Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. AnonymousUser

    AnonymousUser said, about 5 years ago

    I hope this story is not going into oil → greed thing because it’s totally impractical to consider transporting oil from another planet.

  2. James

    James said, about 5 years ago

    Really, Oscar?

  3. Florchi

    Florchi said, about 5 years ago

    Oscar was offered ten million dollars to set up drilling operations on Earth 2 (see May 14 strip). However, I agree that it would be impractical to transport the oil to Earth 1.

  4. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, about 5 years ago

    Well, see, you just build a pipeline from Earth 2 to Earth 1, straight through the Sun. Hey, it’s a comic strip, so they can do anything they want!

  5. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, about 5 years ago

    They have time travel and warp drive. They should be able to build a fleet of interplanetary tankers.

  6. beenthere240

    beenthere240 said, about 5 years ago

    We’ve discussed the interplanetary pipeline weeks ago — it follows the path of the earth’s orbit.

  7. spirit2002

    spirit2002 said, about 5 years ago

    Next thing you know, oil rigs will be popping up all over the place there.

  8. Eric Alder

    Eric Alder said, about 5 years ago

    Oh no, not this strip too! Sheesh! We get it already! Oil = Greed = War = Evil Quit spoiling comics with the neo-political morality sermons and get back to doing what comics are meant to do: Entertain us! If we wanted another depressing reality check, we’d just turn on the news!

  9. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    @Eric Alder

    I agree. —-unless they can make some ridiculous (apolitical) satire out of it!

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 5 years ago

    Get that fire going under the pot of oil so we can have some good Alley and Oscar wings. Bring the hot sauce!

  11. Ghretighoti

    Ghretighoti said, about 5 years ago

    @AnonymousUser

    I can think of a sneaky way to transport oil from Earth 2 to Earth 1: Use Doc Wonmug’s time machine and open a portal to a time just six months before. In six months, Earth 2 and Earth 1 just swap places. For the Benders and Doc it should be a piece o’ cake.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, about 5 years ago

    Oil already during the dino era?

  13. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, about 5 years ago

    Gee, I didn’t know the Benders were environmentalists: Earth 2 is a Utopia until they discover oil.
    Bet they haven’t got Global Warming there!

  14. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    @exturk

    Oil formation on Earth doesn’t involve dinosaurs – and both earths are presumably the same age, since Doc Wonmug’s spaceship left Earth in the present (or something close to), and Earth 2 just happens to have dinosaurs, and human Moovian counterparts (but dinos and humans coexist at some point in Earth’s past in the Oop universe anyway). Earth’s oil began forming around 400 million years ago, long before dinosaurs, as plankton and algae remains accumulated at the bottoms of seas and lakes – since it takes at least ~100 million years for oil to form. Much of the earth’s oil already likely existed or was forming by the time dinosaurs came along.

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