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  1. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 7 days ago

    I am beginning to see a pattern here. Every day, there will be one panel of Bob Leslie speaking in slang, and another panel, with Bob Leslie explaining what his slang terms mean. This could be VERY slow going – and could take us WAY past Halloween! One of the critiques I read about the Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective comics was that all of that dialogue did not really adapt itself very well to the comic book format. Hopefully, someone will have read some of those critiques – and paid attention to them!

  2. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 9 days ago

    Re – SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    “Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective” as written by Robert Leslie Bellem, used a lot of colorful slang. So this seems to be in line with the homage. —


    While all of that IS typical to the Dan Turner mysteries, it is going to be a snail’s pace until past Halloween – IF every day, Leslie/Dan lets fly some obviously made-up slang from his own, private stash – then must explain it all over again, explaining what he meant in every day English.

  3. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 14 days ago

    I wondered how long it would take her to get in trouble for using illegal light bulbs!

  4. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 24 days ago

    Re — Wootietoot said, about 3 hours 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 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!" -


    Sort of what seemed like the plan as soon as Wooley’s name appeared in the credits again. Alley and Oola are not really going to be part of a Prehistoric movie. They are more likely going to be part of a Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective-type mystery.

  5. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 29 days ago

    Bet the detective is really Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective.

  6. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Andy Capp about 1 month ago

    a “Chippy” is a little stand which serves a quick meal of traditional British fish and chips.

  7. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Working It Out about 1 month ago

    More likely, he OWES the bank $5 because they had to “service” an account with nothing left after they deducted all of their other “service” fees!

  8. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop about 1 month ago

    In Re – AshburnStadium said, about 7 hours ago

    I would have thought that motion picture companies would have evolved far beyond the condition of this studio by the early 1940s, unless it’s for something that was then referred to as a “blue movie”! I could see a studio in that condition in the 1910s.


    Maybe the studio is a “set” instead of an actual studio? One of the Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, stories was made into a movie in 1947 – called Blackmail. Then, again, John Wooley did a made for TV movie – but not sure which Hollywood Detective story they used. A LOT of Western movies were filmed in “ghost towns” – especially after hiring extras became so expensive. So the “studio” which we are seeing could actually be a “set” for a dilapidated studio for a movie about a movie studio in decline. The director whom Alley and Oola met could have been strolling down the street of the “dilapidated movie studio set” when he spotted Alley and Oola and decided to bring them in as extras for his movie about the prehistoric world.


    I couldn’t help but notice that Oola’s dress has suddenly grown long enough to cover her knees. When Alley and Oola “zanged” into the 19402, Oola’s skirt was still ABOVE her knees!

  9. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop about 1 month ago

    I am guessing that Alley and Oola are going to discover that they have become a part of a Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective yarn – I just discovered that John Wooley- “Wooley also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective.” Alley and Oola may believe that they are going to become a part of a movie about the prehistoric world – but – at some point, Dan Turner, the Hollywood Detective – or a reasonable facsimile of Dan Turner. Too bad. A story about Alley and Oola becoming involved in the 1942 war effort would have been interesting. But I guess it looks more like we are headed for another “Hallowe’en in July, August, September and October” story.

  10. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop about 1 month ago

    I don’t know if this would be any kind of clue – but there IS a new comic out – titled Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective: Dark Star of Death. As I understand it, this is an attempt to put some 30s detective stories in to comic form. In this particular story, Dan Turner, the Hollywood Detective, is hired to help find a missing person, connected with a Paravox Studio. What made the Hollywood Detective stories popular in the 30s were the veiled references to well-known Hollywood celebrities. Maybe Oola and Alley have landed in a Dan Turner Detective Story?


    “Turner is hired by a has-been actor to find his “best friend,” Paravox Studios bigwig, Kane Brewster. He finds the terrified Brewster hiding out from a bookie in a small cottage. While the two men talk, Turner hears a noise outside, and, investigating, finds a beautiful girl listening at the window. As he chases after her, a shot rings out inside, and Turner returns to find Brewster murdered. As Turner searches for the shooter, he encounters a number of interesting characters, most of whom appear to be loosely based on well-known Hollywood celebrities – of that time period.


    If Alley and Oola have landed in July 1942 – they are arriving seven months following the attack on Pearl Harbor – which was December 7, 1941. So they COULD also get swept up in the national war effort of that time period. Would be a LOT more interesting than moving toward a re-visit of the Frankenstein movies for Halloween.