Oh oh, Oop the real caveman…
Now, wash my furry shorts. They haven’t been washed in years. Get busy!!! 8*)
G. M. O. T. !
Um . . . you lost me there, Alley.
Hope you get your head straightened.
Ooola’s not too pleased…
There’s all the right mathematical formula’s Oop, now get to work on the nuclear power plant for Moo.
I’m not a long time reader, like many who post here. I did have hopes that the new writers would bring in story lines similar to what others had described. Doesn’t look like that will be happening, though. So I guess I’ll stop in here from time to time… maybe next month…
Note the Tardis among Ooola’s “Cave Drawings.” ✨❤️✨
Also note the Flux Capacitor. ✨❤️✨
And the recall pendant. ✨❤️✨
Just Paleolithic graffiti. Don’t get too excited. 8*)
Oh no! Not the Time Travel Amulet. We were hoping that was gone for good. 8*(
Vince Hamlin’s “Nitro for Napoleon” – Episode 41 (3/8/1947)
Panel 1: Boney, “Had I but learned sooner of this regrettable affair, there would have been no duel!
Oop, “Think nothing of it, General… its’ all in a day’s work for us!”
Boom, pouring tea into a cup,“Speaking of work… cream, sir? I must get back to work!”
Panel 2: Boney, “Non! The nitro, she can wait… today for you I have the other plan!”
Oop and Boom,both, “?”
Panel 3: Boney, “The Grand Ball… without M’sieu Boom and the so gallant Colonel Oop, the ball will flop!”
Also I see an hourglass.
Alley Oop, always the lovable goof.
Love Ooola’s expression.
Let’s hope the crowds of flamers don’t show up again today….
Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 23 “Alley Oop Space Rebel” (484) 1/11/2018 Friday
“But what changed here?” Alley asked after calling up the history, such as it is for Lumbaga. “There was no mention of such violence from the early survey reports. What changed?”
“We were most aware that the Empire will be sooner or later coming to this planet so we educated every quad we could find and free roaming brain in the treetops wirelessly.” Capt. Medusa told them.
“I did not know you could do that.” Tran said.
“You can’t, we can.” Was Capt. Medusa’s curt response. Which is enough considering that Peru has been ahead of most other countries for centuries after the mixing and hybridizing of the Ming and the Inka so long ago.
“So your mighty and wise leaders taught the locals how to massacre each other to protect them?” Was Violet’s contribution to the conversation.
A gust of wind started a music tree to humming and tinkling nearby.
“Almost like Ben Franklin’s glass harmonium.” Alley reminisced with a blissful expression.
The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, glass harmonium, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica or harmonica, is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction. Franklin created it in 1761. In 1757, while in England he attended a concert given on the wine glasses gave him the idea. Wikipedia
1/11/2019 “999” (2009)
The 999 were stopped ever so slightly, but even so they are way ahead in infection rates, first with their super high metabolism zoonotic vector hybrid they created to sting victims, fly in so many places. Still not fully stopped.
Those infected most of them die from the peculiar disease, the 1 in a 100 that get up again and transmute into slavering fast, strong disease carriers who are also hunger for human meat. Even if they are shot in the head they will heal if left alone and get up once again with sharp fangs and claws.
The only out is to give over the 10% of humanity’s zygotes for whatever strange purpose the 999 want them for. And as the numbers climb in the red for the infected and blue for the zygotes picked up by the 999 soon time will run out. And when that happens if they take too long the disease could overrun humanity. But if they do hand over the correct amount approved by the 999 all infected will vanish from this Earth. And no way of preparing for the next time the 999 will come again. (Estimates are in 60 years as before 1949-2009, next time in 2069 AD.)
The Sixth Voyage: The River of Gems (799 A.D.)
George, the bird-man warrior has been doing a glorious job attacking those giant nocturnal seal creatures. Several have fallen others are now attacking each other while the Chimera makes its way around the huge forms nearly capsizing several times. several cannon fire periodically too as they can but the heaving is making it hard. Alley has his broad sword on a pole to stab any of the creatures that come near. Cutting them and nearly drowning in the surge of red blood coming out of them.
Henri, Dr Lectaire and Beezlebub created by Wilbur Floppenheimer
Historian Dr Cox & geologist Dr Copperhead with Doc Wonmug in the present.
