We have been following Mark Russell and Steve Pugh's Flintstones comic with great attention as it has become the standout comic of the Hanna-Barbera line. We've also especially been focusing on the story of the Flintstones appliances, animals pressganged into domestic slavery, as they attempt some kind of self-determination.
Yup, that's the plotline of the Flintstones comic, along with the election of an incompetent, dangerous but charismatic buffoon to the Presidency, and indeed today's issue delivers a very interesting solution to any other place that may be suffering under a similar predicament.
But as to the appliances, in previous issues we'd seen their struggles and the growing relationship between bowling ball and vacuum cleaner.
Indeed vacuum cleaner had saved bowling ball from being "recycled".
But today, after some truly gratuitous mistreatment at the hands of the cavemen of Bedrock City, Wilma woke to find something wrong. With some of the best wordplay I have read in years.
Such a casual everyday use of language, for a character we have learnt to love.
It's the eyes… the eyes. Steve Pugh has always had a way with drawing the most haunting of animals…
Sorry, I need a quick sit down.
The Flinstones #10 is published by DC Comics today.