G. M. O. T. !
As I believe I stated yesterday, it looks like getting the jellybean may not be a problem.
Just a little bit unbelievable….
Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 23 “Alley Oop Space Rebel” (512) 2/8/2018 Friday
“Okay Terries and whatever, follow me.” And with that the long neck with hideous head and google eye withdrew, Violet got Bex to take the lead to bulldoze through the massive tangle of the forest for them.
“Hey mack, what’s your name again?” Asked Alley to the lumbering 5-legged Lumbagan guard.
“Pudd, just Pudd ’ll do.” Said Pudd, Alley at his side seemingly flowing through the undergrowth without trouble. The others not so easily, even Violet. Bex was fine with it since he-her didn’t seemed bothered by muscling though all the trees and brambles and vines with an ease that belies just how difficult it would be to take a walk.
“My handle is Alley Oop, pleasure to meet you…again.” He said and shook one of Pudd’s very human looking hands.
No one had a machete to chop their way through, but it was unnecessary here. The mostly closed canopy forest would keep out any of the larger watch drones of the Empire just not all of them. They can be as small as dust. But why would they when they had these monster Lumbagan’s doing that work for them?
Suddenly the setting sun’s blaze flared and the forest was behind them as they reached the beach.
“Here ya go Terries, you’ll find the quay easy enough, its lit by blue lights an heavily guarded. But you know that, right?” Pudd told them as he waved his human looking hands and they notice his feet also look human.
Lumbaga created by John Keith Laumer for the novel, “Retief’s Ransom”. Haterakans from “Retief & the War Lords”.
Nothing like an open door policy…8*)
2/8/2019 “999” (2009)
Henri can’t figure it out just yet. “Like the world ended or something,” he said to himself as the hostile eyed custodian walked away without a word shaking his head over something.
He does wonder why he wasn’t greeted by anyone, not even the floor master. He couldn’t reach anyone by radio, he just thought his equipment had been damaged from all the rough handling in the Permian.
In the Torchwood tower the last of the anomalies created by the 999 are collapsed by the new inversion cannon.
The Sixth Voyage: The River of Gems (799 A.D.)
Alley, Ooola, Sinbad and his crew have found a place full of horrors. The dreaded wamp. “What are such creatures doing here, S’a’dhi?” Asked Sinbad. The female Naga seemed at a loss to give answer to the question. “I regret I have no data on this subject.” She replied rather mechanically. The others were puzzled over this. “We should leave this place, Sinbad.” Said Ooolala as her gun is out and wonders where to shoot such a creature as a wamp.
Henri, Dr Lectaire and Beezlebub created by Wilbur Floppenheimer
Historian Dr Cox & geologist Dr Copperhead with Doc Wonmug in the present.
WAMPS created by Clark Ashton Smith from “The Abominations of Yondo”.
What happened to Oop’s mouth? How does he eat?
With inspiration from David42 and Nunya, I’m going to try to keep the Oop canon alive. Will be posting Oop from the beginning starting today. Most Oopsters will probably not have seen these before. Presenting the Bonnet-Brown origination of the Oop canon.
From the Way Back Machine, Original Oop
12/05/1932 (h/t LususNaturae)
Vince Hamlin’s “Nitro for Napoleon” – Episode 65 (4/5/1947)
Panel 1: Oop, as he and Oscar stand on the rooftop of a house a couple of buildings away from the lab, “Napoleon and his soldiers are gonna get a jolt when they check your laboratory an’ find they’ve been watching a dummy all night!”
Boom, “Yes, but I swear I don’t know where we’re going to go!”
Panel 2: Oop, standing in an alley as Boom scales a wall, “I dunno’s it makes much difference, Oscar, as long as we can stall until Doc comes to our rescue with th’ time-machine!”
Panel 3: But that’s very apt to be some time yet!
Doc, rising up in bed, “I tell you, Ooola, I’m worried about Oop and Oscar!”
Ooola, “But you’ve got to stop worrying or you’ll never get back on your feet!”
A rel knee-slapper today. Third best Alley Oop ever.
I do have to say that it’s mildly funny today. The third panel made me grin….
I can’t beleve!
Oh no! Doc’s been afflicted with the Funkyverse-like smirk in panel 3…
Is Doc running in panel 1?
Is this the White House or the Washington branch of Chuck E. Cheese?
Trouty would have laughed at this one just before he vomited on the floor and then slipped and fell directly into it. And he would say, “It’s quite warm actually.” He’s suede jacket would be ruined and the smell would be quite pungent but the whole gang would just shake their heads and say, “That’s Our Trouty.”
There is a difference between “funny” and “silly.”
Oooma’s not as ooo-malicious as she used to be.
So he’s hall monitoring that strip also? 8-)
My uncle Steven used to read Alley Oop. If he were still with us I wonder if he would like this new format.
Now playing the part of the Doc—Grampy from the Betty Boop/Fleischer cartoons.
It’s appearing to me that the powers that be have grossly misread the state of the Oopster’s passion for the real thing and the desire for the real thing, at least in look and feel. Both of them. 8*)
I think the team is going for funny and silly, and that is okay…sometimes it works and sometimes not, but today’s strip does imo. my fear is that the action-adventure component of the strip, which pretty much disappeared under the Bender regime, is also gone with the current team and that is a shame…
For a good time travel joke, check out today’s “Brewster Rockit”.
Throughout the Bender years, a small number of super-fans, of the comics by Hamlin, complained incessantly that the art wasn’t the same. That misinformed criticism seems to be catching on again.
Consider the Mona Lisa, by Da Vinci. Without question, it’s a great piece of art — one of the world’s greatest, ever. It’s been copied countless times — by art students, for an assignment; by fraudsters; and by talented copyists, to sell to the masses who could never afford the original. Many of those copies are technically near-perfect. However, none of them is fine art — they are just well-executed copies of fine art.
Many, many, other famous and talented artists have painted portraits of women (as have countless untalented and unknown paint dabbers). Picasso produced many portraits of women. Some of those portraits depict women, in a similar pose to the Mona Lisa. However, none of them, otherwise, resemble the Mona Lisa in the slightest. Every one of those portraits, which bear no resemblance to the Mona Lisa, are fine art. They are products of the talent and vision of the artist — they are not mere copies of an original work. They are art.
Several of the creators, featured on GoComics, have shown that they are capable of imitating the styles of other creators. Whether it’s for cross-promotion purposes, as an homage, or as satire; these are often excellent imitations. However, no matter how well they are done, they remain imitations of the work of another artist.
Lemon and Sayers are producing comics art — they have developed their own style, rather than slavishly attempting to imitate the original artist. These comics stand on their own — judge them for what they are, not for what they aren’t.
This is the worst rendition of this comic since its inception.
Today’s story line are unbelievably terrible.