Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago


    Love the Sunday recap combined with the Monday prview.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 20 “The Coup in Moo Falls Mainly on Oop”(72) 10/27/2013 Sunday

    “Greetings friend Alley, glad to see you alive and apparently well.” Said a much changed Grand Wizer. Still wears that Ikooku bird hat of his office. Said to be the last one.

    Alley had to look up at him riding on the back of a reddish two foot dino but with a four footed dino head! A triceratops also of that same coloration.
    “Been busy I see Wizer, how are things in Moo?”

    Through a shining smile Wizer said, “The worst possible ever Oop. Snargle’s under world upside down in our world. Full of monsters ugly to eye as well as soul that should stay buried.”
    Snargle is their God of the Dead, all things come to him underneath the soil. Gnar is the opposite. All good things go to him or it. They really have no gender.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe all the constant lightning, thunder and the peculiar happenings just finally spooked her. We don’t need to see Mary again except when she starts telling them the story idea she has.

  4. gkid

    gkid said, over 2 years ago

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

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 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!

  6. tocabear

    tocabear said, over 2 years ago

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

  7. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, over 2 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?

  8. kbnj6910

    kbnj6910 said, over 2 years ago

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

  9. Crispy Bacon

    Crispy Bacon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 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.

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 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).

  11. Ken

    Ken said, over 2 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.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 2 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

  13. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 2 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.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Colonel Claus

    But DeNiro’s was closer to the original concept of the being.

  15. Unca Scrooge

    Unca Scrooge said, over 2 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.

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