Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    Heh heh!

    Now this is gonna get good!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 16 “Earth 2 Crisis”(47) 1/16/2013

    Panel One

    Back at their unknown prison location, the G.O. Commander with his second, Kowalski have organized most of the scientists and other personnel. Only some of the TexComm “captains” don’t like who is in charge and are in their own, smaller group.

    Panel Two

    “My mom wanted me to join the Global Response Team Rescue, Maybe she was right.” Kowalski lamented only in a moment of weakness.

    Panel Three

    “I’ll have none of that Sargent!” His Commander growled at him for breaking protocol. “Yes sir!” Kowalski stood up straight and saluted, then back to work.

    Panel Four

    “We’ve studied what appears to be a perimeter. And I do mean appears.” The Commander took a breath, then continued,“our captors are highly advanced and lighting quick. Could have used that in Venezuela awhile back during the Feathered Serpent out break.” The others murmured in agreement.

    Panel Five

    “They can read the operation of our equipment, and must have eyes and ears on us. So for now we probe for weakness, anything that gets us a break—-understand?” He demanded from the others, huddled scientists mostly who nodded. “Then it is time to saddle up.”

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Truly an eye catching sight of the Grand Wizer playing dentist with a great carnivore like that.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 2 years ago

    Uh, isn’t Oop supposed to be at the party that started on January 6?

  5. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like Dinny suspects something. I would love to see Wiz’s despicable plan foiled because Wiz created a powder which makes the T-Rex turn into a big old puppy dog who follows Wiz everywhere and lavishes Wiz with unconditional love and attention. Sort of like a Dinosaur “Beethoven.”

  6. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago


    Oop’s done partying and back on the job. It took Wizer quite awhile to brew up that batch so it’s at least several hours later from when he observed the party.

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    Sort of like an oversized Paris Hilton purse puppy. Wizer will be a hit if he plays up the “cute” angle.

  8. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb said, over 2 years ago

    That T-rex looks a lot bigger than it did a few days ago. Must be a perspective thing. Yeah, that’s it.

  9. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago

    So now Wizer has to convince this docile pet to threaten murder and mayhem to citizens of Moo.

  10. rdmacgregor

    rdmacgregor said, over 2 years ago


    Hmmm…I thought he was fishing with Foozy last time we saw him. Man, that Oop guy sure gets around!

  11. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve been re-reading the Alley Oop archives, starting with 1996. The Benders took over in 2001 at Dave Graue’s retirement. Their very first story was lame and the art was very sub-par. The stories proceeded from there to get more and more lame and the art became worse and worse over time. From July to September of 2005, they temporarily merged the Sunday strip with the weekday strip, where they began photoshopping panels from the weekday strips into their Sunday strips. In January of 2006, the loss of the Sunday story arc became permanent. In January 2011, they began to blatantly create the Sunday strip by simple photoshopping every week. In January of ’07 they began using the two panel strip as the norm, with only an infrequent three or four panel strip on occasion. Their laziness has become more and more evident ever since. In the last couple years, they’ve been using the silhouette, the creepy leaves, and the blatant photoshopping of panels more and more frequently, the characters have become more and more inconsistent with the V.T. Hamlin creation, and the plots have become steadily more and more lame. The strip continues to deteriorate right before our eyes. My friends, it is time for Jack and Carol Bender to retire.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 2 years ago


    As Cousin Don used ta say… “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

  13. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “That T-rex looks a lot bigger than it did a few days ago. Must be a perspective thing. Yeah, that’s it.”.
    Yup, a few days ago, that T-Rex looked about as big as a large Chicken! It grew over time, and now it looks as big as a small apartment building!! Wow, isn’t evolution fun?

  14. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 2 years ago


    A Sunday strip containing what went on during the week is a great idea for those who still read their funnies the old fashioned way – in the paper – instead of online – and only get the Sunday paper, like we did when I was a kid. Now that it’s online and you know that Sunday is all reruns you can just skip over it.

    FYI – as for the art being sub-par when the Benders took over in 2001. Jack Bender had been doing the artwork since 1991.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Many hours had passed between the party and the evil Wizer completing his work on the formula and testing it. It seems it also causes dinosaurs to grow some along with the domination of the will of the monsters.

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