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.

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

  2. Flashold

    Flashold said, about 3 years ago

    Quite a change in style,Alley.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

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

  4. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  5. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 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.

  6. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 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

  7. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @davidf42

    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.

  8. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    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.

  9. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 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.

  10. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 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!

  11. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago

    @billdi

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

  12. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 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.

  13. Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Tin Can Twidget 1950 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Unca Scrooge

    But, we’re still here hoping things will improve. And as long as we are, she still gets paid and has no incentive to improve.

  14. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago

    @Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Agreed. In the good old days, a strip as poorly done as this would be axed by the syndicate because papers would be dropping it left and right. I’m not sure what keeps things going in today’s electronic world where newspaper sales might not be the dominant criteria.

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