Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

Alley Oop

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 2 years 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. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, about 2 years ago

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

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 2 years ago

    Morning, Oopsters.

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

  4. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

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

  5. resealable

    resealable said, about 2 years ago

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

  6. Ken

    Ken said, about 2 years ago

    Close enough.

  7. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 2 years 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..

  8. beenthere240

    beenthere240 said, about 2 years 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.

  9. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

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

  10. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years 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.

  11. nottawasaga

    nottawasaga said, about 2 years ago

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

  12. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, about 2 years 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.

  13. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, about 2 years ago

    (From yesterday)

    My pleasure. Since I saved all of the stories Larry sent via e-mail, he asked me to post one a day to the GoComics page. We should have material for several months, and I’m excited to help.

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