Alley Oop

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Alley Oop
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On April 9, 1939, Alley Oop was transported from the Bone Age into the 20th century.
Author(s)V. T. Hamlin (creator)
Dave Graue
Jack Bender and Carole Bender
Joey Alison Sayers and Jonathan Lemon
Current status/schedulerunning
Launch dateDecember 5, 1932
End date
Syndicate(s)Newspaper Enterprise Association
Publisher(s)Whitman, Dragon Lady Press, Kitchen Sink Press, Dark Horse
Genre(s)Humor, adventure, prehistoric, science fiction

Alley Oop is a syndicated comic strip created December 5, 1932, by American cartoonist V. T. Hamlin, who wrote and drew the strip through four decades for Newspaper Enterprise Association. Hamlin introduced a cast of colorful characters and his storylines entertained with a combination of adventure, fantasy, and humor. Alley Oop, the strip's title character, is a sturdy citizen in the prehistoric kingdom of Moo. He rides his pet dinosaur Dinny, carries a stone axe, and wears only a fur loincloth.

Alley Oop's name was most likely derived from the French phrase allez, hop!. In the 1933 press release that accompanied the launching of the strip with its new distributor NEA, Hamlin was quoted as saying "I really can't recall just how I struck upon the name 'Alley Oop', although it might be from the fact that the name is a French term used by tumblers. Alley Oop really is a roughhouse tumbler."[1] The name of Alley's girlfriend, Ooola, was a play on a different French phrase, "Ooo-la-la."[citation needed]

Story[edit]

The first stories took place in the fictional "Bone Age" (similar to the Stone Age) and centered on Alley Oop's dealings with his fellow cavemen in the kingdom of Moo. Oop and his pals had occasional skirmishes with the rival kingdom of Lem, ruled by King Tunk. The names Moo and Lem are references to the fabled lost continents of Mu and Lemuria.

On April 5, 1939, Hamlin introduced a new plot device which greatly expanded his choice of storylines: A time machine was invented by 20th-century scientist Dr. Elbert Wonmug; the name Wonmug was a pun on Albert Einstein, as "ein" is German for "one" and a "stein" is a type of drinking mug.[2][3]

Oop was transported to the 20th century by an early test of the machine (in the daily strip of April 8 and the Sunday strip of April 9, 1939). He became Dr. Wonmug's man in the field, embarking on expeditions to various periods in history, such as Ancient Egypt, the England of Robin Hood, and the American frontier. Oop met historical or mythical figures such as Cleopatra, King Arthur, and Ulysses in his adventures. In addition to the time machine, other science-fiction devices were introduced. Oop once drove an experimental electric-powered race car, and he has space-traveled to Venus, the moon (twice), and "Earth-Two". During his adventures, he was often accompanied by his girlfriend Ooola and by the sometimes-villainous sometimes-heroic G. Oscar Boom (G.O. Boom). Laboratory assistant Ava Peckedge joined the cast in 1986.

Syndication history[edit]

Dave Graue, Hamlin's successor

Alley Oop was first distributed by the small syndicate Bonnet-Brown on December 5, 1932, but this run ended on April 26, 1933 when Bonnet-Brown became defunct. NEA picked up the strip and, starting on August 7, 1933, the earlier material was reworked for a larger readership. A full-page Sunday strip was added on September 9, 1934; the strip also appeared in half-page, tabloid, and half-tab formats, which were smaller and/or dropped panels. During World War II, newspapers eliminated full-page comics to save paper; starting on December 1, 1940, Alley Oop's Sunday comic was offered in a smaller format which could, at an editor's discretion, be further reconfigured to save space. Daily comics were first reduced in size on April 20, 1942, and have become smaller since then, but they have been appearing in color since September 15, 2008.

When Hamlin retired in 1971, his assistant Dave Graue took over. Graue had been assisting Hamlin since 1950 (starting as a letterer) and creating the daily solo since July 15, 1966[citation needed], although co-signed by Hamlin. Hamlin's last signed daily strip appeared December 31, 1972, and his last signed Sunday was April 1, 1973. Through the 1970s and 1980s, Graue wrote and drew the strip from his North Carolina studio. On December 30, 1991, Jack Bender took on the finishing art chores of the strip; that is, Graue wrote and pencilled each strip, after which Bender inked and lettered it (and colored it, for Sunday strips).[4] Starting September 3, 2001, Alley Oop Sunday and daily strips were drawn entirely by Jack Bender and written by his wife Carole Bender.[5] (On December 10, 2001, the 75-year-old Graue was killed in Flat Rock, North Carolina, when a dump truck hit his car.) In January 2019, writer Joey Alison Sayers and artist Jonathan Lemon took over the comic.[6]

At its peak, Alley Oop was carried by 800 newspapers. Today, it appears in more than 600 newspapers. The strip and collections of it were popular in Mexico (under the name Trucutú) and in Brazil (Brucutu). In 1995, Alley Oop was one of 20 strips showcased in the Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative United States postage stamps.

Licensing and promotion[edit]

In 1978, Alley Oop was adapted to animation as a segment of Filmation's Saturday morning cartoon series Fabulous Funnies, appearing intermittently alongside other comic-strip favorites: The Captain and the Kids, Broom-Hilda, Emmy Lou, Tumbleweeds, and Nancy.[7]

In 2008, to celebrate Alley Oop's 75th year, the Benders conducted a contest for "Dinosaur Drawings from Our Young Readers". The entry Tyrannosaurus rex holding a banner wishing "Happy Birthday" to Alley Oop, by 12 year-old Erin Holloway of Hammond, Louisiana, was published in the comic strip on January 17, 2009.[8][9]

In 2002, Dark Horse Comics produced a limited-edition figure of the character in a brightly illustrated tin container. Alley Oop was issued as statue #28 — part of their line of Classic Comic Characters collectibles.

In popular culture[edit]

The long-running success of the strip made the character a pop culture icon referred to in fiction, pop music and dance:

Main characters[edit]

A main character is one who is a fixture of a particular setting. For example, King Guz and Queen Umpa are always present in ancient Moo, even if they are not central to every storyline.

Although Ooola is "Alley Oop's girlfriend", and their jealousy of potential rivals has driven many storylines, they rarely showed each other affection prior to the Benders' run. (More often, Ooola did serious violence to Alley's cranium.) For the first 69 years of the strip's existence, the two kissed only twice: once on August 14, 1945, as a last goodbye when they believed they were going to be drowned, and again on September 28, 1999 when Ooola pecked Alley on the cheek as thank-you for a timely rescue. The Benders made the couple more physically affectionate and even brought them to the altar—but, when they reached that point, Alley and Ooola decided that they made better friends than spouses.

Doctor Wonmug was drawn to look identical to the Grand Wizer. By the end of Dave Graue's tenure, Wonmug and the Wizer had been in each other's company five times; in each instance, the story was told as though the two characters had never met before, and the characters' identical appearances were remarked upon (May 26, 1945; December 7, 1960; July 17, 1963; July 30, 1965; September 24, 1970). The Benders addressed the similarity twice (on October 6, 2006 and March 23, 2007) by subverting it; that is, the other characters exclaimed that the two looked the same, but both the Wizer and Wonmug scoffed and claimed not to see any resemblance. In the daily strip on June 21, 1969, his birthdate is given as May 10, 1900.

Dinny, Alley Oop's pet dinosaur, was designed as an amalgam of different features and was not meant to resemble any known dinosaur. Dinny's species is identified as a "Cartoonosaurus" in the daily strip on April 12, 1968.

Name First Appeared Description
Alley Oop August 7, 1933 A time-traveling caveman
Dinny August 12, 1933 Oop's pet dinosaur
King Guzzle September 8, 1933 Ruler of Moo
Foozy September 21, 1933 Oop's pal, who talks in rhyme
Pooky, the Grand Wizer September 23, 1933 Advisor to the king
Queen Umpateedle September 28, 1933 Queen of Moo
Ooola October 10, 1933 Oop's girlfriend
Dr. Elbert Wonmug April 7, 1939 20th-century scientist and inventor
G. Oscar Boom February 28, 1940 Rival and partner to Wonmug
Ava Peckedge August 21, 1986 Dr. Wonmug's laboratory assistant
Penelope February 9, 2020 Time-traveling child scientist (Sundays only)

Supporting characters[edit]

New stories typically introduced new characters, especially when those stories were set outside of Moo. Therefore, a "supporting character" is one who has been featured across multiple storylines.

Eeny, the dictator, was a transparent representation of Hitler. In her first story, in 1937, she recruited "hairshirts", taught them a familiar arm-raised salute, and installed herself as "dictator" while leaving Queen Umpa as a figurehead ruler. In her second story, in 1942, she and her "Moozys", headed by the armbanded "Moostapo", overran the country and herded its citizens into "concentration caves."

The Lemian King was inconsistent during Hamlin's run. King Tunk first appeared in 1934 as a bald man with a stubbled chin, and he remained so through 1938. In 1944, this same character was named Wur rather than Tunk, although Sawalla's King Wur had previously been featured in storylines alongside King Tunk. When Lem was re-introduced in 1954, its king was named Tunk but was clean-shaven and had a full head of hair; the Lemian king returned to his original design in 1959 but was again called Wur. He regained the name Tunk in 1961 (giving his full name as "Clab Tunk" on May 22, 1961) and from then on it stuck.

Dave Wowee, Wonmug's great-great-great-grandson, was named in honor of (and drawn to resemble) Dave Graue, who typically told people that his last name "rhymes with Wowee".[12]

Name First Appeared Description
Wootietoot September 28, 1933 Guz and Umpa's daughter
Clab Tunk March 21, 1934 Ruler of Lem
Dootsy Bobo May 7, 1934 Moovian mischief-maker and rival for Ooola's affections
Wur May 26, 1936 Ruler of Sawalla
Eeny December 28, 1937 Stone-age analog for Hitler
Zel September 3, 1938 Ooola's cousin and Foozy's wife (married on February 20, 1939)
Jon April 7, 1939 Dr. Wonmug's lab assistant
Dee April 15, 1939 Dr. Wonmug's daughter
G.I. Tum June 24, 1939 Federal agent
Dr. Amos Bronson July 22, 1939 Historian and Wonmug's friend
Moe, Beau, and Joe January 27, 1943 Foozy's triplets
Eustace November 20, 1953 Alley's warhorse
Sonny Boy June 11, 1954 Dinny's descendant, a twenty-or-so-million-year-old dragon
Brunnehilde August 11, 1954 Doc Wonmug's barbarian love interest
Jack East February 25, 1957 Riverboat gambler
Oxy Twenty-Four January 14, 1959 An ancient moon-man
The Gink September 15, 1970 A mind-reading Bigfoot
Toko January 31, 1972 a young Moovian boy
Ferdy February 19, 1978 a good-natured Moovian with much brawn but little brain
Wanda the Witch ("Granny") January 18, 1979 A practitioner of magic arts and the Wizer's peer
Dave Wowee September 21, 2002 Doc Wonmug's great-great-great-grandson from 2145

Collections and reprints[edit]

Books[edit]

Title Publication Year Publisher Dates reprinted
Alley Oop: The Sawalla Chronicles 1983 Ken Pierce Inc. April 10 – August 28, 1936 (a few strips omitted)
Alley Oop by Dave Graue 1983 TOR Publications May 25, 1979 – June 12, 1982 (selected stories)
Alley Oop Volume 1: The Adventures of a Time-Traveling Caveman 1990 Kitchen Sink Press July 20, 1946 – June 20, 1947
Alley Oop Volume 2: The Sphinx and Alley Oop 1991 Kitchen Sink Press June 21, 1947 – August 30, 1948
Alley Oop Volume 3: First Trip to the Moon 1995 Kitchen Sink Press August 31, 1948 – November 9, 1949
Alley Oop: Book 4 2003 Manuscript Press November 10, 1949 – November 10, 1950
The Library of American Comics Essentials Volume 4: Alley Oop 1939: The First Time Travel Adventure 2014 Idea & Design Works' The Library of American Comics March 6, 1939 – March 23, 1940
Alley Oop: The Complete Sundays Volume 1 2014 Dark Horse September 9, 1934 – December 27, 1936
Alley Oop: The Complete Sundays Volume 2 2014 Dark Horse January 3, 1937 – April 30, 1939

Magazines[edit]

In addition to the magazines mentioned in the table below, Comics Revue has also reprinted many Alley Oop daily strips. The Menomonee Falls Guardian, published weekly, reprinted one week of daily strips in each issue.

