[Mark Russell] ë Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam [aviation PDF] Ebook Epub Download ¹ The Flintstones comes to an end with a fantastic second volume that s just as good as the first While i m sad to see the series go, I think having a finite run will work in it s favour in the long run It makes the series easier to recommend as a whole and if you enjoyed Vol 1, then this is an absolute must.
My only criticism is that I wasn t too keen on the fill in art for the first issue While the characters are still consistent, the finesse just isn t there Fortunately, Steve Pugh drew all but that one issue and I can t believe I didn t say about his art previously His character designs are excellent and on a par with his detailing and ability with facial expressions Likewise, colourist Chris Chuckry did superb work on every issue and together, the duo left their mark on the re imagined Bedrock, giving the series a visual identity that I really enjoyed.
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5 stats what can I say about this title that hasn t been said The sly, witty, satirical cult hit of the last year continues, and in fine form.
I ve said it before in my review of Volume 1, but it s still true who would have guessed that the smartest book published by DC would be about the adventures of a Modern Stone Age Family And I mean that in spades this book deftly addresses many current issues with a light but questioning touch that doesn t insult it s readers intelligence DC has done a great job of shepherding this title, and Scooby Apocalypse into a Must read each month and I read A LOT of titles, both in single isse and Graphic Novel format 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 Civilization, 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 AirHanna 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 AnimationCollects THE FLINSTONES While I can appreciate the dark social commentary, Mark Russell and Steve Pugh has given us, the last thing I need to be reminded of is how humanity seems to be headed to oblivion, especially in Trump s America I don t need a social satire set in Bedrock to open my eyes to what I see every day It made this a bit of a slog to get through The one bright spot in the book were Bowling Ball and Vacuum Cleaner Yeah the story got very dark in places, but their story ends on a heart warming note.
Received an advance copy from DC and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was painful It was amazing just painful to read While I think the first one was a bit cohesive and the parallels a little effective, I still really enjoyed this one It s a major bummer in that a lot of the world s problems are laid out and there s no way to fix them anytime soon but it s a great book Similar to the first volume, this series expertly uses the daily lives of the Bedrock citizens to parallel issues in our daily lives It tackles the minimum wage work force, gentrification, ageism, female objectification, classism, mega churches and painful comparisons to this past election Minimum Wage Work Force There is an arc where Fred and the other guys are the quarry are fired because the quarry can make profit by hiring less experienced workers and paying them lower wages Fred suffers and feels useless because he can t provide for his family The quarry s s Mark Russell s dark social satire masked as a Flintstones comic comes to an end in this second volume In a way, this book was even depressing than the first one, as one of the plot lines got into some really dark territory with two of its sweetest and most innocent characters I didn t expect such a turn of events, but kudos to Russell for being bold and going with it anyway in what technically should be a kids comic The Flintstones was an emotional trip, and I m glad that after Prez, DC gave Russell another chance to express himself through such an unusual theme I m looking forward to reading of his stuff in the future, and I will miss Flintstones just like I miss Prez.
I have trouble finding the words to express how much I LOVE The Flintstones reboot comics Bedrock Bedlam is an even stronger follow up to the first volume The art is beautiful and the satire is biting They definitely are not the Flintstones of your childhood or the childhood of your parents.
This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
The second and final volume of a terrific dark social commentary in the form of a Flintstones comic by Mark Russell, who claims as his influences none other than H.
L Mencken, Kurt Vonnegut and Jared Diamond Collapse How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail yes, the guy who is writing persuasively about the possible probable end of human civilization Of course, there are an increasing number of grim dystopian comics on this theme, but how many of them are actually funny If science fiction looks at the present in terms of the future, Russell here looks at the present in terms of a darkly funny story of human history, seeing how the roots of the grim present sexism, racism, capitalism, religious fundamentalism, and so on might have come about in Bedrock with Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty A dark turn happens with the animals species ism , when Bowling Ball becomes disposable I 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.
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But still, it was enjoyable to read, and the social commentary was an interesting element Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.