The Flintstones #2

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Bone Depot, Tarpit, and other big box stores get Bedrock whipped into a buying frenzy while Fred gets trapped in a vitamin pill scam. Plus, Fred and Wilma experience a crisis of faith when they discover the bird god they worship also makes a great record player needle.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Aug 10, 2016

    Really, I just want more of this book. It is fantastic. Praise Morp for its existence. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Aug 11, 2016

    Mark Russell and Steve Pugh improve in their second outing, as The Flintstones #2 continues to build and expand on what the series debut put forth. Russell's humor here is great, and he makes sure that the issue has a bit of heart as well. The artwork by Pugh and Chris Chuckry is stellar, and works well to make Bedrock feel real. Like the original cartoon, The Flintstones #2 is a great satire of modern life, the prehistoric world is only as crazy as our real one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Major Spoilers - Wilson Aug 15, 2016

    I never thought it'd be possible, but The Flintstones is the best of DC's Hanna-Barbera revamp on the rack. Mark Russell writes a hilarious comic with biting satire and social commentary that hits the bullseye so accurately it's scary. Steve Pugh draws recognizable yet modern and redesigned characters that works well. If you're looking for a funny and almost subversive comic about modern day, but set in the stone ages, The Flintstones is the one to read. Highly, highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 12, 2016

    While I never would have guessed that out of all the books on shelves The Flintstones would be the most satirical and affecting, I am very glad that it is, proving that even classic cartoon reboots can have something to say. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 13, 2016

    The Flintstones #2 is a comic who has ads to buy “crap” in between pages making fun of buying “crap.” It's amazingly meta and beyond subversive. And this is also exactly what I was hoping we'd see in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 10, 2016

    This is a great issue that definitely helps define the society at the given time period. Fred's family is expanding, his friendships are strengthening, and his relationship is solidifying. For any fan of The Flinstones, this is the ultimate throwback to give you all the warm fuzzy feelings that nostalgia has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Nick Enquist Aug 10, 2016

    The Flintstones continues to be a funny book with great moments and jokes. I have confidence that it will eventually find its footing and create a more consistent satire. DC Comics deserves a commendation for putting faith in a dark, unique, and funny series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 10, 2016

    If you feel like there weren't enough episodes of the classic Flintstones cartoon, well you're in luck because this is the next best thing. It's practically the same thing, in fact, considering it satirizes American culture from ten or fifteen years ago, and the Flintstones cartoons I watched as a kid were about ten or fifteen years past relevance at that time. The art is really great in this comic book, a semi-realistic take on the town of Bedrock that grows on you as you go along. So there are really no big problems with this comic book, except for the likelihood that you may feel there are enough episodes of the Flintstones cartoon, after all.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Aug 13, 2016

    The Flintstones may not reach the heights of the unjustly unfinished Prez (no animosity in my tone there), but Russell and Pugh are carving out a spot in the publishing lineup for a charged and socially aware satire book. Perhaps if the higher ups at DC can exercise patience, The Flintstones can develop into something really special. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 11, 2016

    The Flintstones is one of those cases where I respect a book's ambition more than truly enjoying the end result. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    GWW - Pwaelchl Aug 12, 2016

    Even thoughFlintstones #2 is a flop, do not give up on this series. Feel free to skip this issue, but don't give up on the world that Russell and Pugh are trying to create. Read Full Review

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