Paul Chadwick’s Concrete first appeared in Dark Horse Presents #1 in 1986. While its hero is a human whose brain is transplanted to a huge stone body by aliens, the stories are otherwise very realistic and emotional, and often center on real-world problems. While the series had some success, and theoretically the next volume should still be on its way, Concrete does not seem to be so widely remembered.
This week, Kumar and Koom take a look at a couple of their favorite Concrete stories: Think Like a Mountain, which focuses on environmental issues; and The Human Dilemma, about overpopulation.
You’ll find two more terrific interviews in this special episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast!
First up is David Schulner from Image Comics’ Clone. He discusses how the series came to be and that we just might see this book be translated to television in the near future! He also talks about BBC America’s Orphan Black and updates us about other projects he’s working on.
I interview Peter Hogan next, and we chat about Resident Alien, a successful book available from Dark Horse! Hogan talks about this Concrete-like series and gives us some ideas about what is coming for Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle in future mini-series’. He talks about how he collaborates with artist Steve Parkhouse and what future product he’s developing , so don’t miss it!
With the return of Valiant Comics and the slew of upcoming comics from Image, we decided to each pick five of the best independent comic books ever. Surprisingly, there are a lot to choose from. Listen in!
Back in August Joel and Adam minus the Ted did a interview with creator of Concrete, Paul Chadwick. Paul discusses the origin and his work on Concrete as well as what’s to come. He also discusses some of his other work and general comic industry happenings.
Jason and I review Paul Chadwick’s Concrete – Strange Armor. Our bodily processes malfunction, we experience the misery of my neighbors, Jason has a close encounter and I make some uncomfortable admissions. Finally Jason experiences a Christmas miracle dressed in sweatpants.
Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight and The Avett Brothers.