The Flintstones #9 Review: Viva La Revolución! (Revolu-stone?)

Really, I'm almost completely sure that a lot of readers saw this coming. You can't enslave a group of sentient animals and force them into doing your mundane chores, especially if it hurts them. Adding in the incredibly disturbing 'recycling' methods, and it was really only a matter of when the revolution would come, not if. As Kanye West puts it in his song "Power," no one caveman should have all that power. Look, not all of my puns are good.

Part of the newest issue of The Flinstones revolves around a new religious figure, Vorp. He acts as more of a figure for the rich crowd in Bedrock, such as Mr. Slate and Clod the Destroyer. The religion of Vorp isn't as benevolent as Gerald. While the latter's services often have free donuts and ill-advised, if well-meaning, religious leaders, the services of Vorp have congregations in hooded robes and talk about taking their rightful places as the rulers of the world. I'm not saying that it's a cult, but it's definitely fishy. Say, I wonder if Vorp has anything to do with Parks And Recreation's Zorp.

The revolution plot was my favorite, not just because almost all of the anthropomorphic appliances are adorable, but because I especially felt sorry for them. It is rather interesting to see how the animals treat Dino, also completely cute, with disdain, seeing him as a traitor to the humans. Poor Dino, he just wants to have friends. Special points go to the relationship between Bowling Ball and Vacuum Cleaner and the title for the issue, "A Basket Of Disposables."

The Flintstones #9 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.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.