First comic devoted to Herbie. Masthead reads "Make Way for the Fat Fury..." and Herbie's physique is worked into the R in HERBIE. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
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
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.
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.