Concrete Volume 1: Depths
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DougGoodman - LibraryThing
I didn't expect to find a story of exploring human potential and of survival. Sometimes I struggled through parts of the book, but it was always worth it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Brian.Gunderson - LibraryThing
I had first heard of Paul Chadwick in connection with the Legend imprint of Dark Horse Comics. Knowing that I liked the works of other creators on that short-lived imprint, I expected something worthy ... Read full review