The Flintstones

The Flintstones

Vol. 1

Graphic Novel - 2017
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"Fred and Barney reunite for Mark Russell's modern take on Hanna-Barbera's most famous stone-age family! This new series starring the first family of Bedrock (and civilization, really) tells the story of who we are and why we do what we do as if it all began with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, and the rest of the citizens of Bedrock. Shining a light on humanity's ancient customs and institutions in a funny origin story of human civilization, Mark Russell (PREZ) blends modern interpretations with Hanna-Barbera's classic character's, bringing a breath of fresh stone-age air."--
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, DC Comics,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781401268374
1401268374
Branch Call Number: GN RUSS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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JCLChrisK Aug 29, 2018

This comic for adults takes the absurd setting of the old kids cartoon and uses it as a tool to mock many of the more absurd aspects of civilization and society. It can be as subtle as a club to the head, but always feels relevant with a poignant undertone of melancholy. Surprisingly thoughtful and entertaining.

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Pietz4302
Aug 10, 2018

Meh! It was OK. I like the relationship between the bowling ball and the vacuum cleaner.

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Waluconis
Jun 03, 2018

The creative team were just laying the groundwork in the first six issues. The final issues of this mini-series, reprinted here, #7-#12, have real satirical bite, which somehow is even funnier because it is with the old animated series characters. The book takes unmerciful aim at the USA today: "It's not that the leisure class is lazy They just feel they're too important to do the boring work society actually needs. They feel driven to recreate the world as a monument to themselves, whatever the cost to the rest of us." The memorable Gazoo, while doing an alien report on life on Earth, says: "It's when you give people what they don't really want that they can never get enough of it." Technology, seemingly leading the world, gains this comment: "With any new technology, the question in the back of everyone's mind is, 'Can I have sex with it or use it to kill people?" This mini-series and has been called the year's best comic by more than one. To see what the writer, Mark Russell, is up to now, pick up the shocking "Snagglepuss Chronicles" #5, in which the one-and-only Huckleberry Hound commits suicide. This is not a spoiler - it's on the cover.

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Waluconis
May 15, 2018

Many fans whose taste I respected told me this series was great social satire. As I read through it, it was fun to see the animated prime time series get a new updated look. However, as social satire there was just not enough edge for me. Just the same, this was only the first 6 issues of the 12-issue series, and the closing pages finally had some bite: "I only hope we can all go back to pretending we're good people, life being a series of mutually agreed-upon delusions designed to keep us from becoming ongoing accumulations of regret." I was told it grew as it progressed, so I will read the next volume. It seemed to try for the patter of the Simpsons, appropriate I guess, that being a third prime-time TV family sitcom. Mark Russell, the writer went on to work on the current Snagglepuss, which really takes chances and I love it.. Huckleberry Hound meets American literary figures such as Lillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker for some original and creative stories with social commentary.

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RonNasty64
Feb 27, 2018

For once the critics got it right. This WAS an amazing collection of stories that completely modernizes our favourite stone-age family. The story where Wilma shows her paintings at the local art gallery was something not expected from your average comic, which makes this an above average comicbook.

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mogollon
Dec 05, 2017

Another thoughtful, darkly humorous foray into the lives of Bedrock. I'm sad to see an intelligent, satirical series end. Beautiful wrap-up, though.

ArapahoeStaff12 Nov 18, 2017

Wow! I was not expecting this to be as good as it was! Full of commentary on modern issues while still staying true to the old show. This is one of my favorite graphic novels of the year!

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joshua7279
Nov 16, 2017

An amazingly updated version of the old show. Lots of great and humorous commentary on modern culture.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

A hilarious modern, satirical take on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Mixing old favorite characters with witty contemporary themes (religion, colonialism, gay marriage), and several clever puns and nods to enduring popular culture icons. Good for nostalgia hounds and sarcasm slingers.

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Wootex
Sep 14, 2017

Surprisingly great! Really clever and just the right amount of dark, I'd happily recommend this book to pretty much anyone.

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JCLChrisK Aug 29, 2018

A Brief History of the Universe: Billions of days ago, atoms began joining together to form stars and planets. On these planets, cells came together to form plants, animals, and people, and then people started gathering to form civilizations. And do you know why all these atoms, cells, and people came together? Because nothing wants to be alone! The invisible force which controls the universe and sets all things in motion? It's called "loneliness!"

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RonNasty64
Feb 27, 2018

We’re not asking you to change your beliefs, just ask that you respect our right to succeed or fail on our own.” Gerald

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Feb 27, 2018

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