Concrete Park

Concrete Park

Volume 1, You Send Me

Comic 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 (Living Single), is filled with unforgettable protagonists, a colorful supporting cast, redemption, romance, and nonstop action presented in an exceptional, vibrant style. Concrete Park Volume 1: You Send Me collects the critically acclaimed graphic novel from the pages of Dark Horse Presents into a "director's cut" hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials!
Publisher: [United States] : Dark Horse : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781630080624
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Alexander, Erika
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: You send me
Call Number: eComic


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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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