History Comicbook / Concrete

4th Mar '16 10:23:31 AM SirSapphire
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Concrete eats rocks, which he then breaks down and the minerals are precipitated into his crust to restore it. He has few senses other than hearing and incredible vision. He can hold his breath for an hour. His internal body temperature is just above boiling (and Maureen can't even figure out why his brain isn't getting cooked). Instead of crying, he vomits fluid that can dissolve wood. He just plain doesn't get physically tired. He's also stronger than muscle mass ratios allow. A fair amount of this strange "biology" is because his body seems to be at least partly mechanical.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Concrete eats rocks, rocks (well, anything really, but since he has no sense of taste rocks work just as well as a sandwich), which he then breaks down and the minerals are precipitated into his crust to restore it. He has few senses other than hearing and incredible vision. He can hold his breath for an hour. His internal body temperature is just above boiling (and Maureen can't even figure out why his brain isn't getting cooked). Instead of crying, he vomits fluid that can dissolve wood. He just plain doesn't get physically tired. He's also stronger than muscle mass ratios allow. A fair amount of this strange "biology" is because his body seems to be at least partly mechanical.
4th Mar '16 10:21:19 AM SirSapphire
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* {{Asexuality}}: Maureen starts out seeming to be this, apparently totally uninterested in romance or sex. She briefly responds to [[spoiler:Larry when they are adrift in a life raft in the Atlantic,]] but seems to have forgotten afterward. Completely thrown out during the "Fragile Creature" storyline, where she has a relationship with another scientist.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Maureen starts out seeming to be this, apparently totally uninterested in romance or sex. She briefly responds to [[spoiler:Larry when they are adrift in a life raft in the Atlantic,]] but seems to have forgotten afterward. Completely thrown out during the "Fragile Creature" storyline, where she has a relationship with another scientist. "The Human Dilemma" takes her right back into asexuality where she admits (while drunk) that she loves Ron and his lack of a sexual nature is a part of that.
1st Apr '15 1:01:36 AM Elusivehawk
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22nd Dec '14 11:21:56 AM nombretomado
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Take the mind of a sensitive political speechwriter, put him in the body of a slightly scaled-down Ben Grimm from the FantasticFour, and you have Paul Chadwick's Concrete. This series has run on and off since the mid 80's, and while it has never been a massive seller, it never quite goes away, with a small but solid core of dedicated readers. The series is known for Chadwick's realistic while still slightly stylized (and occasionally bizarre) art, and his elegant, musing, introspective writing.

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Take the mind of a sensitive political speechwriter, put him in the body of a slightly scaled-down Ben Grimm from the FantasticFour, ComicBook/FantasticFour, and you have Paul Chadwick's Concrete. This series has run on and off since the mid 80's, and while it has never been a massive seller, it never quite goes away, with a small but solid core of dedicated readers. The series is known for Chadwick's realistic while still slightly stylized (and occasionally bizarre) art, and his elegant, musing, introspective writing.
4th Sep '14 11:39:04 AM hullflyer
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* OrganicTechnology: Concrete's body could be this, when he [[spoiler:''gives birth'']] during "The Human dilemma". The alien ship in "Strange Armor" uses this to a greater degree than was shown in Concrete's original origin story, with a broken wall panel revealing ''flesh with an eye in it'' alongside more traditional wires and circuitry. It also looks like a giant jellyfish when it leaves, rather than the more traditional mechanical version in the first telling.

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* OrganicTechnology: Concrete's body could be this, when he [[spoiler:''gives birth'']] during "The Human dilemma".as despite being partially mechanical, it regenerates itself, even in the case of a leg almost totally blown off the main body. The alien ship in "Strange Armor" uses this to a greater degree than was shown in Concrete's original origin story, with a broken wall panel revealing ''flesh with an eye in it'' alongside more traditional wires and circuitry. It also looks like a giant jellyfish when it leaves, rather than the more traditional mechanical version in the first telling.
28th Aug '14 10:19:03 AM hullflyer
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* TheTopicOfCancer: In the story "A Remarkable Life", Concrete sprouts antlers that grow uncontrollably and apparently without bound. Chadwick mentions in [[http://concrete.blogs.com/paul_chadwicks_weblog/2012/03/jean-giraud-has-left-us.html his blog]] that the antlers are "a metaphor for cancer".

