THE JETSONS #6
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Pier Brito, Paul Mounts, and Dave Sharpe
Edited by Joey Cavalieri
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: April 4, 2018
It’s only the end of the world again. The Jetson family (sans George and Rosie) await the destruction of Earth by a meteor, while George finds that he is not nearly as dead as he expected to be last issue.
In the wrap-up of this sci-fi reimagining of the classic cartoon, the mystery of the undersea monsters and the approaching extinction-level rock are revealed, and nothing is as it seemed.
Brito gets to stretch his layout skills a bit in this issue, going from a 14-panel montage of humanity awaiting the end, to large scoping panels showing the epilogue of the tale.
The art is always clear and focused, but Brito does skimp on the backgrounds from time to time. Mounts has a lot of fills to do, dropping in toned colors in panels consisting only of figures.
Mounts adds a lot to the team, bringing a playful array of colors, a nod to the animated original, perhaps.
Sharpe handles the text-heavy book quite well. He flows with the movement within the panels and keeps the pace smooth.
A solid ending to the story, wrapping up threads going all the way back to the first short story in the Flintstones/Booster Gold one-shot last year. Mark it down on your to do list – “Meet George Jetson. His boy, Elroy…”
The Verdict: 8.0/10