Today's Flintstones Comic Is The Most Gut-Wrenching Yet. Be Warned.

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.

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Indeed vacuum cleaner had saved bowling ball from being "recycled".

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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.

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Such a casual everyday use of language, for a character we have learnt to love.

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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.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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