Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 23 hours ago


    Again Guz has a point there!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 22 “Dark Threat for Tomorrow” (348) 2/11/2016 Thursday

    Alley’s Team, Information dump 3

    After losing the Ho Láo Tao to the Black Lodge and its fiendish leader, the vampire Baron Felix Mommery von Clace, our heroes return to their base to rest up for the next mission, and find out what it is they will be fighting against. Mona is very cross with Bai ze on holding it back. (She had an idea when they visited that “Lucky Cow” restaurant in the little town called Orchid Bay, the peculiar way the people were acting.

    Bai ze continues his explanatory lecture; “Now the Devourer(s) is the Quilphoth corresponding to the Sephiroth Chesed on the Kabbala Tree of Life.”+
    “Just get to the point Bai ze, for the last time spill it of I will do your job for you.” Mona said very forcefully and she seemed larger somehow even though no one could tell you how that was possible without any apparent change to her self in any way. Bai ze actually looked startled, maybe even a little bit afraid.

    “Celestial beings came out of the formation of the universe, intelligences of pure energy. They took to various parts of the growing universe to experiment. One such world was Earth. Sometimes they would come in groups to experiment, others just one. Anyway one of them created beings that were in a word, hungry and intelligent and nearly unkillable. They were so dangerous that after creating them said celestial being removed them and placed them in a singularly low vibration dimension. One that cannot be entered in the usual way. The Shoggulu are black to deep purple entities of no fixed shape though in the old books they were reputed to be black beings with cat’s heads…”

  3. LoboGrande

    LoboGrande said, about 23 hours ago

    The dynamic to understand here is Guz … Guz is a simple man … Guz wants good things for EVERYONE … Guz wants good things for all of Moo’s denizens … and Guz wants the same for all of Lem’s denizens, as well … What can I say? … Deep down, Guz is a humanitarian … Guz wants the best for HIMSELF, of course, too … but Guz’ dirty little secret is he also wants the best for his only peer, ol’ Tunk … Ironically, the only true obstacle to Guz getting EVERYTHING he wants is ol’ Tunk himself … thus, the paradox … THIS was the dynamic VT Hamlin created between Guz and Tunk … Dave Graue kept the dynamic alive … and Carole has grasped that torch with both hands … what we are witnessing is Carole being true to the roots of this strip … Anyone that TRUELY LOVES the Alley Oop strip, with all of it’s glorious history, should be enjoying this … What we are seeing this week is a big part of why I and I assume YOU, love this strip … it’s TIMELESS

  4. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 18 hours ago

    Good Morning Benders and readers of Alley Oop.
    Interesting before doing any actions Guz is trying to talk
    with Tunk about himself Guz has trusted Tunk in the past to
    do what he promised and he has been proven untrustworthy.
    Moo has a constitution but it’s worthless without the ruling
    person following it. It didn’t protect the Moovians when Moo
    was invaded and no one was there to protect the people.
    Unlike Tunk whose people him out of fear of punishment
    and lie to avoid said punishments, Guz’s people trust him
    to do what he says and to protect Moo. In this Guz has failed. He needs to punish Tunk to show he is worthy.
    The Benders are presenting some worthy thoughts No actions yet but this is the Bender style
    Have a great day

  5. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 18 hours ago

    “I trust you as far as I can throw you, and I’m thinking of throwing you back in the water”

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 17 hours ago

    Morning, Oop Fans.

    Yesterday I predicted that for the rest of the week, we’re going to just watch these two lunkheads throw barbs back and forth at each other. It looks like that’s exactly what’s happening. Today we have two panels, one of which is talking heads, and the entire dialog contains a total of only 26 words. Let’s see how long Carole can drag this boring conversation out.

  7. maverick1usa

    maverick1usa said, about 16 hours ago

    Guz should not ask that because Tunk has never kept his word on anything Oopsters.

  8. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 15 hours ago

    A.O. needs Tunk. If there were no Tunk, the authors would have to invent him. And he’s not particularly competent, so better the Tunk you know than the one you don’t.

  9. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, about 15 hours ago

    And it should be remembered that the strategically correct thing for Tunk to have done was to have killed or blinded Guz, which he did not do.

  10. jrgwave

    jrgwave said, about 15 hours ago

    What we have going on this week is not at all story telling; it is just a bunch of vapid dialog. This Tunk/Guz confrontation could have been handled in a couple 3-panel dailies with the other days prepping for a new story line. This is an example of why I find the Sunday-driven construct to be so unacceptable—lots of daily stuff has to be just throw-away.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Seems to me it is time to dethrone Tunk and put a new character in its place. Remember that Tunk wasn’t always king of Lem.

  12. capt mutt

    capt mutt GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Some very interesting commentary today, not just on the interactions and dynamics of the characters but of the ethics of the Benders as well. I think a temporary removal of Tunk is in order but as MeGoNow said: “Better the Tunk you know than the one you don’t.”

  13. brucewayne25

    brucewayne25 said, about 13 hours ago


    The dynamic to understand here is Guz … Guz is a simple man … Guz wants good things for EVERYONE .. .. etc

    . . . well said.

  14. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, about 12 hours ago

    Why is Tunk still wearing a crown and Gus isn’t?

  15. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, about 12 hours ago

    Oh yes, this comic is taking “baby steps” towards the recap this coming Sunday.

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