Booster Gold/Flintstones #1
Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Rick Leonardi
Inks by: Scott Hana
Colors by: Steve Buccellato
Letters by: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Mike and Laura Allred
Today saw the release of the first wave of DC’s Superhero/Hanna-Barbera comics. And, like everyone else, I was a bit skeptical on this concept at first. But Booster Gold is one of my favorite characters, and The Flintstones is a classic property (whose recent DC relaunch has been met with much acclaim) so I jumped right into it, as it seemed like the best fit for me to check this idea out. I’m REALLY glad I did, because Booster Gold/Flintstones #1 was one of the most fun, clever, and smart comics I have read lately. It really takes what could have been a silly cash-grab concept and elevates it, all while keeping the humor you would expect in a concept like this. Read on to find out 11 things that make Booster Gold/Flintstones #1 a must read this week.
- That Mike and Laura Allred cover! ‘Nuff said!
- The Gotham City of 2472 (specifically the kid running around in the Joker mask).
- “Holy Gygax!” (All hail Dungeons & Dragons)
- The perfect balance of the seemingly light tone to make some very pointed and dark observations.
- Rick Leonardi, Scott Hanna, and Steve Buccellato creating some crisp, clean, and beautiful art.
- The bit with the ATM that has artificial intelligence.
- The banter between Booster and Skeets (never gets old!)
- The one-panel joke with the “Batman Security” guard on page 7 (check out his arm placement).
- The reaction the Flintstone gang has to Booster and his personality.
- Mark Russell actually created a tightly crafted, clever, meaningful and humorous time-travel story.
- “It’s theology, you wouldn’t understand”
Don’t let the far out concept keep you from checking this book out. It’s a total breath of fresh air, and one of the funniest books I’ve read recently. Get on it now!
You can pick up Booster Gold/Flintstones at your local comic shop.