Yes there is a Flintstones comic to answer your first question.
Released by DC Comics as a ‘realistic’ reboot of the beloved cartoon, it’s a flashback to the ‘gay old time’ of Bedrock.
And just like the cartoon, which was a smart take on The Honeymooners, it’s a little bit more clever than your average graphic novel.
In one issue, Fred meets with friends Adam and Steve near the local bar Homo Erectus. (Too on the nose? Maybe? Just a little.)
Fred and Wilma then go and attend the marriage of Adam and Steve. Shortly afterwards, he’s asked why he cares about the rights of the ‘non-breeders’.
This is an illustration of the Gay Uncle theory. It suggests people evolved to be gay to ensure the safety and future of the society, tribe or family. If a parent was killed or died or just wasn’t there to look after them, then the gay uncle or aunt was there to continue providing food, shelter and anything else to the vulnerable children.
The Flintstones series by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh and Chris Chuckry is available monthly. The strips come from issue #4, which is out now.
And just for old times’ sake…