Title Publication Year Publisher Dates reprinted
The Menomonee Falls Guardian Special issues 1–4 1973–1975 Street Enterprises October 2, 1973 – July 27, 1974 (December 25, 1973 omitted)
The Menomonee Falls Guardian issues 2–59 July 2, 1973 – August 5, 1974 Street Enterprises January 3, 1949 – February 11, 1950
The Menomonee Falls Guardian issues 60–146 August 12, 1974 – May 3, 1976 Street Enterprises July 29, 1974 – March 27, 1976
Nemo Classics Comics Library issue 6 1984 Fantagraphics Sunday strips: September 9, 1934;
January 6 and November 24, 1935;
December 12, 1937;
January 8, April 2, 9, 16, October 8, and November 19, 1939
Alley Oop #1: The Legend Begins 1987 Dragon Lady Press August 7, 1933 – January 27, 1934
Alley Oop #2: Enter the Time Machine 1987 Dragon Lady Press March 6, 1939 – October 25, 1939
Alley Oop #3: Oop vs. Hercules 1988 Dragon Lady Press October 26, 1939 – July 30, 1940
Alley Oop Magazine #0 (Introductory issue) 1997 Spec Productions December 5, 1932 – January 3, 1933
August 7 – September 2, 1933
December 19, 1993 – February 20, 1994 (Sundays)
September 15 – November 8, 1980
Alley Oop Magazine #1 1998 Spec Productions July 3 - September 28, 1940; September 8–13, 1941
June 5–13, 1962
February 27 – March 27, 1994 & May 7, 1995 (Sundays)
November 10 - December 25, 1980
Alley Oop Magazine #2 1998 Spec Productions January 9 – January 30, 1933 & Bonnet–Brown #49–75
August 4 – December 22, 1996 (Sundays)
September 30 – November 25, 1940
Alley Oop Magazine #3 1998 Spec Productions November 26, 1940 – May 31, 1941
Alley Oop Magazine #4 1998 Spec Productions Bonnet–Brown #75–101
April 10 – September 18, 1994 (Sundays)
May 30 – August 5, 1983
June 3 – July 7, 1941
Alley Oop Magazine #5 1998 Spec Productions August 8 – October 11, 1983
July 9 – October 21, 1941
Alley Oop Magazine #6 1999 Spec Productions October 21, 1941 – April 21, 1942
Alley Oop Magazine #7 2000 Spec Productions April 21 – August 13, 1942
January 16 – March 26, 1991
Alley Oop Magazine #8 2000 Spec Productions August 14, 1942 – January 16, 1943
March 27 – April 15, 1991
Alley Oop Magazine #9 2000 Spec Productions January 16 – May 1, 1943
April 16 – July 6, 1991
Alley Oop Magazine #10 2000 Spec Productions May 3 – October 27, 1943
Alley Oop Magazine #11 2001 Spec Productions October 28, 1943 – May 13, 1944
Alley Oop Magazine #12 2001 Spec Productions May 15 – November 21, 1944
Alley Oop Magazine #13 2002 Spec Productions Bonnet–Brown #102–120
November 22, 1944 – January 27, 1945
December 2, 1981 – February 6, 1982
Alley Oop Magazine #14 2002 Spec Productions January 29 – June 30, 1945
February 10 – March 31, 2002 (Sundays)
Alley Oop Magazine #15 2002 Spec Productions July 2, 1945 – January 11, 1946
Alley Oop Magazine #16 2003 Spec Productions January 12 – July 19, 1946 (includes color Sundays from April 7 – June 2)
September 23 & 27 and Sunday, December 1, 2002
Alley Oop Magazine #17 2003 Spec Productions November 11, 1950 – May 21, 1951
Alley Oop Magazine #18 2004 Spec Productions May 22 – December 31, 1951
Alley Oop Magazine #19 2004 Spec Productions January 1 – July 5, 1952
Alley Oop Magazine #20 2004 Spec Productions July 7 – December 23, 1952
Alley Oop Magazine #21 2005 Spec Productions December 24, 1952 – June 13, 1953
Alley Oop Magazine #22 2006 Spec Productions June 15 – December 31, 1953
Alley Oop Magazine #23 2006 Spec Productions January 1 – June 30, 1954
Alley Oop Magazine #24 2006 Spec Productions July 1 – December 30, 1954
Alley Oop Magazine #25 2007 Spec Productions January 1 – July 1, 1955
Alley Oop Magazine #26 2007 Spec Productions July 1 – December 31, 1955
Alley Oop Magazine #27 2008 Spec Productions January 1 – June 30, 1956
Alley Oop Magazine #28 2008 Spec Productions August 2, 1956 – January 1, 1957
Alley Oop Magazine #29 2010 Spec Productions January – June, 1957
Alley Oop Magazine #30 Spec Productions July – December, 1957
Alley Oop Magazine #31 Spec Productions January – June, 1958
Alley Oop Magazine #32 Spec Productions July – December, 1958
Alley Oop Magazine #33 Spec Productions January – June, 1959
Alley Oop Magazine #34 2013 Spec Productions July – December 31, 1959

Comics[edit]

Various strips have also been reprinted in comic-book form. The comic books tended to alter the original reading experience by colorizing the strips as well as rearranging, dropping, cropping or extending panels to fit the format. Recap and exposition panels, as well as strips that served as diversions from the perceived "main story" (such as an interlude of Alley and Foozy discovering how to drive a car while Dr. Wonmug fixed the time machine), were typically excised.

Famous Funnies and The Funnies re-lettered their Sunday-strip reprints, enlarging the text and simplifying the language, so that the comic would be more legible when reduced from tabloid to comic-book size. Although the first seven issues of Red Ryder Comics' Sunday-strip reprints were unaltered, in every subsequent issue the panels were enlarged, redrawn, rearranged or deleted.

The Antarctic Press series featured a combination of original material, direct reprints of newspaper comics, and redrawn adaptations of newspaper-strip stories. These reprints and adaptations are noted in the list of storylines.

Issue Publication Date Publisher Dates covered
Famous Funnies #19–25 February–August 1936 Eastern Color Printing Co. October 28 – December 9, 1934 (one Sunday page per issue)
The Funnies #1 October 1936 Dell Publishing Co. November 17 – December 8, 1935 (Sundays)
The Funnies #2 November 1936 Dell Publishing Co. December 15, 1935 – January 6, 1936 (Sundays)
The Funnies #3 December 1936 Dell Publishing Co. January 13 – February 3, 1936 (Sundays)
The Funnies #4 January 1937 Dell Publishing Co. February 10–17 & March 1–8, 1936 (Sundays)
The Funnies #5 February 1937 Dell Publishing Co. March 15 – April 5, 1936 (Sundays)
The Funnies #6 March 1937 Dell Publishing Co. April 12 – May 3, 1936 (Sundays)
The Funnies #7 April 1937 Dell Publishing Co. May 10–31, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #8 May 1937 Dell Publishing Co. June 7–28, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #9 June 1937 Dell Publishing Co. July 5–26, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #10 July 1937 Dell Publishing Co. August 2, 23, 30 & September 6, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #11 August 1937 Dell Publishing Co. September 13 – October 4, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #12 September 1937 Dell Publishing Co. October 11 – November 1, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #13 October 1937 Dell Publishing Co. November 8–29, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #14 November 1937 Dell Publishing Co. December 13–27, 1936 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #15 December 1937 Dell Publishing Co. January 3–24, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #16 January 1938 Dell Publishing Co. December 6, 1936 & February 7–21, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #17 February 1938 Dell Publishing Co. February 28 – March 31, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #18 March 1938 Dell Publishing Co. March 28 – April 18, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #19 April 1938 Dell Publishing Co. April 25 – May 16, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #20 May 1938 Dell Publishing Co. May 23 – June 13, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #21 June 1938 Dell Publishing Co. June 20 – July 11, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #22 July 1938 Dell Publishing Co. July 18 – August 8, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #23 August 1938 Dell Publishing Co. August 15 – September 5, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #24 September 1938 Dell Publishing Co. September 12 – October 3, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #25 October 1938 Dell Publishing Co. October 10–31, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #26 November 1938 Dell Publishing Co. November 7–28, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #27 December 1938 Dell Publishing Co. December 5–26, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #28 January 1939 Dell Publishing Co. January 2–23, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #29 February 1939 Dell Publishing Co. January 30 – February 20, 1937 (Sundays, with panels removed)
The Funnies #30 April 1939 Dell Publishing Co. November 15–27, 1937
The Funnies #31 May 1939 Dell Publishing Co. November 29 – December 11, 1937
The Funnies #32 June 1939 Dell Publishing Co. December 13–29, 1938
The Funnies #33 July 1939 Dell Publishing Co. December 30, 1937 – January 15, 1938
The Funnies #34 August 1939 Dell Publishing Co. January 17–29, 1938
The Funnies #35 September 1939 Dell Publishing Co. January 31 – February 12, 1938
The Funnies #36 October 1939 Dell Publishing Co. February 14 – March 7, 1938
The Funnies #37 November 1939 Dell Publishing Co. March 8–21, 1938
The Funnies #38 December 1939 Dell Publishing Co. March 22 – April 6, 1938
The Funnies #39 January 1940 Dell Publishing Co. April 6–22, 1938
The Funnies #40 February 1940 Dell Publishing Co. April 22 – May 3, 1938
The Funnies #41 March 1940 Dell Publishing Co. May 4–16, 1938
The Funnies #42 April 1940 Dell Publishing Co. May 17–27, 1938
The Funnies #43 May 1940 Dell Publishing Co. May 27 – June 7, 1938
The Funnies #44 June 1940 Dell Publishing Co. June 7–17, 1938
The Comics #3 May 1937 Dell Publishing Co. June 10–21, 1935
The Comics #4 July 1937 Dell Publishing Co. June 22–29 & July 10–15, 1935
The Comics #5 September 1937 Dell Publishing Co. July 1–9 & 16–19, 1935
Four Color Comic #3 1938 Dell Publishing Co. December 11, 1937 – July 19, 1938
Red Ryder Comics #6 April 1942 KK Publications June 11 & 18, July 2 & 9, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #7 May/June 1942 KK Publications July 16 – August 6, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #8 July/August 1942 KK Publications August 13 – September 3, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #9 September/October 1942 KK Publications September 17 – October 1, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #10 November/December 1942 KK Publications October 8–22 & November 5, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #11 January/February 1943 KK Publications November 12 – December 3, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #12 March/April 1943 KK Publications December 10–31, 1939 (Sundays)
Red Ryder Comics #13 May/June 1943 KK Publications January 7–28, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #14 July/August 1943 KK Publications January 28 – February 18, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #15 September/October 1943 KK Publications February 18 – March 10, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #16 November/December 1943 KK Publications March 17 – April 7, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #17 January/February 1944 KK Publications April 14 – May 5, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #18 March/April 1944 KK Publications May 12 – June 2, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #19 May/June 1944 KK Publications May 12 – June 30, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #20 July/August 1944 KK Publications July 7–28, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #21 September/October 1944 KK Publications August 4–25, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #22 November/December 1944 KK Publications September 1–22, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #23 January/February 1944 KK Publications September 29 – October 13, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #24 March/April 1945 KK Publications October 20 – November 3, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #25 May/June 1945 KK Publications November 10, 24 & December 1, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #26 July/August 1945 KK Publications December 8 & 15, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #27 September/October 1945 KK Publications December 22 & 29, 1940 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #28 November 1945 KK Publications January 5 & 12, 1941 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #29 December 1945 KK Publications January 19 & February 16, 1941 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #30 January 1946 KK Publications February 23 & March 2, 1941 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #31 February 1946 KK Publications March 9 & 16, 1941 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Red Ryder Comics #32 March 1946 KK Publications March 23 & 30, 1941 (Sundays, panels rearranged)
Alley Oop #10 September 1947 Visual Editions Inc. April 15 – November 9, 1935
Alley Oop #11 December 1947 Visual Editions Inc. November 3 – December 26, 1939; March 15 – April 26, 1940
Alley Oop #12 March 1948 Visual Editions Inc.
Alley Oop #13 June 1948 Visual Editions Inc. April 12 – June 21, 1941; July 12 – August 2, 1941
Alley Oop #14 September 1948 Visual Editions Inc. August 4 – September 22, 1941; October 8 – November 24, 1941
Alley Oop #15 December 1948 Visual Editions Inc. October 25, 1940 – March 21, 1941
Alley Oop #16 March 1949 Visual Editions Inc. April 29, 1940 to ?
Alley Oop #17 June 1949 Visual Editions Inc. August 16 – November 24, 1944
Alley Oop #18 October 1949 Visual Editions Inc. July 29 – December 2, 1946
Alley Oop #1 November 1955 Argo Publishing Co. June 15 – September 9, 1953 + October 24, 1953
Alley Oop #2 January 1956 Argo Publishing Co. September 22, 1953 to ?
Alley Oop #3 March 1956 Argo Publishing Co. March 22 – June 5, 1954
Alley Oop Adventures #1 August 1998 Antarctic Press Two original stories, two adaptations, and one reprint
Alley Oop Adventures #2 October 1998 Antarctic Press One original story; three original one-page features; two adaptations
Alley Oop Adventures #3 December 1998 Antarctic Press Two original stories, later adapted into Sunday strips; one original one-page feature; one reprint; one adaptation
Alley Oop Adventures #1 September 1999 Antarctic Press One original story, later published as Sunday strips; two reprints; one Jack Bender tryout strip, later published as a Sunday strip
Alley Oop Adventures #2 December 1999 Antarctic Press Three original stories, two later adapted into Sunday strips; one reprint; one Jack Bender tryout strip
Alley Oop Adventures #3 March 2000 Antarctic Press Two adaptations, one reprint

