Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

Comments (37) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 15 “House of the Worm”(74) 10/15/12

    Panel One

    Dr. Jones runs a simple search and comes up with the likely locations for “House of the Worm” and prints it out and gets it to Gen. Mann as fast as possible. Dexter hasn’t seen the General this way since Alley and Lola got lost on that alien planet for several days, months ago.

    Panel Two

    The final assembly is made then checks on the equipment and very soon they will all go hunting for things that go bump, grab and alter reality in the night.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    No surprises today, except when did Wonmug care about moving things in time? Remember when he sent Alley for some R and R in 1857 Mississippi?

  3. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

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

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 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

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago


    But recent events suggest that time travel is possible. For one thing the equations say time can go backwards just as easily.

  6. Craig66

    Craig66 said, over 2 years ago

    Does time go?
    Interesting notion.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Cause always precedes effect. Now if it was reversed it would be effect precedes cause.

  8. Miles Hoffmann

    Miles Hoffmann GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Now we can see it if those two take those items forward to the future, but return to their past : OOP discovers rubber, and OOOLA plants the cocoa beans.

  9. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, over 2 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…

  10. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 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.

  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, over 2 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.

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

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

  13. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 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?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Time as a condition of existence since time must be an element of it. It isn’t a separate condition.

    In one of my stories I’m writing the time traveling Octopodes have little fear of changing their past since they go back so far they have come to the conclusion that any minor variant would be lost over the significant time. Right or wrong that is how they operate in their search for other intelligent species to meet. Like 235 million years in their past to our time.

  15. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, over 2 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.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (22).