Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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    FENRISULFR said, over 4 years ago

    I think Carole is at least trying [in her own bumbling way] to make things interesting. Bringing in a Sixth century Mayan into continuity has potential [but then so did the trained dinos of Earth Two, and the [untrained] stone heads].

    And it is the Sixth century. Seventh wouldn’t begin until the first of the year 601. [Minor point, that.]

    Some might object to Yochi just grabbing Ooola. I don’t defend it, but remember that Mayan culture was not above sacrificing female virgins in bottomless wells—that’s not much support for Mayans believing in equal rights.
    Yochi wasn’t very interested in finding a wife in the first place. He’s only doing it [at this point] because of paternal pressure. “She’ll do,” is within character.
    And Yochi obviously doesn’t really care what she looks like. He’s willing to settle for a woman whose skull has not been flattened from birth [a thing I believe the Mayans were pretty big on].

  2. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 4 years ago

    Use your Cave-Judo, Ooola!!

  3. exturk

    exturk said, over 4 years ago

    Uh, she’s already spoken for? How you plan on getting her back to 600 AD?

  4. exturk

    exturk said, over 4 years ago

    Any chance of a parallel strip, ie Alley Oop Classics, beginning with the first strip and going from there.
    This does not to be a problem with Lil Abner – It’s started at the beginning about ten times so far!

  5. r0sc0e

    r0sc0e said, over 4 years ago

    Yochi must like them chunky. Not a good look for her!

  6. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, over 4 years ago

    Ddn’t I see this yesterday in the Sunday paper?

  7. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    at least the creepy leaves are actually on a tree, making them much less creepy, which is more than i can say for this plot line

  8. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, over 4 years ago

    It doesn’t have to be that way. Many a fine cartoonist (Caniff, Hamlin, Starr, Gray to name a few) were able to use the Sunday to bridge between Saturday and Monday with a Sunday strip that was not simply a repeat of prior events. Alas, the Benders are not fine cartoonists.

  9. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 4 years ago

    What I know of the Mayans is that they were actually American Indians. The American Indians did and most still do, revere their women and wives. They literally worship the ground they walk on and treat them with much T.L.C. I hope the Benders have Yochi respecting Oola with all his heart.

  10. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 4 years ago

    NightGaunt, great info about the auras. Wonder is Dr Dark has an empty black hole of an aura. I wish I could see them, I’ll have to be content trusting the vibes I get from those I meet.

    Yochi is putting quite the hurtful grip on Ooola. She should just give her ‘standard Cave style’ whack!

  11. Timsforgiven

    Timsforgiven GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Another re-run.


    FENRISULFR said, over 4 years ago


    In his mind, the problem is not a matter of when but where. He has no reason to believe he’s not in 600 A.D. [although he might call it something like the year One Reed]. But he is certainly bewildered and at a loss as to what land has such gigantic creatures as that where he now finds himself.


    FENRISULFR said, over 4 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    Yes, and for that matter, there was a time when they were doing a separate Sunday strip. It’s hard to come to any other conclusion than they just decided to throw in the towel on that idea and just have Sunday be a recap and a teaser.

    Let’s not be too hard on them. Jack is within a year, more or less, of being the same age as the strip. He very well might have wanted to keep doing a new strip for Sunday but was just getting too exhausted.

  14. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, over 4 years ago

    billdi… creepy trees abound in China and environs… many look like the animated ones in Fantasia or other Disney scenarios… scary at night x10^n…. the Benders are just ‘easy’

  15. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 4 years ago

    Keep up the good work with the stories, guys.

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