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The Flintstones #7

By Avi Weinryb
January 22, 2017 - 23:40

Not as biting as some of the earlier entries in the series, this issue still packs a punch. Humans have become materialistic, selfish buffoons but some glimmers of humanity remain. The Great Gazoo, everyone’s favorite alien, is continuing to survey life on Earth - specifically in Bedrock. It’s through his eyes that we see the decay of society. The emerging Church of Gerald goes from being a moral force to a “pay to play” system in which one may be absolved of their sins by paying cash. Transactional morality and immoral transactionality reign supreme. If there is any hope for humanity, it may lie in the brave heart of a certain Fred Flintstone. Will a great act of kindness put Bedrock on the path toward redemption?

Mark Russell has penned another great entry in the new Flintstones series. The book has been getting some attention from the mainstream press recently, and for good reason. It’s smart, witty and irreverent.

Rick Leonardi’s pencil work creates an expansive, immersive world. His characters are vibrant, with expressive demeanor. His dinosaurs and other creatures have lively faces too, making them equal characters. Scott Hanna locks the work into place with constructive inking that fills out many pages with much-needed texture and shading. Many a cave wall would look dry and dull without his embellishments.The same can be said for all the shadows cast by the surplus of stone.

The Flintstones continues to amaze. This could have been a retro remake, like Batman ‘66, but instead it is its own beast.

Rating: 8 /10

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