Tuesday, August 10, 2010

THE FLINTSTONES No. 17, March 1964

It’s Yabba Dabba Do time! No. 17's cover was done by Harvey Eisenberg with interior story art by Pete Alvarado.

Pete Alvarado played in the bigs and, in the animation and cartooning league, he batted well above .300 season after season throughout his long and legendary career.

As an animator, Mr. Alvarado worked for Disney (where he recieved two Academy Awards for Best Short Subject), MGM, UPA, DePatie-Freleng, Hanna-Barbera; and many other studios. In concert with his animation work, he began doing comics for Western Publishing in the late 1940s drawing characters from Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, and Walter Lantz studios. Mr. Alvarado passed away in 2003.

For a fine article by writer, Mark Evanier, posted on the occasion of Mr. Alvarado's passing, just click HERE.

14 comments:

  1. I love the Flintstones. Thanks for the post. (I wasn't able to get page one of the Ice Age story to open up big.)

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  2. KW: I've been singing the Flintstones themesong all day! Try that page now - it should be OK.

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  3. So awesome! I'd love me some vintage Flintstones comics! As a kid, it seemed like the comics were so much more adventurous and suspenseful than the TV shows. Thanks for posting it!!

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  4. I never bought too many Flintstones comics from Dell or Gold Key. Don't know why. I loved the shows on TV. Probably because I was spending increasingly more money on super-hero stuff. Nice issue.

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  5. i have been a fan of THE FLINTSTONES since it premiered, when i was three years old, i have a good collection of stuff from the Fredandbarneyzoic period but not this comic book, i'd love a copy, Thanks fopr posting!!!
    :o)

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  6. Darrin, Gary, and Steve: All three of you love the Flintstones TV show. That makes all four of us!! The Flintstones was my favorite show when I was a kid. The Ann Margrock story was based on one of my favorite episodes.

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  7. Man, I had forgotten how beautiful those Flintstones comics could be. Nice!

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  8. I love them when I was a kid, and i still love them now that I'm grown up, they are classical cartoon series that you would never forget.

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  9. The central story on this issue from The Flintstones (drawn by Pete Alvarado), was mirrored on the episode from the 4th season (1963-64) of the series, Ann-Margrock Presents, which brings a special appearance of Ann-Margret (on the animated format).

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    1. And I'm now listening to an Ann-Margret's song which she recorded in the disco era: Love rush (1979).

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  10. I remembered the part with Fred's beatnik nephew, but I didn't remember it being in the same story with Ann Margrock. I do remember her appearance on the TV show, though.

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  11. Can any of you help me find some more flintstones and bondie stuff online(For Free)
    They kind of are vintage now and quite expensive and there are no such comics available with that level of comedy quality for me to read...Thanks in advance to any help

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  12. Abdullah: Here is a pretty good source for vintage comics - Maybe not Flintstones and Blondie, but plenty of good other stuff:
    http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/

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