Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    Uh oh . . .

    Looks to me Guz is not being reasonable . . .

    Then again he isn’t reasonable most of the time.

    Let’s see how THIS goes, Alleygators.

  2. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 3 years ago

    Well, this is more like the Guz of Hamlin’s day, many times like an adversary of Oop’s…. Oop had his share of pit time over the years.

  3. dheine1971

    dheine1971 said, over 3 years ago

    No, Guz, don’t put Alley Oop in the pit or you may get impeached or something!

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    I have repeatedly claimed that the Benders move the story too slow. Someone suggested that if I could do better, that I should prove it. So below is my suggested rewrite in which I prove that this story could move three times as fast.

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    April 1
    Panel 1 – Inset: Wizer explains how his drugged dinosaur plan went awry.
    Wizer: … and when I shouted “Alley Oop,” they were supposed to stop.
    Oop: Well, that explains that.
    Panel 2 – Wizer: But now I know better. Next time I do this, I just need to make the potion a little stronger.
    Guz: Next Time!?
    Panel 3 – Guz: So help me Wizer, if you ever try t’pull a stunt like this again, I’ll …
    Wizer: I remind you both. All this was really your fault in the first place.

    April 2
    Panel 1 – Guz and Oop: Our fault?!
    Wizer: Sure. If I’d been given a little more respect, I …
    Panel 2 – Guz: Grrrr!
    Oop: Y’hear that, Guz? It’s our fault! We didn’t show Wizer enough respect!
    Panel 3 – Guz: Don’t hold me back, Oop! Lemme at ‘im!

    April 3
    Panel 1 – Guz: Wait’ll I get my hands on you!
    Wizer (starts to run away): Wait, Guz! Remember your blood pressure!
    Panel 2 – (Guz and Wizer are seen running in the distance)
    Oop: When ya catch ‘im, Guz, smack ‘im once for me, too!
    Panel 3 – Oop (top speech bubble): Poor Wizer. I hate t’think what’s gonna happen t’him when Guz catches him.
    Dinny (gives Oop a look from the corner of his eyes)
    Oop (bottom speech bubble): Sorta.

    April 4
    Panel 1 – Oop (Riding atop Dinny): Aaahhh! There’s finally peace in the valley again. Sure glad that so-called Dino flu is over with, aren’t you, Dinny?
    Dinny: Snort.
    Panel 2 – (Guz has hold of Wizer by his necklace)
    Wizer: Guz, no! You’re choking me!
    Guz: Don’t give me any ideas, Wizer!
    Panel 3 – (Guard walks up)
    Guard: Yer Highness, I heard a ruckus over here. Is everything all right? Y’need me t’do anything?
    Guz: Yes! Take this man and throw him in the pit!
    Wizer: What?!

    April 5
    Panel 1 – (Guard kicks Wizer into the pit.)
    Wizer: Guz wait! Don’t I get a trial or anything?
    Panel 2 – Guz (looks down at Wizer in the pit): You just had your trial and your sentencing, Wizer. Hope ya like it, down there!
    Panel 3 – Wizer (real mean look): You’d better be careful, King. If you don’t let me outta here right now, I’ll …

    April 6
    Panel 1 – Guz: Are you threatening me, Wizer? Let me remind you who’s King around here!
    Wizer: And let me remind you who the Grand Wizer of Moo is, your Majestey, and what I’m capable of!
    Guard: Sounds like treason to me, Yer Highness!
    Panel 2 – (Wizer is sitting in the darkness. Guz’ voice is coming from up above.)
    Guz: Wizer, I know you’ve got all kinds of powers, but don’t forget that all your potions and charms are back in your cave. You just sit there and contemplate about what you’ve done.
    Panel 3 – Guz (to guard): Keep a close watch on ‘im. He’s not goin’ anywhere for a long time.
    Guard: Yezzer!

    April 7 – Sunday Recap

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    ‘Course I know I’m gonna get flamed for it.

  7. David53

    David53 said, over 3 years ago


    Not by me either

  8. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Well done.

  9. Ken

    Ken said, over 3 years ago


    No problem, I just skipped it like I always skip Night Gant’s nonsense.

  10. 5Strings

    5Strings said, over 3 years ago

    @Ken Thanks Ken for being our spokesperson!

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders and all. Guz makes many of his ruling when angry and threatening Alley to toe the line or
    be thrown in the pits also, shows what a weak king he really is. It’s a good thing he has Umpa along to temper his
    emotions. I doi hope that Alley isn’t thinking this is Guz’s
    problem. Alley thinks that the pits are a bad solution but note he doesn’t offer any other solution.
    Side note let’s keep the snarking light. Politics, if directly
    related, always shows up in every comic I read. I’ve learned to live with it and sometimes embrace the political

  12. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    and Guz adds, “When did you become such a big wuss, you wimp?”

  13. Fuddy Duddy

    Fuddy Duddy said, over 3 years ago

    Good afternoon all. I have a question for all posters.
    What ONE word describes your ideal comic strip?

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    Well done, David! and not a nuance lost!

  15. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuddy Duddy


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