Tundrasea said yesterday:“You don’t suppose that you were a less discerning reader, when you were 10, than you are now? Perhaps, your tastes have changed in the intervening decades.”
Although I understand what you’re saying, Friend, the answer is no. I recently read and downloaded the entire collection of Alley Oop strips from the archives at IloveComics.com and believe me when I tell you there is no comparison between the work of V.T. Hamlin and the sorry product of Jack and Carol Bender.
Check it out at http://www.ilovecomixarchive.com/