Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years 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.
    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!

  2. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    And reposting this regarding the surnames he is using:

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

  3. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    Good Morning from yours truly!

    Keltner wants Ooola.

    Miles wants him to recieve Alley.

    All in all, intriguing.

  4. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years 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.

  5. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago


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

  7. Pelerin Galimatias

    Pelerin Galimatias said, over 2 years ago


    Thanks for the Wooley information.

  8. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 2 years 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.

  9. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 2 years ago

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

  10. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


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

  11. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 2 years ago

    “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!”

  12. Wootietoot

    Wootietoot said, over 2 years ago

    A “plot synopsis” IS the “actual writing”

    Buzzz!!! Wrong answer; want to guess again?

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