Original publications[edit]

The following publications were original material, not newspaper reprints:

  • Alley Oop and Dinny A Big Little Book No. 763 (1935) Whitman Publishing
  • Alley Oop in The Invasion of Moo (1935) (Cocomalt Premium) Whitman
  • Alley Oop and Dinny in the Jungles of Moo A Big Little Book #1473 (1938) Whitman
  • Alley Oop and the Missing King of Moo A Penny Book (1938) Whitman
  • Alley Oop and the Cave Men of Moo (Pan-Am Premium) (1938) Whitman
  • Alley Oop and the Kingdom of Foo (Pan-Am Premium) (1938) Whitman
  • Alley Oop: Taming a Dinosaur (Pan-Am Premium) (1938) Whitman
  • Alley Oop sheet music (1960) Kavelin-Maverick Music (USA), Leeds Music (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Alley Oop Coloring Book (1962) Treasure Books
  • Alley Oop comic book, issues 1–3 (1963) Dell Publishing Co.
  • Alley Oop Fun Book (1981) Happy House Books

See also[edit]

Sunday storylines[edit]

The following table is a list of storylines featured in the Sunday comic strips. The ending of a storyline frequently overlapped with the beginning of the next, and actual story titles were provided only on a few occasions (e.g., "Alley Oop at Crummystone Manor" or "The Perpetual Motion Machine"). The dates and story descriptions given here are, therefore, not official or definitive delineations but may serve as a rough index to the history of the strip. Most of the Sunday strips from November 1996 onward are available on comics.com.

The Sunday strips' continuity ran separately from the daily strips until 2006 (with two exceptions, as noted in the list). In the first few years following the time machine's introduction, Hamlin shifted the setting of the Sunday strip, sometimes abruptly, to match that of the daily storyline, but the Sunday and daily strips were entirely different stories, told in parallel, and they did not overlap. For example, when Oop was first brought to the 20th century, the Sunday storyline showed him doing little more than figuring out modern clothing and calmly running a few errands, whereas the daily strip had him roving all around the countryside in cars, trains, and planes, wreaking havoc and making headlines as the "Phantom Ape". If the same events did occur in both continuities, they were always told differently: before the first time-machine story, for example, Alley Oop acquired the Moovian royal jewels; however, in the Sunday strip, Guz voluntarily installed Alley as king (so he could take a vacation), while in the daily strip Alley took the throne by force (as revenge for Guz stealing and eating Dinny's egg).

After 1961, the Sunday strips featured no time travel but were set exclusively in Moo. It is possible that, from 1961 onward, the Sunday stories were meant to have taken place prior to Alley having met the time-machine crew because, in these strips, Alley was shown to be unaware of concepts he had already encountered in the time-travel storylines, such as shoes, or snow, or even the wheel. Starting in January 2006, through the Benders' retirement in mid-2019, Sunday strips were not new stories but reprinted panels from the previous week's daily strips. Since late 2019, the new artistic team has made the Sunday strips "Little Oop", portraying a young Alley Oop. Little Oop was first set in a land of Moo that is anachronistic in a way similar to the Flintstones' "modern stone age", but he met a time-traveling child named Penelope who brought him to the modern era (on March 1, 2020).

Topper strips[edit]

Alley Oop's Sunday page had different toppers starting with the first strip and running through 1944:

  • Dinny's Family Album, September 9, 1934 – February 7, 1937
  • Foozy's Limericks, February 21 – May 16, 1937
  • Prehistoric Cut-Outs in Modern Dress, May 23 – September 12, 1937
  • Fragments, September 19, 1937 – April 9, 1939
  • Scientists Say, April 16 – July 2, 1939
  • Odds 'n' Ends, July 9, 1939 – April 21, 1940
  • Story of a Dinosaur Egg, April 28 – August 25, 1940
  • Foozy's Foolosophies, September 1, 1940 – September 5, 1943
  • The characters argue over who gets to use the space (breaking the fourth wall), September 12, 1943 – January 2, 1944
  • Buy War Bonds cartoon advertisements, January 9 – August 27, 1944[13]

Sunday strips[edit]

1930s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
September 9, 1934 October 7, 1934 Alley and Foozy start a trading business (Through the end of 1937, many storylines are driven by the two partners' profit schemes for this business.)
October 14, 1934 November 11, 1934 Guz wants a dinosaur
November 18, 1934 Foozy gives love advice
November 25, 1934 Alley solves the rock pile
December 2, 1934 December 9, 1934 Foozy promotes the Big Fight
December 16, 1934 February 3, 1935 Ama, the land of wild women
February 10, 1935 Foozy the debt collector
February 17, 1935 Oop's animal trap
February 24, 1935 March 3, 1935 Catching a merawow
March 10, 1935 Alley and Foozy play axe-golf
March 17, 1935 Foozy sells some beads
March 24, 1935 April 7, 1935 Umpa goes on a diet
April 14, 1935 May 19, 1935 Alley's new pet dinosaur
May 26, 1935 June 9, 1935 Alley courts Ooola
June 16, 1935 Guz's police report
June 23, 1935 June 30, 1935 Alley goes fishing
July 7, 1935 July 14, 1935 Alley's sore thumb
July 21, 1935 August 18, 1935 gag strips
August 25, 1935 September 29, 1935 Alley and Foozy have a fire sale
October 6, 1935 November 3, 1935 Guz's new robe
November 10, 1935 January 13, 1936 Oop, king of Oompahlan
January 20, 1936 February 10, 1936 gag strips
February 17, 1936 March 15, 1936 Dinosaur hunt
March 22, 1936 Axe-golf with Guz
March 29, 1936 May 3, 1936 Dinosaur egg pranks
May 10, 1936 June 14, 1936 gag strips
June 21, 1936 August 2, 1936 Munitions profiteering in war with Lem
August 9, 1936 Umpa's melon shelf
August 16, 1936 August 23, 1936 Brontosaurus hunt
August 30, 1936 Dinny's day in the jungle
September 7, 1936 September 13, 1936 Foozy lassos a pterodactyl
September 20, 1936 Posies are food for the soul
September 27, 1936 October 4, 1936 Alley annoys Guz and the Wizer
October 11, 1936 October 25, 1936 Foozy vs the Wizer
November 1, 1936 December 27, 1936 Foozy's price war
January 3, 1937 January 10, 1937 Guz's toothache
January 17, 1937 January 24, 1937 Fishing for dinosaurs
January 31, 1937 March 7, 1937 Crossing crocodile creek
March 14, 1937 March 28, 1937 Alley feeds the Moovian army
April 4, 1937 June 20, 1937 Alley's prize fight
June 27, 1937 October 10, 1937 Foozy, tax criminal
October 17, 1937 May 8, 1938 The Royal Moovian Circus
May 15, 1938 June 12, 1938 War with Lem over entertainment fees
June 19, 1938 July 3, 1938 Oop's imaginary jail sentence
July 10, 1938 Fishing with Foozy
July 17, 1938 November 13, 1938 G-man Foozy and Two-Axe Oop: Moovian cop
November 20, 1938 December 11, 1938 The football game: Moo vs Lem
December 18, 1938 January 15, 1939 Oop vs Guz
January 22, 1939 March 26, 1939 gag strips
April 2, 1939 July 16, 1939 Oop meets the 20th century
July 23, 1939 September 17, 1939 Alley Oop, millionaire
September 24, 1939 October 22, 1939 The skeptics visit Moo
October 29, 1939 November 5, 1939 Oop gets a mule
November 12, 1939 December 17, 1939 Escape from Troy

1940s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
December 24, 1939 March 24, 1940 Sailing with Eneas
March 31, 1940 June 30, 1940 A visit to Amazonia
July 7, 1940 October 20, 1940 Oop meets Cleopatra
October 27, 1940 November 17, 1940 200 million BC: Earth's second moon explodes
November 24, 1940 April 20, 1941 Oop returns to Cleopatra
April 27, 1941 September 28, 1941 Oop, pirate captain
October 5, 1941 October 26, 1941 Dinny gets stuck in the time-field
November 2, 1941 February 1, 1942 Castle siege in 12th-century England
February 8, 1942 March 22, 1942 The great tournament
March 29, 1942 April 26, 1942 Alley vs King John's troops
May 3, 1942 May 17, 1942 Alley tries to enlist in WWII
May 24, 1942 June 14, 1942 Oop turns invisible
June 21, 1942 September 27, 1942 Alley runs off to fight the war
October 4, 1942 November 22, 1942 Making movies in Moo
November 29, 1942 January 10, 1943 Oop the Hollywood star
January 17, 1943 February 7, 1943 Alley breaks his leg
February 14, 1943 May 9, 1943 Ancient Atlantis
May 16, 1943 July 25, 1943 Mystery of the haunted house
August 1, 1943 September 19, 1943 Spook hunting, round two
September 26, 1943 December 26, 1943 Beach vacation
January 2, 1944 March 19, 1944 Dr. Goo's shrinking potion
March 26, 1944 July 30, 1944 Rollo the brontosaurus
August 6, 1944 August 20, 1944 Oop helps with war production
August 27, 1944 October 15, 1944 Oop vs the USPS
October 22, 1944 November 5, 1944 Alley gets sick
November 12, 1944 May 27, 1945 Alley Oop at Crummystone Manor
June 3, 1945 September 23, 1945 The Perpetual Motion Machine (the time-machine's viewscreen is introduced on September 16)
September 30, 1945 November 18, 1945 Alley meets the Teutonic Cimbrians
November 25, 1945 January 6, 1946 Alley brings home Willie the horse
January 13, 1946 February 3, 1946 Love and marriage in Moo
February 10, 1946 March 10, 1946 Alley and Foozy on the town
March 17, 1946 March 24, 1946 Dinny vs Willie
March 31, 1946 June 2, 1946 (these are integrated with daily-strip continuity)
June 9, 1946 June 16, 1946 Alley retrieves Willie
June 23, 1946 August 11, 1946 Alley rewires the time machine
August 18, 1946 November 24, 1946 Alley meets Aladdin
December 1, 1946 December 22, 1946 Santa's weight-loss program
December 29, 1946 January 19, 1947 Alley's flying carpet ride
January 26, 1947 May 18, 1947 Ooola, the Witch of Red Tower
May 25, 1947 August 10, 1947 By rocket to Antarctica
August 17, 1947 September 7, 1947 Ham the Hermit's Moovian revolution
September 14, 1947 November 2, 1947 Alley and Oscar's prank war
November 9, 1947 November 23, 1947 Alley and the steam shovel
November 30, 1947 January 4, 1947 Alley meets Vikings
January 11, 1948 April 11, 1947 Wu Sing's dragon
April 18, 1948 May 30, 1947 Oop and the beanstalk
June 6, 1948 August 1, 1947 Oop loses his punch
August 8, 1948 October 3, 1947 The dragon in Moo
October 10, 1948 October 31, 1947 Alley becomes invisible
November 7, 1948 January 23, 1949 Invisible Oop fights alongside King Arthur
January 30, 1949 February 13, 1949 Alley gets sick
February 20, 1949 May 1, 1949 Oop vs the Soofoot Indian tribe
May 8, 1949 October 29, 1950 (these are integrated with daily-strip continuity)

