Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, almost 3 years ago

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

  2. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 3 years 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. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, almost 3 years ago

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

  4. gkid

    gkid said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, at least she has the parasol
    back.

  5. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, almost 3 years 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. :-)

  6. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, almost 3 years ago

    @gkid

    Good of her to not litter.

  7. larsones

    larsones said, almost 3 years ago

    Frankenstein’s monster!!!

  8. Seiko

    Seiko said, almost 3 years ago

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

  9. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 3 years 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.

  10. jfmcenanly

    jfmcenanly said, almost 3 years ago

    @TexMichael

    She just had a great idea for a book

  11. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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.

  12. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, almost 3 years ago

    @davidf42

    I’ve never read Shelley’s novel (I think I have it in my Kindle), but your description pretty much matches how the creature was portrayed in the movie “Von Helsing” (which was waaay over the top but had great visuals, especially Kate Beckinsale, and nonstop action).

  13. Rumsy4

    Rumsy4 said, almost 3 years ago

    I always find it ridiculous when people pretend to discover what gave an author a brilliant idea—as though the writer’s imagination alone is not enough, but it has to be inspired by a “real” event.

  14. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, almost 3 years ago

    A great fall morning to the Benders, John Wooley, and the readers of Alley Oop. Well I said yesterday that Alley would be stiff for a couple days but to stand up and lumber around
    like the tin man in need of oil can is bound to scare Mary
    who thinks by the magic powers that harnessed electricity,
    a dead man was brought back to life. I love the classic pun
    of Alley, who though he has been speechless, asks if it was
    something he said.

  15. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @TexMichael

    i agree this is ridiculous — one minute Mary is the plucky lady (she did go into that cave with doc!), the next she’s running in terror from oop, who really doesn’t look all that scary imo.

    and why is doc wondering what’s going on? surely he knows that Mary wrote Frankenstein. connect the dots big fella…

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