Alley Oop

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
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On April 9, 1939, Alley Oop was transported from the Stone 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's name was most likely derived from the French phrase allez, hop!. In the 1933 press release that accompanied the re-launching of the strip, 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]

StoryEdit

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.[citation needed]

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 historyEdit

 
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).[2] Starting September 3, 2001, Alley Oop Sunday and daily strips were drawn entirely by Jack Bender and written by his wife Carole Bender.[3] (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.[4]

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 promotionEdit

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, Moon Mullins, Smokey Stover, and Nancy.[5]

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.[6][7]

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 cultureEdit

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

Main charactersEdit

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 others' 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.

Name First Appeared Description
Alley Oop August 7, 1933 A time-traveling caveman
Dinny August 12, 1933 Oop's pet dinosaur (his species is identified as a "Cartoonosaurus" in the daily strip on April 12, 1968)
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 (In the daily strip on June 21, 1969, his birthdate is given as May 10, 1900)
G. Oscar Boom February 28, 1940 Rival and partner to Wonmug
Ava Peckedge August 21, 1986 Dr. Wonmug's laboratory assistant

Supporting charactersEdit

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.

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
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 reprintsEdit

Many Alley Oop daily and Sunday strips have been reprinted. The following titles are all by V. T. Hamlin except for Alley Oop by Dave Graue and The Menomonee Falls Guardian Special. Although Comics Revue has also reprinted Alley Oop, none of its issues are dedicated exclusively to Alley Oop.

Books
Title Publication Year Publisher Dates reprinted
The Menomonee Falls Guardian Special #1 1973 Street Enterprises October 2–December 22, 1973
The Menomonee Falls Guardian Special #2 1974 Street Enterprises December 23, 1973–March 16, 1974 (Dec 25 omitted)
The Menomonee Falls Guardian Special #3 1974 Street Enterprises March 19–June 8, 1974
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 #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 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
Alley Oop Magazine #1 1997 Spec Productions Dec 5, 1932–Jan 7, 1933; Aug 7–Sep 2, 1933; Dec 19, 1993–Feb 20, 1994 (Sundays); Sep 15–Nov 8, 1980
Alley Oop Magazine #2 Spec Productions Jan 9–Mar 2, 1933; Aug 4–Dec 22, 1996 (Sundays); Sep 30–Nov 25, 1940
Alley Oop Magazine #3 Spec Productions November 26, 1940–May 31, 1941
Alley Oop Magazine #4 1998 Spec Productions Mar 3–21, 1933; Apr 10–Sep 18, 1994; May 30–Aug 5, 1983; Jun 3–Jul 7, 1941
Alley Oop Magazine #5 1998 Spec Productions Aug 8–Oct 11, 1983; Jul 9–Oct 20, 1941
Alley Oop Magazine #6 1999 Spec Productions October 21, 1941–April 21, 1942
Alley Oop Magazine #7 2000 Spec Productions Apr 21–Aug 13, 1942; Jan 16–Mar 26, 1991
Alley Oop Magazine #8 2000 Spec Productions Aug 14, 1942–Jan 16, 1943; Mar 27–Apr 15, 1991
Alley Oop Magazine #9 2000 Spec Productions Jan 16–May 1, 1943; Apr 16–Jul 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 Dec 2, 1981–Feb 6, 1982; April 3–24, 1933; November 22, 1944–January 27, 1945
Alley Oop Magazine #14 2002 Spec Productions Jan 29–Jun 30, 1944; Feb 10–Mar 31, 2002
Alley Oop Magazine #15 Spec Productions July 2, 1945–January 11, 1946
Alley Oop Magazine #16 2003 Spec Productions January 12–July 19, 1946
Alley Oop Magazine #17 2003 Spec Productions November 11, 1950–May 21, 1951
Alley Oop Magazine #18 2004 Spec Productions May 22–Dec 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 Jan 1–Jun 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 Aug 2, 1956–Jan 1, 1957
Alley Oop Magazine #34 2013 Spec Productions July 1959–January 1960
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 1934–1936
Alley Oop: The Complete Sundays Volume 2 2014 Dark Horse 1937–1939

Various newspaper 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 often excised. 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.

Comics
Issue Publication Date Publisher Dates covered
Four Color Comic #3 1938 Dell Publishing Co. December 11, 1937–July 19, 1938
Alley Oop #10 Sept. 1947 Visual Editions Inc. April 15–October 22, 1935
Alley Oop #11 Dec. 1947 Visual Editions Inc. November 3–December 26, 1939; March 15–April 26, 1940
Alley Oop #14 Sept. 1948 Visual Editions Inc. August 4–November 24, 1941
Alley Oop #1 Nov. 1955 Argo Publishing Co. June 15–October 24, 1953
Alley Oop #3 Mar. 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 publicationsEdit

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 alsoEdit

Sunday storylinesEdit

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. The actual 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 bowling. Starting in January 2006, through the Benders' retirement in mid-2019, Sunday strips were not new stories but a summary of the previous week's daily strips. Since late 2019, the Sunday strips have been "Little Oop" gag strips; Little Oop features some continuity but is not storyline-driven.

