Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    Another lazy Sunday strip.

  2. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    That last panel is just as hilarious today as it was yesterday!

    I LOVE IT!

    LOVE IT!

  3. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, over 2 years ago


    Don’t you like the Sundays? Does not read them!

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.

    I didn’t think it was funny yesterday, and I don’t think it’s funny today. If they reprint it tomorrow, I still don’t think I’ll laugh.

  5. Dsnerker

    Dsnerker said, over 2 years ago


    Lazy is if we get the last two panels again tomorrow!

  6. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, over 2 years ago


    You got it.

  7. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 2 years ago

    Good morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of
    Alley Oop around the world. It’s pretty obvious that Alley
    has a anger control problem when his buttons are pushed.
    Ooola sees it coming and thinks it’s funny because Alley
    rarely follows thru with his anger. Alley is serious in his anger. In his time, being civilized is recent he is not very far away from being not civilized and apelike. In the Return of Tarzan, Tarzan struggled with being civilized vrs getting
    angry and acting apelike when fighting.

  8. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    @Emile Schwarz

    Don’t you like the Sundays? Does not read them!
    Would be nice to have the story move a bit forward each day.

  9. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    Do you know of any papers that carry Alley Oop once a week?
    My 2 local papers don’t carry Oop at all. I was pleasantly surprised to have found this online so I can at least read it.

  10. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    THAT would require logical thought
    LOGICALLY, there would be another story line that only appeared on Sunday, totally different from the week strip. That is the way it was done for years. That way people who have papers that only carried it on Sunday would have an ongoing story and would know nothing about the different story line during the week, while we could enjoy both.

  11. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 2 years ago

    That last panel is very close to Mr. Hamlin’s Oop.
    Just wondering how much work Mr. Wooley is doing on the strip.

  12. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    This is from John Wooley’s website, dated 29 July.
    Once again, Jack and Carole Bender, my good friends who write and draw the daily Alley Oop comic strip, are using a plot synopsis of mine. Of course, I couldn’t be happier nor more grateful.
    This time around, I’m especially delighted because I got to work in one of my favorite milieus: 1940’s Poverty Row Hollywood. And the Benders indulged me enough to let me slip in a number of references to my all-time favorite pulp-magazine detective, Dan Turner. In fact, this story could almost be considered a Dan Turner-Alley Oop team-up (even if the Hollywood detective in the strip is named, ahem, Bob Leslie.)
    Pulp fans will spot other references to Dan Turner’s world in this current Oop adventure — now playing in hundreds and hundreds of newspapers, as well as at on the Internet — and fans of the classic Tulsa Sound will catch a couple of surnames that are affectionate nods to two of the greatest rock ’n’ roll drummers to ever come out of that town.
    At this writing, the adventure’s been going on for a couple of weeks, and there’s lots of story to go. At, you can navigate back to the beginning, if you so choose, and read the strips sequentially until you catch up.
    Again, big thanks to the Benders for bringing me aboard on this one, and thanks to you for checking it out!

  13. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    The two surnames he mentions are Jim Keltner and Jimmy Karstein:

  14. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    Also, Wooley is a writer, has done several comic books but uses an illustrator.

  15. Alan Rees

    Alan Rees said, over 2 years ago

    We had this discussion at least 2 years ago, and no one could find a paper that carries AO only on Sundays.

    Whether or not there are any newspapers that only carry AO on Sundays is relevant, but not the whole story. What about the flip side? (which might be even more relevant) Are there any newspapers that only carry the weekday strips and don’t carry the Sunday one?

    There there is also the fact that different readers may have different habits. For most of my adult life (and I’m now 65), wherever I have lived, I have only bought Sunday papers and almost never the weekday papers. With online comics I’m the opposite. I read them almost every day, Monday to Saturday, but many Sundays I don’t turn the computer on. (Yes, I know I can go back and read the previous day’s comics, but it makes the other days too full.)

    I think the best way to do things is either what the Benders do with AO – having a Sunday strip that is mainly (or solely) a review of the previous week – or like Tarzan currently is, i.e. with a separate arc for the Sunday strips.

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