(November-December 1963)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly July, August, September, October; bi-monthly Jan.-Feb., March-April, May-Jun, Nov.-Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Herbies Goes to the Devil! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Miss Baylor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the second and final appearance of Herbie on a Forbidden Worlds cover; Herbie gets his own series in April 1964.
Miss Baylor is modeled on Elizabeth Taylor.

Herbie Goes to the Devil! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Satan; Miss Baylor; Frankenstein; Dracula
Synopsis:
Satan is getting fewer souls every year so he boasts that he will deliver a randomly chosen one: Herbie's. Herbie agrees to a deal with the Devil to help his dad, and after consultation on contracts, Herbie reluctantly agrees to go to Hades. Hades would never be the same!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On page 2, Satan chooses a soul by throwing a dart at a map. The map implies that Herbie lives in the midwest USA, in Nebraska or Kansas. On page 10, Herbie's stare melts Frankenstein and Dracula, during which the two plead for help; their words are too small for the balloons and in a different lettering style, suggesting that different words were changed at the last minute.
Miss Baylor is based on Elizabeth Taylor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Charles Brazell, Ronald Campbell, Gary Acord, Sue Ducharme, Paul Gambaccini, and Tim Riley.

Strange Beast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Kurt Andrews; Princess Astarella; Prince Rolbana; Volero
Reprints:

The Face in the Portrait (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
John Rosenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Alex Harris; Jane Thackeray; Mr. Brumley
Reprints:

Dreams of Glory (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Greg Olivetti]
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jerry Landon; Timothy Landon
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Herbies Goes to the Devil!
    Herbie
  2. 1. Herbie Goes to the Devil!
    Herbie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  4. 3. Strange Beast
  5. 4. The Face in the Portrait
  6. 5. Dreams of Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary Perlman
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome