Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 1 year ago

    Good Morning Fans from Rod Gonzalez!

    Well . . . talk about a case of mistaken identity!

    Clearly it seems Ooola resembles Lana Laronde.

    (Yes, I’m aware of Earth 2’s Lola, but that’s neither here nor there.)

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 21 “Dead To Rites” (177) 8/13/2014 Wednesday

    The Brown Cell Leader continued his reading of the diary of the alchemist and criminal Morgan Midas who found a way to distillate diamonds into a fluid that gives super-human speed to whomever drinks it. Dr. Dark’s ubiquitous SEBs are there and have been watching, and sending each picture of each page back to his base in Belo-Rada.
    He continues to read out of the diary.

    “The very nature of the Cosmos aided me in finding the secret means of rendering the hardest substance on and in the Earth into a super amorphous fluid with incredible energizing effects upon the living organism.
    The visit from that old dust heap Immortal Alchemist Nicholas Flamel warning me of the boundaries that must not be crossed and the need for all alchemists to be true to their creed. I was not surprised at his sudden appearance, nor his equally sudden disappearance after that warning. He has heard from others who get it too from the old coot, his own recent visits to conclaves of alchemists they have ever so often. This time he will have much to show them of his successes.”

    [Also on the pages as the fine cursive writing undulated between them were drawings of the apparatus. The “heating coil” and the “critical fracturing vessel” and other such vaguely familiar yet esoteric devices long used by alchemists and some new ones shared among the occult science underground then and now.]
    Nicolas Flamel (French: [nikćla flamэl]; prob. Pontoise, ca 1330 – Paris, March 22, 1418)1 was a successful French scrivener and manuscript-seller. After his death Flamel developed a reputation as an alchemist. However, these legendary accounts only appeared in the seventeenth century.

  3. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, about 1 year ago

    Just for the record, I hate insomnia (4AM for me right now!)

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 1 year ago

    Morning, Oopsters.

    Funny, no-one else noticed a resemblance between Ooola and Lana.

  5. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Mr. Keltner did, it was his plan to have her stand in for Lana.

  6. resealable

    resealable said, about 1 year ago

    Will Alley once again have to prove that he can pick the real Oola?

  7. Ken

    Ken said, about 1 year ago

    Close enough.

  8. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    Ooola has that unmistakable cave people smell.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    We suspected, I said that Ooola would be chosen as a sub.

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 1 year ago

    Good Morning Benders, John Wooley, and readers of
    Alley Oop. Detective Bob has lost a lot of his credibility.
    One look at Ooola and assuming that she is the missing
    actress without asking her identity shows he’s ready to keep
    the 2500 and ready to run..

  11. beenthere240

    beenthere240 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If the Earth 2 Lola would show up, we could have a real puzzle. Although that would require a lot of red ink from the Benders.

  12. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    there’s something off-kilter about keltner and loosey-goosey about leslie

  13. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    If that were actually Lana, rather than Ooola, the detective would also be entitled to the other half of the $5,000 fee. His fee was for finding Lana - he opened the door, and “found” her there.

    BTW, he’d also be entitled to “expenses” — probably car mileage, and a lunch.

  14. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, about 1 year ago

    I guess Leslie earned the nickname people of his profession have been given…. “dick”

  15. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, about 1 year ago

    From Larry:

    Here’s day three of the recap, 6 days until the new story starts.

    – - – - – - – - – - – -
    Ten feet below, sealed in his air tight coffin, Alley is thinking.
    Yes, he’s scared.
    But he’s also angry.
    And frustrated.
    And determined.
    How he hates those stinking glarbs!! Especially Torka!
    Somehow he is going to claw his way out of this grave and kill Torka!
    But how? He has tried punching and kicking again but quickly stops because it is hopeless and he doesn’t want to use up his air.

    As Alley is meditating in a metal coffin, ten feet below the ground, on the alien planet Glarb in the Andromeda galaxy, the faintest of thoughts make their way to his mind.
    And then, much clearer now,
    Help is coming, hold on.

    Tribly and his friends, he has two of them, are burrowing as fast as they can.
    They don’t know where exactly Alley is, but Tribly and Alley are blood brothers through Lola.
    And back on Earth 2 the people continue to chant and the giant, spinning statues, whirling around and around at an unbelievable speed, pound out thought wave after thought wave, resonating into space, to those that need it.
    These thought waves continue to hit their targets and act somewhat as a form of guidance so that Tribly can locate Alley. And as Tribly leads the other Tribbles and they get closer Alley can hear them and feel them.
    My God! Help is on the way!

    He knocks on the inside of his coffin which helps them even more.
    And then he hears clinking from the other side of his coffin!
    Tribly and his friends are trying to chew and claw him out!!
    He is excited and hopeful, but the air is really getting thin.

    And after a few minutes Alley sadly realizes the animals cannot pierce the metal.
    But he must escape! He must see Ooola again and tell her he loves her.
    He must think.

    And in his mind he hears another message.
    You must poke holes.
    They can’t help you.
    They can’t chew through.
    You must do it yourself.

    Oh, this message is clear all right, because even in his jubilation of hearing the Tribbles, he had his doubts. He feels around in his coffin for anything that may help.
    He tries to scrape the top of his coffin with his nails.
    He doesn’t have much time left. Alley is beginning to have difficulty breathing.
    But there is no way for him to poke those precious holes.
    “Tribly – help me! I can’t cut through it!”
    Tribly chirps and seems to say, “You must! We can’t either.”
    Utter despair and frustration settle over the great Alley Oop as he sadly realizes this is it.
    His mind, starting to turn towards insanity, as he now feels the cold embrace of death is imminent.
    He cannot get out and will never see his friends and beloved Ooola again.

    In all of his adventures he has never been in such dire circumstances.
    He desperately does not want to die in this blackness, with help so close on the other side of his coffin.
    But he just cannot get out, and begins to reluctantly accept his fate.

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