Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 4 years ago

    Hugpouncies to all Alley Oop fans!

  2. David53

    David53 said, almost 4 years ago

    oops the dino accidentally ate some, only in the comics..

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    Amazing!! The plot actually advanced on a Sunday!
    The T-Rex didn’t sneeze in the Saturday strip, remember.

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, almost 4 years ago


    Well, of course the Wizer hadn’t thrown the powder in it’s face Saturday.

  5. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, almost 4 years ago

    Usually,, the last one or two images in the Sunday Strip comes from the next Monday strip.

    So, nothing new. BUT, I am awaiting to be Tuesday (at most) to know what the dyno ‘have’…

  6. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The T-Rex seems to have grown since Saturday.

  7. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. Wizer doesn’t say Bless you when a dinosaur sneezes. He really has no manners. The T-Rex is angry so wants to bit his head off, not eat him, as Wizer is old with not much meat on him.

  8. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    it might be fun if rexie sneezed the potion right back at wizer…

  9. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @William Bednar

    Perspective. Look it up.

  10. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 4 years ago

    The little black “thing” is this world’s version of “a free puppy!” So, is it FiFi? Rex? Slick?
    Only it’s owner is coming to collect it, and then be amazed that these Earth2-ians can see them!

  11. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago


    Sneezing is the body’s way of expelling something from your system, not absorbing it. This story remains really dub.

  12. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago

    I did it. I’ve read through the complete backlog which starts with the end of Dave Graue’s reign. It was painful, which is why it took me so long. Don’t get me wrong – I love comic strips. I could easily read 10 years of On Stage, Mickey Mouse, Terry & the Pirates. Pogo, the Spirit, Captain Easy – no problem, because they are so fun to read. But here – bad story after bad story with art nearly as poor. Where you would hope to see development and improvement, there is none. Gaping holes in logic and continuity, unfinished story lines, characters not true to form, lack of humor and pacing, banal dialogue – sadly, it’s all there. Once one of the great comic strips is worse than banal under the control of the Benders. Very sad.

  13. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago

    I did notice some changes during the Bender years. Everything suggests that they put less and less effort into the strip. The stories became longer but less involved. The characters’ dialogue shrank. The standard daily strip shrank from three to two panels per day. Jack added things like the so-called “creepy leaves” to fill background space. Characters more often spoke with their arms completely extended for no other reason than to “eat up” about 1/4 to 1/3 of a panel. The Sunday strip became just a cut-and-paste of the past weeks’ strips. Sequences were often dragged out infinitum. The Benders clearly are not up to the demands of producing an entertaining comic strip and should bow out as gracefully as possible.

  14. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m sorry to say that I haven’t read either his or N/G’s stories. My personal feeling is that it is probably easier to find a decent artist than a writer. What makes some comics great is their writing and the art is often just a bonus. Oop, because of the time travel element, has so many story possibilities. It’s a shame to waste this strip on Carole Bender.

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