(1996)

Avalon Communications, 1996 Series
 
Price:
2.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
ACG
Brand:
ACG - America's Comic Group
Editing:
Rob Brown
Color:
Colour Cover; Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Before publication, this issue was sold as "Herbie Rides Again". Cover shows "Herbie" as title, but indicia show "The Return of Herbie #1".


The Return of Herbie (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker
Synopsis:
Herbie vs. hockey players. Herbie wears #99, the number worn by Wayne Gretsky on a jersey with a chess night and a Canadian maple leaf. The hockey equipment shows several major manufacturers' names: Sher-wood, Easton, Christian, Cooper.

Indexer Notes

ACG America's Comic Group (not the same ACG that published the original Herbie comics) and "First Issue!".

Pass the Puck, Herbie (Table of Contents)

Herbie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Broughton
Pencils:
Dan Day
Inks:
Dan Day
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker
Synopsis:
Herbie's dad wants him to be a hockey player.

Indexer Notes

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Rob Brown, this story is described as being done by Roger Broughton and Dan and David Day several years earlier for the unpublished Herbie #3 from Dark Horse.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)

Watch Your Step, Fella! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Letters:
Ed Hamilton?
Editing:
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fat character in story walks on air like Herbie.

1,000 Years Ago... In 1962! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Letters:
Ed Hamilton
Editing:
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Herbie
    Herbie
  2. 1. Pass the Puck, Herbie
    Herbie
  3. 2. Watch Your Step, Fella!
  4. 3. 1,000 Years Ago... In 1962!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gary Perlman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary Perlman