Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning, everyone.

    Well, Doc is getting ready, I guess.

    Sure hope Alley is up for Switzerland.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 19 “The Savage Land of Promise”(53) 7/30/2013 Tuesday

    Alley Oop is still trapped underground in one of the air pushed capsules used between Fort Thorndike and the LOP colony. Commander Til has used an override command that has stopped the capsule but Ally had managed to (accidentally) stop himself from being sent back. He is in contact with PFC Hanson at the fort to get him back before Com. Til does. PFC Hanson had never had a problem before. Most of it ran itself, he was just the idiot there to watch it and fix it if necessary. (Just minor things he “fixed” with a flick of a switch.) Sargent Wolf is going to eat him for dinner if this becomes a FUBAR.

    Nothing like this has ever happened before. And of course Sargent Samuel “Ironheart” Wolf calls him.
    “How is everything Private!” The sarge loves to bite off his words and spit them out at the lower ranks.
    “Sir, I am uh, having a problem now.” He cringed.
    “Weren’t you trained to handle problems private?”
    “This is one I haven’t, haven’t…handled before sir.” He had a pleading tone in his voice on that one.
    “Spill it.”
    Then PFC Hanson explained, with prodding from Sargent Wolf, the present dilemma.
    “On my way, don’t lose the Inspector or I’ll scalp you son.” Hanson knows he is only half kidding. (Likes to talk about his ancestors learning scalping from the British and French. His ancestors took many bounties. But it is the way he tells it that makes him weak in the knees and his scalp tingles at every mention.)

  3. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Historical note: the Congress of Vienna of 1814-1815 (having concluded just a year before Year Without A Summer) presided over the aftermath of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the demise of the Holy Roman Empire. One result was that the Canton of Geneva (where Cologny is located) gained a few parishes from Savoy and France. If the name Charles Pictet de Rochemont (Geneva’s delegate to the Congress) appears in the story, watch out for French and/or Savoyard cloak-and-dagger sorts who aren’t too happy with the (ahem) “redistricting.”

  4. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The CoV also established permanent Swiss neutrality.

  5. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 3 years ago

    Will Alley and Doc somehow become the inspiration for Doctor Frankenstein and his Monster?

    I wouldn’t call Alley a Monster, but he is pretty big

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Speaking as one part-time kvetch, I really am looking forward to a good Frankenstein story, but I still don’t understand how a few environmental samples from 1816 Switzerland is going to help 21st Century scientists understand modern climate conditions.

  7. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, about 3 years ago

    This appears to be an interesting opening to a new story, but the current daily Phantom is developing into the best comic story that I have ever read.

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 3 years ago


    Now that we know the WHERE as well as the WHEN of the upcoming story, it begins to reveal itself … a Frankenstein story … this should be good … the very thing the kvetches are always whining about is the thing I like the best about the Alley Oop comic strip … the way the story slowly develops … it’s something to savor

    Pretty much the opposite of what’s been happening on the Dick Tracy board before the Moon Maid story line. People were griping that the story was moving too fast. Of course, that was when TMS had a six week limit on story lines (it’s since been rescinded).

  9. joe-b-cool

    joe-b-cool GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    “Air pushed capsules…”?
    Seriously, what is your native tongue?

  10. joe-b-cool

    joe-b-cool GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    …because you look for realism in a comic about a time-traveling caveman???

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 3 years ago

    It is a beautiful spot. Dr, Wonmug and Alley deserve a vacation.

  12. sundogusa

    sundogusa said, about 3 years ago

    I haven’t read Alley for a week an see that I missed NOTHING!

  13. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    @Pelerin Galimatias

    Hmmm… I liked the Phantom Comic Book, Never got into the strip. I best give it a read. Thanks!

  14. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    Yep… Doc and Oop will be the basis of “The Modern Promethesus”
    As an alter ego of Dr, Frankenstein, I’d like to remind all that “Frankenstein” was the Creator of the Creature, not the created creature. If you have truly read the story, I’ll leave it up to you as to the identity of the monster.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Sargent was the spelling I was given. But then you just want to attack me. You aren’t the first and within two weeks you will get bored and move on.

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