Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, 3 months ago

    Reposting this from yesterday for those early readers. Explains what this story is all about:

    This is from John Wooley’s website, dated 29 July.
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    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 gocomics.com 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 gocomics.com, 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!

  2. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, 3 months ago

    And reposting this regarding the surnames he is using:

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

    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Jimmy-Karstein/99502095

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Keltner

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 21 “Dead To Rites” (168) 8/4/2014 Monday

    At the site of the huge explosion with the black smoking hole
    Alley carried and Ooola distributed and lit the smoke pots. Small affairs about the size of a carbonated drink can. She had called the city police and told them they need to help in making sure they get out of here when a crowd develops and it will. The Wanderer isn’t exactly secret, but like the CIA most of it is still secret which means they don’t want anyone getting a real good look for as long as possible. The Wanderer was originally designed to go function in a Post War environment from nuclear, biological and toxic chemical conditions. In order to get some use out of it it was retasked for their unusual arrangement. DOD and private sector joint operations though the crew were all working for the US govt anyway under contract in the Op. Greenlight for a year after the perfection of the star gate at Area 49 before it was fully militarized for Op. Yellowlight on that dangerous jungle world Alley and Lola had been marooned on for three deadly days and later Texcomm went to after being forced out of Earth 2 where Lola returned to months ago. The Wanderer type armored vehicles could be used and may still be one day.)
    “Alright people, where are we on this?” Capt. Ming-Na asked them anxious to be on the road.
    They all said various things in relation to time to answer her.
    “You all have five minutes then I am pulling out, get me?” She nearly shouted in her best drill sergeant voice.

  4. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, 3 months ago

    Good Morning from yours truly!

    Keltner wants Ooola.

    Miles wants him to recieve Alley.

    All in all, intriguing.

  5. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, 3 months ago

    Knowing this about the Wooley connection, we can assume the Frankenstein story arc was also written by Wooley. Let’s hope this one turns out to be better.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @Wootietoot

    Despite what some may think, I want Alley Oop to turn out better every time. Maybe this time it will.

  7. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, 3 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Despite what some may think, I want Alley Oop to turn out better every time. Maybe this time it will.
    -————————————————

    Yes, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  8. saturn10

    saturn10 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Ah. something new has been added!

  9. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 3 months ago

    @Wootietoot

    Thank you for posting this information about John Wooley. It’s the information we’ve been wondering about.

  10. Galimatias

    Galimatias said, 3 months ago

    @Wootietoot

    Thanks for the Wooley information.

  11. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, 3 months ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of Alley Oop. To @Woottietoot Thanks for the info. I missed this information because I checked John Wooley’s website a
    few days before July 29.. It’s really nice of Alley to be massaging the man neck to work the knots and the stupidity
    out. He definitely should go with Ooola to the meeting with
    Mr. Keltner.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, 3 months ago

    Ooola. Tell them to let Oop come along, just don’t use the A-word…

  13. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Wootietoot

    thank you – I notice that Wooley refers to his contribution as “plot synopsis” meaning i guess that carole is doing the actual writing

  14. LoboGrande

    LoboGrande said, 3 months ago

    @billdi

    A “plot synopsis” IS the “actual writing”

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, 3 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “You all have five minutes then I am pulling out, get me?” She nearly shouted in her best drill sergeant voice.
    .
    “Time’s a-wasting! Baddies are getting away! Let’s go!”

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