Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 4 years ago

    I assume Doc might have had second thoughts about the whole time travel souvenir thing at some point.

  2. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 4 years ago

    Yes, I also recall Oop having a hand in a few historical things that might have changed history. In fact, just the fact that Oop and Oscar interacted with people in the past would have in itself been some sort of history change. Of course, we’re talking about a comic here, not real life. lol

  3. Craig66

    Craig66 said, about 4 years ago

    Does time go?
    Interesting notion.

  4. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, about 4 years ago

    Time travel:
    everything can be possible, but this one no.

    Why ?
    Very simple: we already saw time travellers…

    Also, think at the religous troubles the time travels can lead on…

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 4 years ago

    Interestingly, in all the years that Alley Oop has been time traveling, I can’t recall a single instance where either Hamlin or Graue dealt with the conventional time travel paradoxes usually encountered in science fiction.

  6. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, about 4 years ago

    For an entertaining book that really does an exhaustive exploration of all the paradoxes, try “To Say Nothing of the Dog,” by Connie Willis, She also wrote a somewhat darker one entitled “The Doomsday Book.” Both are very good.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    I may be old, but I don’t remember 1857 very well.

  8. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 4 years ago

    Does time move, or do we move through it?
    And then there are possibilities, and then also probabilities. How would those affect events?
    If we do manage to “travel” to another point in time, would we lose control over that travel? Could or would there be unforeseen consequences with disastrous results?

  9. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, about 4 years ago


    David – I don’t remember them ever addressing that issue either. I think Hamlin always thought of “time travel” as a great adventure and a wonderful way to add interest to his strip. He sure made it work.

  10. Chronos Z. Wonderpig

    Chronos Z. Wonderpig said, about 4 years ago

    Ok – when da Benders gonna explain how & why Yochi time traveled to Moo and why OOP & Oola time traveled to Yochi’s place??

  11. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “But recent events suggest that time travel is possible. For one thing the equations say time can go backwards just as easily.”
    Depends on which, or whose equations, doesn’t it? Besides, equations (Math in general) are just tools, not casual agents. Equations neither cause time to exist nor control which way time progresses or stop time. It would be like a plumber worshiping his/her pipe wrench thinking that the pipe wrench was the cause of why houses exist and have plumbing in the first place. Having been in the Math teaching business I know how Math was – and still is – literally worshiped by some instructors to the point that they really believed Math was the underlying cause of the universe. Some physicists have thought this way about Math and some still think this way, but it’s totally illusory.

  12. SnapperJack

    SnapperJack GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I thought Wonmug once said something along the line that the nature of the time machine made it impossible to make any real changes in history.

  13. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    time exists as a convenient invention of mankind, so comic and science fiction writers can bend it any they want. it’s fun but the universe doesn’t care.

  14. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 4 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. Lets see Sunday is now a recap of the week but if new material is added to the recap
    then Monday is a recap of the new materials. There is a
    reason why Dr Wonmug gave Alley a warning on not
    bringing back objects from the times periods he visited.
    L Sprague DeCamp thought the time stream was flexible
    so small changes could be made but who’s to say what a
    significant time alteration is especially with multiple time
    machines now.

  15. exturk

    exturk said, about 4 years ago

    Anyone else remember the commercial where someone was being sent back to the past – but due to an oversight he had a can of Pepsi in his hand? And suddenly, the Coca Cola building immediately crumbled?

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