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[9]
Sunday storylines
Start Date End Date Storyline
9/9/1934 10/7/1934 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.)
10/14/1934 11/11/1934 Guz wants a dinosaur
11/18/1934 Foozy gives love advice
11/25/1934 Alley solves the rock pile
12/2/1934 12/9/1934 Foozy promotes the Big Fight
12/16/1934 2/3/1935 Ama, the land of wild women
2/10/1935 Foozy the debt collector
2/17/1935 Oop's animal trap
2/24/1935 3/3/1935 Catching a merawow
3/10/1935 Alley and Foozy play axe-golf
3/17/1935 Foozy sells some beads
3/24/1935 4/7/1935 Umpa goes on a diet
4/14/1935 5/19/1935 Alley's new pet dinosaur
5/26/1935 6/9/1935 Alley courts Ooola
6/16/1935 Guz's police report
6/23/1935 6/30/1935 Alley goes fishing
7/7/1935 7/14/1935 Alley's sore thumb
7/21/1935 8/18/1935 gag strips
8/25/1935 9/29/1935 Alley and Foozy have a fire sale
10/6/1935 11/3/1935 Guz's new robe
11/10/1935 1/13/1936 Oop, king of Oompahlan
1/20/1936 2/10/1936 gag strips
2/17/1936 3/15/1936 Dinosaur hunt
3/22/1936 Axe-golf with Guz
3/29/1936 5/3/1936 Dinosaur egg pranks
5/10/1936 6/14/1936 gag strips
6/21/1936 8/2/1936 Munitions profiteering in war with Lem
8/9/1936 Umpa's melon shelf
8/16/1936 8/23/1936 Brontosaurus hunt
8/30/1936 Dinny's day in the jungle
9/7/1936 9/13/1936 Foozy lassos a pterodactyl
9/20/1936 Posies are food for the soul
9/27/1936 10/4/1936 Alley annoys Guz and the Wizer
10/11/1936 10/25/1936 Foozy vs the Wizer
11/1/1936 12/27/1936 Foozy's price war
1/3/1937 1/10/1937 Guz's toothache
1/17/1937 1/24/1937 Fishing for dinosaurs
1/31/1937 3/7/1937 Crossing crocodile creek
3/14/1937 3/28/1937 Alley feeds the Moovian army
4/4/1937 6/20/1937 Alley's prize fight
6/27/1937 10/10/1937 Foozy, tax criminal
10/17/1937 5/8/1938 The Royal Moovian Circus
5/15/1938 6/12/1938 War with Lem over entertainment fees
6/19/1938 7/3/1938 Oop's imaginary jail sentence
7/10/1938 Fishing with Foozy
7/17/1938 11/13/1938 G-man Foozy and Two-Axe Oop: Moovian cop
11/20/1938 12/11/1938 The football game: Moo vs Lem
12/18/1938 1/15/1939 Oop vs Guz
1/22/1939 3/26/1939 gag strips
4/2/1939 7/16/1939 Oop meets the 20th century
7/23/1939 9/17/1939 Alley Oop, millionaire
9/24/1939 10/22/1939 The skeptics visit Moo
10/29/1939 11/5/1939 Oop gets a mule
11/12/1939 12/17/1939 Escape from Troy
12/24/1939 3/24/1940 Sailing with Eneas
3/31/1940 6/30/1940 A visit to Amazonia
7/7/1940 10/20/1940 Oop meets Cleopatra
10/27/1940 11/17/1940 200 million BC: Earth's second moon explodes
11/24/1940 4/20/1941 Oop returns to Cleopatra
4/27/1941 9/28/1941 Oop, pirate captain
10/5/1941 26/1941 Dinny gets stuck in the time-field
11/2/1941 2/1/42 Castle siege in 12th-century England
2/8/1942 3/22/42 The great tournament
3/29/1942 4/26/42 Alley vs King John's troops
5/3/1942 5/17/42 Alley tries to enlist in WWII
5/24/1942 6/14/42 Oop turns invisible
6/21/1942 9/27/42 Alley runs off to fight the war
10/4/1942 11/22/42 Making movies in Moo
11/29/1942 1/10/43 Oop the Hollywood star
1/17/1943 2/7/43 Alley breaks his leg
2/14/1943 5/9/43 Ancient Atlantis
5/16/1943 7/25/43 Mystery of the haunted house
8/1/1943 9/19/43 Spook hunting, round two
9/26/1943 12/26/43 Beach vacation
1/2/1944 3/19/44 Dr. Goo's shrinking potion
3/26/1944 7/30/44 Rollo the brontosaurus
8/6/1944 8/20/44 Oop helps with war production
8/27/1944 10/15/44 Oop vs the USPS
10/22/1944 11/5/44 Alley gets sick
11/12/1944 5/27/45 Alley Oop at Crummystone Manor
6/3/1945 9/23/45 The Perpetual Motion Machine (the time-machine's viewscreen is introduced on Sep 16)
9/30/1945 11/18/45 Alley meets the Teutonic Cimbrians
11/25/1945 1/6/46 Alley brings home Willie the horse
1/13/1946 2/3/46 Love and marriage in Moo
2/10/1946 3/10/46 Alley and Foozy on the town
3/17/1946 3/24/46 Dinny vs Willie
3/31/1946 6/2/46 (these are integrated with daily-strip continuity)
6/9/1946 6/16/46 Alley retrieves Willie
6/23/1946 8/11/46 Alley rewires the time machine
8/18/1946 11/24/46 Alley meets Aladdin
12/1/1946 12/22/46 Santa's weight-loss program
12/29/1946 1/19/47 Alley's flying carpet ride
1/26/1947 5/18/47 Ooola, the Witch of Red Tower
5/25/1947 8/10/47 By rocket to Antarctica
8/17/1947 9/7/47 Ham the Hermit's Moovian revolution
9/14/1947 11/2/47 Alley and Oscar's prank war
11/9/1947 11/23/47 Alley and the steam shovel
11/30/1947 1/4/48 Alley meets Vikings
1/11/1948 4/11/48 Wu Sing's dragon
4/18/1948 5/30/48 Oop and the beanstalk
6/6/1948 8/1/48 Oop loses his punch
8/8/1948 10/3/48 The dragon in Moo
10/10/1948 10/31/48 Alley becomes invisible
11/7/1948 1/23/49 Invisible Oop fights alongside King Arthur
1/30/1949 2/13/49 Alley gets sick
2/20/1949 5/1/49 Oop vs the Soofoot Indian tribe
5/8/49 10/29/50 (these are integrated with daily-strip continuity)
11/5/1950 Recap
11/12/1950 2/11/1951 The Tale of the Butcher Baron
2/18/1951 4/15/1951 Oop's better way of life for Moo
4/22/1951 6/3/1951 Oop, ghost at large
6/10/1951 7/15/1951 Guz and the Moovian jail
7/22/1951 9/2/1951 Oop, champion of the people
9/9/1951 9/30/1951 Ooola returns to Moo
10/7/1951 10/21/1951 Foozy's toothache
10/28/1951 11/18/1951 Little Oop learns to hunt
11/25/1951 12/23/1951 Foozy's kids go hunting
12/30/1951 1/20/1952 Dinny's stolen egg
1/27/1952 3/2/1952 Oop, court minstrel
3/9/1952 6/1/1952 Dinny catches a cold
6/8/1952 7/20/1952 Guz tries to exile Oop
7/27/1952 9/28/1952 The flying dinosaurs
10/5/1952 11/2/1952 Stock car racing
11/9/1952 11/30/1952 Modern policemen in Moo
12/7/1952 2/15/1953 Oop loses his memory
2/22/1953 4/26/1953 Oop takes the Moovian crown
5/3/1953 5/24/1953 Hunting with Foozy's kids
5/31/1953 7/12/1953 Oop as Guz's bodyguard
7/19/1953 8/30/1953 Oop needs new pants
9/6/1953 12/6/1953 Oopland
12/13/1953 1/10/1954 Guz and Alley settle their differences
1/17/1954 Alley's garden
1/24/1954 2/21/1954 Ooola and Alley patch things up
2/28/1954 5/30/1954 Guz and Alley have a duel
6/6/1954 6/27/1954 Foozy's blackmail scheme
7/4/1954 8/29/1954 Oop, chief of Moovian police
9/5/1954 11/28/1954 Dogs and cats
12/5/1954 12/26/1954 Oop strains his brain
1/2/1955 2/6/1955 Prince Oop
2/13/1955 3/6/1955 Woman troubles
3/13/1955 6/5/1955 Oop, assistant Wizer
6/12/1955 7/3/1955 Guz drives Oop out of Moo
7/10/1955 8/14/1955 Eedy and her father
8/21/1955 10/9/1955 X-ray vision
10/16/1955 10/23/1955 Pterodactyl riding with Foozy
10/30/1955 1/15/1956 The king of Gondwana abducts the Wizer
1/22/1956 3/25/1956 It's a woman's world
4/1/1956 4/22/1956 Alley brings Guz a dinosaur
4/29/1956 5/20/1956 Adventures in babysitting
5/27/1956 7/15/1956 Guz sends the army after Alley
7/22/1956 8/26/1956 Guz and Umpa go on a diet
9/2/1956 9/16/1956 Foozy tries Wizing
9/23/1956 10/7/1956 Cross-dressing Moovians
10/14/1956 11/25/1956 Alley fixes his axe
12/2/1956 1/13/1957 Alley pretends to be sick
1/20/1957 4/21/1957 Guz learns to act like royalty
4/28/1957 6/16/1957 The ceratosaurus gizzard
6/23/1957 6/30/1957 National Black Eye Week
7/7/1957 8/18/1957 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.)
8/25/1957 9/15/1957 The yowling dinosaur
9/22/1957 11/3/1957 Foozy and Alley explore Moo
11/10/1957 12/29/1957 Wala, Poddywumps, and Whiskers come to Moo
1/5/1958 2/9/1958 Oop, minister of women's affairs
2/16/1958 5/11/1958 Oop becomes a Yobnerg ("greenboy" spelled backwards)
5/18/1958 6/15/1958 Diving for doubloons
6/22/1958 10/19/1958 Big game hunting (This is the next-to-last Sunday time-travel story)
10/26/1958 12/7/1958 Guz hurts his foot
12/14/1958 12/28/1958 The tailless dinosaur
1/4/1959 2/15/1959 Guz's pet mammoth
2/22/1959 3/29/1959 It's a man's world
4/5/1959 4/26/1959 Guz's vacation
5/3/1959 6/7/1959 Oop's hot-air balloon
6/14/1959 7/19/1959 Oop returns to Moo
7/26/1959 8/23/1959 Firing the Grand Wizer
8/30/1959 10/4/1959 Guz's toothache
10/11/1959 11/22/1959 Mini-Dinny
11/29/1959 12/6/1959 Alley and Foozy sit and think
12/13/1959 6/26/1960 Oop, king of Mootoo
7/3/1960 7/10/1960 Guz puts down the revolution
7/17/1960 8/28/1960 Alley takes it easy
9/4/1960 10/23/1960 Riding the gold train
10/30/1960 1/1/1961 Meeting Alley's father (this is the last Sunday time-travel story)
1/8/1961 2/12/1961 Tax collections
2/19/1961 4/2/1961 Ooola makes Alley jealous
4/9/1961 5/7/1961 The underwater mystery monster
5/14/1961 6/25/1961 Oop, game warden
7/2/1961 9/3/1961 Substitute king Hexa
9/10/1961 10/8/1961 The royal family's mental wellness
10/15/1961 11/19/1961 Measles outbreak
11/26/1961 12/24/1961 He Ro arrives
12/31/1961 2/25/1962 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.)
3/4/1962 4/1/1962 Oop's not dead
4/8/1962 4/29/1962 Killjoy Oop
5/6/1962 6/24/1962 The exalted society of Moovian bird-watchers
7/1/1962 8/19/1962 Guz and Wizer trade places (On Aug 12, the Wizer's name is revealed to be "Pooky")
8/26/1962 11/11/1962 Wizer vs Dujoo the witch
11/18/1962 12/2/1962 Oop's hammock
12/9/1962 12/23/1962 Boredom in Moo
12/30/1962 3/10/1963 The Wizer goes away for a while
3/17/1963 7/7/1963 Moovian weight-reduction programs
7/14/1963 8/18/1963 Modern art in Moo
8/25/1963 10/13/1963 Guz's golf game
10/20/1963 11/24/1963 Umpa's picture window
12/01/1963 12/29/1963 Oop and Foozy go foraging
1/5/1964 3/29/1964 Oop denies being smart
4/5/1964 5/10/1964 Alley visits Mogo
5/17/1964 8/9/1964 The Mogoite invasion
8/16/1964 9/20/1964 Golf with a moron
9/27/1964 11/1/1964 The gazookus gizzard
11/8/1964 1/31/1965 Guz pretends to be dead
2/7/1965 5/16/1965 The Wizer is fired and re-hired
5/23/1965 8/1/1965 Alley and Foozy go hunting
8/8/1965 8/22/1965 Alley and Foozy's musical jam
8/29/1965 9/26/1965 The Wizer calms Oop
10/3/1965 11/21/1965 Moovian tiddlywinks
11/28/1965 12/5/1965 The fairy circle
12/12/1965 1/9/1966 Black-eyed romance
1/16/1966 2/13/1966 The dinosaur mating song
2/20/1966 3/6/1966 Wizer psyches out Oop
3/13/1966 4/24/1966 The dinosaur pox
5/1/1966 7/10/1966 Guz's nephew takes over
7/17/1966 8/21/1966 Umpa takes the throne
8/28/1966 11/27/1966 Guz gets a new spotted cat skin
12/4/1966 12/25/1966 Alley and Foozy go fishing
1/1/1967 1/22/1967 The Wizer's a trapper
1/29/1967 3/5/1967 Oop's new dinosaur Gizzy
3/12/1967 4/2/1967 Alley uses big words
4/9/1967 5/28/1967 Alley's evil eye
6/4/1967 9/10/1967 Umpa leaves Guz
9/17/1967 9/24/1967 gag strips
10/1/1967 12/10/1967 Alley's new pet dinosaur
12/17/1967 2/4/1968 Dinny's new family
2/11/1968 3/10/1968 Oop is presumed dead
3/17/1968 5/12/1968 Oop isn't feeling well
5/19/1968 7/28/1968 Foozy the Grand Wizer
8/4/1968 10/13/1968 Guz goes on a diet
10/20/1968 10/27/1968 The ladies get dinner
11/3/1968 12/8/1968 Alley babysits Foozy's kids
12/15/1968 1/19/1969 Guz and the Wizer search for reasons to arrest Alley
1/26/1969 3/2/1969 The rigor of being king
3/9/1969 4/13/1969 Alley's gone soft
4/20/1969 5/11/1969 Arms race of war clubs
5/18/1969 Alley's hunt comes up zero
5/25/1969 6/29/1969 Alley vs the Cardiff Giant
7/6/1969 7/27/1969 Oop's revolution
8/3/1969 8/31/1969 Oop's day of exile
9/7/1969 11/16/1969 Oop's new dinosaur Pooky
11/23/1969 12/21/1969 Alley and Ooola's day out
12/28/1969 2/8/1970 Oop flirts with the womenfolk
2/15/1970 3/29/1970 Oop, chief of police
4/5/1970 4/26/1970 Alley has dinosaur troubles
5/3/1970 5/10/1970 Oop and Ooola squabble
5/17/1970 5/24/1970 Alley gets a check-up
5/31/1970 6/7/1970 Alley sings
6/14/1970 8/30/1970 Oop and Guz's golf tournament
9/6/1970 12/13/1970 Oop, king of Moo
12/20/1970 1/31/1971 Peacenik children take the throne
2/7/1971 5/30/1971 The mystery of the missing queens
6/6/1971 9/26/1971 Princess Ceelee of Gonwanaland
10/3/1971 11/7/1971 Oop's spoiling for a fight
11/14/1971 12/26/1971 Spooky shenanigans
1/2/1972 1/9/1972 Dinosaur fishing
1/16/1972 9/10/1972 Baffo tries for the throne
9/17/1972 12/17/1972 The Ohnolun invasion
12/24/1972 2/4/1973 Guz is aphasic
2/11/1973 5/27/1973 Baffo takes the throne