1950s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
November 5, 1950 Recap
November 12, 1950 February 11, 1951 The Tale of the Butcher Baron
February 18, 1951 April 15, 1951 Oop's better way of life for Moo
April 22, 1951 June 3, 1951 Oop, ghost at large
June 10, 1951 July 15, 1951 Guz and the Moovian jail
July 22, 1951 September 2, 1951 Oop, champion of the people
September 9, 1951 September 30, 1951 Ooola returns to Moo
October 7, 1951 October 21, 1951 Foozy's toothache
October 28, 1951 November 18, 1951 Little Oop learns to hunt
November 25, 1951 December 23, 1951 Foozy's kids go hunting
December 30, 1951 January 20, 1952 Dinny's stolen egg
January 27, 1952 March 2, 1952 Oop, court minstrel
March 9, 1952 June 1, 1952 Dinny catches a cold
June 8, 1952 July 20, 1952 Guz tries to exile Oop
July 27, 1952 September 28, 1952 The flying dinosaurs
October 5, 1952 November 2, 1952 Stock car racing
November 9, 1952 November 30, 1952 Modern policemen in Moo
December 7, 1952 February 15, 1953 Oop loses his memory
February 22, 1953 April 26, 1953 Oop takes the Moovian crown
May 3, 1953 May 24, 1953 Hunting with Foozy's kids
May 31, 1953 July 12, 1953 Oop as Guz's bodyguard
July 19, 1953 August 30, 1953 Oop needs new pants
September 6, 1953 December 6, 1953 Oopland
December 13, 1953 January 10, 1954 Guz and Alley settle their differences
January 17, 1954 Alley's garden
January 24, 1954 February 21, 1954 Ooola and Alley patch things up
February 28, 1954 May 30, 1954 Guz and Alley have a duel
June 6, 1954 June 27, 1954 Foozy's blackmail scheme
July 4, 1954 August 29, 1954 Oop, chief of Moovian police
September 5, 1954 November 28, 1954 Dogs and cats
December 5, 1954 December 26, 1954 Oop strains his brain
January 2, 1955 February 6, 1955 Prince Oop
February 13, 1955 March 6, 1955 Woman troubles
March 13, 1955 June 5, 1955 Oop, assistant Wizer
June 12, 1955 July 3, 1955 Guz drives Oop out of Moo
July 10, 1955 August 14, 1955 Eedy and her father
August 21, 1955 October 9, 1955 X-ray vision
October 16, 1955 October 23, 1955 Pterodactyl riding with Foozy
October 30, 1955 January 15, 1956 The king of Gondwana abducts the Wizer
January 22, 1956 March 25, 1956 It's a woman's world
April 1, 1956 April 22, 1956 Alley brings Guz a dinosaur
April 29, 1956 May 20, 1956 Adventures in babysitting
May 27, 1956 July 15, 1956 Guz sends the army after Alley
July 22, 1956 August 26, 1956 Guz and Umpa go on a diet
September 2, 1956 September 16, 1956 Foozy tries Wizing
September 23, 1956 October 7, 1956 Cross-dressing Moovians
October 14, 1956 November 25, 1956 Alley fixes his axe
December 2, 1956 January 13, 1957 Alley pretends to be sick
January 20, 1957 April 21, 1957 Guz learns to act like royalty
April 28, 1957 June 16, 1957 The ceratosaurus gizzard
June 23, 1957 June 30, 1957 National Black Eye Week
July 7, 1957 August 18, 1957 Guz and Umpa abdicate / A word from our sponsor (The "word from our sponsor" was a meta-fictional story-within-a-story in which the Alley Oop characters lifted the comic panels to look for an annoying spokesman who kept interrupting their storyline.)
August 25, 1957 September 15, 1957 The yowling dinosaur
September 22, 1957 November 3, 1957 Foozy and Alley explore Moo
November 10, 1957 December 29, 1957 Wala, Poddywumps, and Whiskers come to Moo
January 5, 1958 February 9, 1958 Oop, minister of women's affairs
February 16, 1958 May 11, 1958 Oop becomes a Yobnerg ("greenboy" spelled backwards)
May 18, 1958 June 15, 1958 Diving for doubloons
June 22, 1958 October 19, 1958 Big game hunting (This is the next-to-last Sunday time-travel story)
October 26, 1958 December 7, 1958 Guz hurts his foot
December 14, 1958 December 28, 1958 The tailless dinosaur
January 4, 1959 February 15, 1959 Guz's pet mammoth
February 22, 1959 March 29, 1959 It's a man's world
April 5, 1959 April 26, 1959 Guz's vacation
May 3, 1959 June 7, 1959 Oop's hot-air balloon
June 14, 1959 July 19, 1959 Oop returns to Moo
July 26, 1959 August 23, 1959 Firing the Grand Wizer
August 30, 1959 October 4, 1959 Guz's toothache
October 11, 1959 November 22, 1959 Mini-Dinny
November 29, 1959 December 6, 1959 Alley and Foozy sit and think
December 13, 1959 June 26, 1960 Oop, king of Mootoo

1960s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
July 3, 1960 July 10, 1960 Guz puts down the revolution
July 17, 1960 August 28, 1960 Alley takes it easy
September 4, 1960 October 23, 1960 Riding the gold train
October 30, 1960 January 1, 1961 Meeting Alley's father (this is the last Sunday time-travel story)
January 8, 1961 February 12, 1961 Tax collections
February 19, 1961 April 2, 1961 Ooola makes Alley jealous
April 9, 1961 May 7, 1961 The underwater mystery monster
May 14, 1961 June 25, 1961 Oop, game warden
July 2, 1961 September 3, 1961 Substitute king Hexa
September 10, 1961 October 8, 1961 The royal family's mental wellness
October 15, 1961 November 19, 1961 Measles outbreak
November 26, 1961 December 24, 1961 He Ro arrives
December 31, 1961 February 25, 1962 Oop the clam magnate (In a light-hearted jibe at the B.C. comic strip, Oop discovers that clams make awful currency because they spoil and stink.)
March 4, 1962 April 1, 1962 Oop's not dead
April 8, 1962 April 29, 1962 Killjoy Oop
May 6, 1962 June 24, 1962 The exalted society of Moovian bird-watchers
July 1, 1962 August 19, 1962 Guz and Wizer trade places (On August 12, the Wizer's name is revealed to be "Pooky")
August 26, 1962 November 11, 1962 Wizer vs Dujoo the witch
November 18, 1962 December 2, 1962 Oop's hammock
December 9, 1962 December 23, 1962 Boredom in Moo
December 30, 1962 March 10, 1963 The Wizer goes away for a while
March 17, 1963 July 7, 1963 Moovian weight-reduction programs
July 14, 1963 August 18, 1963 Modern art in Moo
August 25, 1963 October 13, 1963 Guz's golf game
October 20, 1963 November 24, 1963 Umpa's picture window
January 12, 1963 December 29, 1963 Oop and Foozy go foraging
January 5, 1964 March 29, 1964 Oop denies being smart
April 5, 1964 May 10, 1964 Alley visits Mogo
May 17, 1964 August 9, 1964 The Mogoite invasion
August 16, 1964 September 20, 1964 Golf with a moron
September 27, 1964 November 1, 1964 The gazookus gizzard
November 8, 1964 January 31, 1965 Guz pretends to be dead
February 7, 1965 May 16, 1965 The Wizer is fired and re-hired
May 23, 1965 August 1, 1965 Alley and Foozy go hunting
August 8, 1965 August 22, 1965 Alley and Foozy's musical jam
August 29, 1965 September 26, 1965 The Wizer calms Oop
October 3, 1965 November 21, 1965 Moovian tiddlywinks
November 28, 1965 December 5, 1965 The fairy circle
December 12, 1965 January 9, 1966 Black-eyed romance
January 16, 1966 February 13, 1966 The dinosaur mating song
February 20, 1966 March 6, 1966 Wizer psyches out Oop
March 13, 1966 April 24, 1966 The dinosaur pox
May 1, 1966 July 10, 1966 Guz's nephew takes over
July 17, 1966 August 21, 1966 Umpa takes the throne
August 28, 1966 November 27, 1966 Guz gets a new spotted cat skin
December 4, 1966 December 25, 1966 Alley and Foozy go fishing
January 1, 1967 January 22, 1967 The Wizer's a trapper
January 29, 1967 March 5, 1967 Oop's new dinosaur Gizzy
March 12, 1967 April 2, 1967 Alley uses big words
April 9, 1967 May 28, 1967 Alley's evil eye
June 4, 1967 September 10, 1967 Umpa leaves Guz
September 17, 1967 September 24, 1967 gag strips
October 1, 1967 December 10, 1967 Alley's new pet dinosaur
December 17, 1967 February 4, 1968 Dinny's new family
February 11, 1968 March 10, 1968 Oop is presumed dead
March 17, 1968 May 12, 1968 Oop isn't feeling well
May 19, 1968 July 28, 1968 Foozy the Grand Wizer
August 4, 1968 October 13, 1968 Guz goes on a diet
October 20, 1968 October 27, 1968 The ladies get dinner
November 3, 1968 December 8, 1968 Alley babysits Foozy's kids
December 15, 1968 January 19, 1969 Guz and the Wizer search for reasons to arrest Alley
January 26, 1969 March 2, 1969 The rigor of being king
March 9, 1969 April 13, 1969 Alley's gone soft
April 20, 1969 May 11, 1969 Arms race of war clubs
May 18, 1969 Alley's hunt comes up zero
May 25, 1969 June 29, 1969 Alley vs the Cardiff Giant
July 6, 1969 July 27, 1969 Oop's revolution
August 3, 1969 August 31, 1969 Oop's day of exile
September 7, 1969 November 16, 1969 Oop's new dinosaur Pooky
November 23, 1969 December 21, 1969 Alley and Ooola's day out
December 28, 1969 February 8, 1970 Oop flirts with the womenfolk

1970s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
February 15, 1970 March 29, 1970 Oop, chief of police
April 5, 1970 April 26, 1970 Alley has dinosaur troubles
May 3, 1970 May 10, 1970 Oop and Ooola squabble
May 17, 1970 May 24, 1970 Alley gets a check-up
May 31, 1970 June 7, 1970 Alley sings
June 14, 1970 August 30, 1970 Oop and Guz's golf tournament
September 6, 1970 December 13, 1970 Oop, king of Moo
December 20, 1970 January 31, 1971 Peacenik children take the throne
February 7, 1971 May 30, 1971 The mystery of the missing queens
June 6, 1971 September 26, 1971 Princess Ceelee of Gonwanaland
October 3, 1971 November 7, 1971 Oop's spoiling for a fight
November 14, 1971 December 26, 1971 Spooky shenanigans
January 2, 1972 January 9, 1972 Dinosaur fishing
January 16, 1972 September 10, 1972 Baffo tries for the throne
September 17, 1972 December 17, 1972 The Ohnolun invasion
December 24, 1972 February 4, 1973 Guz is aphasic
February 11, 1973 May 27, 1973 Baffo takes the throne
June 3, 1973 July 22, 1973 Oop's hex picture
July 29, 1973 November 11, 1973 Messages of cheer and joy
November 18, 1973 February 17, 1974 Troll troubles
February 24, 1974 June 9, 1974 Guz goes on a diet
June 16, 1974 August 11, 1974 Guz returns to Moo
August 18, 1974 October 27, 1974 Guz and Umpa's marital strife
November 3, 1974 December 1, 1974 Alley rescues a baby pterodactyl
December 8, 1974 December 22, 1974 Guz' new club
December 29, 1974 March 9, 1975 The big-tooth fella
March 16, 1975 May 11, 1975 Guz's necklace
May 18, 1975 June 15, 1975 Loony the trader
June 22, 1975 August 24, 1975 Guz's sailboat
August 31, 1975 October 5, 1975 Guz has amnesia
October 12, 1975 November 2, 1975 Guz recuperates
November 9, 1975 December 28, 1975 Alley's new dinosaur Filmore
January 4, 1976 March 28, 1976 Swamp apples
April 4, 1976 May 9, 1976 Three-legged journey home (May 2 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1998)
May 16, 1976 August 22, 1976 Teeny and Boke
August 29, 1976 October 3, 1976 Littlebeak and Longbeard (reprinted, starting with September 5, in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
October 10, 1976 November 14, 1976 The great Moovian pipeline (reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
November 21, 1976 January 9, 1977 Boomerang rocks (adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1998)
January 16, 1977 February 27, 1977 Kidnapped by the Boony-Goonies
March 6, 1977 July 10, 1977 The Outlander invasion
July 17, 1977 November 13, 1977 Alley becomes Grand Wizer
November 20, 1977 February 12, 1978 Salads and stunflowers
February 19, 1978 July 30, 1978 The alien shrink ray
August 6, 1978 October 22, 1978 Rollerboning
October 29, 1978 January 14, 1979 Curleyville
January 21, 1979 February 18, 1979 Pterodactyl riding
February 25, 1979 July 15, 1979 Prisoner of Outland
July 22, 1979 December 16, 1979 Princess Krakatoa and Ferdy

