Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 16 “Earth 2 Crisis”(2) 12/2/2012

    Panel One

    After the 17th Century Dutch mansion, the most haunted in the country if not the world was destroyed and cleansed of its ectoplasmic inhabitance, Alley Oop and Dr. Lavainge Avril are whisked back to Bangor Airport and are taken on a military flight to Green Light base and the portal project to Earth 2. NCIS agent Nobu McCarthy doesn’t know anymore than what she was told. So they ate and slept as they flew across the country to where an anxious General Mann is waiting for them. He’s on his tenth cigar now. He had stopped until this.

    Panel Two

    Dr. Dark has many spy eyes, one had been following Nobu McArthy so it just switched to following both of them on the plane. There are more at the base, even on Earth 2. His tentacles spread far and wide even to somewhere under Egypt where that strange being went via some kind of dimensional access. He’s got the computing power and eyes to scan the data. Something the Americans don’t quite have yet. Just a huge storage facility in Utah but most of it isn’t looked at for years if every. What a waste. He may help them out if he sees a need for it. But it could blow back big time should the fickle almost empire change their minds. His vampire allies would not like to be on the pointed end of the mightiest military on the planet. (He could help those who want to make the USA into a full empire and well on the way to reaching it without him, if they will join with him and Belo-Rada that is.)

    Panel Three

    We go back a week to operation Green Light as the initial materials have been brought through to set up the beginnings of the U.S. military/TexComm beachhead. Their permanent foot hold on an alien planet even if it is a parallel world. But one with a vastly different history from our own.

    Panel Four

    For supply purposes and the want of the military the portal is now many times larger. So it also draws more power to operate and it means it is open for shorter periods because of it. Doctor Wonmug with Ava as his executive assistant watch as large trucks and other equipment are
    passed through the glowing ring of energy as they pass through millions of miles to Earth 2. One thing that is immediately noticed is the oxygen content is a bit higher by 3%. Takes some adjusting. Also there is a greater fire danger because of it.

    Panel Five

    Wonmug also has two in liazon from the military (both Marine and Air Force) and from TexComm to bother him. Ava helps but she is out numbered. The green of the Marines and the blue of the Air Force with the dark blue an beige of TexComm are all over the base keeping things going and moving to and from Earth 2. For the moment it is top secret but soon the president will reveal it to the world as per the deal with TexComm one of the largest in the communication/energy/military/IndAg industries in the world. It practically owns Texas, it does own the newly reunified Congo and it shows on their new flag!

  2. David53

    David53 said, over 3 years ago

    should I be bored? It must be just me. I really feel sad.

  3. Johnny Robo

    Johnny Robo said, over 3 years ago

    i guess ill skip monday, then…

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 3 years ago

    Yep Ooola, asking nicely and saying Please should get you through security in a snap. lol

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    Someone else pointed out the real problem with this situation yesterday. Under normal circumstances, Security would have taken the entire party in for questioning, not just one person. Ooola and Ava would not have been left outside, they would have been taken into custody as well as Oop.

  6. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Have you noticed any of the Benders storytelling to make any sense at all?

  7. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Sadly, this is all we get from the Benders. Boring and slow, boring and slow, boring and slow. Then slightly interesting. Then back to boring and slow.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

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


    Your point is correct but that would add complication and the Benders won’t quite go that far. But then this is Alley Oop and for them this is complicated enough.

  9. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The last panel will be repeated Monday except that Ava’s note will read: Help! I’m being held captive in the Alley Oop cartoon strip!! Call the Police, now!!

  10. r0sc0e

    r0sc0e said, over 3 years ago

    I really like the warning sign in the last panel. That brought a chill up my spine and a yawn to my lips.

  11. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 3 years ago

    Good grief people! If you dislike a strip that much why, oh why do you come back day after day to leave such nasty comments. That would be like watching a television show day after day that you really found disgusting and then complaining about it. It’s simple really. Just don’t read this strip. Take it out of your queue. Skip over it and get over it.


    ABADABA said, over 3 years ago


    But we’re really expecting change.

  13. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all Ava’s note should have given a little more information as Doc Wonmug cannot use
    the note as proof he needs to be released on his own recognizance to deal to a threat in the space-time continuum.
    When the laughter stops the questioning will continue.
    The plot continues to move forward to Dec 21 the winter
    solstice.and the last day on the Mayan Calendar.
    To @Redhead55 just sit back and enjoy the comic If the critics don’t like the comic, thats just curdles in their coffee.
    Have a great winter day!

  14. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, over 3 years ago

    Redhead55: You are right on the money IMHO. There’s cadre of ‘readers’ who seem to think that Alley shouldn’t change with time or artists… I guess they haven’t, and find it disturbing that the world around them changes constantly… they seem to want “tradition”.. and THAT is a social anchor, as illustrated by the Middle East.

  15. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, over 3 years ago


    By golly. Here’s a person who believes like me. People have a right to their beliefs, but when it’s the same people making nasty comments day after day it gets old and disturbing. Perhaps if the Benders would quit and no one else took over the strip the situation would get better.

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