6/3/1973 7/22/1973 Oop's hex picture
7/29/1973 11/11/1973 Messages of cheer and joy
11/18/1973 2/17/1974 Troll troubles
2/24/1974 6/9/1974 Guz goes on a diet
6/16/1974 8/11/1974 Guz returns to Moo
8/18/1974 10/27/1974 Guz and Umpa's marital strife
11/3/1974 12/1/1974 Alley rescues a baby pterodactyl
12/8/1974 12/22/1974 Guz' new club
12/29/1974 3/9/1975 The big-tooth fella
3/16/1975 5/11/1975 Guz's necklace
5/18/1975 6/15/1975 Loony the trader
6/22/1975 8/24/1975 Guz's sailboat
8/31/1975 10/5/1975 Guz has amnesia
10/12/1975 11/2/1975 Guz recuperates
11/9/1975 12/28/1975 Alley's new dinosaur Filmore
1/4/1976 3/28/1976 Swamp apples
4/4/1976 5/9/1976 Three-legged journey home (May 2 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1998)
5/16/1976 8/22/1976 Teeny and Boke
8/29/1976 10/3/1976 Littlebeak and Longbeard (reprinted, starting Sep 5, in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
10/10/1976 11/14/1976 The great Moovian pipeline (reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
11/21/1976 1/9/1977 Boomerang rocks (adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1998)
1/16/1977 2/27/1977 Kidnapped by the Boony-Goonies
3/6/1977 7/10/1977 The Outlander invasion
7/17/1977 11/13/1977 Alley becomes Grand Wizer
11/20/1977 2/12/1978 Salads and stunflowers
2/19/1978 7/30/1978 The alien shrink ray
8/6/1978 10/22/1978 Rollerboning
10/29/1978 1/14/1979 Curleyville
1/21/1979 2/18/1979 Pterodactyl riding
2/25/1979 7/15/1979 Prisoner of Outland
7/22/1979 12/16/1979 Princess Krakatoa and Ferdy
12/23/1979 3/30/1980 Guz's new dinosaur Cuddles
4/6/1980 6/15/1980 Mag and Gummo adopt Alley
6/22/1980 9/21/1980 Cuddles and her baby
9/28/1980 10/26/1980 Big boo and little boo
11/2/1980 12/7/1980 Guz and Umpa's new house
12/14/1980 2/8/1981 Alley's treehouse
2/15/1981 3/22/1981 Ferdy's family
3/29/1981 4/19/1981 Oop's new dinosaur Tagalong
4/26/1981 6/7/1981 The thieving magpie
6/14/1981 11/4/1981 The trial of Snag and Eegore
11/11/1981 12/20/1981 The green blob from outer space
12/27/1981 2/7/1982 Bongo the swindler
2/14/1982 3/7/1982 Guz loses his voice
3/14/1982 6/20/1982 Escape from Emu the giant
6/27/1982 8/15/1982 Rescue from the Hairy Ones
8/22/1982 10/17/1982 Hojo, President of Moo
10/24/1982 12/12/1982 Umpa's cousin Effy
12/19/1982 2/6/1983 Gifts for Effy and Ooola
2/13/1983 2/27/1983 Cleaning up the town
3/6/1983 4/17/1983 Umpa's night to remember
4/24/1983 5/29/1983 The giant hoo-hoo bird
6/5/1983 7/3/1983 Dinny's new romance
7/10/1983 9/25/1983 Mango and his buddies
10/2/1983 12/25/1983 The bad-luck gemstone
1/1/1984 3/11/1984 Handyman Teddy
3/18/1984 6/17/1984 Ondamah vs the Yorkles
6/24/1984 8/19/1984 Princess Blivette goes on a diet
8/26/1984 12/2/1984 The land of giants
12/9/1984 12/30/1984 Alley's launcher ruins the picnic
1/6/1985 4/7/1985 Loo Loo's daycare center
4/14/1985 5/26/1985 The Wizer's youth potion
6/2/1985 9/8/1985 Tildy the sorceress
9/15/1985 11/3/1985 Carla and her parents
11/10/1985 2/16/1986 Mini-Dinny vs Guz
2/23/1986 6/1/1986 Mighty Alley and the firegod
6/8/1986 6/15/1986 Cheering up Umpa and Ooola
6/22/1986 10/5/1986 The diatrymas
10/12/1986 11/9/1986 Alley stuck in a hole
11/16/1986 1/11/1987 Moovian acrobatics
1/18/1987 6/28/1987 Little Leta and Feelipe
7/5/1987 8/15/1987 Hunting with Farky
8/23/1987 golf gag
8/30/1987 9/13/1987 The old folks' cave
9/20/1987 11/8/1987 Oop's headcoverings
11/15/1987 12/20/1987 Fishing with Fabulous Feeny
12/27/1987 2/7/1988 Cooking with Ferdy
2/7/1988 3/13/1988 Dino troubles
3/20/1988 5/8/1988 Prisoners of the Little Big Feet
5/15/1988 7/3/1988 Alley has spot rot
7/10/1988 7/17/1988 Alley's artwork
7/24/1988 Cocoball
7/31/1988 8/28/1988 Guz's Great Ant
9/4/1988 9/25/1988 the Wizer's dinosaur attractor
10/2/1988 10/9/1988 The faux fountain of youth
10/16/1988 10/23/1988 Hunting and fishing
10/30/1988 11/20/1988 Gazooley the rainmaker
11/27/1988 1/8/1989 Oop the giant
1/15/1989 3/5/1989 Won Ton the trader
3/12/1989 Sunday-advertising gag
3/19/1989 4/16/1989 Oop's dinosaur whistle
4/23/1989 5/7/1989 Guz's dinner
5/14/1989 6/4/1989 Oop's hairy tongue
6/11/1989 7/9/1989 Ferdy and the frog
7/16/1989 8/20/1989 Ailments and medicine
8/27/1989 10/8/1989 Oop's lucky stone
10/15/1989 11/26/1989 Dubby's bait cakes
12/3/1989 1/28/1990 Oop's cave mural
2/4/1990 3/25/1990 Guz seeks enlightenment
4/1/1990 4/22/1990 Guz as Grand Wizer
4/29/1990 6/10/1990 The ghost of good government
6/17/1990 7/15/1990 The rockpile map scam
7/22/1990 8/12/1990 Bird calling
8/19/1990 9/2/1990 Moovian fitness center
9/9/1990 12/2/1990 Big Mama and the mini-Oops
12/9/1990 3/31/1991 Garzak the changeling (Feb 10 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 1998)
4/7/1991 5/5/1991 Alley clowns around
5/12/1991 6/9/1991 Guz and Oop go fishing
6/16/1991 7/14/1991 Bug-stomping business
7/21/1991 9/1/1991 Alley Oop's lending bank
9/8/1991 10/27/1991 Oop's jailbreak
11/3/1991 1/12/1992 Alley meets High Note (Nov 3 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 2000)
1/19/1992 2/2/1992 Replacing Big Ida's pet
2/9/1992 2/23/1992 Headstands and dizzy spins
3/1/1992 4/19/1992 Guz's surprises for Umpa
4/26/1992 6/28/1992 The abdominal snowman
7/12/1992 9/6/1992 Alley's Uncle Axel
9/13/1992 11/15/1992 The land of women
11/22/1992 1/3/1993 Cave gnomes
1/10/1993 3/28/1993 Guz and Alley get dinofoot (Jan 17 strip, minus one panel, reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
4/4/1993 4/18/1993 The Wizer's father and girlfriend
4/25/1993 7/25/1993 Digger the mind-reading bird (adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1998)
8/1/1993 8/29/1993 Moovian bowling (Aug 8 strip adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1998)
9/12/1993 10/17/1993 Dinner with Alley and Guz
10/24/1993 11/7/1993 The stupid game of golfing
11/14/1993 11/28/1993 Umpa burns the dinner
12/5/1993 12/12/1993 Oop babysits
