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, Pals!

    Well, well, Alley has inspired Mary and he doesn’t realize
    it . . . yet.

  2. 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”(19) 9/2/2013 Monday


    “Oh, no it can’t be!” Alley mutters as he watches the spectacle. To surmount everything else he has experienced and expected. This is to beat all that an more.

    Eeny and the other wearing the larger crown, no she disappeared so long ago—- Wootiewoot!

    Eeny took over Moo and nearly had Alley Oop killed. Wootiewoot almost married Alley back in 1933, but disappeared without a trace.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, which airs on Cartoon Network, is a stop motion animated TV series created by Dino Stamapolous. Broadcast as part of the channel’s popular ‘Adult Swim’ line-up, each fifteen-minute episode features protagonist Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein has developed a great number of wormholes, or Frankenholes, which transport him to various time periods. Because of his invention, many of histories most famous historical figures are now able to seek our Frankenstein’s medical services. Some of these historical guest stars consist of Michael Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Adolf Hitler, Gandhi, Ron Howard, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Other characters on the show include Professor Sanguinaire Polidori, Frankenstein’s immortal assistant, Elizabeth Frankenstein, his wife, Count Drival, his rival, and Igor, his hunch-backed assistant. Ten original episodes were made in the first and only season, featuring the voice talents of Scott Adsit, Jeff B. Davis, Jay Johnston, Britta Phillips, Mark Rivers, Chris Shearer, and Dino Stamatopoulous.

  4. Carlo Coratelli

    Carlo Coratelli said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice strip.

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.

  6. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Other characters on the show include Professor Sanguinaire Polidori, Frankenstein’s immortal assistant, Elizabeth Frankenstein, his wife, Count Drival, his rival, and Igor, his hunch-backed assistant.

    I thought “Count Drival” was a nickname for Jack Bender!

  7. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @JPuzzleWhiz

    Didn’t know that. Must have used a Frankenhole.

  8. A Person of Interest

    A Person of Interest said, almost 3 years ago

    New to this site. A BIG comic strip fan.

  9. Alangeez

    Alangeez said, almost 3 years ago

    Caught the middle of this story where are they supposed to be?

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 3 years ago

    A great US Labor day holiday to the Benders, John Wooley,
    and readers of Alley Oop. Doc is rather blase about a women tracking them. I can hardly wait for his comment
    when the angry villagers come out for whatever reason
    and approach with their torches, rifles, and pitchforks.
    One of of the cartoon series I enjoyed in the past was the Milton the Monster show which ran from 1965-1968 on ABC.
    Milton was made in a monster vat out of chemicals instead
    of body parts. This is interesting as the first film adaptation
    of Frankenstein was done by the Edison Studios in 1910.
    A 16 minute story with Frankenstein chemically creating his
    creature in a vat rather than body parts. The film was long
    thought lost until a print was discovered in 1980.

  11. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 3 years ago

    @Alangeez

    Someone asked Dr Wonmug if he’d use his time machine to go back to “The Year Without Summer”, 1840-something, when a volcano’s ash cooled and shaded Europe. He wants the Doctor to get him a sample of air, water, and an insect. Dr Wonmug had to stop and get Allep Oop on the way.
    .
    They zanged into the area of Switzerland where Mary Shelly (author of Frankenstein) and her companions are hanging out, comtemplating life, lightening and their possible relationship to each other.
    .
    Mary went out to get some fresh air and saw Alley and the Dr arrive.

  12. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Nun'Ya Bidness

    Great summary. Sounds like an interesting 3 weeks of story progression. Too bad Carole turned it into nearly 2 boring months.

  13. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 3 years ago

    @A Person of Interest

    Welcome, GrandWolf. You asked late yesterday if AO is always this slow and the sad answer is “yes”. Carole Bender has been writing the strip for more than a decade and can’t write a logical story or realistic dialogue. Jack is well into his eighties and has basically shut down on the art. No backgrounds, no detail to give you a feel for the era AO is visiting, poorly drawn characters, odd poses, use of hands extended by characters when talking to fill up space, and odd floating leave. The Sunday strip is simply a cut-and-paste of the previous week’s “action”. You appear to be a professional artist so it will be interesting to see your take on what was once one of the great strips of all time.

  14. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, almost 3 years ago

    @Alangeez

    I’d just go back to 8/1 and take 5 minutes to read. Skip the Sundays; they are absolutely worthless.

  15. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    following? all they’ve done is stand around on that ridge for the past week or so. it does look like doc is finally moving today.

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