Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Flinstones #8 SPOILER REVIEW

Writer: Mark Russell
Art: Steve Pugh
Color: Chris Chuckry
Cover Price: $3.99


We start out in a flash back to Wilma's former hunter/gatherer tribe. We get a small glimpse of what life was like back then. Throughout this issue we learn what happened between Wilma and her parents and why she held a grudge, why she ran away all that good stuff. In the “present day” Wilma and Betty go to visit Wilma's mom. Fred and Barney have to learn how to maintain the house which is harder than they thought. In other news there's a lot going on politically. We have a dictator like mayor who is wanting to close down a children's hospital in order to wipe out another race. Of course there is outrage but a vote passes and the hospital closes to fund the supplies. We also find out the reason Wilma ran away was her dad had arranged a marriage for her at a very young age. She held a slight grudge against her mom because her mom didn't stick up for her but what Wilma didn't realize and is just now learning, is that her mom knew she ran away. The reason she didn't stop her is because she knew it was what was best for Wilma. Needles to say the grudge is squashed and Wilma forgave her mother.


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. As a mom I constantly worry about the society I am raising my son in. When Fred said that as far as multiplying and producing offspring they did a fantastic job, but as far as protecting their children they are failing miserably. Not to mention what went on between Wilma and her mom. To watch your child run away and let them go because you know that's what’s best for your daughter is probably the hardest thing she ever did. Being a parent and making hard decisions for your children can break your heart at times. I'm not promoting letting your kids run away but general decisions, especially in today's society. To touch on the art, its amazing and definitely fit the mood of the story. The colors were dull but this wasn't a happy go lucky comic so I wouldn't expect bright colors. It was detailed and emotions were very clear. Definitely giving this a salvation and can't wait to read the next issue.

Salvation ★★★★★★★★★✩

Corrianne Hamlin | NCR

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