1980s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
December 23, 1979 March 30, 1980 Guz's new dinosaur Cuddles
April 6, 1980 June 15, 1980 Mag and Gummo adopt Alley
June 22, 1980 September 21, 1980 Cuddles and her baby
September 28, 1980 October 26, 1980 Big boo and little boo
November 2, 1980 December 7, 1980 Guz and Umpa's new house
December 14, 1980 February 8, 1981 Alley's treehouse
February 15, 1981 March 22, 1981 Ferdy's family
March 29, 1981 April 19, 1981 Oop's new dinosaur Tagalong
April 26, 1981 June 7, 1981 The thieving magpie
June 14, 1981 November 4, 1981 The trial of Snag and Eegore
November 11, 1981 December 20, 1981 The green blob from outer space
December 27, 1981 February 7, 1982 Bongo the swindler
February 14, 1982 March 7, 1982 Guz loses his voice
March 14, 1982 June 20, 1982 Escape from Emu the giant
June 27, 1982 August 15, 1982 Rescue from the Hairy Ones
August 22, 1982 October 17, 1982 Hojo, President of Moo
October 24, 1982 December 12, 1982 Umpa's cousin Effy
December 19, 1982 February 6, 1983 Gifts for Effy and Ooola
February 13, 1983 February 27, 1983 Cleaning up the town
March 6, 1983 April 17, 1983 Umpa's night to remember
April 24, 1983 May 29, 1983 The giant hoo-hoo bird
June 5, 1983 July 3, 1983 Dinny's new romance
July 10, 1983 September 25, 1983 Mango and his buddies
October 2, 1983 December 25, 1983 The bad-luck gemstone
January 1, 1984 March 11, 1984 Handyman Teddy
March 18, 1984 June 17, 1984 Ondamah vs the Yorkles
June 24, 1984 August 19, 1984 Princess Blivette goes on a diet
August 26, 1984 December 2, 1984 The land of giants
December 9, 1984 December 30, 1984 Alley's launcher ruins the picnic
January 6, 1985 April 7, 1985 Loo Loo's daycare center
April 14, 1985 May 26, 1985 The Wizer's youth potion
June 2, 1985 September 8, 1985 Tildy the sorceress
September 15, 1985 November 3, 1985 Carla and her parents
November 10, 1985 February 16, 1986 Mini-Dinny vs Guz
February 23, 1986 June 1, 1986 Mighty Alley and the firegod
June 8, 1986 June 15, 1986 Cheering up Umpa and Ooola
June 22, 1986 October 5, 1986 The diatrymas
October 12, 1986 November 9, 1986 Alley stuck in a hole
November 16, 1986 January 11, 1987 Moovian acrobatics
January 18, 1987 June 28, 1987 Little Leta and Feelipe
July 5, 1987 August 15, 1987 Hunting with Farky
August 23, 1987 golf gag
August 30, 1987 September 13, 1987 The old folks' cave
September 20, 1987 November 8, 1987 Oop's headcoverings
November 15, 1987 December 20, 1987 Fishing with Fabulous Feeny
December 27, 1987 February 7, 1988 Cooking with Ferdy
February 7, 1988 March 13, 1988 Dino troubles
March 20, 1988 May 8, 1988 Prisoners of the Little Big Feet
May 15, 1988 July 3, 1988 Alley has spot rot
July 10, 1988 July 17, 1988 Alley's artwork
July 24, 1988 Cocoball
July 31, 1988 August 28, 1988 Guz's Great Ant
September 4, 1988 September 25, 1988 the Wizer's dinosaur attractor
October 2, 1988 October 9, 1988 The faux fountain of youth
October 16, 1988 October 23, 1988 Hunting and fishing
October 30, 1988 November 20, 1988 Gazooley the rainmaker
November 27, 1988 January 8, 1989 Oop the giant
January 15, 1989 March 5, 1989 Won Ton the trader
March 12, 1989 Sunday-advertising gag
March 19, 1989 April 16, 1989 Oop's dinosaur whistle
April 23, 1989 May 7, 1989 Guz's dinner
May 14, 1989 June 4, 1989 Oop's hairy tongue
June 11, 1989 July 9, 1989 Ferdy and the frog
July 16, 1989 August 20, 1989 Ailments and medicine
August 27, 1989 October 8, 1989 Oop's lucky stone
October 15, 1989 November 26, 1989 Dubby's bait cakes
December 3, 1989 January 28, 1990 Oop's cave mural

1990s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
February 4, 1990 March 25, 1990 Guz seeks enlightenment
April 1, 1990 April 22, 1990 Guz as Grand Wizer
April 29, 1990 June 10, 1990 The ghost of good government
June 17, 1990 July 15, 1990 The rockpile map scam
July 22, 1990 August 12, 1990 Bird calling
August 19, 1990 September 2, 1990 Moovian fitness center
September 9, 1990 December 2, 1990 Big Mama and the mini-Oops
December 9, 1990 March 31, 1991 Garzak the changeling (February 10 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 1998)
April 7, 1991 May 5, 1991 Alley clowns around
May 12, 1991 June 9, 1991 Guz and Oop go fishing
June 16, 1991 July 14, 1991 Bug-stomping business
July 21, 1991 September 1, 1991 Alley Oop's lending bank
September 8, 1991 October 27, 1991 Oop's jailbreak
November 3, 1991 January 12, 1992 Alley meets High Note (November 3 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 2000)
January 19, 1992 February 2, 1992 Replacing Big Ida's pet
February 9, 1992 February 23, 1992 Headstands and dizzy spins
March 1, 1992 April 19, 1992 Guz's surprises for Umpa
April 26, 1992 June 28, 1992 The abdominal snowman
July 12, 1992 September 6, 1992 Alley's Uncle Axel
September 13, 1992 November 15, 1992 The land of women
November 22, 1992 January 3, 1993 Cave gnomes
January 10, 1993 March 28, 1993 Guz and Alley get dinofoot (January 17 strip, minus one panel, reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
April 4, 1993 April 18, 1993 The Wizer's father and girlfriend
April 25, 1993 July 25, 1993 Digger the mind-reading bird (adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1998)
August 1, 1993 August 29, 1993 Moovian bowling (August 8 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1998)
September 12, 1993 October 17, 1993 Dinner with Alley and Guz
October 24, 1993 November 7, 1993 The stupid game of golfing
November 14, 1993 November 28, 1993 Umpa burns the dinner
December 5, 1993 December 12, 1993 Oop babysits
December 19, 1993 January 16, 1994 Dolf makes a play for Ooola (reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 2000)
January 23, 1994 February 13, 1994 Oop and Ooola's dinner pranks
February 20, 1994 March 27, 1994 Dinosaur woes
April 3, 1994 May 8, 1994 Trading with the Meggets
May 15, 1994 September 18, 1994 Murdle's restaurant
September 25, 1994 October 30, 1994 Pterodactyl flying with Foozy
November 6, 1994 January 15, 1995 The land of Guzzes
January 22, 1995 February 19, 1995 Paragliding home
February 26, 1995 March 12, 1995 Soonie and Sweet Toes
March 19, 1995 March 26, 1995 The laughing dinosaurs
April 2, 1995 May 14, 1995 No drought in Moo
May 21, 1995 June 4, 1995 Food fight
June 11, 1995 (not indexed) Alley the Grand Wizer
November 5, 1995 February 4, 1996 (not indexed)
(not indexed) February 11, 1996 Alley babysits Foozy's kids
February 18, 1996 April 7, 1996 Umpa's fish pool
April 14, 1996 April 21, 1996 Making up with Ooola
April 28, 1996 May 12, 1996 Umpa's portrait
May 19, 1996 July 28, 1996 Ol's spaceship
August 4, 1996 September 15, 1996 Alley goes on a diet
September 22, 1996 October 27, 1996 Oop, temporary king
November 3, 1996 December 22, 1996 Umpa and Guz meet Tanu and Coral
December 29, 1996 April 27, 1997 Alley's new friend Ralfy
May 4, 1997 June 1, 1997 Kahlee and the mud men
June 8, 1997 November 16, 1997 Foozy's magic staff
November 23, 1997 February 1, 1998 Mini-dino hunt
February 8, 1998 March 22, 1998 Mating season with Sugar Lips
March 29, 1998 bird divebombers (reprinted, minus one panel, in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 1998)
April 5, 1998 June 7, 1998 Umpa's art contest
June 15, 1998 Oop's lazy day
June 21, 1998 August 16, 1998 Earthquake
August 23, 1998 September 20, 1998 Alley gets amnesia
September 27, 1998 November 22, 1998 New fashions in Moo
November 29, 1998 January 17, 1999 Grug and Chongo kidnap Ooola
January 24, 1999 January 31, 1999 Oop and Ooola's failed picnic
February 7, 1999 February 21, 1999 Oop falls into a pterodactyl nest (February 14 and 21 retell November 24 and December 1, 1974)
February 28, 1999 March 14, 1999 The dancing dinosaurs' hat party
March 21, 1999 April 4, 1999 The Wizer fixes Alley up
April 11, 1999 June 6, 1999 Wazoo's cart
June 13, 1999 August 15, 1999 Guz's new dinosaur Rocky
August 22, 1999 October 17, 1999 Guz and Alley, the blue brothers (August 22 strip reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1999)
October 24, 1999 Oop and Ooola's uneventful day
October 31, 1999 January 2, 2000 Guz's memorial portrait

2000s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
January 9, 2000 March 5, 2000 Guz invents shoes
March 12, 2000 March 19, 2000 Alley and Guz don't go fishing
March 26, 2000 April 30, 2000 The laughing drooptails
May 7, 2000 June 4, 2000 Guz and Umpa's drum dinner
June 11, 2000 July 9, 2000 Oop communes with nature
July 16, 2000 August 13, 2000 Babysitting and dino rides
August 20, 2000 September 17, 2000 Alley's land sailer
September 24, 2000 October 29, 2000 Clagget the Magnificent
November 5, 2000 December 17, 2000 Guz and Umpa's short vacation
December 24, 2000 December 31, 2000 Alley and Guz go fishing
January 7, 2001 January 28, 2001 The fish-head prank
February 4, 2001 March 4, 2001 Charity distribution
March 11, 2001 March 18, 2001 Oop hurts his foot
March 25, 2001 Stew Invaders: Alley Oop does Douglas Adams
April 1, 2001 April 8, 2001 The April Fool's party
April 15, 2001 May 13, 2001 Alley and Guz play golf
May 20, 2001 July 8, 2001 Guys against the gals race
July 15, 2001 August 26, 2001 Brutus the attack dinosaur
September 2, 2001 September 9, 2001 Dinny lives the good life (Carole and Jack Bender take over from Dave Graue starting with this story)
September 16, 2001 October 28, 2001 Medicine for little Danno (adapted from Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1999)
November 4, 2001 December 9, 2001 Oop gets Foozy's rhyming curse
December 16, 2001 December 23, 2001 Wootietoot's home for Christmas
December 30, 2001 Competing New Year's parties
January 6, 2002 January 20, 2002 How to find food in the jungle (reprinted from Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
January 27, 2002 Mount Umpa (adapted from Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1999)
February 3, 2002 Alley's cave painting (Jack Bender tryout strip, also published in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
February 10, 2002 February 24, 2002 Oop's noisy neighbors
March 3, 2002 March 31, 2002 March Madness basketball
April 7, 2002 gag strip (red dino)
April 14, 2002 May 26, 2002 Roblio and Joliette
June 2, 2002 June 23, 2002 Guz and Oop's flying wings
June 30, 2002 gag strip (rain)
July 7, 2002 August 4, 2002 Summer vacation cruise
August 11, 2002 gag strip (dumb animals)
August 18, 2002 September 1, 2002 Lila meets Rocko
September 8, 2002 September 22, 2002 Dinny and the dinky dino (adapted from Alley Oop Adventures #3, 1998)
September 29, 2002 October 6, 2002 Oop gets a cold
October 13, 2002 November 3, 2002 Wizer's evil twin Wizzer
November 10, 2002 November 24, 2002 School-days memories
December 1, 2002 December 29, 2002 Earlie Oop arrives
January 5, 2003 January 19, 2003 gag strips
January 26, 2003 February 23, 2003 Oop's cart race
March 2, 2003 April 6, 2003 Foozy's alone time
April 13, 2003 May 11, 2003 Men and women swap jobs
May 18, 2003 July 13, 2003 Guz invents baseball
July 20, 2003 August 17, 2003 gag strips
August 24, 2003 September 14, 2003 Guz tries to get a new dino (August 24 and 31 redraw January 27, 1980 and February 3, 1980; September 7 retells January 13, 1980)
September 21, 2003 October 19, 2003 Oop's lucky clover
October 26, 2003 November 2, 2003 Umpa's spa concept
November 9, 2003 November 23, 2003 Thanksgiving with Moo and Lem
November 30, 2003 December 21, 2003 Moo's new orphans
December 28, 2003 January 18, 2004 Framevision
January 25, 2004 February 15, 2004 Guz and Alley's fish alarm
February 22, 2004 March 21, 2004 The Moovian reservoir (this story reprints the daily strips from August 22 to 26, 1995, with new panels added)
March 28, 2004 April 25, 2004 The circus comes to Moo
May 2, 2004 May 16, 2004 The mysterious monolith
May 23, 2004 June 6, 2004 Alley's dinosaur whistle
June 13, 2004 July 25, 2004 King Oop
August 1, 2004 August 22, 2004 Alley and Guz go fishing
August 29, 2004 October 10, 2004 The Wizer's chickenosaurus soup
October 17, 2004 November 7, 2004 Stew Invaders extended edition (October 17 strip reprints the second half of the March 25, 2001 strip)
November 14, 2004 December 26, 2004 Guz gets Scrooged
January 2, 2005 Happy New Year
January 9, 2005 February 27, 2005 Foozy as Guz's bodyguard
March 6, 2005 gag strip
March 13, 2005 April 3, 2005 Wizer's emergency clinic
April 10, 2005 gag strip
April 17, 2005 May 8, 2005 Dinny's solo outing
May 15, 2005 retells Oop and Ooola's uneventful day from October 24, 1999
May 22, 2005 June 12, 2005 retells Dubby's bait cakes (from October 15 to November 26, 1989)
June 19, 2005 July 17, 2005 The giant-feather bird
July 24, 2005 September 4, 2005 Mountain, strongest man in Moo (this sequence starts by reprinting daily strips from July 19 – September 2, 2005, but then ends the story on September 4 with new art while the daily story continues separately)
September 11, 2005 gag strip
September 18, 2005 October 9, 2005 Pterodactyls make bad pets
October 16, 2005 Happy autumn
October 23, 2005 November 13, 2005 Ooperman
November 20, 2005 Happy Thanksgiving
November 27, 2005 gag strip
December 4, 2005 December 25, 2005 One of our reindeer is missing

