We’re taking the battle back, back, back, waaaaaaaaaaaay back to the dawn of time, where we are pitting caveman vs. caveman.Â This week it’s DC’s Anthro taking on V.T. Hamlin’s Alley Oop.
To help you in your decision making, we present you with their brief histories:
Anthro is the first Cro-Magnon boy born in the Stone Age. His father, Neanderthal caveman Ne-Ahn is the chief of his tribe, his mother a captive member of another tribe. Winning two competing cavegirls as his wives, Cro-Magnon women Embra and Nima, Anthro begins the human race, as Embra lives to bear his first child.
Alley Oop, the strip’s title character, was a sturdy citizen in the prehistoric kingdom of Moo. He rode his pet dinosaur, Dinny, carried a stone war hammer, dressed in nothing but a pair of fur shorts and obviously would rather fight dinosaurs in the jungle than deal with his fellow countrymen in Moo’s capital and (only) cave-town. In spite of these exotic settings, the stories were mostly satires of American suburban life.
It’s up to you to determine the fate of these two versions of early man.