Herbie #8
(March 1965)

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
1965-01-14
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 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
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Fat Fury [Herbie Popnecker]
Synopsis
Fat Fury in flight.
Keywords
flying; superhero

Make Way for the Fat Fury! (Table of Contents: 1)

Herbie / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Fat Fury [Herbie Popnecker] (origin); Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Mr. Horrible; President Lyndon Johnson (cameo); Senator Barry Goldwater (cameo)
Synopsis
The giant Mr. Horrible is a one-man crime wave, leaving Senator Goldwater and President Johnson at wits end. To help out, Herbie enrolls in a superhero school to become a licensed costume hero. Herbie did not graduate, and when his father threatened to become a costume hero, Herbie created the Fat Fury. Not a licensed, graduate hero, but he'd do. He wore red flannel underwear, a blue cape, a blue mask and a plunger on his head. Bare feet! The Fat Fury rescues the Statue of Liberty and defeats Mr. Horrible.
Reprints
Keywords
battleship; robbery; Statue of Liberty; superhero school; television

Indexer Notes

Origin of the Fat Fury. Story title matches the tagline at top of Herbie comic covers.

All Yours --- Next Issue (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
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Herbie (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mary Mowder, John Ferris, Barbara Schmidt, Gyrene Greene, Susan Mayberry, Zigmund Zubkow, David R. Charles, Joyce Stansbury, Kirk Walton, and Derek Fuller. Clip art of Herbie as part of title logo.

[Date with a Judge] (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
I've got to get a date---any date!
Genre
humor
Characters
Nellie No-Date
Synopsis
Nellie tries everything, but can't get a date. She is stopped for speeding and is over-joyed to get a date to see the judge.
Keywords
motorcycle policeman; speeding; street cleaner

George Washington's Teeth! (Table of Contents: 5)

Herbie / comic story / 9 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; Pincus Popnecker; George Washington; Paul Revere; Queen Elizabeth II (cameo)
Synopsis
Herbie goes back in time to settle a dispute about how the US Revolutionary War started.
Reprints
Keywords
bagels; hammock; hot dogs; lox; pizza; Revolutionary War; sauerkraut; time travel
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Herbie
  2. 1. Make Way for the Fat Fury!
    Herbie
  3. 2. All Yours --- Next Issue
    Herbie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Here's Herbie
  5. 4. [Date with a Judge]
    Nellie No-Date
  6. 5. George Washington's Teeth!
    Herbie
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