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Life as Concrete knows it is about to change forever. Former speechwriter Ron Lithgow returns as the title character in Paul Chadwick's critically acclaimed and award-winning miniseries. Trapped in an alien's rock-hard body, Lithgow is an accidental celebrity whose high profile is being courted by a front-page CEO. Though Concrete believes overpopulation to be an important issue, does he want to become the spokesperson for a controversial population control program? While Concrete mulls this generous proposition over with his biologist, Maureen, his longtime aide Larry Munro mulls over an entirely different sort of proposal. Life and violent death take center stage in this compelling new collection from an industry-renowned creative master, and the subject of overpopulation is given the trademark thoughtful exploration that Chadwick fans have come to expect. Collecting the six-issue miniseries. * Winner of seven Eisner and three Harvey awards for Concrete, acclaimed creator Paul Chadwick pulled out all the stops for his first Concrete miniseries in six years-the most mature one yet. * Chadwick was awarded the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist for this series!
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Standing in the shadow of celebrity has its ups and downs, as Concrete's personal assistant, Larry Munro, knows all too well. But there are darker places than any shadow, as Larry learns the hard way when he is taken hostage by a psychotic gunman who forces Larry to be his chauffeur on a road trip destined to end in disaster . . . unless Larry can muster the courage to act. The return of Paul Chadwick's award-winning Concrete has ushered in a resurgence of interest in the acclaimed series, andKiller Smile is Chadwick's darkest Concrete work, a harrowing tale Frank Miller called "edge-of-your-seat suspense, full of unpredictable twists and turns."This value-priced volume collects Killer Smile plus bonus short stories. * This volume contains Killer Smile #1-4, short stories "Under the Desert Stars,""Four-Wheeled Sleeping Pill,""King of the Early Evening,""Enough World,""Family Night,""American Christmas,"and "100 Horrors." * Paul Chadwick has won multiple Eisner and Harvey awards for his creation.
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Part man, part...rock? Over seven feet tall and weighing over a thousand pounds, he is known as Concrete but is in reality the mind of one Ronald Lithgow, trapped inside a shell of stone, a body that allows him to walk unaided on the ocean's floor or survive the crush of a thousand tons of rubble in a collapsed mineshaft...but prevents him from feeling the touch of a human hand. These stories of Concrete are as rich and satisfying as any in comics: funny, heartbreaking, and singularly human. Depths, the first in a series of collections reprinting the classic early Concrete stories along with never-before-collected short stories, includes the Eisner-nominated "Orange Glow" and "Vagabond," Paul Chadwick's autobiographical account of a cross-country hitchhiking trip. * "Probably the best comic being published today by anyone, anywhere."--Harlan Ellison * Paul Chadwick's Concrete has won five Eisner Awards and three Harvey Awards. * One of GQ's "20 Graphic Novels You Should Read."
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Big as a boulder and strong as an ox, he's Concrete, seven-feet 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 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 "...probably the best comic being published today by anyone, anywhere." This value-priced volume collectsConcrete issues #6-10; Concrete Color Special, the short stories: "World Beneath the Skin" and "Brighter," and a gallery of hard-to-find Concrete illustrations.
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A troubled man seeking spiritual renewal in the wilderness experiences a wholly unexpected rebirth-as a walking monolith, half a ton of animate stone able to perform astonishing feats of strength and endurance but forever denied many of life's fundamental pleasures. As Concrete, Ronald Lithgow becomes an overnight celebrity and the focus of dark government operatives desperate to keep the secret of his metamorphosis from the public. Concrete must struggle with the loss of his humanity while discovering, perhaps for the first time, what it truly means to be human. * "A powerful, emotional story . . . If you're not readingConcrete, you should be." -Sci-FiUniverse * Paul Chadwick's award-winning Concrete has been called "the best comic being published by anyone, anywhere," andStrange Armor is the definitive origin story of one of the most original and moving characters in all of graphic fiction.
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When you're seven-feet plus of walking, talking stone, you're bound to draw the media spotlight, especially when you live in Tinseltown. Concrete's celebrity status is sometimes a pain in the buttress . . . but it does bring the occasional paycheck gig. When the producer of a low-budget science-fiction film approaches Concrete to use his prodigious strength to help save money on the film's FX budget, the siren call of Hollywood draws Concrete like a moth to a flame . . . a seven-thousand-dollar-a-week flame, that is. * Concrete is a multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winner. * The return of Paul Chadwick's award-winning Concrete has ushered in a resurgence of interest in the acclaimed series that Harlan Ellison called "...probably the best comic being published today by anyone, anywhere."
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Being a celebrity has its benefits . . . and its costs. Due to his status as the world's most unusual travel writer-being a thousand pounds of walking, talking rock will do that-Concrete is approached by a group of radical eco-warriors to see firsthand and write about their efforts to save old-growth forest. What begins as a lark soon turns into a harrowing struggle, and Concrete must decide whether to dispassionately observe or to join these people who would risk anything, even life itself, to save the planet. Called "the best comic being published by anyone, anywhere,"Paul Chadwick's critically acclaimed Concrete is at once rousing fantasy and grounded reality, as thought-provoking and challenging as it is entertaining. Think Like a Mountaincollects the 1996 Parents' Choice Award winning series along with bonus short stories, some collected here for the first time. * This value priced volume collects Think Like a Mountain #1-6; short stories: "Like Disneyland, Only Toxic," "Stay Tuned for Pearl Harbor," "A Billion Conscious Decisions," "Objects of Value," "Steel Rain," various "A Sky of Heads" stories
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From Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning author Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (The Sandman, The Giver), Scott Hampton (American Gods), and Paul Chadwick (Concrete) comes a graphic novel adaptations of the short stories and poems : The Problem of Susan, October in the Chair, Locks, and The Day the Saucers Came. Two stories and two poems. All wondrous and imaginative about the tales we tell and experience. Where the incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories, where an older college professor recounts a Narnian childhood, where the apocalypse unfolds, and where the importance of generational storytelling is seen through the Goldilocks fairytale. These four comic adaptations have something for everyone and are a must for Gaiman fans!
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Two-Fisted Science, a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback, features true stories from the history of science. Some are serious, some are humorous, and most are a bit of both. Scientists highlighted include physicists Richard Feynman, Galileo, Niels Bohr, and Werner Heisenberg, but you'll find a cosmologist and some mathematicians inside as well.
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