Heard on All Things Considered. Writer Mark Russell says he's gotten a lot of raised eyebrows in reaction to his version of The Flintstones. Or, as Russell calls it, "the exploitation of animals as free labor, which to me it's like they're the interns of the prehistoric world. And that's on-brand for the year-old writer. Russell says he remembers being horrified as a child by the fact that a camera in the Flintstones' world was a bird whose only purpose in life was to chisel a picture into some rock. Courtesy of DC Entertainment hide caption.
Allyson. Age: 30.
Fred's an Everyman in Russell's Bedrock, a veteran who's haunted by his actions during the "Paleolithic Wars.
Cheyenne. Age: 28.
Yabbadabba-What? These Aren't The Flintstones You Remember
Animals — the unpaid intern labor of Bedrock, according to Mark Russell. Amazon Independent Booksellers. One of the freshest reboots in the world of comic books is based on a kids show that debuted back in the '60s: The Flintstones. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. But a new comic book adaptation keeps the humor, and tackles some heavy themes like capitalism and human frailty. Fred's an Everyman in Russell's Bedrock, a veteran who's haunted by his actions during the "Paleolithic Wars. But this isn't the "modern Stone Age family" you might remember from your childhood.