Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 1 year ago

    Good Morning to anyone reading Sunday’s strip:

    Yep.

    Alley IS gonna get involved in the Switzerland mission.

    I may enjoy this turn of events.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 19 “The Savage Land of Promise”(51) 7/28/2013 Sunday

    Alley is trapped underground. The board is all red flashing lights. He can’t get it to work. That ‘Override’ indicator tells him all about it. “Til!” He yells to no one in range.
    Back at the ‘Land of Promise’ colony, Commander Til is using his electro-key that allows him to override the normal automatic controls. He is now telling the tube to reverse course and return to him.
    When the tube carrier started to move, it gave Alley Oop a jolt. “Now what?” He said to no one in particular. “Got to stop this,” he said to himself looking for something, anything to stop it from taking him back to the tender mercies of Commander Til.

    But he could find no lever, no override mechanism then he remembered————-his communicator. It should also work to gain contact with the US military at Fort Thorndike. First he looks more closely at it and looks to see where the frequency sweeper is, or button to push. “There wouldn’t much in the way of radio stations here yet,” he mused as he worked. Kind of hard for him because of his big fingers,
    not the small, thin delicate ones that most people have in this time. He had to pause then concentrate on what he is doing, no distractions of a very small place sitting under ground on a planet of monsters and a sadistic military man with a grudge against him is working to get him back.
    In the mean time CIO Walsh is interested in what is going on.
    Til tells him and he tells Til to, “carry on.”He knows they are on TexCom territory and their law rules. (One of the deals made before this whole project started.)

    Alley gets the frequency but it isn’t clear. “Can you hear me?” He shouts but it is hard to make out if anyone is even there with the volume all the way up.

  3. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 1 year ago

    Why doesn’t the Doc think Oop isn’t a time travel expert? He’s been on a lot more trips than the Doc has. Doesn’t Carole ever stop and read what she’s written? Maybe if she went through a couple of drafts she come up with something that approaches mediocrity.

  4. Seiko

    Seiko said, about 1 year ago

    Heavens, do I have time still for a brief review of Oop’s space-time monograph before the trip begins?

  5. Seiko

    Seiko said, about 1 year ago

    @Seiko

    Oh, yeah, I forgot Oop’s the hero not the brains.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 1 year ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    That was my reaction as well. Why can’t Doc come out and tell his client that he’s going to go get the best time travel agent in history to go on this mission?
    As one “sniveler” to another.

  7. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, about 1 year ago

    When snivlers are outlawed, only outlaws will snivel. Probably in snivel court.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 1 year ago

    Alley will learn to yodel for sure.

  9. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah, Alley will look really great in lederhosen!

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 1 year ago

    Good Morning Benders and readers of Alley Oop. So maybe there is hope that Doc will go to Switzerland. Doc is still the
    expert in the mechanics of time. Alley does the majority of
    the time traveling so is experienced in handling people and
    event problems on site. If Alley was the time expert he
    wouldn’t have had to get Doc to resolve the time portal
    problems in Moo. Carole Bender knows this and most readers do also.

  11. Keeper 98

    Keeper 98 said, about 1 year ago

    The “turn of events” I would enjoy would be an adventure that ties up all the loose threads this strip generates.

  12. Keeper 98

    Keeper 98 said, about 1 year ago

    The “turn of events” I would enjoy would be an adventure that ties up all the loose threads this strip generates.

  13. Kris1964

    Kris1964 said, about 1 year ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    Why are you so mean?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    We know why, Carol Bender. Of course Alley Oop is an expert. Been doing it for 70 years. Unlike the Doc who is a scientist, not an adventurer.

  15. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 1 year ago

    @Kris1964

    Mean I am not. But I’m tired of the poor production from the Benders. This was once a strip that I would put in the top 25 strips of all time. The time travel aspect of Oop gives it an opportunity to avoid the rut that so many other strips fall into. So much wasted potential all because Carole Bender can’t write and Jack Bender can hardly draw. Carole has had over 10 years to produce a coherent, interesting, or even fun story and hasn’t been able. She needs to go.

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