Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 15 “House of the Worm”(87) 10/28/2012

    Panel One

    Gen. Mann sends some Air Force to retrieve them. He also got NCIS agent Nobu McCarthy from the Sun Shine task force tracking down Dr. Dark, because she knows and worked with both Oop and Dr. Avril. They’ll meet up at the Maine, Bangor Airport. Dexter told him they met with a Dr. Tyler Tucker flying in from England.

    Panel Two

    “We’d better find them soon,” General Mann said to himself in his office.

    Panel Three

    At the 17th century Dutch mansion in Maine called “House of the Worm,” a treasure trove of artifacts have been set before our ghost killers. They are going through it now.

    Two of them were examining the two small metallic sculptures. They were made of some unidentified blueish metal, very light but strong. A barrel shape divided into five slightly bulging segments that run from the top of the edge of the barrel to the bottom of it. On each end are a set of five flat triangular tentacles. At the widest mid line of the barrel springing from the lines between segments of the body is a long thin tentacles ending in a branch of five then five again. Also what appears to be five lidless eyes in the center of each of the bulging segments between the slender branching tentacles.

    Panel Four

    “The workmanship is uncanny in its exactitude.Wish I had a microscope to scan it.” Dr. Lavainge Avril says as she looked it over from every angle possible. “No Pacific islanders or anyone else worked in metal till recently. Even then it isn’t common.”

    “True, notice there is no stamp on it of lot number or even signature. Unless you want to count these strange regular markings around where the piece was connected to something else. See, right here.” Dr. Tucker pointed with a long boney white finger.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Typical retread of the entire week for those who only see it on Sundays. Nothing really new except Ooola gave Alley a job above his pay grade. “Fix the time portal.”

  3. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, not everybody gets the weekday strip as NG49 pointed out.

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, almost 4 years ago


    However, the Sunday Only readers missed out on the ZANG! this time. lol

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    You are right! I missed it and it was right in front of me.

  6. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago


    People keep saying this but in the 21st century, I don’t believe it. Can you name one paper that carries only the daily?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    The Houston Chronicle only carries “Prince Valiant” and " Dennis the Menace" on Sundays.

  8. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    What’s a newspaper?

  9. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, almost 4 years ago

    Back when I didn’t have computers or internet (way back in the dark ages! ha!) I usually only bought the Sunday edition. It used to really irk me when important bits of the story were only in the weekday editions and were not repeated in the Sunday edition.

  10. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, almost 4 years ago

    … of the newspaper, that is. Of course.

  11. Keeper 98

    Keeper 98 said, almost 4 years ago

    @ Night_Gaunt49 – As far as I know “Prince Valiant” doesn’t have a daily edition for the strip. The weekend strip is the only one available. Unlike “Dennis the Menace” which does run daily during the week whether or not a particular paper chooses to buy and publish it.

  12. William Neubert

    William Neubert said, almost 4 years ago


    I believe Prince Valiant is only a weekly now anyway.

  13. June M. Moffatt

    June M. Moffatt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And this is why Alley and Ooola will never get married. He’d have to take her along on all his dangerous adventures, and she’d just get in the way….!

  14. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Keeper 98

    the example of dennis the menace doesn’t work because it’s not a strip with continuing story arcs. it’s a daily joke (well sort of) strip.

    the benders’ approach is simply the laziest (and lamest) way to handle Sunday strips — stringing together the previous week’s panels. Compare that to the way staton and curtis handle dick tracy — actually there’s no comparison. there’s actually effort and creativity involved every day with DT.

  15. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all Now Sunday is the summary
    day instead of Monday . I read the comics I’m interested in,
    these days on the internet. 20 years ago I used to
    buy 3 non local papers to read on Sunday. Now i read just 1
    local paper on Sunday. The best paper for comics, in California, used to be the LA Times. Since I didn’t read the
    daily paper, I enjoyed the strips that did summaries on Sunday so it doesn’t bother me. For a once a week strip
    Prince Valiant was best.
    A thought, you can’t compare strip artists each is unique.
    Except for a few items I have mentioned in the past, I like
    enjoy the Benders work with Alley Oop. I also enjoy Dick
    Tracy. Apples and Oranges Same is true with Luann,
    Gasoline Alley, and Liberty Meadows (in reruns).

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