Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 4 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. Jogger2

    Jogger2 said, about 4 years ago

    Will he be questioned about his lack of shoes?

  3. ARF2

    ARF2 said, about 4 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.

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, about 4 years ago

    Perhaps Ava didn’t have his size. lol

  5. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, about 4 years ago

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

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 4 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.

  7. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, about 4 years ago

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

  8. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 4 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.”

  9. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 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.

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 4 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.

  11. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 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.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, about 4 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

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

  13. exturk

    exturk said, about 4 years ago


    Just like Dec. 31, 999 AD when everyone turned the farm animals loose, went to church to await midnight and the end of the world.
    Along about Jan 02, 1000 they went out, brought the farm animals back in, and went back to business as usual.

  14. Carlo Coratelli

    Carlo Coratelli said, about 4 years ago

    Good story, until now.

  15. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 4 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    I’ve asked this before but can anybody name a paper that carries only the daily. Any? For many, many years the Sunday was a separate story, which is what it should be if all they are going to do is cut and paste some of the previous week’s “work”. What the Benders are doing is just plain lazy.

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