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The Flintstones #8

By Avi Weinryb
February 7, 2017 - 00:02

Wilma and Betty are away, leaving their husbands to be the responsible adults. This results in a moderate amount of mayhem. Meanwhile, an economics class teaches Pebbles and Bam-Bam a whole lot more than it should, a caveman edition of Tony Danza makes a dazzling cameo, and Wilma reconciles with her mother. It’s a well constructed tale with much to offer.

Mark Russell has crafted another strong Flintstones comic. Mixing social commentary with silly visual gags and puns, he’s able to whip up a memorable take on the classic franchise without wasting a line of dialogue. The satire is biting and harsh but the values embodied by the Flintstone and Rubble families are real. They are decent people trying to make it in a society that is only just beginning to develop its humanity. There is a timelessness in the struggle as well as the comic itself that leads one to believe the book will hold up well in the years to come.

The book’s artwork, by Steve Pugh is equal parts realistic and ridiculous. Human characters are true-to-life, with slight caveman-like exaggerations to their proportions, as necessary. Mixed in are anthropomorphic dinosaurs and other creatures, all playing roles as diverse as appliances and airplanes. The Flintstones is good fun and undoubtedly worth a read.

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