Four Color #3 - Alley Oop
(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "ALLEY OOP, No. 3." No code number. Copyright 1937, 1938 by NEA Service, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alley Oop / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Alley Oop; Oola; Foozy; Dinny (dinosaur); Eeny
Keywords
cavemen; dinosaurs

[Eeny, the Dictator] (Table of Contents: 1)

Alley Oop / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; King Guz; Queen Umpa; Oola; Dinny (dinosaur); Eeny
Synopsis
The women are running Moo. A stranger, Eeny from Jerooly, ingratiates herself with Queen Umpa. She plots to depose Umpa and declares herself dictator of Moo. She enlists Oop as an assistant. Oola and Foozy escape Moo with a group of resisters.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1937 and 1938

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside front cover in black, red, and white. Each page has an Alley Oop logo at the top.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Alley Oop / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Dinny, it looks as if our little war is over!
Characters
Alley Oop; Dinny (dinosaur); Oola; Foozy; Queen Umpa; Eeeny
Synopsis
Evil dictator Eeny tries to trap Oop in his cave with a landslide. Oop escapes and then rescues Foozy from "the pit."
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Alley Oop / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, you've got no time t'go chasin' now!
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; Eeny; Queen Umpa; Dootsy Bobo; Wur; Grand Wizer; Oola; Dinny (dinosaur)
Synopsis
Foozy and Oop frighten dictator Eeny and her followers out of Moo, but three of Oop's old enemies show up. As they prepare to fight, a storm strikes, followed by an earthquake.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good honk, it's still rainin'!
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; Oola; Dinny (dinosaur); Eeny; King Guz; Queen Umpa; Wur; Dootsy Bobo; Grand Wizer
Synopsis
After a flood forces all the inhabitants of Moo to higher ground, Oola leads the refugees back to Moo and Guz is crowned King again. Meanwhile, Oop and Foozy and their three enemies make a truce and are swept far away on a raft.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wotta mess! The only thing that looks natural is th' crown...
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; Dinny (dinosaur); Oola; Dootsy Bobo; Wur; Grand Wizer; King Guz; Queen Umpa; Eeny
Synopsis
With Moo destroyed by the flood, King Guz decides to take the population to visit Sawalla for a while. Oola takes Dinny to go find Oop. Near the seashore, Oop and his group of castaways decide to call their new home "MooToo."
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen to that - an' I thought we were all alone in this place!
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; Dootsy Bobo; Wur; Grand Wizer; Eeny; King Guz; Queen Umpa
Synopsis
Ex-dictator Eeny stumbles across "MooToo" and is chased away. For revenge she paints signs welcoming all settlers into Oop's new country. King Guz and the wanderers from Moo decide that MooToo is the place they should go.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Alley Oop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...yer mighty liable t'gitcher blasted head knocked off!
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; Dootsy Bobo; Wur; Grand Wizer
Synopsis
The truce between Oop and his former enemies breaks and the latter three are banished from MooToo, leaving just Oop and Foozy. The two decide to explore the inland swamps of their land.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Alley Oop / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh - Down, quick! S'no tellin' what it'll do...
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; King Guz; Oola; Dinny (dinosaur); Dootsy Bobo; Wur; Grand Wizer
Synopsis
Oop and Foozy get trapped on a cliff with dinosaurs below. They have food and water and eventually scare the dinosaurs away. They are getting settled in when King Guz shows up with the entire population of Moo. Oop goes looking for Oola and Dinny, but Dootsy Bobo and Wur find her first. Oola gets saved by a unlikely hero, the Grand Wizer, and he and Oola take Dinny to find Oop and return to the new Moo.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

Indexer Notes

Last strip is dated 1938.07.19. Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on back cover in color.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alley Oop
  2. 1. [Eeny, the Dictator]
    Alley Oop
  3. 2. ["Well, Dinny, it looks as if our little war is over!"]
    Alley Oop
  4. 3. ["Hey, you've got no time t'go chasin' now!"]
    Alley Oop
  5. 4. ["Good honk, it's still rainin'!"]
    Alley Oop
  6. 5. ["Wotta mess! The only thing that looks natural is th' crown..."]
    Alley Oop
  7. 6. ["Listen to that - an' I thought we were all alone in this place!"]
    Alley Oop
  8. 7. ["...yer mighty liable t'gitcher blasted head knocked off!"]
    Alley Oop
  9. 8. ["Oh, oh - Down, quick! S'no tellin' what it'll do..."]
    Alley Oop
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