I grew up watching The Flintstones and then bought the seasons on DVD as an adult. I love everything about it – the characters, the storylines, the catchphrases, the prehistoric household appliances. Needless to say, I was all yabba dabba doo at the chance to read The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam.
I tried so hard to love this one but unfortunately my get up and go just got up and went. I didn’t find it funny and never connected with the characters. Maybe it was a case of my expectations being too high for a childhood favourite but it never really felt like I was reading about my favourite modern Stone Age family. I’m so sad to say that it never lived up to the Hanna-Barbera cartoons for me.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and DC Comics for the opportunity to read this graphic novel.
Once Upon a Blurb
Fred and Barney reunite for Mark Russell’s modern take on Hanna-Barbera’s most famous stone-age family!
This second volume starring the first family of Bedrock (and civilisation, 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 characters, bringing a breath of fresh stone-age air.
Hanna-Barbera has created some of the most recognizable animated characters of all time. As part of DC Comics’ reimagination of cartoons like Scooby-Doo, Johnny Quest, Space Ghost and Wacky Racers, these new series are infused with modern and contemporary concepts while keeping the heart and soul of the classic animation.
Collects The Flintstones #7-12.