Real Name
Ron Lithgow
First Appearance
Dark Horse Presents (Vol. 1) #1 (July, 1986)
Paul Chadwick
Team Affliations
Base of Operations
Thick, hard concrete like skin
Skills and Abilities
Professional Writer
Tools and Weapons

Concrete (Ron Lithgow) is a superhero created by Paul Chadwick and defies convention by rarely getting involved in conventional superhero battles and focuses his energies on testing his limits and political/ecological activism.


Ron Lithgow was a speech writer on a camping trip when he was kidnapped by aliens.  They transformed his flesh into an impenetrable concrete like substance and though he escaped, he was forever changed into Concrete.


Ron Lithgow's youth is largely undocumented, save that he had a relatively normal childhood. Eventually, he became a political speech writer for U.S. Senator Mark Douglas.  While camping with a friend in the mountains, Ron and a friend of his soon began seeing strange lights in the sky.  The two were soon abducted by mysterious aliens and while in the ship were transformed into inhuman creatures with stone-like skin.  Ron was able to escape from the aliens, though his friend was left behind.

When he had the chance, the first thing he did was contact Mark Douglas for help.  He was taken in by the U.S. government, who preformed a number of tests on him before deciding he was ready once more to re-enter society.  Fearing the reaction from the public if they were not only to learn the existance of alien life but it is also dangerous, the government decided to create a phoney backstory for him, presenting him as a government created cyborg so as not to panic the public.

This causes Ron to become an instant celebrity with the nickname Concrete, due to the armor on his skin being similar in texture and color to concrete