Concrete Volume 2: Heights: Classic Concrete Stories from the Slopes of Everest to the Fields of a Family Farm (Vol. 2)

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9781593074203: Concrete Volume 2: Heights: Classic Concrete Stories from the Slopes of Everest to the Fields of a Family Farm (Vol. 2)

Big as a boulder and strong as an ox, he's Concrete, seven-feet plus of stony celebrity. That he's a government-created cyborg is the cover story, but in truth he's the mind of one Ronald Lithgow trapped inside a rocky shell of alien origin. Possessing of powers allowing him to scale the highest mountain unaided or peel back the roof of a car like a pull tab, he is yet denied the simple human pleasures of fragile flesh.

The return of Paul Chadwick's award-winning Concrete has ushered in a resurgence of interest in the acclaimed series that Harlan Ellison called ". . . [P]robably the best comic being published today by anyone, anywhere."

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About the Author:

Paul Chadwick is a writer, artist, and creator of the popular comic book Concrete. Chadwick was educated at the ArtCenter College of Design and soon after began storyboarding for film and television. He is known for his work on Another Chance to Get it Right, Concrete, Eerie, Y: The Last Man, and Dark Horse Presents. 

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For two decades, writer-artist Chadwick has explored human nature in his stories about Concrete, a gentle man whose intelligence aliens transplanted into a seven-foot, granitelike body possessed of astonishing strength and heightened senses. Unlike conventional superheroes, who battle costumed criminals or intergalactic foes, Concrete, aided by Larry Munro and biologist Maureen Vonnegut, uses his powers to save the world one small step at a time. Here he helps save a family farm and travels to Nepal to build a much-needed footbridge. He also takes advantage of his exceptional capabilities to enjoy unique experiences. After building the bridge, he climbs Everest solo. Chadwick had a firm grasp of Concrete's character from the beginning, but in these stories, mostly from the series' second year, he hit his stride, achieving a distinctive blend of thoughtful characterization and compelling plotting. His artwork is equally accomplished, including delicate lineation that complements the stories' underlying humanity. Chadwick's ecological concerns, which later assumed greater prominence, begin to manifest here in recognition of the small farmer's plight and of deforestation in Nepal. Gordon Flagg
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