12/19/1993 1/16/1994 Dolf makes a play for Ooola (reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 2000)
1/23/1994 2/13/1994 Oop and Ooola's dinner pranks
2/20/1994 3/27/1994 Dinosaur woes
4/3/1994 5/8/1994 Trading with the Meggets
5/15/1994 9/18/1994 Murdle's restaurant
9/25/1994 10/30/1994 Pterodactyl flying with Foozy
11/6/1994 1/15/1995 The land of Guzzes
1/22/1995 2/19/1995 Paragliding home
2/26/1995 3/12/1995 Soonie and Sweet Toes
3/19/1995 3/26/1995 The laughing dinosaurs
4/2/1995 5/14/1995 No drought in Moo
5/21/1995 6/4/1995 Food fight
6/11/1995 (not indexed) Alley the Grand Wizer
11/5/1995 2/4/1996 (not indexed)
(not indexed) 2/11/1996 Alley babysits Foozy's kids
2/18/1996 4/7/1996 Umpa's fish pool
4/14/1996 4/21/1996 Making up with Ooola
4/28/1996 5/12/1996 Umpa's portrait
5/19/1996 7/28/1996 Ol's spaceship
8/4/1996 9/15/1996 Alley goes on a diet
9/22/1996 10/27/1996 Oop, temporary king
11/3/1996 12/22/1996 Umpa and Guz meet Tanu and Coral
12/29/1996 4/27/1997 Alley's new friend Ralfy
5/4/1997 6/1/1997 Kahlee and the mud men
6/8/1997 11/16/1997 Foozy's magic staff
11/23/1997 2/1/1998 Mini-dino hunt
2/8/1998 3/22/1998 Mating season with Sugar Lips
3/29/1998 bird divebombers (reprinted, minus one panel, in Alley Oop Adventures #3, 1998)
4/5/1998 6/7/1998 Umpa's art contest
6/15/1998 Oop's lazy day
6/21/1998 8/16/1998 Earthquake
8/23/1998 9/20/1998 Alley gets amnesia
9/27/1998 11/22/1998 New fashions in Moo
11/29/1998 1/17/1999 Grug and Chongo kidnap Ooola
1/24/1999 1/31/1999 Oop and Ooola's failed picnic
2/7/1999 2/21/1999 Oop falls into a pterodactyl nest (Feb 14 and 21 retell Nov 24 and Dec 1, 1974)
2/28/1999 3/14/1999 The dancing dinosaurs' hat party
3/21/1999 4/4/1999 The Wizer fixes Alley up
4/11/1999 6/6/1999 Wazoo's cart
6/13/1999 8/15/1999 Guz's new dinosaur Rocky
8/22/1999 10/17/1999 Guz and Alley, the blue brothers (Aug 22 strip reprinted in Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1999)
10/24/1999 Oop and Ooola's uneventful day
10/31/1999 1/2/2000 Guz's memorial portrait
1/9/2000 3/5/2000 Guz invents shoes
3/12/2000 3/19/2000 Alley and Guz don't go fishing
3/26/2000 4/30/2000 The laughing drooptails
5/7/2000 6/4/2000 Guz and Umpa's drum dinner
6/11/2000 7/9/2000 Oop communes with nature
7/16/2000 8/13/2000 Babysitting and dino rides
8/20/2000 9/17/2000 Alley's land sailer
9/24/2000 10/29/2000 Clagget the Magnificent
11/5/2000 12/17/2000 Guz and Umpa's short vacation
12/24/2000 12/31/2000 Alley and Guz go fishing
1/7/2001 1/28/2001 The fish-head prank
2/4/2001 3/4/2001 Charity distribution
3/11/2001 3/18/2001 Oop hurts his foot
3/25/2001 Stew Invaders: Alley Oop does Douglas Adams
4/1/2001 4/8/2001 The April Fool's party
4/15/2001 5/13/2001 Alley and Guz play golf
5/20/2001 7/8/2001 Guys against the gals race
7/15/2001 8/26/2001 Brutus the attack dinosaur
9/2/2001 9/9/2001 Dinny lives the good life (Carole and Jack Bender take over from Dave Graue starting with this story)
9/16/2001 10/28/2001 Medicine for little Danno (adapted from Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1999)
11/4/2001 12/9/2001 Oop gets Foozy's rhyming curse
12/16/2001 12/23/2001 Wootietoot's home for Christmas
12/30/2001 Competing New Year's parties
1/6/2002 1/20/2002 How to find food in the jungle (reprinted from Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
1/27/2002 Mount Umpa (adapted from Alley Oop Adventures #2, 1999)
2/3/2002 Alley's cave painting (Jack Bender tryout strip, also published in Alley Oop Adventures #1, 1999)
2/10/2002 2/24/2002 Oop's noisy neighbors
3/3/2002 3/31/2002 March Madness basketball
4/7/2002 gag strip (red dino)
4/14/2002 5/26/2002 Roblio and Joliette
6/2/2002 6/23/2002 Guz and Oop's flying wings
6/30/2002 gag strip (rain)
7/7/2002 8/4/2002 Summer vacation cruise
8/11/2002 gag strip (dumb animals)
8/18/2002 9/1/2002 Lila meets Rocko
9/8/2002 9/22/2002 Dinny and the dinky dino (adapted from Alley Oop Adventures #3, 1998)
9/29/2002 10/6/2002 Oop gets a cold
10/13/2002 11/3/2002 Wizer's evil twin Wizzer
11/10/2002 11/24/2002 School-days memories
12/1/2002 12/29/2002 Earlie Oop arrives
1/5/2003 1/19/2003 gag strips
1/26/2003 2/23/2003 Oop's cart race
3/2/2003 4/6/2003 Foozy's alone time
4/13/2003 5/11/2003 Men and women swap jobs
5/18/2003 7/13/2003 Guz invents baseball
7/20/2003 8/17/2003 gag strips
8/24/2003 9/14/2003 Guz tries to get a new dino (8/24 and 8/31 redraw 1/27/1980 and 2/3/1980; 9/7 retells 1/13/1980)
9/21/2003 10/19/2003 Oop's lucky clover
10/26/2003 11/2/2003 Umpa's spa concept
11/9/2003 11/23/2003 Thanksgiving with Moo and Lem
11/30/2003 12/21/2003 Moo's new orphans
12/28/2003 1/18/2004 Framevision
1/25/2004 2/15/2004 Guz and Alley's fish alarm
2/22/2004 3/21/2004 The Moovian reservoir (this story reprints the daily strips from August 22–26, 1995, with new panels added)
3/28/2004 4/25/2004 The circus comes to Moo
5/2/2004 5/16/2004 The mysterious monolith
5/23/2004 6/6/2004 Alley's dinosaur whistle
6/13/2004 7/25/2004 King Oop
8/1/2004 8/22/2004 Alley and Guz go fishing
8/29/2004 10/10/2004 The Wizer's chickenosaurus soup
10/17/2004 11/7/2004 Stew Invaders extended edition (Oct 17 strip reprints the second half of the Mar 25, 2001 strip)
11/14/2004 12/26/2004 Guz gets Scrooged
1/2/2005 Happy New Year
1/9/2005 2/27/2005 Foozy as Guz's bodyguard
3/6/2005 gag strip
3/13/2005 4/3/2005 Wizer's emergency clinic
4/10/2005 gag strip
4/17/2005 5/8/2005 Dinny's solo outing
5/15/2005 retells Oop and Ooola's uneventful day from 10/24/1999
5/22/2005 6/12/2005 retells Dubby's bait cakes (from 10/15 to 11/26/1989
6/19/2005 7/17/2005 The giant-feather bird
7/24/2005 9/4/2005 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)
9/11/2005 gag strip
9/18/2005 10/9/2005 Pterodactyls make bad pets
10/16/2005 Happy autumn
10/23/2005 11/13/2005 Ooperman
11/20/2005 Happy Thanksgiving
11/27/2005 gag strip
12/4/2005 12/25/2005 One of our reindeer is missing

