The Flintstones #7

The Flintstones #7

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Rick Leonardi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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The Great Gazoo is working on his report card for the human race, and so far humanity has earned a big fat "F." When the Church of Gerard starts selling Indulgences, Bedrock descends into violence and debauchery. Meanwhile, a miner gets trapped at Slate's Quarry.  Might there be an honest citizen in this burgeoning civilization willing to come to his rescue?

  • 9.5
    GWW - Pwaelchl Jan 5, 2017

    Make a New Year's Resolution to pick this title up. There are often practices and habits that readers what to change and Russell'sThe Flintstones may be just the right reflection and recording of humanculture to motivate that change. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 5, 2017

    One year later, that future tale isn't even as outrageous as real life. It missed its moment of truth between fictional future and "gee, if only it was that simple" by a mere few months, leaving us now with a book that reaches far into the past (in both a literal and meta sense for fans of the original Flintstones television series, something that occupied a much more innocent time for most of us) and shows us a bit of how glaringly heinous our culture truly is today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 4, 2017

    This begins the second half of Marc Russells run on this book. He comes out swinging and it is magnificent to behold. Get this book. Tell your pals. I have. Seriously, this is fantastic.How is this not the top selling book each and every week? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Dillyn Chadwick Jan 4, 2017

    Even if you're not familiar with The Flintstones or not even a fan, I still think there's something here for everyone to enjoy. Unless you don't like comics with current social commentary, but come on, who doesn't? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jan 4, 2017

    ArtworkArtist Steve Pugh continues to deliver amazing character visuals. Building off the cues of the original cartoons he finds ways to make the setting truly feel like a modern stone-age family. The use of clams as cell phones is a particular nice touch. Also, the final page wouldnt be nearly as powerful if the art wasnt so finely detailed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - The DC Bros Show Jan 4, 2017

    Even if you're not familiar with The Flintstones or not even a fan, I still think there's something here for everyone to enjoy. Unless you don't like comics with current social commentary, but come on, who doesn't? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Jan 5, 2017

    The Flintstones #7 continues the excellence that has been the series' defining quality. While some readers may miss the more fantastical asides from previous issues, Mark Russell utilizes one of the weirder characters in the mythos to tell a story of the human experience. Rick Leonardi and Scott Hanna bring a different feel to the artwork, while still maintaining an aesthetic consistency with the previous issues within the series. Their work here is perfect for such a human story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 7, 2017

    In short, it's a smart issue that feels very topical for today;'s world, and one that takes a cartoon that was originally meant for adult audience back to its roots. The Flintstones #7 isn't quite as perfectly balanced as previous issues of this series, but still manages to take difficult premises and present them with intelligence, humanity and hope. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jan 4, 2017

    If you havent jumped on board already, I urge you to start buying DCs The Flintstones, with this issue. To me, this is one of the most important and exciting books on the stands. While Steve Pugh will always be missed if hes not present on an issue, this was still a great read, and well worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Jan 22, 2017

    The Flintstones continues to amaze. This could have been a retro remake, like Batman 66, but instead it is its own beast. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Brother Jan 4, 2017

    Sharp, smart, funny and depressing! This series continues to impress!

  • 9.5
    Spock's Brain Jan 20, 2017

    One of the stronger issues in a great series, this story looks at our culture's inability to be sated and reliance on money to solve life's problems, through the framework of religious tithes. Rick Leonardi does a fine job standing in for Steve Pugh. This is a funny, poignant look at modern life.

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Jan 12, 2017

    The issue starts by approaching religion, corruption and human nature in a jaded fashion, but reveals hope just beneath the surface, so to speak. Well paced, with a thoughtful approach that suggests a growing adeptness in Mark Russell's writing skills. Keep 'em coming!

  • 9.0
    Kreniigh Jan 19, 2017

    "If civilization is going to last… it will only be because we’ve learned to do one thing. To care for people who mean nothing to us." - Fred Flintstone. Is a quote/attribution I would never have expected to make.

  • 8.5
    pocketmegar Jan 5, 2017

    Another excellent issue. This series finally has a real consistency in the themes it explores, even if each issue is a (more or less) one-shot story. A little let down is the art, which I found quite sketchy.

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