Some nice gag set-ups highlight the world of the Flintstones in the Sunday comics (Saturday in Canada) 50 years ago this month, though one story bothers me.
In the May 17th comic (third below), Barney tricks Fred into putting himself in danger after Fred selflessly rescues him. Would Barney really do something like that?
Four of the five of the comics centre around Fred; the one published May 3rd (first below) epitomises the jerk version of Fred we all came to love in the first season of the cartoon series.
Pebbles was left out of the May 10th comic (second below). And there’s nothing like smoking volcanos (fourth below).
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May 3, 1964
May 10, 1964
May 17, 1964
May 24, 1964
May 31, 1964