Herbie #4
(September 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
On-sale Date
1964-07-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Big Fat Mess at the Okay Corral! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Marshal Wyatt Earp
Synopsis
Herbie and Wyatt Earp in gunfight
Reprints

Big Fat Mess at the Okay Corral! (Table of Contents: 1)

Herbie / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes (credited as Shane O'Shea)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (credited)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smile when yuh call me that, partner!
Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Marshal Wyatt Earp; Doc Holliday; Dr. Meringue; Clanton Gang
Synopsis
Herbie goes back in time to get the shotgun Doc Holliday used in the Battle of the Okay Corral.
Reprints
Keywords
buffalo; dentist; hammock; hypnosis; Indians; lollipop; museum; saloon; shotgun; time travel; Tombstone; zoo

Indexer Notes

Traveling back in time, Herbie gets stuck around his house and sees himself as a baby, being adored by his parents; Herbie head looks the same, with bowl haircut, glasses, those eyes, and he is sucking on a lollipop.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Herbie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Here's Herbie / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes (responses)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (illustration)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Herbie (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Paul A. Feola, David Gede, Fred Landesman, Denny Ward, and Laren Estleman.

[Date with a Martian] (Table of Contents: 4)

Nellie No-Date / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The spacecraft from Mars is now hovering just above the Earth and plans to land tomorrow.
Genre
humor
Characters
Nellie No-Date
Synopsis
Nellie gets a date with a Martian, but is snubbed when he finds a "prettier girl"--a cow.
Keywords
county fair; cow; Martian; telephone

Professor Flipdome's Screwy Machine! (Table of Contents: 5)

Herbie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reader, do you deserve to read this story?
Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Professor Flipdome
Synopsis
Herbie's neighbor, Professor Flipdome, transports Herbie and his father to Miniturea, where everyone has a miniature twin, even Herbie.
Reprints
Keywords
ant; bumblebee; spider; swordfish; television

Indexer Notes

There is no box of credits on the splash page.
This is the first story featuring Herbie's eccentric neighbor, Professor Flipdome. He is featured in Herbie #4, #9, and #20, makes a cameo appearance in #15, and is mentioned in #19.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Big Fat Mess at the Okay Corral!
    Herbie
  2. 1. Big Fat Mess at the Okay Corral!
    Herbie
  3. 2. ["Show you it's smart to read "Herbie"!"]
    Herbie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Here's Herbie
  5. 4. [Date with a Martian]
    Nellie No-Date
  6. 5. Professor Flipdome's Screwy Machine!
    Herbie
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