Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Flintstones Comics, August 1965

The postman’s back—at least for one encounter with Pebbley-Poo—in the Flintstones daily comic strips from 50 years ago this month.

There isn’t much to say about them; you can click on each week to make the comics bigger. Interestingly, the writer decided to do a string of Flintstones-on-vacation comics from August 10th through the 14th. There’s no Baby Puss but we do get an octopus twice (Aug. 3 and 10). Betty appears four times (Aug. 16, 19, 26, 27). There are a few Stone Age inventions as well (the hair dryer of August 16 is inventive), and there’s a Mickey Mantle (Aug. 6). I wonder if he’s related to Roger Marble, the rookie baseball slugger who appeared on the TV show (appropriately, Roger Maris and Mantle were teammates with the Yankees for a time). And two baby language barrier cartoons (Aug. 17 and 24) appear.

Sorry there are no Sunday comics available for you to read. Papers which had been printing them had no qualms about dropping them for advertising comics or, on August 1st, a feature that took up several pages drawn by Graham Place, who animated for a number of years for the Fleischer studio and its successors.



An update: Some nice-looking Sunday comics have been discovered since this post was made and have been added. Gene Hazelton’s layouts are top-notch..


August 1, 1965.


August 8, 1965.


August 15, 1965.


August 22, 1965.


August 29, 1965.

2 comments:

  1. All the materials seen on this topic, were drawn by Gene Hazelton.
    It's a pity that the Flintstones Sunday pages from this month weren't included here.

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  2. Bamm-Bamm makes a rare appearance on 8-26...interesting to see him so studious, a pose not often associated with him.

    Is Mrs. Gunite the wife (or mother) of Perry Gunnite?

    Interesting that Dino considers himself the "boy" of the family. Seems very much in character for him.

    Since it's August, the Flintstones offer up a lot of summer-type gags. Makes Bedrock and environs seem a pretty nice place to spend the summer.

    Thanks for more Flintstones fun, Yowp! Pity about the Sundays, but I'll take what I can get and be glad for it! In fact, this makes my day!

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