Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 4 years ago

    Monday’s strip is for those who don’t get the Sunday strip in their newspaper, if you must know.

  2. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, almost 4 years ago

    Or it could also be for PEOPLE who only take a Sunday paper — like me! In my case, this particular strip is not in the newspaper I take, so I can only read it online, but there are other strips that I see only in the paper, and I appreciate it when I don’t miss big chunks of the story by not getting the weekday papers.

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    @Alan Rees

    I know how you feel, Alan. In this strip, between Monday and Saturday you might miss somebody scratching his nose, twice !!

  4. Seiko

    Seiko said, almost 4 years ago

    Wizzer: Yahoo, I outwitted a reptile!

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago


    LOL! Good one, Seiko!

  6. David1955

    David1955 said, almost 4 years ago

    But not everyone subscribes to the whole week.

  7. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, almost 4 years ago

    What is it now, Dick Tracy? Maybe he should have added labels “T-Rax” and “Witch-Doctor”

  8. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago

    Like Alley Oop today, my repeat comments from yesterday:

    I finally did it. I’ve read through the complete Oop archive 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 and more – 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, Alley Oop is worse than banal under the control of the Benders. Very sad.

  9. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 4 years ago

    2nd repeat from yesterday:

    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 week’s strips. Sequences were often dragged out ad infinitum. The Benders clearly are not up to the demands of producing an entertaining comic strip and should bow out as gracefully as possible.

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 4 years ago

    A cold Winter day to the the Benders and all. Nothing
    like a big sneeze to stop you in your tracks. A real pain if you’re driving a vehicle at the time. Reading the Benders’
    Alley Oop is at the top of my reading list online, followed by
    Dick Tracy, Gasoline Alley, Dilbert and others.

  11. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, almost 4 years ago

    snuff said :-)

  12. exturk

    exturk said, almost 4 years ago

    Either the potion works-
    or he caught the flu-
    it strikes fast!!

  13. Buckster

    Buckster said, almost 4 years ago

    Hooray!!! Wizer invented Sneezing Powder!!!!!

  14. Buckster

    Buckster said, almost 4 years ago

    now if he can just get itching powder…

  15. bopard

    bopard said, almost 4 years ago

    Whahahahah gasp this is why you should always use a helmet on a motorcycle. or at least keep your mouth closed.
    Did any of you catch the hold onto your hat?

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