Herbie #3
(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 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

[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
H-help! W-what are you going to do to us, Herbie?
Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker
Synopsis
Herbie walking away from two scoundrels hanging on a skyscraper
Reprints

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: 1)

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; 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.
Reprints

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: 2)

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: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Herbie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Herbie's Typical Tuesday (Table of Contents: 5)

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 golf 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: 6)

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; 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
Related Scans
Series Information
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:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Gary Perlman
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Gary Perlman