Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 3 years ago

    Good Morning, everyone.

    Alley’s all bundled up, whether he likes it or not.

  2. Flashold

    Flashold said, almost 3 years ago

    Quite a change in style,Alley.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 20 “The Coup in Moo Falls Mainly on Oop”(13) 8/27/2013 Tuesday

    What Oop sees is both spectacular and unbelievable. Blazing red flames, several thrones facing a large central throne, no a double throne. Tame monstrosities watch them like guard dogs. He sees an arena they overlook. He sees flags. One for Moo, Lem, Sawalla, Jerooly and even distant Kam!§] (The Jerooly flag is the largest.)

    He wishes he had one of those binoculars from the future, or even a spy glass would do. He sees humans of various kinds, creatures and dinosaurs fighting. One of them looks like Dinny!

    The coliseum is large and mostly full of people shouting, the ones nearest him look mostly female. The men are there too but they are silent and just watch. Alley noticed that one of them had on a collar and a chain leading to one of the women. Now why is this familiar? (He is so tired, he wanted a rest!)

    He needs to move closer to see who are on those thrones. Like in the Roman Coliseum, this also has back passages. He takes the one nearest to him to go about getting a closer look.
    §] Name derived from Kumari Kamdun a land that vanished beneath the sea in 10,000 BC. off the coast of what is now India.

  4. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, almost 3 years ago

    The hood is so large one can well imagine neck bolts being hidden beneath

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    C’mon, Carole! Two panels a day for this? Let’s move this story forward, what say?

  6. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    4 Days. It took 4 days for Oop to complain he was cold and finally get his coat and boots on.

  7. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of Alley
    Oop. Alley getting surly before he even does any work for Doc. My guess He is not hearing that the Hills are alive with the sounds of Music. The clothes are too confining. They
    say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In Alley’s
    case it’s too cold for lemons so he’ll just have to tough it out.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

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

    What is amazing is there are a very few, select at Dick Tracy complaining that it is “slow” right now. Ridiculous. I just tell them to come here to see how one can really grind a story to a halt.

  9. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, there’s rain and snow all over right now. I wonder where they gonna find a bug for their sample? Air and water (aka snow) is easy. Also, will Mary make it up the mountain to them Wednesday or Thursday? Or is that going too fast?

    And NightGaunt, This is alot of excitement for a poor exhausted Alley Oop! One wonders if Ooola has a fella on a leash? But Alley’s got to get Dinny out’a there!

    When I finish my favorites list, I’m going to the Sherpa page and see my other new favorite comic:

    The Adventures of Daisy

  10. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Do you still watch a picture-tube TV, or do you prefer the modern flat-panel, wide-screen ones?
    Wide-panel comics allow for more striking graphics. Also, the number of panels doesn’t govern the pace of the story.

  11. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    Yes. Also, if Oop is having a hard time moving in his snowsuit, he will appear to be lurching about, like Shelley will depict Frankenstein’s monster.

  12. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    This arc began on July 12. It has run for 40 days so far (not counting Sundays). Even if you move your lips, while you sound out the words, you should be able to read all 40 strips in under 10 minutes.

  13. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    the pace is perfect for about a third-grade reading and story comprehension level.
    this is another decent story idea that’s getting lost in mindless chatter and repetition, with very little action. The only action so far is the zang, mary out walking with her parasol and alley getting into his warmies. come on carole!

  14. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 3 years ago


    That’s an insult to third graders everywhere. This is poorly plotted, poorly paced.

  15. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 3 years ago

    To rerun my quote from the other day:

    To quote cartoonist Frank Stack, AKA Foolbert Sturgeon: “… when dialogue was called for, Hamlin proved to have a wonderful touch with comedy and drama. His stories moved swiftly. More happened in one episode that would occur in a week of modern continuity.” I guess with Carole, we can say more than in a month of her continuity.

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