One part The Flintstones and one part Battle of the Planets (with the naming conventions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), the comic evokes warm memories of 1980s/ 1990s Saturday morning cartoons. Constructively speaking, the idea of character is at the heart of the book, and Weiser takes great care to put the personalities of his cast before all else.
Boldly going where no cro-magnons have gone before, the prehistoric cast are introduced methodically at the start of the book. This mammoth (get it?) 47-page section resembles a first issue of a comic series in purpose, neatly providing an origin story and introduction to the futuristic world the characters inhabit. The story opens with Washington (the tribe’s leader) showing an intergalactic business-creature (think Jabba the Hutt in a suit) around “The Wheel”, the 2001-inspired space-station that they call home. It is explained that the station’s chief, Professor Albert Casimir, as part of a sociological experiment, plucked seven cave-people from the dawn of time. Educating and re-socialising the early-humans, they now live, quite willingly, with him, serving as the station’s crew and functioning largely as a family.