The Flintstones #8

The Flintstones #8

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

While Bedrock's new mayor, Clod the Destroyer, goes to war against the Lizard People, Betty and Wilma decide to take a vacation in the country to visit something called a "farm." With the women gone, Fred and Barney are left to face the greatest threat of all...their teenagers!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 1, 2017

    Mark Russell only has a few issues left on his run. Seriously, Gerald dammit, get reading. Tell a friend. Tell ten friends. Petition DC to turn this into a new animated series, if and only if it is written by Mark Russell and drawn perfectly by Steve Pugh. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Garret Tumey Feb 2, 2017

    Russell and Pugh keep this satirical Goliath going, with another substantial issue of the latest incarnation, of the worlds most lovable prehistoric family. I've been a fan since issue one, Russell frames story arcs in a similar style of the original sitcom cartoon that was suitable for all ages. The present series is geared more for young teens or older, since most of the stories deal with real modern day cultural issues. That being said, it's not hard to see why it's so good, Russell has brought the Flintstones back into modern culture. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Corrianne Hamlin Feb 1, 2017

    When I picked up this comic this is not at all what I expected but am pleasantly not disappointed. I expected a happy, funny comic but what I got were subliminal messages about today's society. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 1, 2017

    "The Flinstones" continues to be the most surprising and poignant ongoing series DC has and I can't wait to see what else in store for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Feb 2, 2017

    The Flintstones #8 is ambitious in scope, attempting to tie together overarching social issues with personal drama. And while much of it succeeds " the artwork is gorgeous, the dialogue nimble and clever, some of the best scenes feel like they're competing to get enough room on the page. The issue is held back because of it, giving the series its weakest chapter. That being said, this is still high quality stuff and makes for a fun, if flawed, read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Feb 6, 2017

    I laughed, hard, but humor's pretty subjective. Either way, based on the sheer volume high- and low-brow jokes, it's hard not to applaud the effort. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    pocketmegar Feb 3, 2017

    This is the most relevant comic-book series published at this moment. This issue tackles new themes, like feminism and economics, as well as the usual ones, like family and politics, in just 22 pages. It's unbelievable. The artwork is also excellent and goes way beyond merely illustrating the story: the facial expressions are hilarious, visual gags swarm in the background and the panel composition is always judicious.
    When this series was announced, many people (myself included) were skeptical about it, but Mark Russell managed to turn the constraints into advantages. He uses this early civilization to underline the origins of our modern problems. I'm saying this because I just learned that issue #12 would be the last one and that Russell would be writing a new Hanna-Barbera series about Snagglepuss, which is a character I don't know. Obviously, I'm upset that Flintstones got cancelled, but I'm tremendously excited to discover what will Russell come out with.

  • 9.5
    Big Brother Feb 1, 2017

    Consistently entertaining.

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Feb 10, 2017

    This is a sharp and funny instalment of "The Flintstones," one the better issues. As usual, a lot of the strength here comes from the small details; I found the economics speaker's persistence amusing, as well as Stony Danza'a appraisal of the Lizard people ("Weird!). This is a really good read.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Feb 8, 2017

    In this issue, we explore possible origins of male and female dynamics. I'm not entirely clear if Wilma's father was abusive to her mother or something, it was kind of vague. There is also this random guy who insists on injecting economic theory to someone else's classroom, which was probably my favourite part. There is also Mayor Clod's corrupt bureaucracy that ties together with Fred's struggle to be a good father. It is a lot to digest in one issue, I would have liked more pages or to turn it into a two-part series. Russell's mind must be overflowing with ideas to pack so much into one issue.

  • 10
    Rotivv Feb 1, 2017

  • 9.0
    MPLSrobit May 30, 2017

  • 8.5
    aimanalphaz Feb 1, 2017

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