The Flintstones #5

The Flintstones #5

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
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Its time to Bedrock the vote! With the Bedrock mayoral race heating up, the local middle school decides to join in on the fun by holding their own election for class president. Will Ralph the Bully punch his way to victory? Or is there a new kind of candidate waiting in the wings to start a revolution? Meanwhile, Fred and Barney reminisce about their days fighting for their city as part of the Water Buffalo army.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Nov 5, 2016

    Hopefully more people discover how fantastic this book is before it suffers the same fate as Prez. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Nov 17, 2016

    The Flintstones continues to be one of the best social commentaries I've ever seen in a comic book. It does depart wildly from the original cartoon, but it does feel like what The Flintstones would be like if they were created today. And the art and attention to detail is incredible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 2, 2016

    While everyone was clamoring for better writing and representation in a Binky and His Buddies comic book, the Flintstones have quietly become one of the more interesting and relevant comics in the mainstream market. The artwork has been phenomenal and consistent throughout the series, but these characters have changed from reasonably-updated versions of the cartoon originals to complex and fascinating fictional persons, more than just vehicles for the applicable social commentary. Up 'til now, I've been saying that fans of the Flintstones TV show should enjoy this comic because it's more of the same thing. But now I will eat those words. This comic book is different–very different–and should be seen by everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 2, 2016

    Satire is hard. The book is brilliant satire. I have to say, that the only bad thing about this book is that not enough people are reading it. Seriously. Run. Do not walk. Get on a dinosaur if you have to. Get this book. Tell your friends. I have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Nov 3, 2016

    This title was not what I expected at all. Judging only from this one issue, the title seems to be capitalizing on the Hanna Barbera brand in order to tell a very different story while triggering pangs of nostalgia in an audience that has grown since the Saturday morning cartoon days. If youre looking for something fresh and off-kilter, this comic will do it for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 3, 2016

    With its heady ideas and heartfelt approach to storytelling, The Flintstones #5 keeps the title fresh and funny. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Nov 6, 2016

    The Flintstones#5 doesn't quite come together as well as previous issues had.While learning about Fred and Barney's involvement in the war gives both their actions as well as the actions of their fellow vets in previous issues weight, the themes in this story and the B plot with Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles never feel as united as they perhaps could have. Nevertheless, The Flintstones#5 is still an entertaining comic, and Mark Russell's measured approach to focusing on the supporting cast pays off here. Steve Pugh and Chris Chuckry have been making magic with their artwork the whole series, and between the jungle locale and expanded cast, The Flintstones#5 only shows off how amazing their talent is. While not as strong as previous chapters, The Flintstonesis still one of the better comics on stands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Brother Nov 12, 2016

    Very impressive.

  • 8.5
    pocketmegar Nov 3, 2016

    Even if it doesn't replace the second Prez miniseries, I enjoyed this issue about democraty a lot. The double level reading works perfectly, and the fact that it's a Flintstones comic makes it even more enjoyable. What Mark Russell achieves to tell with these characters is truly remarkable. The art is also really good. It's detailled, with hidden jokes and expressive faces.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Nov 6, 2016

    Mark Russell is getting the hang of pacing a comic and it shows. There are still so many ideas here that I think this would have been even better spaced over two issues, but given the done-in-one formula of this series thus far, this works. We finally get a look at Fred and Barney's war record and it leads to an unexpected but perfect origin for a main character.

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Nov 2, 2016

  • 9.0
    ComickerPerson Nov 2, 2016

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Nov 4, 2016

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA Nov 15, 2016

  • 8.5
    DXO Nov 20, 2016

  • 7.5
    EggMath Nov 5, 2016

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