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, folks!

    Well, looks like Doc’s getting ready . . .

    Much to Mary’s disbelief.

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 3 years ago

    Except that she wasn’t Mary Shelley when she wrote Frankenstein, but okay…

  3. gkid

    gkid said, about 3 years ago

    Doc is using an AED. Supposedly
    they are safe to use in rain (“ahem”..)
    they are not supposed to use it on
    anyone lying in water or in contact
    with a conduit (metal, etc..)
    You are supposed to move them to a dry area
    area to administer shock. Need we say water
    is a conduit?
    Nuff said. I will be quiet, love Doc and Oop, hope
    this works, let’s see.
    Also love the Benders, and I am sure they know what
    they’re doing, they have supplied us with
    this strip all these years. Thank you, all, appreciate

  4. gkid

    gkid said, about 3 years ago

    Also not supposed to use on wet

  5. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, about 3 years ago


    In 1816, the couple famously spent a summer with Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Claire Clairmont near Geneva, Switzerland, where Mary conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein. The Shelleys left Britain in 1818 for Italy, where their second and third children died before Mary Shelley gave birth to her last and only surviving child, Percy Florence.

  6. Knightman

    Knightman GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Doc, Butthead comes to mind! LOL!

  7. kbnj6910

    kbnj6910 said, about 3 years ago

    So, Alley is the inspiration for Frankenstein’s monster in Ms. Shelley’s story. Now, unless Doc does some explaining,…

  8. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    Gee, we didn’t expect this to happen did we?

  9. prasrinivara

    prasrinivara GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    From Mary Shelley’s bio on Wikipedia:

    “On 10 December (1816), Percy Shelley’s wife, Harriet, was discovered drowned in the Serpentine, a lake in Hyde Park, London. Both suicides were hushed up. Harriet’s family obstructed Percy Shelley’s efforts—fully supported by Mary Godwin—to assume custody of his two children by Harriet. His lawyers advised him to improve his case by marrying; so he and Mary, who was pregnant again, married on 30 December 1816 at St Mildred’s Church, Bread Street, London (see note below). Mr and Mrs Godwin were present and the marriage ended the family rift.”

    Frankenstein was written in 1818 — when she was unquestionably Mary Shelley.

    I think you may have meant “she wasn’t Mary Shelley in May 1816, the timeframe of the Lake Geneva holiday”.

  10. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    That’s “Eye-gore.”

  11. PatrickDC202

    PatrickDC202 said, about 3 years ago

    He just happens to travel with a fully charged defibrilator? Yeah…me, too. Never leave home without one.

    Maybe Mike could write Alley Oop???

  12. Ken

    Ken said, about 3 years ago


    But she was using that name in May 1816.

  13. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of Alley
    Oop. The manufacturers of defibrillators say that they can be used in the rain but with common sense. The victim not in a puddle of water not the rescuer be kneeling in a puddle
    of water when operating the defibrillator. If it is raining. The victim should be kept as dry as possible and sheltered
    from the rain. Ensure the victim’s chest is wiped dry.
    Concerning Mary Godwin, it is possible that she was
    faked out in a ceremony to still married sleaze Percy
    Shelley and then married officially after his real wife died
    in December 1816. I just find no evidence of a marriage
    before this. Just living together. I’ve met a number of women
    faked out by married men who claim to be divorced or a

  14. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    They are in a cave, and you can see the dry line there in frame 2.

  15. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Good thing the first panel is a text box explaining to us what just happened yesterday. Wouldn’t want to use that space for a panel that would actually advance the story.

    Looks like Doc put the sander back and pulled out the defibrillator.

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