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* TheTopicOfCancer: In the story "A Remarkable Life", Concrete sprouts antlers that grow uncontrollably and apparently without bound. Chadwick mentions in [[http://concrete.blogs.com/paul_chadwicks_weblog/2012/03/jean-giraud-has-left-us.html his blog]] that the antlers are "a metaphor for cancer". Deprived of food during this time to see if it has any effect on the growth, his normally bulky body dwindles and leaves him looking like a skeletal human in the depths of chemotherapy.
28th Aug '14 10:09:03 AM hullflyer
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* {{Asexuality}}: Maureen starts out seeming to be this, apparently totally uninterested in romance or sex. She briefly responds to [[spoiler:Larry when they are adrift in a life raft in the Atlantic,]] but seems to have forgotten afterward. Completely thrown out during the "Fragile Creature" storyline, where she responds very strongly to another scientist.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Maureen starts out seeming to be this, apparently totally uninterested in romance or sex. She briefly responds to [[spoiler:Larry when they are adrift in a life raft in the Atlantic,]] but seems to have forgotten afterward. Completely thrown out during the "Fragile Creature" storyline, where she responds very strongly to has a relationship with another scientist.
11th Aug '14 7:21:16 AM hullflyer
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* SuperSenses: Concrete has no sense of smell or taste, a severely reduced sense of touch (the only thing he can really feel is pain when he takes a fair amount of physical damage), and normal hearing. His vision, on the other hand, is superb. He can read license plates from an airplane, see in the dark, and make out details way above and beyond the unaided human eye.

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* SuperSenses: Concrete has no sense of smell or taste, a severely reduced sense of touch (the only thing he can really feel is pain when he takes a fair amount of physical damage), and normal hearing. His vision, on the other hand, is superb. He can read license plates from an airplane, see in the dark, and make out details way above and beyond the unaided human eye. The ultimate example of this is a story in which he encounters a man so drunk he isn't sure if he is alive, and can't check his pulse. So he uses his vision to detect the ''microscopic spittle'' the man exhales while breathing. Also, Concrete is seeing this with little other than ''starlight'' for illumination.
11th Aug '14 7:17:34 AM hullflyer
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* OrganicTechnology: Concrete's body could be this, when he [[spoiler:''gives birth'']] during "The Human dilemma". The alien ship in "Strange Armor" uses this to a greater degree than was shown in Concrete's original origin story, with a broken wall panel revealing ''flesh with an eye in it'' alongside more traditional wires and circuitry.

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* OrganicTechnology: Concrete's body could be this, when he [[spoiler:''gives birth'']] during "The Human dilemma". The alien ship in "Strange Armor" uses this to a greater degree than was shown in Concrete's original origin story, with a broken wall panel revealing ''flesh with an eye in it'' alongside more traditional wires and circuitry. It also looks like a giant jellyfish when it leaves, rather than the more traditional mechanical version in the first telling.
11th Aug '14 7:08:37 AM hullflyer
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Take the mind of a sensitive political speechwriter, put him in the body of a slightly scaled-down Ben Grimm from the FantasticFour, and you have Paul Chadwick's Concrete. This series has run on and off since the mid 80's, and while it has never been a massive seller, it never quite goes away, with a small but solid core of dedicated readers. The series is known for Chadwick's realistic while still slightly stylized art, and his elegant, musing, introspective writing.

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Take the mind of a sensitive political speechwriter, put him in the body of a slightly scaled-down Ben Grimm from the FantasticFour, and you have Paul Chadwick's Concrete. This series has run on and off since the mid 80's, and while it has never been a massive seller, it never quite goes away, with a small but solid core of dedicated readers. The series is known for Chadwick's realistic while still slightly stylized (and occasionally bizarre) art, and his elegant, musing, introspective writing.
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