Daily storylines[edit]

The following is a list of storylines featured in the daily comic strips. Actual story titles were not provided in the strips; the dates and story descriptions given here are, therefore, not official or definitive delineations but may serve as a rough index to the history of the strip.

Although the Bonnet–Brown strips appeared in daily comics sections, their distribution was erratic. Consequently, after February 6, 1933, the strips did not show a date but were given a sequential number instead (from 55 through 120), presumably so that editors could run them whenever they were received. The dates given here may, therefore, not be precisely accurate for every newspaper in which the strip appeared.

Bonnet–Brown[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
December 6, 1932 December 12, 1932 Oop gets breakfast
December 13, 1932 January 14, 1933 Oop befriends Dinny
January 16, 1933 February 17, 1933 Introducing Dinny to the Moovians
February 19, 1933 April 29, 1933 Rescuing Ooola from the Cardiff Giant
May 1, 1933 May 6, 1933 A hero's welcome

Newspaper Enterprise Association[edit]

1930s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
August 7, 1933 September 2, 1933 Oop befriends Dinny
September 4, 1933 September 28, 2020 Introducing Dinny to the Moovians
September 29, 1933 October 21, 1933 Rescuing Ooola from the Cardiff Giant
October 23, 1933 November 4, 1933 A hero's welcome
November 6, 1933 November 17, 1933 Oop vs Cardiff Giant, round two
November 18, 1933 January 11, 1934 Umpa wants a baby dino
January 12, 1934 January 27, 1934 Foozy pretends to be Umpa's pet
January 29, 1934 March 12, 1934 Oop's rebellion
March 13, 1934 March 24, 1934 Tunk steals Dinny
March 26, 1934 April 27, 1934 Guz and Alley settle their differences
April 28, 1934 May 19, 1934 Oop is promised to Wootietoot
May 21, 1934 June 23, 1934 Rescuing Dinny from Lem
June 25, 1934 July 23, 1934 Alley and Ooola can't stop the wedding
July 24, 1934 August 1, 1934 Dinny is treed
August 2, 1934 September 3, 1934 Alley and Foozy are swept away
September 4, 1934 September 18, 1934 Alley and Foozy thrash Dootsy's gang
September 19, 1934 October 30, 1934 Wedding preparations
October 31, 1934 December 8, 1934 Dootsy kidnaps Ooola and Wootietoot
December 10, 1934 December 29, 1934 Lem conquers Moo
December 31, 1934 April 13, 1935 Moo drives out the invaders
April 15, 1935 May 6, 1935 Oop nominated for king
May 7, 1935 June 6, 1935 Oop and Guz prepare to duel but disappear underground
June 7, 1935 June 22, 1935 Foozy takes over Moo
June 24, 1935 August 6, 1935 Guz and Alley escape to the surface
August 7, 1935 September 20, 1935 Dootsy Bobo re-ignites the war
September 21, 1935 October 22, 1935 Ooola and Dinny help Alley get home
October 23, 1935 December 12, 1935 Moo vs Lem: final round
December 13, 1935 December 31, 1935 Guz's pterodactyl flight
January 1, 1936 January 17, 1936 Foozy comes home
January 18, 1936 April 10, 1936 Foozy vs the Grand Wizer
April 11, 1936 May 15, 1936 Oop vs the Grand Wizer
May 16, 1936 July 25, 1936 Oop and Ooola visit Sawalla
July 27, 1936 August 28, 1936 King Wur makes trouble
August 29, 1936 October 24, 1936 Return to Sawalla
October 26, 1936 January 22, 1937 Wur conquers Moo and Lem
January 23, 1937 February 25, 1937 Wur is deposed
February 26, 1937 March 9, 1937 Wur escapes
March 10, 1937 March 22, 1937 The hunters lose Foozy
March 23, 1937 April 3, 1937 Oop is jailed
April 5, 1937 May 4, 1937 Foozy and Oop join the Bighorn tribe
May 5, 1937 May 27, 1937 Dinny's new overcoat
May 28, 1937 June 19, 1937 The journey back to Moo
June 21, 1937 July 12, 1937 The mammoth hides and the Wizer
July 13, 1937 August 24, 1937 Foozy romances Ooola
August 25, 1937 November 19, 1937 The Grand Wizer conspires with Foozy
November 20, 1937 December 24, 1937 Umpa takes over
December 25, 1937 January 27, 1938 Eeny arrives in Moo
January 28, 1937 April 13, 1938 Dictator Eeny
April 14, 1938 April 29, 1938 Moo is flooded
April 30, 1938 June 25, 1938 Mootoo
June 27, 1938 July 11, 1938 Ooola and the Wizer return
July 12, 1938 August 3, 1938 Foozy, chief of police
August 4, 1938 September 1, 1938 Dinny is sick
September 2, 1938 September 23, 1938 Foozy meets Zel
September 24, 1938 November 4, 1938 Training Kakky
November 5, 1938 November 12, 1938 Foozy's new cave
November 14, 1938 January 18, 1939 Ooola's would-be suitors
January 19, 1939 March 4, 1939 Foozy's courtship and marriage
March 6, 1939 April 5, 1939 Guz eats Dinny's egg
April 6, 1939 July 21, 1939 Oop is the Phantom Ape
July 22, 1939 October 26, 1939 The Trojan War
October 27, 1939 February 24, 1940 The Odyssey

1940s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
February 26, 1940 July 29, 1940 Hercules and the Amazons
July 31, 1940 November 19, 1940 Cleopatra and the crocodile priests
November 20, 1939 April 2, 1940 Oscar Boom vs Cleopatra
April 3, 1941 September 6, 1941 Boom is Blackbeard the pirate
September 8, 1941 September 13, 1941 The Story So Far
September 15, 1941 November 21, 1941 Foozy in the 20th century (Jon quits the lab on October 16)
November 22, 1941 April 2, 1942 the Magna Carta
April 3, 1942 April 18, 1942 Dinny in the 20th Century
April 20, 1942 May 8, 1942 Oop tries to enlist (strip is reduced in size on April 20)
May 9, 1942 August 18, 1942 Fighting the Japanese with Boom
August 19, 1942 September 14, 1942 Dinny at the zoo
September 15, 1942 January 16, 1943 Dictator Eeny returns
January 18, 1943 January 26, 1943 Umpa tries 20th-century fashion
January 27, 1943 March 3, 1943 Shenanigans with Foozy's kids
March 4, 1943 March 25, 1943 The rubber vines
March 26, 1943 April 26, 1943 Oop wants a steak
April 27, 1943 August 26, 1943 Boom and Oop meet Archimedes
August 27, 1943 September 23, 1943 By rocket to China
September 24, 1943 December 31, 1943 Genghis Khan's sword
January 1, 1944 February 24, 1944 Gorilla warfare in Moo
February 25, 1944 April 6, 1944 Dinny is sick
April 7, 1944 April 15, 1944 Guz gets the magic belt
April 17, 1944 August 3, 1944 King Solomon's mines
August 4, 1944 November 24, 1944 The caveman rescue squad comes for Alley
November 25, 1944 February 14, 1945 Guz's replacement jewels
May 15, 1945 April 2, 1945 Oop, king of Lem
April 3, 1945 May 8, 1945 The time machine's new viewscreen (it first appears on April 3)
May 9, 1945 May 30, 1945 Wonmug meets the Grand Wizer
May 31, 1945 June 22, 1945 Oop gets shocked
June 23, 1945 September 17, 1945 From ancient China to Japan
September 18, 1945 October 26, 1945 Beach vacation (Alley gets a shave October 12)
October 27, 1945 January 23, 1946 Alley Oop as the pirate Davy Jones
January 24, 1946 March 8, 1946 Oop gets his whiskers back
March 9, 1946 March 29, 1946 Bud and Sixty join the lab
March 30, 1946 June 2, 1946 Ancient Lost Atlantis (This story integrated the daily strips with the Sundays from March 31 to June 2)
June 3, 1946 July 19, 1946 Oop vs the crooked carnies
July 20, 1946 October 15, 1946 Attack of the Cro-Mags
October 16, 1946 December 2, 1946 Assistant king
December 3, 1946 January 18, 1947 Gory Gulch gold
January 20, 1947 April 8, 1947 Nitro for Napoleon
April 9, 1947 May 3, 1947 Pirate waters
May 5, 1947 June 20, 1947 The Bashaw's pleasure
June 21, 1947 September 1, 1947 Robinson Crusoe
September 2, 1947 January 15, 1948 Public Enemy Number One
January 16, 1948 March 26, 1948 The fourth dimension
June 5, 1948 July 8, 1948 The Mighty Hu
July 9, 1948 August 30, 1948 Mystery of the Sphinx
August 31, 1948 November 25, 1948 Prince Pokababa woos Ooola
November 26, 1948 January 11, 1949 War between Moo and Lem
January 12, 1949 February 17, 1949 Oop woos Princess Zee
February 18, 1949 May 2, 1949 Pretenders to the thrones
May 3, 1949 July 5, 1949 Fishing with international gangsters (Sunday strips are integrated with the dailies starting May 8)
July 6, 1949 September 23, 1949 First trip to the moon
September 24, 1949 November 9, 1949 The Grand Wizer's cure
November 10, 1949 December 19, 1949 Oop's lecture tour
December 20, 1949 February 13, 1950 In the Land of the Amazons

