Herbie #1
(April-May 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 Hughes [as 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you mean, impossible? That's Herbie!
Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; George Washington
Synopsis
Herbie tows George Washington and his troops across the Delaware.
Reprints

"Herbie and the Dragon's Tears!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Herbie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Richard 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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First story in which Herbie travels in time.

Rocket #1352 Does Not Answer (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

The Triumph of Eibreh Rekcenpop! (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

Herbie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Richard 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.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Gary Perlman
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Gary Perlman