Herbie #5
(October-November 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
1964-08-20
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get Your Splints Now --- Herbie'll Fracture You!
Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker
Synopsis
Herbie, in turban and not much else, charms a cobra as an officer looks on.
Reprints
Keywords
cobra; snake charmer; turban

Sahib Herbie! (Table of Contents: 1)

Herbie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker(also as Sultan of Sarsparilla); U Thant (UN Secretary General); Chairman Mao Tse-Tung [Mao Zedong] of China; Lastoza
Synopsis
At school, Herbie is assigned to report on his biggest adventure. He is then called to the United Nations by Secretary-General U Thant to stop a communist threat to India through the Principality of Hanki-Panki. Herbie catches a rocket to China, drops worms (left over from fishing) into Mao's mouth, and uses his many abilities (including his legendary allure to women) to stop communism from getting a foothold, When he returns to his class, Herbie reports that he is too fat to have adventures.
Reprints
Keywords
China; communism; elephant; India; roc; school; thunderstorm; tiger; United Nations

There's Fun in Your Future! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All of you here to learn how to laugh.
Characters
Herbie Popnecker

Indexer Notes

Promo in comic format for Herbie #6 with two panels from the next issue's stories.

[Date with New Neighbor] (Table of Contents: 3)

Nellie No-Date / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh-hhh! The big dance is tonight and everybody'll be there--
Genre
humor
Characters
Nellie No-Date
Synopsis
Nellie tries to get a date to the big dance with her new neighbor.
Keywords
hammock; neighbor; tuxedo

Indexer Notes

No credits on story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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 Babs Tuohy, Vincent M. Mansfield, H. M. Siegel, Benny Fontane, Phillip Jones, Richard "Grass" Green, Virginia Kaufman, Douglas Humphrey, and Rod Curran.

Herbie, Boy "Beetle!" (Table of Contents: 5)

Herbie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker (also as Eibreh Rekcenpop); Pincus Popnecker; The Beatles [as the Beetles][Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon] (cameo); Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin
Synopsis
Popcorn is making movie-goers whistle from their ears. Herbie's investigation leads him to a Beetles concert, and Herbie becomes a rock star (Eibreh Rekcenpop), who even Herbie's mother thinks is divine. Herbie finds out that a jealous man with a red nose is breaking up performances with Martin and Sinatra with special popcorn.
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood; hypnotism; lollipop; mop; movies; popcorn

Indexer Notes

There is no box of credits on the splash page, but the frame is signed by Ogden Whitney.
To look like the famous mop-tops, Herbie wears a mop-top, with a prominent metal clip. Eibreh Rekcenpop is Herbie Popnecker, backwards.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Get Your Splints Now --- Herbie'll Fracture You!"]
    Herbie
  2. 1. Sahib Herbie!
    Herbie
  3. 2. There's Fun in Your Future!
    Herbie
  4. 3. [Date with New Neighbor]
    Nellie No-Date
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Here's Herbie
  6. 5. Herbie, Boy "Beetle!"
    Herbie
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