Herbie #1
(January 1991)

A-Plus Comics, 1990 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.50 USD; 2.95 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Sword In Stone Productions
Brand
A+ Comics
Editing
Roger Broughton (publisher)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Trina Robbins (signed)
Inks
Trina Robbins (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're not so tough.
Genre
superhero; humour
Characters
Herbie Popnecker [as the Fat Fury]
Synopsis
The Fat Fury, walking on air, hold Spiderman's and Batman's costumes as they run away in their underwear.

Indexer Notes

Color cover art is signed Trina Robbins '90 for Ogden Whitney (artist for original Herbie series)

Publisher's Notes (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roger Broughton
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher Roger Broughton welcomes the readers to publisher A+ Comics first new issues. He explains that since buying Charlton and American Comic Group (ACG), they've been preparing the release of "great material at a great price."

Herbie and the Spirits! (Table of Contents: 2)

Herbie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?
Editing
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Genre
humour; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker
Synopsis
Herbie is the new kid in school. He proves his bravery by going to a haunted house. Supernatural beings (a witch, a ghost, a creep, and Frankenstein) cause havoc, but prove to be no match for Herbie, his lollipops, or his magic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Herbie looks and talks differently in this pre-Herbie reprint.

Make Way for the Fat Fury! (Table of Contents: 3)

Herbie / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?
Editing
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Genre
humour; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker
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. The Fat Fury rescues the Statue of Liberty and defeats Mr. Horrible.
Reprints

Look Out for… Nemesis (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

DA Shadano (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Reprints
  • from ? [unknown American Comics Group magazine]

Indexer Notes

Who knows what mush lurks in the minds of animals...DA Shadono

I Saw It with My Own Eyes! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Lafcadio Lee]
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Reprints

Christopher Columbus Popnecker! (Table of Contents: 7)

Herbie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?
Editing
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Genre
humour; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Christopher Columbus; Queen Isabella
Synopsis
Herbie goes back in time to get Christopher Columbus' autograph. Herbie learns that the world is not round, after all, but still helps Columbus discover America.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Editorial (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Lonely War of Willy Schultz / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

News (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Frank Frazetta; Frazetta Museum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["They're not so tough."]
    Herbie
  2. 1. Publisher's Notes
  3. 2. Herbie and the Spirits!
    Herbie
  4. 3. Make Way for the Fat Fury!
    Herbie
  5. 4. Look Out for… Nemesis
    Nemesis
  6. 5. DA Shadano
  7. 6. I Saw It with My Own Eyes!
  8. 7. Christopher Columbus Popnecker!
    Herbie
  9. 8. Editorial
    The Lonely War of Willy Schultz
  10. 9. News
  11. 10. ["Feel the Power of Frazetta!"]
    Frank Frazetta; Frazetta Museum
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