Daily storylinesEdit

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
Start Date End Date Description
12/6/1932 12/12/1932 Oop gets breakfast
12/13/1932 1/14/1933 Oop befriends Dinny
1/16/1933 2/17/1933 Introducing Dinny to the Moovians
2/19/1933 4/29/1933 Rescuing Ooola from the Cardiff Giant
5/1/1933 5/6/1933 A hero's welcome
Newspaper Enterprise Association
Start Date End Date Description
8/7/1933 9/2/1933 Oop befriends Dinny
9/4/1933 9/28/2020 Introducing Dinny to the Moovians
9/29/1933 10/21/1933 Rescuing Ooola from the Cardiff Giant
10/23/1933 11/4/1933 A hero's welcome
11/6/1933 11/17/1933 Oop vs Cardiff Giant, round two
11/18/1933 1/11/1934 Umpa wants a baby dino
1/12/1934 1/27/1934 Foozy pretends to be Umpa's pet
1/29/1934 3/12/1934 Oop's rebellion
3/13/1934 3/24/1934 Tunk steals Dinny
3/26/1934 4/27/1934 Guz and Alley settle their differences
4/28/1934 5/19/1934 Oop is promised to Wootietoot
5/21/1934 6/23/1934 Rescuing Dinny from Lem
6/25/1934 7/23/1934 Alley and Ooola can't stop the wedding
7/24/1934 8/1/1934 Dinny is treed
8/2/1934 9/3/1934 Alley and Foozy are swept away
9/4/1934 9/18/1934 Alley and Foozy thrash Dootsy's gang
9/19/1934 10/30/1934 Wedding preparations
10/31/1934 12/8/1934 Dootsy kidnaps Ooola and Wootietoot
12/10/1934 12/29/1934 Lem conquers Moo
12/31/1934 4/13/1935 Moo drives out the invaders
4/15/1935 5/6/1935 Oop nominated for king
5/7/1935 6/6/1935 Oop and Guz prepare to duel but disappear underground
6/7/1935 6/22/1935 Foozy takes over Moo
6/24/1935 8/6/1935 Guz and Alley escape to the surface
8/7/1935 9/20/1935 Dootsy Bobo re-ignites the war
9/21/1935 10/22/1935 Ooola and Dinny help Alley get home
10/23/1935 12/12/1935 Moo vs Lem: final round
12/13/1935 12/31/1935 Guz's pterodactyl flight
1/1/1936 1/17/1936 Foozy comes home
1/18/1936 4/10/1936 Foozy vs the Grand Wizer
4/11/1936 5/15/1936 Oop vs the Grand Wizer
5/16/1936 7/25/1936 Oop and Ooola visit Sawalla
7/27/1936 8/28/1936 King Wur makes trouble
8/29/1936 10/24/1936 Return to Sawalla
10/26/1936 1/22/1937 Wur conquers Moo and Lem
1/23/1937 2/25/1937 Wur is deposed
2/26/1937 3/9/1937 Wur escapes
3/10/1937 3/22/1937 The hunters lose Foozy
3/23/1937 4/3/1937 Oop is jailed
4/5/1937 5/4/1937 Foozy and Oop join the Bighorn tribe
5/5/1937 5/27/1937 Dinny's new overcoat
5/28/1937 6/19/1937 The journey back to Moo
6/21/1937 7/12/1937 The mammoth hides and the Wizer
7/13/1937 8/24/1937 Foozy romances Ooola
8/25/1937 11/19/1937 The Grand Wizer conspires with Foozy
11/20/1937 12/24/1937 Umpa takes over
12/25/1937 1/27/1938 Eeny arrives in Moo
1/28/1937 4/13/1938 Dictator Eeny
4/14/1938 4/29/1938 Moo is flooded
4/30/1938 6/25/1938 Mootoo
6/27/1938 7/11/1938 Ooola and the Wizer return
7/12/1938 8/3/1938 Foozy, chief of police
8/4/1938 9/1/1938 Dinny is sick
9/2/1938 9/23/1938 Foozy meets Zel
9/24/1938 11/4/1938 Training Kakky
11/5/1938 11/12/1938 Foozy's new cave
11/14/1938 1/18/1939 Ooola's would-be suitors
1/19/1939 3/4/1939 Foozy's courtship and marriage
3/6/1939 4/5/1939 Guz eats Dinny's egg
4/6/1939 7/21/1939 Oop is the Phantom Ape
7/22/1939 10/26/1939 The Trojan War
10/27/1939 2/24/1939 The Odyssey
2/26/1939 7/29/1939 Hercules and the Amazons
7/31/1939 11/19/1939 Cleopatra and the crocodile priests
11/20/1939 4/2/1940 Oscar Boom vs Cleopatra
4/3/1941 9/6/1941 Boom is Blackbeard the pirate
9/8/1941 9/13/1941 The Story So Far
9/15/1941 11/21/1941 Foozy in the 20th century (Jon quits the lab on 10/16)
11/22/1941 4/2/1942 the Magna Carta
4/3/1942 4/18/1942 Dinny in the 20th Century
4/20/1942 5/8/1942 Oop tries to enlist (strip is reduced in size on 4/20)
5/9/1942 8/18/1942 Fighting the Japanese with Boom
8/19/1942 9/14/1942 Dinny at the zoo
9/15/1942 1/16/1943 Dictator Eeny returns
1/18/1943 1/26/1943 Umpa tries 20th-century fashion
1/27/1943 3/3/1943 Shenanigans with Foozy's kids
3/4/1943 3/25/1943 The rubber vines
3/26/1943 4/26/1943 Oop wants a steak
4/27/1943 8/26/1943 Boom and Oop meet Archimedes
8/27/1943 9/23/1943 By rocket to China
9/24/1943 12/31/1943 Genghis Khan's sword
1/1/1944 2/24/1944 Gorilla warfare in Moo
2/25/1944 4/6/1944 Dinny is sick
4/7/1944 4/15/1944 Guz gets the magic belt
4/17/1944 8/3/1944 King Solomon's mines
8/4/1944 11/24/1944 The caveman rescue squad comes for Alley
11/25/1944 2/14/1945 Guz's replacement jewels
5/15/1945 4/2/1945 Oop, king of Lem
4/3/1945 5/8/1945 The time machine's new viewscreen (it first appears on 4/3)
5/9/1945 5/30/1945 Wonmug meets the Grand Wizer
5/31/1945 6/22/1945 Oop gets shocked
6/23/1945 9/17/1945 From ancient China to Japan
9/18/1945 10/26/1945 Beach vacation (Alley gets a shave 10/12)
10/27/1945 1/23/1946 Alley Oop as the pirate Davy Jones
1/24/1946 3/8/1946 Oop gets his whiskers back
3/9/1946 3/29/1946 Bud and Sixty join the lab
3/30/1946 6/2/1946 Ancient Lost Atlantis (This story integrated the daily strips with the Sundays from 3/31–6/2)
6/3/1946 7/19/1946 Oop vs the crooked carnies
7/20/1946 10/15/1946 Attack of the Cro-Mags
10/16/1946 12/2/1946 Assistant king
12/3/1946 1/18/1947 Gory Gulch gold
1/20/1947 4/8/1947 Nitro for Napoleon
4/9/1947 5/3/1947 Pirate waters
5/5/1947 6/20/1947 The Bashaw's pleasure
6/21/1947 9/1/1947 Robinson Crusoe
9/2/1947 1/15/1948 Public Enemy Number One
1/16/1948 3/26/1948 The fourth dimension
6/5/1948 7/8/1948 The Mighty Hu
7/9/1948 8/30/1948 Mystery of the Sphinx
8/31/1948 11/25/1948 Prince Pokababa woos Ooola
11/26/1948 1/11/1948 War between Moo and Lem
1/12/1949 2/17/1949 Oop woos Princess Zee
2/18/1949 5/2/1949 Pretenders to the thrones
5/3/1949 7/5/1949 Fishing with international gangsters (Sunday strips are integrated with the dailies starting 5/8)
7/6/1949 9/23/1949 First trip to the moon
9/24/1949 11/9/1949 The Grand Wizer's cure
11/10/1949 12/19/1949 Oop's lecture tour
12/20/1949 2/13/1950 In the Land of the Amazons
2/14/1950 3/27/1950 Oscar in Moo
3/28/1950 5/8/1950 Tiger hunt
5/9/1950 6/30/1950 The Grand Wizer's beads
7/1/1950 8/23/1950 With Caesar in Britain
8/24/1950 10/31/1950 Richard the Lion-Hearted (last integrated Sunday is 10/29)
11/1/1950 3/19/1951 Voyage to Venus
3/20/1951 5/12/1951 The Great Train Robbery
5/14/1951 7/27/1951 Alley's new glasses
7/28/1951 12/10/1951 Foozy, emperor of Rome
12/11/1951 12/25/1951 Santa Claus takes Alley and Ooola home
12/26/1951 1/21/1952 Dinny in the 20th Century
1/22/1952 3/15/1952 John Smith and Pocahontas
3/17/1952 6/21/1952 Miner '49ers and Marryin' Marion
6/23/1952 7/23/1952 The Queen of Sheba
7/24/1952 9/24/1952 The genie's magic turban
9/26/1952 11/1/1952 Halloweenland
11/3/1952 12/23/1952 Degga Degga the witch
12/24/1952 2/25/1953 Wonmug in ancient Crete
2/26/1953 3/10/1953 Returning dinosaurs to Moo
3/11/1953 3/28/1953 The Wizer curses Oop
3/30/1953 6/1/1953 Macbeth
6/2/1953 6/15/1953 Alley tries to quit smoking
6/16/1953 8/15/1953 The Great Spirit of the Bubbling Mud
8/17/1953 10/24/1953 Baxter Blair in Moo
10/26/1953 10/31/1953 Degga Degga returns
11/2/1953 3/11/1954 The Battle of Hastings
3/12/1954 4/28/1954 The land of Foozys
4/29/1954 5/22/1954 Eustace vs Dinny
5/24/1954 8/10/1954 The dragon of Iron Castle
8/11/1954 11/6/1954 Wooing Brunnhilde
11/8/1954 12/30/1954 Liberating Moo
12/31/1954 2/14/1955 Boom's black-light projector
