Herbie #1
(October 1992)

Dark Horse, 1992 Series
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Price
2.50 USD; 3.00 CAD
Pages
40
On-sale Date
1992-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Editing
Mike Richardson; Richard Hughes (original editor); Charissa R. Butler (associate editor)

Issue Notes

Consists of one new story by John Byrne and two reprints from the original series, with new colors by James Brown. Page count includes 36 pages plus Dr. Giggles center poster.

On-Sale date from "The Finish Line" in Terminator: Endgame (Dark Horse Comics, 1992 series) #2.

Herbie (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne?
Colors
James Brown?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Herbie / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney ?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Herbie Popnecker

Indexer Notes

Story titles; story and publisher credits; indicia; illustrations.
Inside front cover.

The Most Beautiful Mom in the World! (Table of Contents: 2)

Herbie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne?
Colors
James Brown
Letters
?
Editing
Mike Richardson

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker
Synopsis
Mom takes on a career in television commercials and is sorely missed.

Indexer Notes

Colors different from original series. Herbie wears purple pants. Dad calls Herbie "fat little nothing" instead of "little fat nothing".

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?
Colors
James Brown
Letters
Ed Hamilton?
Editing
Richard Hughes

Genre
humor; 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

Dr. Giggles (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Giggles / insert or dust jacket / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Giggles
Synopsis
2-page poster promoting Dr. Giggles, coming in October from Dark Horse Comics and Universal Pictures.

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

Herbie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney?
Colors
James Brown
Letters
Ed Hamilton?
Editing
Richard Hughes

Genre
humor; 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.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Herbie
    Herbie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Herbie
  3. 2. The Most Beautiful Mom in the World!
    Herbie
  4. 3. Make Way for the Fat Fury!
    Herbie
  5. 4. Dr. Giggles
    Dr. Giggles
  6. 5. Professor Flipdome's Screwy Machine!
    Herbie
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