Yesterday was like having a nice quiet Alley Oop launch party, when a bunch of rowdy drunks showed up and started picking fights with everyone. Let’s hope today goes more smoothly. Check your attitude at the door, please. You can get it back when you leave.
As a new reader, and just so I’m clear (with no flame intended): we have three separate strains of fanfic posted?
I like Oola’s hieroglyphics. I also notice that today’s copyright has been incorporated into the hieroglyphics (what is “UFS,” anyway?).
Oola’s hieroglyphics appear to include symbols for “time travel” (lower right), said symbols being an hourglass and a box (machine?). Did the folks in prehistoric Moo know what an hourglass was? Did they have glass? Or is Oola ahead of her time because she and Oop have seen such things during their prior time-travels?
And thousands of years from now when someone finds these etching they will decide it is proof of alien astronauts. How else could the TARDIS be there.
The new team s giving us an interesting blanace between this being an action strip – in which they have not yet started a major plotline, just giving us an overview of the characters and setting – and being a joke of the day strip.
Currently Rip Haywire gives us that, with the plot often taking a back seat to the joke if the day. The Gasoline Alley strip of the 20’s and 30’s did this, with its unusual format of making each strip one day apart from the others. It somehow gave us a complete "story: in each strip, but advanced some very complex plots over weeks or months.
This first week is still establishing the setting. Will give it a couple more weeks and see what the pacing is like once they actually get us into a major plotline. Too early to make a judgement yet.
Great stuff lemon and Sayers!
Close, Alley. Except people, mainly you and Doc were wearing the clothes.
OK, there are two possibilities based on today’s strip.
Possibility 1 – Ooola is the smart one and Alley is an idiot.
Possibility 2 – Alley understands but is just being a jerk.
I amend my earlier in the week comment about the newbies being 15-17 year old weed heads. This strip digresses to around 12 -13.
Ha! A very nice introductory week. Now we all know the strip’s premise. Ready to roll!
Wow, really don’t care for this new line
Newbies take note!!! Be careful of what you say and who you say it to on here or you may be a " trouble maker"!
“Fixing problems and solving mysteries”? That doesn’t sound like Alley Oop at all. Some of the trips were academic exercises but a good many of them were to generate income.
Okay, there’s one thing The new creators of this strip forgot to do: Give Alley a brain!
Well, folks, y’all who are digging this new Oop, enjoy. I see that if you hit the Way Back button, Gocomics takes you back to January 2, 1956 when Hamlin was 20 years into his career with the strip and both were in their prime. So those of us who are gagging over this gag a day format and crude art can mosey on over and pick up on a Western adventure in mid=arc. Looks to be maybe Buffalo Bill and Alley. Adios.
Not Buffalo Bill, though that’s who the guy looked like at first glance. The dude’s a snake oil salesman Oop is tagging along with – a medicine wagon huckster. From the first week of strips here, which begin in mid story, it looks like the stuff works.
another Home Run J and J!
Maybe Oop is still dreaming, or his coconut is badly concussed from that coconut that fell on him..in any case it looks like Ooola is the brains of the outfit
I expect Guz will be returning shortly after running from that dino.
Not to nitpick a minor point, but I think there’s a grammatical error in the first panel. Ooola says, “…you, me and Dr. Wonmug travel…”. You wouldn’t say, “me travel”—it would be ungrammatical. What Ooola should have said was, “…you, Dr. Wonmug and I travel…”. Criticize me for being a grammar nerd, if you must.
So far, so good, I think ? been reading this here strip since I discovered it back in 1981. I like what I see, but the soft reset of the time travel aspect of it has me a little concerned. Especially if Alley is going to be portrayed as a “Joey” type from that Friends tv show. Loved what Graue did. Benders took it off the rails. So many story opportunities squandered. I think the new team should have just went with a complete reboot, instead of pulling a J.J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek. One burning question I’ve had for a couple decades….where the heck is the live-action movie ?! This should have been done already. I personally don’t mind the color scheme. I think it suits the prehistoric setting.
This is the only strip I come back to check in the evenings for the comments…it’s only been five days and it’s wilder in here than the discussion under a political article. That’s passion.
I will give them 2 weeks
Well, getting the color thing fixed will help a bunch. But so far I’m liking it a whole lot more than Nancy…!
And my paper still says by the Benders…
I love how the copyright info is worked in there. And sure, the TARDIS is cool, too.
I will resist the temptation to correct her grammar. It was a different time…
love the TARDIS on the wall.