Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: The Flintstones #2

Review: The Flintstones #2
Submitted by: Theresa Stier, Comic News Writer
10 August 2016

“Buyer Beware,” by Mark Rusell and artist Steve Pugh, is a modern take on the Flintstones in comic form. Barney and Betty have just gotten one of the first televisions ever to be made. Fred thinks it's a wall demon, since he's never seen one. His reaction does make me wonder what everyone thought when the first T.V. came out and the first broadcast happened. The news anchor announces that everyone in Bedrock is buying crap: Wilma, Fred, Pebbles, Barney, and Betty are all victims of this scam.

Besides everyone in Bedrock buying crap, the First Church of Animism has someone new to look up to. An elephant named Peaches… however, while Wilma is shopping, she sees that they're worshiping a vacuum (elephants are vacuum cleaners in Bedrock). Needless to say, no one is happy about this. They come back to the church when it's announced there is a new god: it's the invisible god
. They seem to be happy with that, which is what many religions now believe in. Again, it makes you wonder: before all of these religions existed, what it was like when the first person came up with one.

The ending of this comic is my favorite, since Fred buys Dino. Dino has always been my favorite and he's just as cute in the comics as he was in the animated cartoons. I'm sure, in the next issue, Dino will be causing some trouble (like he usually does for Fred). 

 The Verdict: This comic definitely made me wonder what it was like for the first person to see a television or a news broadcast. It is a must read for anyone that has enjoyed The Flintstones cartoons or movies.

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