Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 14 “Dark Trail of Doom”(41) 7/22/12

    Dr. Dark’s soldiers are in Ft. Mitchum to get the Erikon tube to activate his first Repulsar gun for the incipient vampire country to be. Alley Oop is racing to catch up to them who have already gone underground to meet Chet, Oscar and the base soldiers guarding it deep within the “vault.”

    Panel One

    Dr. Dark’s team lead by Iron Palm are in military uniforms of the base! (They had changed so that they can blend in.) Iron Palm had already been on the base under cover before and even helped in the placement of the Erikon tube in its Faraday cage strong room. Anyone who remembers his persona will see who he is now.

    Panel Two

    Only the red lights for emergency were on inside the corridors. Iron Palm’s credentials are as authentic as possible. Could and have fooled many a card reader on the base. (Dr. Dark’s computer hackers are the best in the business. Some even helped in designing the global systems in use now.)

    Panel Three

    Alley makes it past the last of the vehicles, by climbing over them, made difficult by that mammoth that knocked some of them around. The “ftttfttftt!” of the giant bolo firing its antipersonnel weapons is now familiar to him. He and the others earlier had been shown the small winged darts covered with materials that actually make them explode harder. It is designed to break into fragments that can move at the speed of sound ripping up whatever they are lodged in. Even the reanimated can’t survive too well like that! (They need to make hand weapon sized versions for the troops.)

  2. Bob Carver

    Bob Carver said, about 3 years ago

    This criticism of the story is getting a bit strange. So, I want to make two points: 1. Ooola was named for the phrase Ooo-la-la long ago, but I don’t have a reference. It isn’t something Carole just made up. 2. Ooola tells Yochi he’s nice, but have you ever considered that a kidnap victim often lies to the kidnapper?

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Bob Carver

    Sure though in this case it is an abduction only if a ransom is demanded does it become a kidnapping. For now Ooola must look for a means of escape but even so does she remember where the focal point is for the time jump?

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 3 years ago

    @Bob Carver

    Ooola was first introduced in 1933 as Ooola, when she was kidnapped by the Cardiff Giant. We see her dad by their cave with her sister, Lala, crying that she will never see her sister again. Having read the entire Alley Oop strip from 1933 up to the present, I don’t recall her saying before that she was Ooo-la-la. The fact that her name was Ooola and Hamlin showed her sister(only seen in that one panel and never seen again) as Lala is perhaps a clue that Hamlin came up with her name as a play on Ooo-la-la, but it is never actually stated that way.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    No picture yet for today’s version.

  6. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Me too. what gives?


    FENRISULFR said, about 3 years ago


    I’ve been running into that problem over several different comics.

  8. Bob Carver

    Bob Carver said, about 3 years ago

    I found a reference in “Weird Texas: Your Travel Guide to Texas’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets” which describes the strip’s creation in Iraan by Hamlin. It says, "… his dishy girlfrient Ooola (as in “Ooo-la-la”). And, I found an article in the Laredo (TX) Times from September 1, 1935 that referred to Ooola as “Ooo-la-la”, so the reference definitely has a history behind it.

    Semantic gymnastics between “kidnapper” and “abductor”—-you knew what I meant.

  9. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You go, Oola! Kick his butt!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Just problems at gocomics. Just let them know about this as I have. Last one under “help.”

  11. oscarboom

    oscarboom said, about 3 years ago

    You know, I’ve heard the story about ooola having a sister Lala several times, only at this forum. I’ve searched and searched for the panel with her in it. I;ve got book collections of strips from 1933 and on, I’ve got photocopies, I’ve searched ilovecomix. Can’t find it. If it is true, could someone give me the date thiat panel was published. I have my doubts.

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all Go comics for today are not displaying strips. Fortunately Yahoo comics is for Alley Oop
    For today Ignorance of how to get a wife makes Ooola angry.
    Thanks for the information given Wootietoot and Bob

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I second the thanx for Bob Carver & Wootietoot.

  14. Checquers

    Checquers said, about 3 years ago

    Am I the only one who can’t see any strips today?

  15. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago


    Another reason why we need somebody to do the complete Alley Oop. That and the fact that it is one of great strips of all time. Makes you wonder if it is ever going to happen when Brenda Starr and the Cisco Kid have begun but still no word on Alley.

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