(April-May 1964)

American Comics Group, 1964 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard E. Hughes
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

First comic devoted to Herbie. Masthead reads "Make Way for the Fat Fury..." and Herbie's physique is worked into the R in HERBIE.


["What do you mean, impossible? That's Herbie!"] (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; George Washington
Synopsis:
Herbie tows George Washington and his troops across the Delaware.
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"Herbie and the Dragon's Tears!" (Table of Contents)

Herbie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; President Lyndon Johnson; Ladybird Johnson; Nikita Khrushchev; Abraham Lincoln; George Washington; King Arthur; Merlin; Sir Lancelot; Guinevere; Jimmy Durante
Synopsis:
President Johnson needs Herbie's help to beat Russia into space. Herbie goes back in time to Medieval England. He gets into a magic contest with Merlin the Magician before pursuing his real goal of bringing back the base for a miraculous rocket fuel: dragon's tears.
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Indexer Notes

First story in which Herbie travels in time.

Rocket #1352 Does Not Answer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

The Triumph of Eibreh Rekcenpop! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker
Synopsis:
Eibreh Rekcenpop helps out Pincus Popnecker's favorite football team, the New York Giants, beat the Green Bay Packers 4,236 to 0.

Indexer Notes

Eibreh Rekcenpop is Herbie Popnecker, backwards. This is the first of three text stories to appear in Herbie comics.

Herbie Beards Castro! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Sonny Liston; Fidel Castro; Satan
Synopsis:
Herbie's family goes to Florida to see Sonny Liston box. Herbie ends up boxing Liston to help win money for the ransom of the kidnapped head of the Cuban underground. Ultimately, Herbie has to go to Cuba to rescue the prisoner personally.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What do you mean, impossible? That's Herbie!"]
    Herbie
  2. 1. "Herbie and the Dragon's Tears!"
    Herbie
  3. 2. Rocket #1352 Does Not Answer
  4. 3. The Triumph of Eibreh Rekcenpop!
    Herbie
  5. 4. Herbie Beards Castro!
    Herbie
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