(August 1964)

American Comics Group, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly February, March, August, September; bi-monthly April-May, June-July, October-November, December-January
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
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

["H-help! W-what are you going to do to us, 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
Synopsis:
Herbie walking away from two scoundrels hanging on a skyscraper
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Indexer Notes

This cover is the first time Herbie says the whole phrase "You want I should bop you with this here lollipop?"

Herbie and the Loch Ness Monster! (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; Grandpa; Winston Churchill; Loch Ness Monster; Queen Elizabeth II
Synopsis:
While visiting his grandfather (who is an older version of Herbie), Herbie hears a radio news report of a rampage by the Loch Ness Monster. Herbie walks across the Atlantic Ocean floor to meet Churchill and offer his help. Herbie visits the Unknown to find the monster's weaknesses, only to find that it's won the championship for tough monsters for 400 years. Still, it's no contest and Queen Elizabeth knights Herbie the Duke of Popnecker.
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Indexer Notes

Grandpa appears in Herbie #3, #18, and #22 and is one of many characters who happen to look just like Herbie. Because Herbie has lookalike ancestors on both parent's sides, it is unknown if Grandpa is Herbie's mother's or father's father.

[Here's Herbie] (Table of Contents)

Here's Herbie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes ?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney ?
Inks:
Ogden Whitney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; superhero

Indexer Notes

First letters to Herbie in his own comic. Has Herbie at top of page. Bottom of letter page states: Your life won't be worth living without "Herbie"! He'll take care of that!

Nellie No-Date (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents)

Herbie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes ?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney ?
Inks:
Ogden Whitney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker

Indexer Notes

First ad previewing next issue. Several Herbie ads appears in other ACG comics (e.g., Adventures into the Unknown, Unknown Worlds, and Forbidden Worlds, in which first apeared).

Herbie's Typical Tuesday (Table of Contents)

Herbie / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker
Synopsis:
Herbie is resting and overhears that his mother let the car roll into a lake; Herbie gets it out and dries it with a searching look. Later, he learns that his father has bought land to build a gold course, unfortunately with a mountain on it; Herbie uses a cinnamon lollipop to take care of the problem.

Indexer Notes

"Plop, plop, plop" is how he is described walking down stairs. Later: "he plodded heavily up into the air, stifling a yawn. Plop, plop, plop -- that was he trudging through the sky." The story contains details on the properties of different flavors: "Orange. Okay for sudden death. Lemon. Best for mayhem. Lime. For large elephants or small dinosaurs. Chocolate. For riots and public disturbances. Grape. Best for giants and runaway horses. Butterscotch. For rebellious armies.... Cinnamon -- for bopping tough mountains!". Last of three text stories in Herbie comics.

"Popnecker Saves the Poorhouse"! (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; President Lyndon Johnson; Cary Grant; Doris Day
Synopsis:
Herbie's father collects a fortune for the poorhouse only to have it stolen by scoundrels. Herbie saves the day.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["H-help! W-what are you going to do to us, Herbie?"]
    Herbie
  2. 1. Herbie and the Loch Ness Monster!
    Herbie
  3. 2. [Here's Herbie]
    Here's Herbie
  4. 3. Nellie No-Date
  5. 4. [Next Issue]
    Herbie
  6. 5. Herbie's Typical Tuesday
    Herbie
  7. 6. "Popnecker Saves the Poorhouse"!
    Herbie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Gary Perlman
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary Perlman