Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 3 years ago


    Love the Sunday recap combined with the Monday prview.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, about 3 years ago

    Yup. Time to grab a bug, then
    back to Moo.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    The Benders don’t get it. They are implying that Oop was the inspiration for the Frankenstein Monster. But the monster they’re describing here is the one from the Boris Karloff movie, not the intelligent creature in Mary Shelly’s novel!

  4. tocabear

    tocabear said, about 3 years ago

    Good bye Mary, see you later. Opp isn’t interested in her, with Oola back home. Get the bug and go.

  5. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, about 3 years ago

    When I read and see the Bender’s anemic effort it causes me to despair for the future of this once great old strip. Will the syndicate never step in and try to save Alley Oop?

  6. kbnj6910

    kbnj6910 said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t think this is the last pane will see of Mary.

  7. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    They probably should follow her If they still want to find a bug. Unless Oop is ready for round two and wants to climb back up the cliff to chase after the magic butterfly.

  8. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 3 years ago


    But you know what? Many of the strip’s readers, perhaps most, will not understand that. I doubt many people today have actually read the novel (I confess that I have not).

  9. Ken

    Ken said, about 3 years ago


    Don’t assume they don’t get it. It might be they know their audience will identify with the Boris Karloff monster. The real Mary jShelly’s creature would require too much explanation.

  10. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago


    One could say that the writer is writing for their audience. Never underestimate the ignorance of the general public. The Majority of people will think Karloff when one mentions Frankenstein’s Monster. If thats the way it was portrayed in the movie, thats the way she wrote it, Dont yall know that?
    The Creature was Karloff, not DeNiro

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of Alley
    Oop. It never ceases to amaze me the cluelessness of
    Doc Wonmug , never worrying what Mary, aperson two centuries in the past, would think of Alley’s revival. After Alley
    miraculously stands up, he is a cave man after all, Doc
    actually thought he could introduce Mary to Alley and visa
    versa. To prevent further time contamination they definitely
    need to leave asap. If they go into town, they run the risk
    of a frightened mob stirred up by Mary. . Best comparison
    is Lone Ranger and Tonto. Lone Ranger would always
    send Tonto into town to check out what was happening.
    Tonto would always get unsought trouble.

  12. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, about 3 years ago


    I’m afraid not. This just gets worse with each passing day. But good news for true Oop fans, The Library of American Comics will release on 12/31 a book reprinting the first time travel story with strips from 3/6/39 to 3/23/40. It looks this is the first step to IDW publishing Hamlin’s entire run. We can only hope.

  13. robert1947

    robert1947 said, about 3 years ago

    Run Mary run as fast as your pink-pumps can pound down the trail and don’t look back.
    Ok Alley go get da-Bug.
    Oola is waiting I’m a think’in.

  14. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Messing with the timeline, are we?

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 3 years ago


    Unfortunately, you might be right.

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