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The Flintstones #9

By Avi Weinryb
March 5, 2017 - 23:53

This series continues to amaze with its brilliance. Mark Russell delivers another sharp, witty, fun script. Characters discover that not all religions are truly made equal and loyalty is put to the test. Meanwhile, the various “appliances” that make up the home of the Flintstones family (like the elephant vacuum cleaner and bird lamp, among others,) band together to save their armadillo bowling ball friend. Very reminiscent of “The Brave Little Toaster”, this band of unlikely heroes need to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if that means binding up Dino and tossing him in a closet.

Resplendent with wit, this story contains a Shakespeare reference that is riotous in its execution. The laughs just don’t stop coming and the insight into what makes civilization tick is just top-notch.

Steve Pugh is the perfect person to bring this story to life. His characters, whether they are humans, neanderthals, dinosaurs or armadillos, are strongly depicted and leap off the page. Bedrock is an immersive world, replete with visual gags, ridiculous occurrences and unique characters.

All in all, this title continues to fire on all cylinders, surprising readers with insightful commentary about the human condition, the lives of living bowling balls, and more.

It is truly a must-read.

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