The Flintstones #8 Review: Hunters Are From The Fields, Gatherers Are From The Plains

In this issue, Mark Russell tackles the issue of gender roles through Clod the Destroyer's continuing campaign against the Lizard People, Wilma returning to visit her mother, and Fred and Barney being left to take care of Pebbles and Bam-Bam.

Strangely enough, this issue feels the most like a standard episode of The Flintstones. It has typical family hijinks, an abundance of Stone Age-versions of modern life, and even a pun-based celebrity name. Tony Danza is parodied as 'Stony Danza' in an attempt to appeal to more voters by Clod. It's pretty funny. In terms of the Stone Age appliances in this issue, my favorites would have to be the airplane and the scare-o-dactyl. The octopus would be on there purely for the visual gag, but my fear of octopi prevents me from that.

I appreciate the humor in the issue. It helps to balance out the darkness in the rest of the issue. It doesn't go to quite the levels of the first issue or the one that focused on veterans, but it is hard to read. The economics subplot wasn't as disturbing as Wilma's childhood, but when you read it all together, it just combines into something nerve-wracking.

The Flintstone #8 is written by Mark Russell, drawn by Steve Pugh, colored by Chris Chuckry, and lettered by Dave Sharpe. You can find it at your local comic book shop.

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