Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    Nice recap.

    Who knows? 2013 should be full of surprises. Despite what certain detractors say, this strip has been rather entertaining.

    Happy new year next weekend!

  2. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmmm…. Didn’t even do a recap of the week… Dinny is OK. Santa Took Doc back to the present. Well, The new Year will tell the tale…

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Mrs. Claus always gets mad at Santa in the summertime. He likes to garden and is always hoeing around.

  4. KennyVon

    KennyVon said, over 3 years ago

    There seems to be a bit of a time stutter… this has all happened at least once in the ‘recent’ past…

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago


    Are you saying that Santa is a rake?
    (See “What is a hoe” on YouTube – Ken Jennings answered with a risqué response)

  6. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 16 “Earth 2 Crisis”(30) 12/30/2012

    Panel One

    Miles away the Mokole (they have their own name for themselves) are examining these strange creatures. For the first time ever they have detected energy waves of a more advanced society. They have traveled their world and have not found anyone more advanced than the Bronze age in technology. They communicate to each other mostly on selected Electro-Magnetic wave lengths.

    Panel Two

    Probing of the minds of those found so far is puzzling too. So many complex thoughts. Desires and images of things and ideas they have found no where else on their planet (Earth 2.)

    Panel Three

    The Elders wish conclave to consider the import of this discovery. Since they don’t need to meet they all communicate from where ever they are at present via EM radiation. They do go to the nearest Cone of Silence where they direct their EM thoughts through antenna that narrows the beam so that only they can hear each other.

    Panel Four

    Back at the mobile group, inside the G.O. Land Master they see on one of the sensor scopes a slightly different frequency narrow and more powerful. “Looks like it might be a pow-ow,” Said Oscar over the comm.

    Panel Four

    “You might be right,” Concluded Lavainge as the compressed sine wave showed intense intercommunication of the Mokole.

  7. Craig66

    Craig66 said, over 3 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    I find the replies entertaining or I would probably not even look at the strip.
    I found where to DL from the beginning to around 2001 and realized how the strip had improved for a long time – then now it is just some folks doing work for $$

  8. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago


    Network television these days! :-)

  9. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    Interesting how the Benders just repeat up till last Tuesday, and ignore Wednesday through Saturday. Do we have to wait till next Saturday to get a new panel?

    @Craig66 – Was the site ilovecomicsarchives,com? I go there often and have downloaded their entire Alley Oop collection from 1934 on. I certainly agree with you. Reading the masterful work of VT Hamlin, followed by Dave Graue, the Benders’ talents don’t even come in a close third.

  10. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago

    So all readers are relics?

  11. j2bears

    j2bears said, over 3 years ago

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. NOT Happy Hollidays please.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago


    David, I tried to go to the site you posted. I found the site vis google
    I believe this is the site you wanted to post

  13. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all It was fun to see Santa
    today one more time before the new year. Last year was
    great, looking forward to the next year of Alley Oop.

  14. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, over 3 years ago


    That’s your comment on today’s strip, that it was fun to see Santa Claus again? You couldn’t have gone back to Monday or Tuesday?

    Firebrand1 – the Carole Bender of posters on this site.

  15. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    I agree though I admire Firebrand1’s enthusiasm for the strip.

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