Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, 12 months ago

    Oh come on that is ridiculous; suddenly she is afraid and running away!!!

  2. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, 12 months ago

    Good Morning to all of you!

    I can’t believe Alley scared off Mary like that.

    Then again, he DID seem dead to her.

    Guess this might be the final piece of inspiration (so to speak) for her.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 20 “The Coup in Moo Falls Mainly on Oop”(71) 10/26/2013 Saturday

    Unbeknownst to Alley and Dinny two beings are watching them intently from a thick copse of trees. Between the foliage and the shadows cast by it the two beings are well hidden. A smaller man on a larger dinosaur. They are down wind so there is no chance either Alley or Dinny will smell them.

    Watching quietly, the two watch Alley and Dinny. The dinosaur rider knows it is Alley, but is being cautious just-in-case. These are dangerous times.

    The Other tells him it is indeed as he perceives it to be. They can make contact now.

    Sitting again behind the muscular neck of the crimson dinosaur, he taps the beast with his heels and the massive creature begins moving smashing through the boughs. Snapping and cracking as it’s tonnage moves into the clear area right in front of Alley Oop.
    Alley and Dinny look up. Alley says, “you!”

  4. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, 12 months ago

    Welcome back NightGaunt, was hoping you were just having technical difficulties.

  5. gkid

    gkid said, 12 months ago

    Well, at least she has the parasol

  6. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, 12 months ago

    Is this the Wizer and his Red Tyrannosaurs from Bender fame? Although I am not sure I would call the Wizer smaller, maybe scrawnier. :-)

  7. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, 12 months ago


    Good of her to not litter.

  8. larsones

    larsones said, 12 months ago

    Frankenstein’s monster!!!

  9. Seiko

    Seiko said, 12 months ago

    You just didn’t see countenances like Oop’s everyday in Victorian England.

  10. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Love the classic Frankenstein’s Monster arms on Oop as he lurches to meet Mary

  11. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 12 months ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    Jack drew Oop in the first panel to look like the Karloff version of the Frankenstein monster. Mary sees this and runs away. It’s as if Alley is the inspiration for the movie monster rather than Shelly’s creature. The creature in the novel was hardly anything like the monster in the movie. Shelly described the creature as intelligent, articulate, and humanly motivated. He was a tragic creature for whom the reader felt great sympathy.

  12. jfmcenanly

    jfmcenanly said, 12 months ago


    She just had a great idea for a book

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago


    Not exactly the same. And the hybrid creature he rides has never been found in the fossil record.
    Of course in my AAO story “House of the Worm” there was a nod to the Frankenstein story with the poor tormented artificial being so powerful yet so tormented and child-like.

  14. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 12 months ago

    More like something you did, Alley.

  15. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Fossil record?
    1. This strip was started many years ago.
    2. IT IS A COMIC STRIP, it has no obligation to be true to the real world.

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