Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Flintstones Weekend Comics, February 1966

Pebbles is in all four of the Flintstones newspaper comics from 50 years ago this month, though she only drives the plot in three. The layouts and expressions are top-notch as usual.


I don’t understand why the comics used “Abba” or “Aba” instead of “Yabba” like on the TV show, but that’s the way the dialogue appeared. The February 6th comic features the whole gang in the final panel, while the opening panel has a couple of kids and a Dino-like dinosaur as incidental characters.


Dino doesn’t seem to mind having wooden blocks piled on his head in the opening panel on February 13th. The artist fits in a silhouette panel in the top row.


The opening panel of the February 20th cartoon may be the best. I really like the clock and the stones that decorate the name. The jagged panic outlines in the “Oh, no!” are a nice idea, too.


February 27th brings up a nice end panel with a mastodon powering a Bedrock city work crew. Note the silhouette Fred and Pebbles in the third panel in the second row.

As I mentioned with the Yogi comics this month, the source I found with these nice scans has dried up for March. A Flintstones comic post next month may not happen for that and other reasons.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice! Thank you for posting these.

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  2. The Flintstones Sunday page from February 13, 1966 (drawn by Gene Hazelton) is dedicated to Dale Hale, who's an aficionado by tubas...

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  3. I have the original mockup for Feb. 6th from Gene Hazelton. Would anyone know if there is a market for it?

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