1950s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
February 14, 1950 March 27, 1950 Oscar in Moo
March 28, 1950 May 8, 1950 Tiger hunt
May 9, 1950 June 30, 1950 The Grand Wizer's beads
July 1, 1950 August 23, 1950 With Caesar in Britain
August 24, 1950 October 31, 1950 Richard the Lion-Hearted (last integrated Sunday is October 29)
November 1, 1950 March 19, 1951 Voyage to Venus
March 20, 1951 May 12, 1951 The Great Train Robbery
May 14, 1951 July 27, 1951 Alley's new glasses
July 28, 1951 December 10, 1951 Foozy, emperor of Rome
December 11, 1951 December 25, 1951 Santa Claus takes Alley and Ooola home
December 26, 1951 January 21, 1952 Dinny in the 20th Century
January 22, 1952 March 15, 1952 John Smith and Pocahontas
March 17, 1952 June 21, 1952 Miner '49ers and Marryin' Marion
June 23, 1952 July 23, 1952 The Queen of Sheba
July 24, 1952 September 24, 1952 The genie's magic turban
September 26, 1952 November 1, 1952 Halloweenland
November 3, 1952 December 23, 1952 Degga Degga the witch
December 24, 1952 February 25, 1953 Wonmug in ancient Crete
February 26, 1953 March 10, 1953 Returning dinosaurs to Moo
March 11, 1953 March 28, 1953 The Wizer curses Oop
March 30, 1953 June 1, 1953 Macbeth
June 2, 1953 June 15, 1953 Alley tries to quit smoking
June 16, 1953 August 15, 1953 The Great Spirit of the Bubbling Mud
August 17, 1953 October 24, 1953 Baxter Blair in Moo
October 26, 1953 October 31, 1953 Degga Degga returns
November 2, 1953 March 11, 1954 The Battle of Hastings
March 12, 1954 April 28, 1954 The land of Foozys
April 29, 1954 May 22, 1954 Eustace vs Dinny
May 24, 1954 August 10, 1954 The dragon of Iron Castle
August 11, 1954 November 6, 1954 Wooing Brunnhilde
November 8, 1954 December 30, 1954 Liberating Moo
December 31, 1954 February 14, 1955 Boom's black-light projector
February 15, 1955 March 11, 1955 Rescuing Wonmug from the Picts
March 12, 1955 April 10, 1955 Moovian fishing trip
April 11, 1955 June 20, 1955 Guz's tiger tail
June 21, 1955 July 23, 1955 Ooola meets Helen of Troy
July 25, 1955 October 14, 1955 The tailless tiger and Wabba
October 15, 1955 November 28, 1955 C.O. Lossal and Alexander the Great
November 29, 1955 December 17, 1955 Alley complains to V.T. Hamlin
December 19, 1955 February 25, 1956 Doctor Miller's Miracle Misery Medicine Show
February 27, 1956 April 11, 1956 Blarney Goldfield racing (Oop meets young Wonmug)
April 12, 1956 May 16, 1956 Doctor Ennis wants a dinosaur
May 17, 1956 July 14, 1956 Amnesiac Oop and the old princess
July 16, 1956 August 29, 1956 Wonmug's buffalo ranch
August 30, 1956 September 14, 1956 Kicking the apes out of Moo
September 15, 1956 October 12, 1956 Dinny's offspring
October 13, 1956 November 12, 1956 The Mizoolian spook
November 13, 1956 December 1, 1956 Real-life melodrama
December 3, 1956 December 21, 1956 Abdul Abool Bool Emeer vs Ivan Skivinski Skivaar
December 22, 1956 January 24, 1956 Smith's giant bone
January 25, 1956 February 12, 1957 Alley recuperates
February 13, 1957 April 27, 1957 Alley's riverboat
April 29, 1957 July 18, 1957 The Wizer's hypnosis scheme
July 19, 1957 August 27, 1957 Ooola's gold mine
August 28, 1957 October 26, 1957 Selling Olympus
October 28, 1957 December 9, 1957 Whitey vs the Picts
December 10, 1957 February 3, 1958 Second trip to the moon
February 4, 1958 February 18, 1958 Jack and Ooola head to Natchez
February 19, 1958 March 21, 1958 Wonmug finds the astronauts
March 22, 1958 May 22, 1958 Jack and Alley vie for Ooola
May 23, 1958 June 13, 1958 The alien island colony
June 14, 1958 July 14, 1958 Moovian reunions
July 15, 1958 July 26, 1958 Tiger kitten
July 28, 1958 August 5, 1958 Freeloading from Foozy
August 6, 1958 August 22, 1958 Ta Boo and the new immigrants
August 23, 1958 October 18, 1958 The Wizer's rockslide mystery
October 20, 1958 December 10, 1958 The pterodactyl riders of Bul
November 12, 1958 March 7, 1959 Oxy Twenty-Four, the moonman
March 9, 1959 April 23, 1959 Guz is rescued from Bul
April 24, 1959 August 10, 1959 Mabacak and the million-dollar nugget
August 11, 1959 October 1, 1959 Oxy's mechanical man
October 2, 1959 December 24, 1959 Oxy and the Lemian occupation of Moo
December 25, 1959 January 29, 1960 Oxy's anti-gravity machine

1960s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
January 30, 1960 March 4, 1960 Catching up with Dinny's grandson
March 5, 1960 April 20, 1960 The fountain of youth
April 21, 1960 May 12, 1960 Oxy's trip to the moon
May 13, 1960 July 15, 1960 Young Doc and Brunnehilde
July 16, 1960 September 23, 1960 Dee Daily, reporter
September 24, 1960 November 3, 1960 The million-dollar nugget, round two
November 4, 1960 December 5, 1960 Diplodocus on the loose
December 6, 1960 January 14, 1961 Wonmug meets his ancestors
January 16, 1961 February 14, 1961 Retrieving Ooola from the Old West
February 15, 1961 March 31, 1961 Oop's commandos
April 1, 1961 April 14, 1961 Alley's odd jobs
April 15, 1961 May 5, 1961 Oxy's pirate adventure
May 6, 1961 August 29, 1961 Invasion of the moonmen
August 30, 1961 December 7, 1961 Professor Oop
December 8, 1961 January 18, 1962 Oop's new dinosaur Jefferson
January 19, 1962 February 26, 1962 Alley babysits Foozy's kids
February 27, 1962 April 7, 1962 Gold in Alder Gulch
April 9, 1962 August 17, 1962 Oop's brain transplant
August 18, 1962 October 20, 1962 Progress and coffee in Moo
October 22, 1962 November 19, 1962 Oop takes the throne
November 20, 1962 December 18, 1962 Stripes the tiger
December 19, 1962 February 19, 1962 The princess and the dragon
February 20, 1962 March 13, 1963 X-ray vision
March 14, 1963 June 29, 1963 Big Charley and Little Charley
July 1, 1963 August 6, 1963 Wonmug recruits Yakkahik
August 7, 1963 August 28, 1963 King Willie on the radio
August 29, 1963 November 7, 1963 King Yakkahik (Alley gets glasses again on September 5)
November 8, 1963 February 1, 1964 Gikky the Lemian
February 3, 1964 May 11, 1964 Nick Smith and the Olympians
May 12, 1964 June 19, 1964 Alley the weather god
June 20, 1964 July 18, 1964 Amnesiac Oop takes the Moovian crown
July 20, 1964 August 31, 1964 Cleopatra's dye job
September 1, 1964 October 3, 1964 The mini-mummy
October 5, 1964 November 30, 1964 Oscar and Doc visit Brunnehilde
December 1, 1964 January 30, 1965 Koozuh and her family
February 1, 1965 April 13, 1965 Robot IO2
April 14, 1965 May 25, 1965 Alley's hammock
May 26, 1965 August 20, 1965 Mariner 4 and the Martian picnic
August 21, 1965 September 28, 1965 Preparing for the ice age
September 29, 1965 November 22, 1965 Doctor Nottagotta's brain serum
November 23, 1965 December 18, 1965 Ooola on the throne
December 20, 1965 January 22, 1965 Time-traveler from 2166
January 24, 1966 February 21, 1966 Oop's asteroid
February 22, 1966 March 30, 1966 Young King Arthur and the dragon
March 31, 1966 May 9, 1966 Time-traveler from 2166, part two
May 10, 1966 July 15, 1966 The Moovian Men's Luncheon Club
July 16, 1966 October 15, 1966 Alley's weapons store
October 17, 1966 December 23, 1966 The king of Gee Whiz
December 24, 1966 February 14, 1967 The Neanderthals featuring Al "the beat" Oop
February 15, 1967 June 19, 1967 Moovian foreign aid
June 20, 1967 July 29, 1967 Moovian diplomacy
July 31, 1967 August 25, 1967 Moo's most eligible bachelor
August 26, 1967 October 21, 1967 The Princess of Neanderland
October 23, 1967 December 16, 1967 Umpa and King Baz
December 18, 1967 March 4, 1968 Youtopia
March 5, 1968 March 28, 1968 Building an asteroid deflector
March 29, 1968 May 27, 1968 Joe Keeno in Moo
May 28, 1968 June 24, 1968 Asteroid Icarus is deflected
June 25, 1968 August 22, 1968 Civil unrest in Moo
August 23, 1968 November 30, 1968 Ooola interviews Helen of Troy
December 2, 1968 March 14, 1969 Nefertiti's diet
March 15, 1969 April 23, 1969 Old comic-strip ghosts
April 24, 1969 June 17, 1969 Jason and the beanstalk
June 18, 1969 September 4, 1969 Oop and Ooola become astrologers
September 5, 1969 September 23, 1969 The brain machine
September 24, 1969 November 29, 1969 The Kiddy Korner franchise
December 1, 1969 February 27, 1970 King of the hill

1970s[edit]

Character cameos from September 1, 1975. From left to right: Frank and Ernest, Captain Easy, Apex Doob (from The Born Loser), Major Hoople (from Our Boarding House). Click for slightly higher resolution.
Start Date End Date Description
February 28, 1970 May 30, 1970 King Kingston of ancient Athens
June 1, 1970 September 12, 1970 The fabulous all-electric ghost car
September 14, 1970 November 27, 1970 Wonmug and the Gink
November 28, 1970 April 20, 1971 Carl the First, King of Lem (Wilberforce from The Born Loser appears in a cameo on 9/12)
April 21, 1971 June 10, 1971 Crown swapping with Guz and Tunk
June 11, 1971 August 23, 1971 Alley's new dinosaur KT
August 24, 1971 October 6, 1971 Clank, the far-out robot
October 7, 1971 January 8, 1972 The Zan of Zoron
January 10, 1972 January 29, 1972 Clank and Clink
January 31, 1972 March 23, 1972 Toko and Baldy's gang
March 24, 1972 May 4, 1972 Toko and Aunt Bella
May 5, 1972 June 22, 1972 The cook-off
June 23, 1972 July 24, 1972 Clank and Clunk
July 25, 1972 November 2, 1972 Clank at Ravensbeak Castle
November 3, 1972 December 12, 1972 Oop retrieves his ax from Bella
December 13, 1972 March 26, 1973 The giants of Dead Man's Lake
March 27, 1973 June 1, 1973 The plesiosaur hunt
June 2, 1973 September 15, 1973 Plesiosaurs in Loch Ness
September 17, 1973 December 21, 1973 The land of Dinnys
December 22, 1973 May 3, 1974 Booja berries and the Gink
May 4, 1974 August 2, 1974 Han Sin's kite
August 3, 1974 September 25, 1974 Orville Lurch and the Lurchmobile
September 26, 1974 November 30, 1974 In the land of Nerr
December 2, 1974 February 28, 1975 Kidnappers in Moo
March 1, 1975 March 8, 1975 On the road to Florida
March 10, 1975 June 2, 1975 The Thorn King of Nerr
June 3, 1975 November 12, 1975 Panamint City
November 13, 1975 June 15, 1976 The Texas Pterosaur Project
June 16, 1976 September 25, 1976 Alley meets Christopher Columbus
September 27, 1976 January 11, 1977 Alexander Dork's strength formula
January 12, 1977 February 28, 1977 Beebo and Harless
March 1, 1977 July 4, 1977 The Moovian migration
July 5, 1977 October 8, 1977 Princess Bahlinka
October 10, 1977 November 28, 1977 Doc's Uncle Peevill
November 29, 1977 February 17, 1978 The battle of Adrianople
February 18, 1978 May 26, 1978 Tunk's daughter Soooella
May 27, 1978 June 19, 1978 Time-machine modernized redesign
June 20, 1978 December 20, 1978 Delfon, land of living vegetables
December 21, 1978 March 2, 1979 Supersnoz, hero of Moo
March 3, 1979 April 10, 1979 Hooktooth the tyrannosaur
April 11, 1979 May 19, 1979 Ox and Mandy scout the lab
May 21, 1979 July 10, 1979 The land of cannibal giants
July 11, 1979 September 8, 1979 Otto Stain and the time-machine heist
September 10, 1979 November 26, 1979 Alley in Wonderland
November 27, 1979 December 6, 1979 The new lab
December 7, 1979 February 7, 1980 Lontoo, Sendak, and the Megawart

