Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, 12 months ago

    Greetings to all!

    So this Bernie Keltner owns the studio, eh?


  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 21 “Dead To Rites” (148) 7/15/2014 Tuesday

    Inside the Wanderer the crew relaxes. Some doze, others are on their computers. Alley is eating and reading a hunting magazine, so is Ooola, they are very physical beings. More so than the humanity of the 21st century. Though Ooola has noticed that even for the standards of humans 50 million years ago, Alley is packing it in. Even by Alley’s own standards!
    Despite her size and general appearance of slimness, Ooola is very strong herself, nimble and quick. You would have to be to survive in a world of dangerous animals and hostile enemies like Lem.
    The denizens of Moo have been interviewed at length by anthropologists and ethnologists over years since the time travel goes each way. They were always surprised when her people showed them that they are not dummies or slow. Just not educated in their world.

    Mean while one of Dead Face’s best safe crackers is delivered to a drop off point for the Luaxanians to use to open their precious safe. He wonders what they are looking for. He has someone do some digging for him.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    These days they would get green screen with a few select props.

  4. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, 12 months ago

    clearly J.B. has NO clue about lighting a set… with all those 1kw Mole Richardson spots, there would be more ugly shadows than the Amazon jungle at mid day… this is more like the crap lighting for a rock band.

  5. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, 12 months ago

    @nottawasaga this is more like the crap lighting for a rock band.

    Maybe they’re shooting an early music video? lol

  6. LoboGrande

    LoboGrande said, 12 months ago


    or, maybe it’s 1942

  7. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 12 months ago

    Morning, Oopsters.
    Hamlin and Graue used to do extensive research on the time periods they dealt with in their stories. One of the disappointments I have in the Bender stories is that they just sort of guess about how things used to be. Those studio lights might be period accurate or they might not be.

  8. resealable

    resealable said, 12 months ago


    Well, there was that ’60’s novelty song called
    “Alley Oop.” They could shoot a video for that one. (Even if the song is still in the future.)

  9. rdmacgregor

    rdmacgregor said, 12 months ago


    I think that would be music with rocks in…

  10. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    yesterday joe and bernie were talking together, and bernie said he wanted to see joe in his office. why couldn’t they just talk then?
    anyway, now joe is walking to the “offices” – but where is bernie? did he run ahead to get there before joe? today’s second panel is unnecessary – it could have shown joe and bernie talking in the office, skipping the whole joe walking part, but that would have speeded up the story way too much.

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, 12 months ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of Alley Oop.Coconut trees on the set of Prehistoric World. I guess they are going with the South Seas motifs. At least the indoor set looks better than the outside of the building.
    Joe Karstein is going to get the financial picture of the
    movie from Bernie Kelter, studio president. Bernie probably started Paravox pictures and may even have majority owner,
    but it is unlikely he is the sole owner. It costs too much to make a film.

  12. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, 12 months ago


    it doesn’t matter much the provenance of the lights… it’s the type, placement and number of them that totally messes up that set

  13. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    “yesterday joe and bernie were talking together, and bernie said he wanted to see joe in his office. why couldn’t they just talk then? "
    Have you ever worked in an office? There are some conversations that you simply don’t have, while walking around the hallways. Sometimes, you need privacy. Sometimes, you need a desk and reference materials. Sometimes, the boss simply wants to sit in his executive chair, and stare at the underling across his massive power desk.

  14. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, 12 months ago

    I’m quite aware of those facts… and you don’t seem to see the implications.

  15. SaskSledDog

    SaskSledDog said, 12 months ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    Usually the studio president didn’t own the studio. In most cases – at least with the major Hollywood studios – ownership was usually in New York. Louis B. Mayer might have been president of MGM – in fact his name was on the studio – but he was an employee of Loews Corporation and could be fired by them (and was).

    This studio appears to be a Gower Street, Poverty Row type operation. These studios like Monogram, and Educational did things as cheaply as possible and cranked out serials, westerns and two reeler comedies, frequently under contract to the major studios. The biggest of the Poverty Row Studios was Republic, who in 1942 had Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne under contract.

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