variety of adventures.

As of 2004, the series has won eight Eisner Awards and three Harvey Awards, including the Best News Series category of both awards in the year of its debut.

Collections

  • The Complete Concrete
  • Concrete: Complete Short Stories 1986-1989
  • Concrete: Complete Short Stories 1990-1995
  • Concrete: Fragile Creature
  • Concrete: Killer Smile
  • Concrete: Think Like a Mountain
  • Concrete: Strange Armorpt:Concreto (banda desenhada)
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