1980s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
February 8, 1980 April 17, 1980 The little people of Fog Island
April 18, 1980 July 15, 1980 The lost treasure of the Vinegar Bend Bunch
July 16, 1980 September 18, 1980 The seven cities of gold
September 19, 1980 December 12, 1980 Munda Wunch in Movieland
December 13, 1980 February 24, 1981 The Runt Brothers
February 25, 1981 April 6, 1981 Visitors from the 27th century
April 7, 1981 July 2, 1981 Senator Boozle in the Moovian government
July 3, 1981 September 7, 1981 Modern-age Dinny hunt
September 8, 1981 December 1, 1981 Draculina
December 2, 1981 February 5, 1982 Alley the stunt double
February 6, 1982 April 5, 1982 The Moovian zoo
April 6, 1982 June 12, 1982 Big Kaboom and the arms race
June 14, 1982 August 21, 1982 A visit to 2082
August 23, 1982 November 8, 1982 The Revolutionary War
November 9, 1982 January 15, 1983 Laabod's fitness classes
January 17, 1983 March 12, 1983 Melonball: Moo vs Lem
March 14, 1983 May 30, 1983 Moo elects a Congress
May 31, 1983 October 11, 1983 The Black Knight of WWI
October 12, 1983 January 16, 1984 Draculina returns
January 17, 1984 May 3, 1984 First Prehistoric International Olympics
May 4, 1984 August 15, 1984 Reforms in Upper Yorch
August 16, 1984 September 4, 1984 Brute's revenge
September 5, 1984 December 24, 1984 Ace Chung in Old San Francisco
December 25, 1984 March 23, 1985 Aliens on Fog Island
March 25, 1985 July 22, 1985 The holy-grail scam of Castle Blackrose
July 23, 1985 November 6, 1985 Cursed Queen Roweena of Redfern
November 7, 1985 January 20, 1986 The two-headed pterodactyl
January 21, 1986 April 21, 1986 Queen Mardo of the Land of No Return
April 22, 1986 August 11, 1986 King Koogie and Melba
August 12, 1986 September 29, 1986 Modernizing the time machine
September 30, 1986 January 31, 1987 Civil War: Confederate side
February 2, 1987 April 24, 1987 Larry Benn comes for Ava
April 25, 1987 August 15, 1987 Under the sea
August 17, 1987 November 20, 1987 Civil War: Union side
November 21, 1987 February 15, 1988 Zu Zu and the Lemian invasion
February 16, 1988 April 9, 1988 Alley becomes Grand Wizer
April 11, 1988 June 18, 1988 The search for Wizer's new beads
June 20, 1988 November 5, 1988 Corple and the Hubots of Talaxia
November 7, 1988 April 4, 1989 Redbeard and the Black Widow
April 5, 1989 May 9, 1989 Oop's new dinosaur Fang
May 10, 1989 September 18, 1989 Barry Nearside in Moo
September 19, 1989 January 15, 1990 The Moovian county fair

1990s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
January 16, 1990 May 24, 1990 The lost Frankenstank medallion
May 25, 1990 October 31, 1990 The Monarchs of Gorp
November 1, 1990 January 14, 1991 Two-Gun Jake in Colorado
January 15, 1991 July 4, 1991 K.T. Bono in witness protection
July 5, 1991 December 4, 1991 Marty and Nick in ancient Greece
December 5, 1991 February 4, 1992 Ava in Moo
February 5, 1992 May 16, 1992 King Garzak of Lem
May 18, 1992 October 5, 1992 The lost Zorax dragon
October 6, 1992 February 4, 1993 Contract Air-Mail Route Number Two (adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, March 2000)
February 5, 1993 June 25, 1993 Ontok, king of the Longtails
June 26, 1993 December 2, 1993 Pidali the artist thwarts the Lemian invasion
December 3, 1993 April 9, 1994 Catching baby dinos for the 20th-century zoo
April 11, 1994 April 26, 1994 Alley and Guz go fishing
April 27, 1994 June 28, 1994 Richard Petty helps corral an escaped dino
June 29, 1994 December 12, 1994 Orana's hypnosis stones
December 13, 1994 June 13, 1995 Blue-Two versus the Nightlings
June 14, 1995 July 17, 1995 Fruit and fishing in Moo
July 18, 1995 September 15, 1995 The Moovian reservoir
September 16, 1995 December 8, 1995 The Wizer's attraction extract
December 9, 1995 December 30, 1995 The Wizer needs a new hat
January 1, 1996 February 12, 1996 Alien fast food
February 13, 1996 April 8, 1996 Hunting the yellow-beaked blackwing
April 9, 1996 May 7, 1996 Pet-sitting
May 8, 1996 September 9, 1996 Seeking the Lemian star fendle
September 10, 1996 January 4, 1997 Granny in the Ghostlands
January 6, 1997 July 4, 1997 Theseus and the Minotaur
July 5, 1997 August 4, 1997 Ava and Alley vs two escaped felons
August 5, 1997 December 4, 1997 The Battle of Crecy
December 5, 1997 June 17, 1998 The Zan of Zoron returns
June 18, 1998 September 26, 1998 Umpa's Aunt Addy
September 28, 1998 November 30, 1998 Disposing of the Swamp Slug
December 1, 1998 February 6, 1999 Gillian Hoopster from 2153 visits Moo
February 8, 1999 February 27, 1999 Dermit the Hermit
March 1, 1999 April 6, 1999 A song for Umpa
April 7, 1999 December 6, 1999 "She" from the Land of Seven Peaks

2000s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
December 7, 1999 May 30, 2000 Ingarella and Socko the giant (May 27 is a tribute to Charles Schulz)
May 31, 2000 January 3, 2001 The Great Kafrak's colony
January 4, 2001 May 19, 2001 Vasco Da Gama
May 21, 2001 September 1, 2001 Gunfight at Dead Dog
September 3, 2001 September 10, 2001 Oop's surprise party (this is the Benders' first story)
September 11, 2001 January 23, 2002 Luke Slyme and the Moovian diamonds (featuring Harry Houdini)
January 24, 2002 July 1, 2002 Garzak and the Trojan dinosaur
July 2, 2002 July 12, 2002 Alley dreams of marriage
July 13, 2002 December 27, 2002 St George and Dinny the Dragon, alternating with Dave Wowee updating the time machine
December 28, 2002 July 16, 2003 Robert the Bruce and Dinny the Loch Ness monster (Robert is drawn to resemble Sean Connery)
July 17, 2003 September 30, 2003 Richard Feynman helps find time-lost Alley
October 1, 2003 November 1, 2003 Oscar and Alley leave
November 3, 2003 June 15, 2004 Dolf tries to conquer Moo and Lem
June 16, 2004 June 28, 2004 Alley proposes
June 29, 2004 September 10, 2004 Olympic wrestling history (featuring Milo of Croton, Frank Gotch, and Dan Gable)
September 11, 2004 September 30, 2004 Dave's new look
October 1, 2004 January 12, 2004 The Hunchback of Notre Dame alternating with Heck and Marko
January 13, 2004 February 18, 2005 Heck and Marko's Moovian oil scheme concludes
February 19, 2005 April 20, 2005 Jon Fish's tax scheme
April 21, 2005 July 14, 2005 Prisoners of Crimsonia
July 15, 2005 September 26, 2005 Mountain, strongest man in Moo
September 27, 2005 December 17, 2005 Tunk impersonates the Abdominal Snowman
December 19, 2005 March 6, 2006 Rudy Valentino's dance lessons
March 7, 2006 April 11, 2006 Tunk's lost crown
April 12, 2006 May 5, 2006 Moo's official historian
May 6, 2006 July 28, 2006 Moofest
July 29, 2006 December 8, 2006 Conquistadors in Moo (October 4 is a Dick Tracy 75th-anniversary salute)
December 9, 2006 December 29, 2006 Christmas Carol/Gift of the Magi
December 30, 2006 January 12, 2007 Oscar on the lam
January 13, 2007 March 14, 2007 Umpa for ruler
March 15, 2007 June 16, 2007 Oscar's revenge
June 18, 2007 July 27, 2007 Recovering Oscar and Dinny
July 28, 2007 September 21, 2007 The poisonous meteor
September 22, 2007 December 4, 2007 Will Rogers in Oklahoma Territory
December 5, 2007 December 17, 2007 Meet Earl Boom
December 18, 2007 April 26, 2008 Earlie Oop and the engagement ring
April 28, 2008 September 13, 2008 70th anniversary celebration
September 15, 2008 December 12, 2008 Dee's archeological expedition (November 24 is a 90th-anniversary tribute to Gasoline Alley)
December 13, 2008 December 29, 2008 Christmas with Ooola
December 30, 2008 January 19, 2009 Kids' dinosaur drawings
January 20, 2009 July 25, 2009 Ransoming the magic belt
July 27, 2009 January 25, 2010 Alley and Ooola don't get married

2010s[edit]

Start Date End Date Description
January 26, 2010 May 24, 2010 The Lemian occupation
May 25, 2010 September 6, 2010 Building the Moovian border wall
September 7, 2010 February 12, 2011 Goob, replacement king
February 13, 2011 December 15, 2011 Earth-Two
December 16, 2011 March 31, 2012 Lola from Earth-Two in Moo
April 2, 2012 June 29, 2012 Lola heads to Mondovia
June 30, 2012 October 29, 2012 Mayan handball
October 30, 2012 January 1, 2013 Mayan doomsday prophecy
January 2, 2013 April 18, 2013 The Wizer's dinosaur invasion
April 19, 2013 July 11, 2013 Doowee, Moovian attorney
July 21, 2013 November 7, 2013 Villa Diodati
November 8, 2013 December 6, 2013 Alley's medical checkup
December 7, 2013 June 2, 2014 Ooola's Lemian adventure
June 3, 2014 May 18, 2015 Prehistoric World: the Movie (November 17 is a 50th-anniversary tribute to Wizard of Id)
May 19, 2015 July 20, 2015 Lost in Africa
July 21, 2015 September 1, 2015 Fixing the remote control
September 2, 2015 January 26, 2016 Lemian conquest of Moo
January 27, 2016 June 25, 2016 The Grand Wizer, Lemian spy
June 27, 2016 October 15, 2016 Oop as Grand Wizer
October 17, 2016 April 24, 2017 Volzon from Jantulle
April 25, 2017 July 31, 2017 The mind-control device
August 1, 2017 January 6, 2018 M.T. Mentis can't fix history
January 8, 2018 March 15, 2018 Outbreak and contagion in Moo
March 16, 2018 July 6, 2018 Hamilton and Washington
July 7, 2018 August 11, 2018 Modern conveniences
August 13, 2018 September 1, 2018 Back to Moo
September 2, 2018 January 5, 2019 reprints Villa Diodati and Alley's checkup from August 5 to December 10, 2013
January 6, 2019 May 20, 2019 The ransomed mixtape
May 21, 2019 June 1, 2019 Alley's new dinosaur Meggs
June 3, 2019 June 15, 2019 Wonmug catches up with Ava
June 17, 2019 September 5, 2019 Visiting Plato
September 6, 2019 November 8, 2019 Superintelligent prehistoric turtles

2020s[edit]

Alley oop venus creature homage.jpg

The slug creature in the January 17, 2020 strip is an homage to V.T. Hamlin's Venusian beast from December 30, 1950.

Start Date End Date Description
November 9, 2019 February 1, 2020 On trial for time crimes
February 3, 2020 March 10, 2020 Boston Tea Party
March 11, 2020 April 25, 2020 Aliens and the Egyptian pyramids
April 27, 2020 June 24, 2020 Drew Copious tries to rule the multiverse
June 25, 2020 July 18, 2020 Finding Dinny
July 20, 2020 August 3, 2020 Ooola and the jewel thief
August 4, 2020 October 20, 2020 Future amusement park
October 21, 2020 November 2, 2020 Potato-chip rivalry
November 3, 2020 December 1, 2020 Ava and Zanzarr
December 2, 2020 January 30, 2021 The Coalition of Tiny Scientists

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Peirce, Charles S. (1998). Charles S. Pierce The Essential Writings. Prometheus Books. p. 37. ISBN 9781573922562. Furthermore, he explores the continuum utilizing a time machine invented by Dr. Wonmug-and as any astute student of German knows, "won-mug" is a translation of "Einstein," which in English means "one mug" of beer
  3. ^ Vincent T. Hamlin (May 1996). "The Man Who Walked with Dinosaurs". Inks Cartoon and Comic Art Studies. Ohio State University Press: 26. Dr. Elbert Wonmug was my choice. Does that ring any bells? Maybe not, so let me explain that Elbert was as close to Albert as I could get, and the Wonmug (one mug) is a liberal transposition of Einstein. Pretty awful, eh? Well, no matter.
  4. ^ Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An encyclopedic reference guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 49. ISBN 9780472117567.
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  7. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 186. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  8. ^ Schexnayder, Stephanie (January 7, 2009). "Girl's art wins 'Alley Oop' contest". Daily Star. Hammond, Louisiana. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
  9. ^ "Girl's art featured in 'Alley Oop' comic today". Daily Star. Hammond, Louisiana. January 17, 2009. pp. 1, 3B. (The strip with the drawing appears on page 3B of the Daily Star for January 17, 2009).
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