From the Way Back Machine, Original Oop
(7) 01/24 to 01/31/1933; no 01/29, Sunday [h/t LususNaturae]
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G. M. O. T. !
Decisions, decisions . . .
Good planning, Doc…
Looks like Oop has plenty of time since Reagan can’t see anyway. Just grab all the jars and run.. sort them out later. 8*)
Alas, these are gone …
… and not coming back. ✨
Doc’s head looks likes its about ready to fall off his neck.
At least for once Doc doesn’t look like “Mr. Natural”. He still doesn’t look like Doc Wonmug but I guess it’s a step forward.
Don’t bother grabbing a jar, Oop. Just punch that lemon in the nose…
Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 23 “Alley Oop Space Rebel” (519) 2/15/2019 Friday
And what were they staring at? In the small pool of light the creature that Alley had blasted was a feathered thing with just two eyes four wings, a long whip tail and only one set of legs.
“Are there any still around, Bobbins?” Asked Richard.
“Some are still hanging around, the rest of ’me flocked away.” Bobbins replied.
“Good!” And with that Richard pointed his hand blaster and fired, “ptao!” and soon after another one fell.
“Will you look at that, identical!” Tran exclaimed.
_"Down to every eye ball and tail feather. Most unnatural for this planet."_ Capt. Medusa assessed.
“And it would come from our destination, Goodenuv island.” Violet added.
Lumbaga created by John Keith Laumer for the novel, “Retief’s Ransom”. Haterakans from “Retief & the War Lords”.
2/15/2019 “Home Again Jiggedy-jig” (2019)
“Don’t you want to clean up and rest first?” Ask Filodor of his injured guest. But Jon isn’t having any of that.
“Are you kidding? I’ve been locked up in that hospital bed for weeks. No more of that coddling. Back to business!”He told Filodor in a hard manner. The look of determination on his sun beaten face made Filodor’s jaw drop for a moment.
_"First we need to go by my armored lockup for some equipment I should have brought with me in the first place. He gives Filodor the address to give to his satellite guided road map.
The Sixth Voyage: The River of Gems (799 A.D.)
Alley keeps the head which is what Wonmug wants and surreptitiously brings them a vial to fill with the now glutenous dark green fluid that passes for blood in the wamps. With the help of Ooola who has been butchering their food for years. Both of them have in their prehistoric past of a million years ago. Next the team of scientists want’s the head transported back and through time to the present. Alley puts the head in a basket dyed blue and kept it in their room.
Historian Dr Cox & geologist Dr Copperhead with Doc Wonmug in the present.
Oop has his new “pursed lip” look in panel two. Amazing how quickly that look became overused.
I’m still hoping for a better Alley Oop. I consider the new team to be on a wholly different “train track” than Graue and Bender but kind’a, sort’a similar to “Bender’s, The Later Years” writing style.
I wrote this a few days ago as my list of “gripes”:
1. Lemon’s other strip has many bright and varied colors, but he insists on keeping Alley Oop a muddy green/olive color.
2. I’m not a fan of the “gag-a-day” set up for Alley Oop, although some of them have been funny.
3. There is NO consistency with drawing the characters between one panel and the next and the next, and besides that, Ooola is being made grotesque in some of the panels.
4. Finally, there’s the plot: now the Bender’s didn’t start every arc with a great idea, but they started a large percentage of them with a great idea. Then, the plot usually got lost and then stupid. With this team, the idea they start up with is between “middling” and “What? that’s not right!”.
I haven’t seen enough of their attempts with Alley Oop to fully judge whether it will wind up being an improvement on what the Bender’s gave us or a lingering (or mutating) death. I’m certain that they have only looked back at – maybe – 2 years of the Bender’s offerings and decided that was enough for them to go on.
@HarryCK Your barf friend is barfing in Gasoline Alley now also:
All jelly beans look alike – why bother going to DC in the first place.
Well, after many years of following Oop, Jonathan Lemon, who is accurately named, has managed to ruin Alley Oop. I’ll be deleting it from my queue and remembering how good it was before he turned it into a humor-free gag-a-day strip.
The new writers have gone from bad to worse.
Just read the labels. The one you want is in the “magic jelly bean” jar. Ignore the jar on the far left. Too obvious, must be fake jelly beans.
Saygun segregated jelly beans just like he wanted to segregate humans.
sure not many LIKES on here now, which by the way does not have me on the like list!!
I’m going to guess that the jar on the right is jumping beans.
I had a popcorn jelly bean once. once.
Only ONE jar is specifically labeled “jelly” beans………GASP!! Can the Lemon-Sayles edition of Alley Oop actually be THAT dumb??
The true measure of comic genius is when others think you’re funny.
Nice guess, but, open to debate: there’s no motion lines around said jar, suggesting movement….I AM giving Mr. Lemon cred for having included THAT ’lil sight gag, had this been his wish.
Thanks to the origin comics that are being posted I am starting to see the latest version of Oop in a new light. Back in 1932 the first thing Oop does with his new dinosaur friend is head to a town full of people who are afraid of dinosaurs, just like Oop was before capturing Dinny. He goes charging into town, sounding like he is coming to attack. Clearly original Oop was a moron. The new creative team has made Oop a moron once again. They truly have gone back to the roots of this strip for at least some of his characterization. For any new writer or artist taking on an established work and continuing it after the previous artist/writers have retired it is difficult to find their voice to make a beloved character their own. It takes time to perfect their characters appearance and the characterization. hopefully they will read the constructive criticism and use it to help them find their characters and their stories, and early missteps will be forgotten in time.
Numbers this week: 23,034; 23,022; 23,012. Anybody see a trend?