2/15/1955 3/11/1955 Rescuing Wonmug from the Picts
3/12/1955 4/10/1955 Moovian fishing trip
4/11/1955 6/20/1955 Guz's tiger tail
6/21/1955 7/23/1955 Ooola meets Helen of Troy
7/25/1955 10/14/1955 The tailless tiger and Wabba
10/15/1955 11/28/1955 C.O. Lossal and Alexander the Great
11/29/1955 12/17/1955 Alley complains to V.T. Hamlin
12/19/1955 2/25/1956 Doctor Miller's Miracle Misery Medicine Show
2/27/1956 4/11/1956 Blarney Goldfield racing (Oop meets young Wonmug)
4/12/1956 5/16/1956 Doctor Ennis wants a dinosaur
5/17/1956 7/14/1956 Amnesiac Oop and the old princess
7/16/1956 8/29/1956 Wonmug's buffalo ranch
8/30/1956 9/14/1956 Kicking the apes out of Moo
9/15/1956 10/12/1956 Dinny's offspring
10/13/1956 11/12/1956 The Mizoolian spook
11/13/1956 12/1/1956 Real-life melodrama
12/3/1956 12/21/1956 Abdul Abool Bool Emeer vs Ivan Skivinski Skivaar
12/22/1956 1/24/1956 Smith's giant bone
1/25/1956 2/12/1957 Alley recuperates
2/13/1957 4/27/1957 Alley's riverboat
4/29/1957 7/18/1957 The Wizer's hypnosis scheme
7/19/1957 8/27/1957 Ooola's gold mine
8/28/1957 10/26/1957 Selling Olympus
10/28/1957 12/9/1957 Whitey vs the Picts
12/10/1957 2/3/1958 Second trip to the moon
2/4/1958 2/18/1958 Jack and Ooola head to Natchez
2/19/1958 3/21/1958 Wonmug finds the astronauts
3/22/1958 5/22/1958 Jack and Alley vie for Ooola
5/23/1958 6/13/1958 The alien island colony
6/14/1958 7/14/1958 Moovian reunions
7/15/1958 7/26/1958 Tiger kitten
7/28/1958 8/5/1958 Freeloading from Foozy
8/6/1958 8/22/1958 Ta Boo and the new immigrants
8/23/1958 10/18/1958 The Wizer's rockslide mystery
10/20/1958 12/10/1958 The pterodactyl riders of Bul
11/12/1958 3/7/1959 Oxy Twenty-Four, the moonman
3/9/1959 4/23/1959 Guz is rescued from Bul
4/24/1959 8/10/1959 Mabacak and the million-dollar nugget
8/11/1959 10/1/1959 Oxy's mechanical man
10/2/1959 12/24/1959 Oxy and the Lemian occupation of Moo
12/25/1959 1/29/1960 Oxy's anti-gravity machine
1/30/1960 3/4/1960 Catching up with Dinny's grandson
3/5/1960 4/20/1960 The fountain of youth
4/21/1960 5/12/1960 Oxy's trip to the moon
5/13/1960 7/15/1960 Young Doc and Brunnehilde
7/16/1960 9/23/1960 Dee Daily, reporter
9/24/1960 11/3/1960 The million-dollar nugget, round two
11/4/1960 12/5/1960 Diplodocus on the loose
12/6/1960 1/14/1961 Wonmug meets his ancestors
1/16/1961 2/14/1961 Retrieving Ooola from the Old West
2/15/1961 3/31/1961 Oop's commandos
4/1/1961 4/14/1961 Alley's odd jobs
4/15/1961 5/5/1961 Oxy's pirate adventure
5/6/1961 8/29/1961 Invasion of the moonmen
8/30/1961 12/7/1961 Professor Oop
12/8/1961 1/18/1962 Oop's new dinosaur Jefferson
1/19/1962 2/26/1962 Alley babysits Foozy's kids
2/27/1962 4/7/1962 Gold in Alder Gulch
4/9/1962 8/17/1962 Oop's brain transplant
8/18/1962 10/20/1962 Progress and coffee in Moo
10/22/1962 11/19/1962 Oop takes the throne
11/20/1962 12/18/1962 Stripes the tiger
12/19/1962 2/19/1962 The princess and the dragon
2/20/1962 3/13/1963 X-ray vision
3/14/1963 6/29/1963 Big Charley and Little Charley
7/1/1963 8/6/1963 Wonmug recruits Yakkahik
8/7/1963 8/28/1963 King Willie on the radio
8/29/1963 11/7/1963 King Yakkahik (Alley gets glasses again on 9/5)
11/8/1963 2/1/1964 Gikky the Lemian
2/3/1964 5/11/1964 Nick Smith and the Olympians
5/12/1964 6/19/1964 Alley the weather god
6/20/1964 7/18/1964 Amnesiac Oop takes the Moovian crown
7/20/1964 8/31/1964 Cleopatra's dye job
9/1/1964 10/3/1964 The mini-mummy
10/5/1964 11/30/1964 Oscar and Doc visit Brunnehilde
12/1/1964 1/30/1965 Koozuh and her family
2/1/1965 4/13/1965 Robot IO2
4/14/1965 5/25/1965 Alley's hammock
5/26/1965 8/20/1965 Mariner 4 and the Martian picnic
8/21/1965 9/28/1965 Preparing for the ice age
9/29/1965 11/22/1965 Doctor Nottagotta's brain serum
11/23/1965 12/18/1965 Ooola on the throne
12/20/1965 1/22/1965 Time-traveler from 2166
1/24/1966 2/21/1966 Oop's asteroid
2/22/1966 3/30/1966 Young King Arthur and the dragon
3/31/1966 5/9/1966 Time-traveler from 2166, part two
5/10/1966 7/15/1966 The Moovian Men's Luncheon Club
7/16/1966 10/15/1966 Alley's weapons store
10/17/1966 12/23/1966 The king of Gee Whiz
12/24/1966 2/14/1967 The Neanderthals featuring Al "the beat" Oop
2/15/1967 6/19/1967 Moovian foreign aid
6/20/1967 7/29/1967 Moovian diplomacy
7/31/1967 8/25/1967 Moo's most eligible bachelor
8/26/1967 10/21/1967 The Princess of Neanderland
10/23/1967 12/16/1967 Umpa and King Baz
12/18/1967 3/4/1968 Youtopia
3/5/1968 3/28/1968 Building an asteroid deflector
3/29/1968 5/27/1968 Joe Keeno in Moo
5/28/1968 6/24/1968 Asteroid Icarus is deflected
6/25/1968 8/22/1968 Civil unrest in Moo
8/23/1968 11/30/1968 Ooola interviews Helen of Troy
12/2/1968 3/14/1969 Nefertiti's diet
3/15/1969 4/23/1969 Old comic-strip ghosts
4/24/1969 6/17/1969 Jason and the beanstalk
6/18/1969 9/4/1969 Oop and Ooola become astrologers
9/5/1969 9/23/1969 The brain machine
9/24/1969 11/29/1969 The Kiddy Korner franchise
12/1/1969 2/27/1970 King of the hill
2/28/1970 5/30/1970 King Kingston of ancient Athens
6/1/1970 9/12/1970 The fabulous all-electric ghost car
9/14/1970 11/27/1970 Wonmug and the Gink
11/28/1970 4/20/1971 Carl the First, King of Lem (Wilberforce from The Born Loser appears in a cameo on 12/9)
4/21/1971 6/10/1971 Crown swapping with Guz and Tunk
6/11/1971 8/23/1971 Alley's new dinosaur KT
8/24/1971 10/6/1971 Clank, the far-out robot
10/7/1971 1/8/1972 The Zan of Zoron
1/10/1972 1/29/1972 Clank and Clink
1/31/1972 3/23/1972 Toko and Baldy's gang
3/24/1972 5/4/1972 Toko and Aunt Bella
5/5/1972 6/22/1972 The cook-off
6/23/1972 7/24/1972 Clank and Clunk
7/25/1972 11/2/1972 Clank at Ravensbeak Castle
11/3/1972 12/12/1972 Oop retrieves his ax from Bella
12/13/1972 3/26/1973 The giants of Dead Man's Lake
3/27/1973 6/1/1973 The plesiosaur hunt
6/2/1973 9/15/1973 Plesiosaurs in Loch Ness
9/17/1973 12/21/1973 The land of Dinnys
12/22/1973 5/3/1974 Booja berries and the Gink
5/4/1974 8/2/1974 Han Sin's kite
8/3/1974 9/25/1974 Orville Lurch and the Lurchmobile
9/26/1974 11/30/1974 In the land of Nerr
12/2/1974 2/28/1975 Kidnappers in Moo
3/1/1975 3/8/1975 On the road to Florida
3/10/1975 6/2/1975 The Thorn King of Nerr
6/3/1975 11/12/1975 Panamint City (9/1 features multiple comic-strip cameos, with characters from Frank and Ernest, Captain Easy and The Born Loser waiting in line to interview for a job)
11/13/1975 6/15/1976 The Texas Pterosaur Project
6/16/1976 9/25/1976 Alley meets Christopher Columbus
9/27/1976 1/11/1977 Alexander Dork's strength formula
1/12/1977 2/28/1977 Beebo and Harless
3/1/1977 7/4/1977 The Moovian migration
7/5/1977 10/8/1977 Princess Bahlinka
10/10/1977 11/28/1977 Doc's Uncle Peevill
11/29/1977 2/17/1978 The battle of Adrianople
2/18/1978 5/26/1978 Tunk's daughter Soooella
5/27/1978 6/19/1978 Time-machine modernized redesign
6/20/1978 12/20/1978 Delfon, land of living vegetables
12/21/1978 3/2/1979 Supersnoz, hero of Moo
3/3/1979 4/10/1979 Hooktooth the tyrannosaur
4/11/1979 5/19/1979 Ox and Mandy scout the lab
5/21/1979 7/10/1979 The land of cannibal giants
7/11/1979 9/8/1979 Otto Stain and the time-machine heist
9/10/1979 11/26/1979 Alley in Wonderland
11/27/1979 12/6/1979 The new lab
12/7/1979 2/7/1980 Lontoo, Sendak, and the Megawart
2/8/1980 4/17/1980 The little people of Fog Island
