Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 4 years ago

    Hoo boy!

    Everybody’s getting into the act!

    C’mon, you two, let Alley play!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 15 “House of the Worm”(93) 11/3/2012

    Panel One

    They are now ready to go down again into the unplumbed depths of the under-cellar of this ancient Dutch edifice. Equipment ready they move down the stone steps into the eerie yellow lighting.

    Panel Two

    The Outsider knows they are on his level in the musty dank air. He as yet sees no reason to be seen by them, even the archaic one who touches his mind like a gnat buzzing his rotten brow.

    Panel Three

    Something lumbered by him, its “head” brushing the rafters and dusty cobwebs, the doctor’s crowning achievement, still alive after all these years living off of red eyed mutant brown rats the size of small pigs that scurry and usually raid cemeteries from underneath. A nasty lot that leave creatures like him and ghouls alone.

    Panel Four

    “I wish I knew the layout of this place.” Dr. Tucker said following behind Alley who is hefting the ghost blasting gun main section.

    “What is that up ahead!” The tall and slim Baroness said from behind Lavainge. What indeed?

  3. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, almost 4 years ago

    Finders, keepers. lol

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, almost 4 years ago

    So much for finding the time travel button (that’s the one that Oop used to go back to Moo with Lola that disappeared from around his neck when he arrived in Moo). The “amulet”.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

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

    The thick latex ball must have been hard to hold by that pterodactyl. I wonder if they have rubber trees millions of years ago in Alley Oop land?

  6. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 4 years ago

    It seems to me that, way back in the beginning of the Alley Oop strip, the theory which most people had was that Moo was really pre-historic Texas – about the same place where V.T. Hamlin worked for a company which discovered a whole bunch of dinosaur bones when they were excavating a job site. So I don’t think there were rubber trees or even cocoa trees there. Although it is hard to tell what else might have been in pre-historic Texas during the time when Alley and gang were hanging out there. My folks knew some farmers, Ernie and Viola Fick, who lived around Oakley, Kansas and they began to dig up a whole lot of fossils in the midst of their farming. A lot of the fossils were for huge, pre-historic sharks. So, at one time, the area around Oakley, Kansas, was the bottom of an ocean! You can Google Fick Fossil and History Museum and read all about it. Ernie and Viola Fick did not have much education – Viola only had an 8th grade education and Ernie had only gone to high school. However, when major archaeologists began to take an interest in the Fick family’s “hobby,” the townspeople became so supportive that they eventually created the museum to house some of the Fick family’s “labor of love.” Of course, to hear Texan’s tells it, EVERYTHING which is important in the entire world originated in Texas – so, perhaps, it IS possible that rubber trees and cocoa originated in Texas – then moved down into South America!

  7. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Estrelita Phillips

    As far as I can tell plate tectonics is the same in Alley;’s world as in ours. It is just in the prehistoric part of life that is different. I figured a way to have it with the oddities of life like humans, more primitive humans and dinosaurs live together before all the dinos disappear and are replaced with the mega mammals.

  8. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    Can somebody please jog my memory? When did we last see the amulet? Why didn’t Oop have it on when he traveled to 6th century Mesoamerica? Why did he take it off?

  9. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    On December 15, 2011, Alley and Lola zinged back to Moo via the amulet. But when they got to Moo, the amulet was never seen again. The Benders just didn’t bother drawing it, I guess. It just simply has not been seen since. Can somebody else shed some light onto this mystery?

  10. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Only the Benders should know for sure, but I doubt it.

  11. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I know I’m going overboard here but:
    This strip is probably based on a “Biblical” model that posits a “young (created about 4000 BCE) earth” scenario. So, yes, early (pre-biblical-flood) humans lived along side dinosaurs (or so the creationists will tell you). But, besides that, Alley Ooop’s world bears no likeness to “our” world. It doesn’t need to; it’s a cartoon world! And, neither, I suspect, does the Biblical world.

  12. r0sc0e

    r0sc0e said, almost 4 years ago

    Alley didn’t know what a ball was or how to play with it but they do?
    Wouldn’t their first thought on examining it be, ‘Oh, a fresh Pterodactyl egg!’ then try and cook?

  13. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all That ball is doing controlled bounces now. I guess the uneven edges got worn off.

  14. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course there were rubber trees back in Moo. Remember the ants carrying them off? Ooop(s) there goes another rubber tree plant.

  15. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, almost 4 years ago


    I mentioned that a couple days ago. Somehow it disappeared when they ZANGED! back to Moo. the Sunday December 18 recap shows him using it to go to Moo and in the next panel, it’s gone. He didn’t have it when Ooola and him went to Mayaland. That was some mystery camera-like device. When they got back, he said he needed to go go try to fix that time wormhole at the X. And now Oop says he needs to find the amulet to get back to Wonmug.
    The usual inconsistencies.

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