Concrete Park

Concrete Park

Volume 1, You Send Me

Book - 2014
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Earth's outcasts, exiled to a distant desert planet and forgotten, will either destroy each other with gang violence or find a path to redemption that will create something entirely new. Concrete Park, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (screenwriter of Eraser) and Erika Alexander, is filled with unforgettable protagonists, a colorful supporting cast, redemption, romance, and nonstop action.
Publisher: Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616555306
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 P978C01 2014
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Alexander, Erika
Alternative Title: You send me


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Hillsboro_RobP May 23, 2019

Volume 1 does little more than introduce the setting and premise, but those two things are perfectly exciting.

Feb 21, 2018

One of my fave science fiction comics ever, a can't-miss if you're a fan of dystopias or high-action sci-fi. In the near future, criminals from poor communities are deported to a "correctional colony" on a desert planet where they work in the mines or try to survive in the gang-controlled neighborhoods. The story roughly follows the intersection of two main characters: Isaac, a young black man who is transported, and Lena, a brown queer woman who's been living on the planet for some time and whose gang controls a section of the only city there. Gangs come into conflict, characters struggle for power, and by the end of the second volume, a Big Secret is revealed.

This book just about crackles with electricity. The art is bold and striking, the colors are rich, and it's full of action and even a little magic. Only two volumes were produced, which leaves the story incomplete, but well worth reading anyway.

(All of the primary creators are people of color. The cast is overwhelmingly people of color, many are women, and some are queer. Yay diversity!)

This comic is fantastic, art and story wise. Something kind of new with the gangsters, mixed with a running man kind of storyline. Super enjoyable and really human. Loved it.


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