Before publication, this issue was sold as "Herbie Rides Again". Cover shows "Herbie" as title, but indicia show "The Return of Herbie #1".
ACG America's Comic Group (not the same ACG that published the original Herbie comics) and "First Issue!".
In a letter from the editor, Rob Brown, this story is described as being done by Roger Broughton and Dan and David Day several years earlier for the unpublished Herbie #3 from Dark Horse. In this story, Herbie's dad drives a Volkswagen Beetle, a possible reference to Disney's Herbie, the Love Bug. Herbie does not abbreviate his speech in this story, shows fear, and is called "fat little nothing" by his father instead of "little fat nothing". True to form, Herbie talks with a mouse in this story, but when he skates, he skates on ice instead of on air as in Herbie #14's "Herbie Claus is Coming to Town!" (December 1965)
Fat character in story walks on air like Herbie.
This is a science fiction story in which Herbie makes a brief appearance as a boy scout. He is not in character and has no special powers. The story is credited to Shane O'Shea (Richard E. Hughes) and art to Ogden Whitney, both of whom are pictured by their names on the splash page.