4/18/1980 7/15/1980 The lost treasure of the Vinegar Bend Bunch
7/16/1980 9/18/1980 The seven cities of gold
9/19/1980 12/12/1980 Munda Wunch in Movieland
12/13/1980 2/24/1981 The Runt Brothers
2/25/1981 4/6/1981 Visitors from the 27th century
4/7/1981 7/2/1981 Senator Boozle in the Moovian government
7/3/1981 9/7/1981 Modern-age Dinny hunt
9/8/1981 12/1/1981 Draculina
12/2/1981 2/5/1982 Alley the stunt double
2/6/1982 4/5/1982 The Moovian zoo
4/6/1982 6/12/1982 Big Kaboom and the arms race
6/14/1982 8/21/1982 A visit to 2082
8/23/1982 11/8/1982 The Revolutionary War
11/9/1982 1/15/1983 Laabod's fitness classes
1/17/1983 3/12/1983 Melonball: Moo vs Lem
3/14/1983 5/30/1983 Moo elects a Congress
5/31/1983 10/11/1983 The Black Knight of WWI
10/12/1983 1/16/1984 Draculina returns
1/17/1984 5/3/1984 First Prehistoric International Olympics
5/4/1984 8/15/1984 Reforms in Upper Yorch
8/16/1984 9/4/1984 Brute's revenge
9/5/1984 12/24/1984 Ace Chung in Old San Francisco
12/25/1984 3/23/1984 Aliens on Fog Island
3/25/1984 7/22/1984 The chalice scam of Castle Blackrose
7/23/1984 11/6/1984 Cursed Queen Roweena of Redfern
11/7/1984 1/20/1985 The two-headed pterodactyl
1/21/1985 4/21/1985 Queen Mardo of the Land of No Return
4/22/1985 8/11/1986 King Koogie and Melba
8/12/1986 9/29/1986 Modernizing the time machine
9/30/1986 1/31/1987 Civil War: Confederate side
2/2/1987 4/24/1987 Larry Benn comes for Ava
4/25/1987 8/15/1987 Under the sea
8/17/1987 11/20/1987 Civil War: Union side
11/21/1987 2/15/1988 Zu Zu and the Lemian invasion
2/16/1988 4/9/1988 Alley becomes Grand Wizer
4/11/1988 6/18/1988 The search for Wizer's new beads
6/20/1988 11/5/1988 Corple and the Hubots of Talaxia
11/7/1988 4/4/1989 Redbeard and the Black Widow
4/5/1989 5/9/1989 Oop's new dinosaur Fang
5/10/1989 9/18/1989 Barry Nearside in Moo
9/19/1989 1/15/1990 The Moovian county fair
1/16/1990 5/24/1990 The lost Frankenstank medallion
5/25/1990 10/31/1990 The Monarchs of Gorp
11/1/1990 1/14/1991 Two-Gun Jake in Colorado
1/15/1991 7/4/1991 K.T. Bono in witness protection
7/5/1991 12/4/1991 Marty and Nick in ancient Greece
12/5/1991 2/4/1992 Ava in Moo
2/5/1992 5/16/1992 King Garzak of Lem
5/18/1992 10/5/1992 The lost Zorax dragon
10/6/1992 2/4/1993 Contract Air-Mail Route Number Two (adapted in Alley Oop Adventures #3, March 2000)
2/5/1993 6/25/1993 Ontok, king of the Longtails
6/26/1993 12/2/1993 Pidali the artist thwarts the Lemian invasion
12/3/1993 4/9/1994 Catching baby dinos for the 20th-century zoo
4/11/1994 4/26/1994 Alley and Guz go fishing
4/27/1994 6/28/1994 Richard Petty helps corral an escaped dino
6/29/1994 12/12/1994 Orana's hypnosis stones
12/13/1994 6/13/1995 Blue-Two versus the Nightlings
6/14/1995 7/17/1995 Fruit and fishing in Moo
7/18/1995 9/15/1995 The Moovian reservoir
9/16/1995 12/8/1995 The Wizer's attraction extract
12/9/1995 12/30/1995 The Wizer needs a new hat
1/1/1996 2/12/1996 Alien fast food
2/13/1996 4/8/1996 Hunting the yellow-beaked blackwing
4/9/1996 5/7/1996 Pet-sitting
5/8/1996 9/9/1996 Seeking the Lemian star fendle
9/10/1996 1/4/1997 Granny in the Ghostlands
1/6/1997 7/4/1997 Theseus and the Minotaur
7/5/1997 8/4/1997 Ava and Alley vs two escaped felons
8/5/1997 12/4/1997 The Battle of Crecy
12/5/1997 6/17/1998 The Zan of Zoron returns
6/18/1998 9/26/1998 Umpa's Aunt Addy
9/28/1998 11/30/1998 Disposing of the Swamp Slug
12/1/1998 2/6/1999 Gillian Hoopster from 2153 visits Moo
2/8/1999 2/27/1999 Dermit the Hermit
3/1/1999 4/6/1999 A song for Umpa
4/7/1999 12/6/1999 "She" from the Land of Seven Peaks
12/7/1999 5/30/2000 Ingarella and Socko the giant (5/27 is a tribute to Charles Schulz)
5/31/2000 1/3/2001 The Great Kafrak's colony
1/4/2001 5/19/2001 Vasco Da Gama
5/21/2001 9/1/2001 Gunfight at Dead Dog
9/3/2001 9/10/2001 Oop's surprise party
9/11/2001 1/23/2002 Luke Slyme and the Moovian diamonds
1/24/2002 7/1/2002 Garzak and the Trojan dinosaur
7/2/2002 7/12/2002 Alley dreams of marriage
7/13/2002 12/27/2002 St George and Dinny the Dragon, alternating with Dave Wowee updating the time machine
12/28/2002 7/16/2003 Robert the Bruce and Dinny the Loch Ness monster (Robert is drawn to resemble Sean Connery)
7/17/2003 9/30/2003 Richard Feynman helps find time-lost Alley
10/1/2003 11/1/2003 Oscar and Alley leave
11/3/2003 6/15/2004 Dolf tries to conquer Moo and Lem
6/16/2004 6/28/2004 Alley proposes
6/29/2004 9/10/2004 Olympic wrestling history (featuring Milo of Croton, Frank Gotch, and Dan Gable)
9/11/2004 9/30/2004 Dave's new look
10/1/2004 1/12/2004 The Hunchback of Notre Dame alternating with Heck and Marko
1/13/2004 2/18/2005 Heck and Marko's Moovian oil scheme concludes
2/19/2005 4/20/2005 Jon Fish's tax scheme
4/21/2005 7/14/2005 Prisoners of Crimsonia
7/15/2005 9/26/2005 Mountain, strongest man in Moo
9/27/2005 12/17/2005 Tunk impersonates the Abdominal Snowman
12/19/2005 3/6/2006 Rudy Valentino's dance lessons
3/7/2006 4/11/2006 Tunk's lost crown
4/12/2006 5/5/2006 Moo's official historian
5/6/2006 7/28/2006 Moofest
7/29/2006 12/8/2006 Conquistadors in Moo (10/4 is a Dick Tracy 75th-anniversary salute)
12/9/2006 12/29/2006 Christmas Carol/Gift of the Magi
12/30/2006 1/12/2007 Oscar on the lam
1/13/2007 3/14/2007 Umpa for ruler
3/15/2007 6/16/2007 Oscar's revenge
6/18/2007 7/27/2007 Recovering Oscar and Dinny
7/28/2007 9/21/2007 The poisonous meteor
9/22/2007 12/4/2007 Will Rogers in Oklahoma Territory
12/5/2007 12/17/2007 Meet Earl Boom
12/18/2007 4/26/2008 Earlie Oop and the engagement ring
4/28/2008 9/13/2008 70th anniversary celebration
9/15/2008 12/12/2008 Dee's archeological expedition (11/24 is a 90th-anniversary tribute to Gasoline Alley)
12/13/2008 12/29/2008 Christmas with Ooola
12/30/2008 1/19/2009 Kids' dinosaur drawings
1/20/2009 7/25/2009 Ransoming the magic belt
7/27/2009 1/25/2010 Alley and Ooola don't get married
1/26/2010 5/24/2010 The Lemian occupation
5/25/2010 9/6/2010 Building the Moovian border wall
9/7/2010 2/12/2011 Goob, replacement king
2/13/2011 12/15/2011 Earth-Two
12/16/2011 3/31/2012 Lola from Earth-Two in Moo
4/2/2012 6/29/2012 Lola heads to Mondovia
6/30/2012 10/29/2012 Mayan handball
10/30/2012 1/1/2013 Mayan doomsday prophecy
1/2/2013 4/18/2013 The Wizer's dinosaur invasion
4/19/2013 7/11/2013 Doowee, Moovian attorney
7/21/2013 11/7/2013 Villa Diodati
11/8/2013 12/6/2013 Alley's medical checkup
12/7/2013 6/2/2014 Ooola's Lemian adventure
6/3/2014 5/18/2015 Prehistoric World: the Movie (11/17 is a 50th-anniversary tribute to Wizard of Id)
5/19/2015 7/20/2015 Lost in Africa
7/21/2015 9/1/2015 Fixing the remote control
9/2/2015 1/26/2016 Lemian conquest of Moo
1/27/2016 6/25/2016 The Grand Wizer, Lemian spy
6/27/2016 10/15/2016 Oop as Grand Wizer
10/17/2016 4/24/2017 Volzon from Jantulle
4/25/2017 7/31/2017 The mind-control device
8/1/2017 1/6/2018 M.T. Mentis can't fix history
1/8/2018 3/15/2018 Outbreak and contagion in Moo
3/16/2018 7/6/2018 Hamilton and Washington
7/7/2018 8/11/2018 Modern conveniences
8/13/2018 9/1/2018 Back to Moo
9/2/2018 1/5/2019 reprints Villa Diodati and Alley's checkup from 8/5–12/10, 2013
1/6/2019 5/20/2019 The ransomed mixtape
5/21/2019 6/1/2019 Alley's new dinosaur Meggs

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