Monday, April 3, 2017

Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special #1

One of a handful of special one-off crossover issues, Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special #1 takes Booster Gold back to Bedrock in search of the original cause of a current alien invasion (unaware that his actions will actually put the dominoes in motion). It's good to see Booster back, even if it is only in an unusual one-shot like this. Thankfully the character has reverted back to his pre-New 52 costume (complete with yellow pants), but sadly his Elvis collar has still left the building.

As for the inhabitants of Bedrock, the Flinstones are nearly unrecognizable. Far from the design of the original cartoon, artist Rick Leonardi attempts to draw all the inhabitants of Bedrock as people you might meet around any corner of the DCU. It's a little disconcerting.

Equally odd is the comic's back-up story involving the re-imagined Jetsons who, once again, bare little resemblance to the TV characters from whom they take their name. If you, like me, are picking up the comic for some wacky Booster Gold action, you should have fun. If you are hoping for recognizable versions of the Hanna-Barbara cartoons, however, you will likely be disappointed. For fans.

[DC, $4.99]

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