Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    In case anyone’s wondering, while there are newspapers that carry the Alley Oop daily strip, not many carry the Sunday strip as well. Hence the recap.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 15 “House of the Worm”(116) 11/26/2012

    Panel One

    “Is it going to fire?” Alley asks a bit of desperation in his deep voice.

    Panel Two

    “No, but there is another way we can solve this.” Dr. Tucker told them as the immensity of the ectoplasmic mass rises and spreads out, on the ecto-scopes it is shot through with sparkles and a glow with odd flying ecto-creatures buzzing around. Some of it had manifest solid in their sphere of existence.

    Panel Three

    They set the four segments of the PNE gun down, Alley accidentally hits the discharge button, the end cluster of emitters sparks then a short erratic pulse blasts the heaving ectoplasmic terror. It is shocked by it! (Also a pop happens and more smoke starts coming out of the gun at more points.)

    Panel Four

    Severely agitated the thing shoots up through the ancient mansion smashing wood and termite eaten debris as it blasts out of the roof, three stories up, scattering the moss covered shingles. Just in time for Chief Forest Inspector for the area the accidental cyborg Hank Kimball to drive up in his tricked out forest green HUMVEE. “Golly Gee look at that!” He exclaims to his pet pig who just squeals in surprise an fear.

    Panel Five

    The “worm” is changing itself some more as it prepares to strike like a gigantic cobra, the terminal end of the pseudopod is splitting into thinner tentacles surrounding a circular “mouth” to seize and engulf them.

  3. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, over 3 years ago

    Will he be questioned about his lack of shoes?

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Alley needs to be wearing shoes. But he might get away with it depending. We shall have to wait.

  5. ARF2

    ARF2 said, over 3 years ago

    This actually advances the story beyond the Sunday strip, which had only the fist panel. Usually we would have to wait for Tuesday (at least) for that second panel, with the solution to the problem posed in the first.

  6. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 3 years ago


    Perhaps Ava didn’t have his size. lol

  7. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, over 3 years ago

    He took them off in advance of the metal detector screening.

  8. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    Another day with nothing happening. I used to think that the reason this strip has been so dumbed down was to attract children to read it. Now I don’t think so. Today’s children have such short attention spans, they wouldn’t bother reading a story that moves so slow.

  9. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago

    The story should pick up now. We gotta save the world before 21 Dec.

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder how many people, on December 20th, are going to be camping out on hilltops et cetera, to wait for “the end of the world.”

  11. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    i’m still trying to figure out why alley is blacked out in the first panel. and why the building needs a gazillion pillars. and where is ooola? still in a state of undress in the back seat? the answers are that it’s just the benders being the benders — insulting our intelligence at every turn.

  12. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. Except for possibly San Francisco, if you show up without shoes, you’ll probably be pulled aside and questioned. His bell bottomed pants are
    timeless. For decorum’s sake Ooola no doubt is still in the car changing. Alley probably just pulled the pants over his fur shorts. As usual there is a simple logic that the Benders used.

  13. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    why the dig at sf? i’ve spent time there and have never seen anyone walking around without shoes. and i ask again — where is ooola? we should be able to see her in panel 2 unless she’s flat on the floor. it’s not simple logic from the benders — it’s simpleton logic.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ooola must be staying in the car.

  15. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    The Quincy Herald Whig (Illinois) dropped the strip about 20 – 25 years ago.
    Hooray for the internet.

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