Definitions for "Alley Award"
The Alley Awards are comic book awards originally sponsored by Alter-Ego magazine, edited by Jerry Bails, Roy Thomas, Ronn Foss, and, in 1978, Mike Friedrich. The name is at least partially derived from that of the comic strip character Alley Oop, in whose likeness that statuette is cast. They were given out from 1961-1969, with comic strip awards added in 1966.