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Herbie

Forbidden Worlds No. 73
December 1958
Story: “Herbie’s Quiet Saturday Afternoon” (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (Herbie Popnecker; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in HERBIE #12; next appears in issue #94)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (Herbie’s parents; first appearance for both; last chronological appearance for both in flashback in HERBIE #15; both next appear in issue #94)
Intro: Senator Stevens (only appearance)
Villains: Chontuk, Glooble (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Synopsis: Pincus Popnecker tells his fat, lollipop-sucking son Herbie to get out and do something with his life, not suspecting that Herbie is one of the most powerful people on Earth.

Forbidden Worlds No. 94
March-April 1961
Story: “Herbie and the Spirits” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (last appearance in issue #74; next appears in UNKNOWN WORLDS #20)
Supporting Characters: Pincus Popnecker (between issues #74 / 114), Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (between issues #74 / 110)
Intro: A professor of the occult (only appearance)
Villains: A witch, a ghost, a creep, and Frankenstein (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Kids trying to initiate Herbie into his new school dare him to show up at a haunted house, not guessing their meddling will release real spirits from the supernatural.

Unknown Worlds No. 20
December 1961 / January 1962
Story: “1,000 Years Ago In 1962" (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
GA: Herbie (between FORBIDDEN WORLDS #94 / 110)
Comment: This is a science fiction story in which Herbie makes a brief cameo.

Forbidden Worlds No. 110
March-April 1962
Cover: Ghost in crystal ball and Herbie’s hand //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Herbie and the Sneddiger’s Salad Oil” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (last appearance in UNKNOWN WORLDS #20; next appears in issue #114)
Supporting Character: Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (between issues #94 / 114)
Intro: Bertramites (only appearance)
Villains: Frenchy Horowitz and his gang, Lionosaurs (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Aliens from space have stolen Earth’s entire supply of Sneddiger’s Salad Oil, and Herbie’s mother needs a bottle.

Forbidden Worlds No. 114
September 1962
Cover: Merangans throwing spears at Herbie //Ogden Whitney
Story: “A Little Fat Nothing Called Herbie” (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (between issues #110 / 116)
Supporting Characters: Pincus Popnecker (between issues #94 / 116), Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (between issues #110 / 116)
Intro: John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Tarzan (all of Earth-ACG), Merangans (only appearance for all), Adlai Stevenson (of Earth-ACG; next appears in HERBIE #11)
Villain: Karod, a witch doctor (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When the president needs to topple the powers of an evil African god, he calls on Herbie.

Forbidden Worlds No. 116
November-December 1962
Cover: Herbie and Miss Baylor (as Cleopatra) //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Herbie Goes to the Devil” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (last appearance in issue #114; next appears in HERBIE #1)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (last appearance for both in issue #114; both next appear in HERBIE #1)
Intro: Miss Baylor (only appearance)
Villains: Satan (of Earth-ACG) and his accountant, the Satan Security Force, various imps (first and only appearance for all), Frankenstein, Dracula (both melt in this story)
Synopsis: The devil is running behind and looking for a soul to steal, but faces difficulties when he chooses Herbie for a target.

Herbie No. 1
April-May 1964
Cover: Herbie towing George Washington and his troops across the Delaware //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Herbie and the Dragon’s Tears” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (last appearance in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #116)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (last appearance for both in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #116)
Intro: Lyndon Johnson (next appears in issue #3), Lady Bird Johnson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin (all of Earth-ACG)
Cameo appearance: Jimmy Durante
Villains: Nikita Khruschev (of Earth-ACG; first appearance; next appears in issue #7), Communists
Synopsis: In order to beat the Commies in the space race, President Johnson assigns Herbie to find the crucial ingredient for a powerful rocket fuel: dragon’s tears.

Story: “The Triumph of Eibreh Rekcenpop” (2 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Character: Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Coach Allie Sherman (only appearance), New York Giants, Green Bay Packers (all of Earth-ACG; both next appear in issue #9)
Comment: This is a text story.
Synopsis: To keep his father’s beloved New York Giants from losing a big game, Herbie goes out for the team.

Story: “Herbie Beards Castro” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Juan Buanana, Pablo Popsicle, Sonny Liston (of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villains: Fidel Castro (of Earth-ACG; first and only appearance), Communists
Synopsis: Herbie helps liberate a political prisoner in Castro’s Cuba, even though he has to fight Sonny Liston to do it.

Herbie No. 2
June-July 1964
Cover: Herbie and police walking through newspaper //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Herbie and the Purloined Pops” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Intro: Sen. McClellan (of Earth-ACG; only appearance)
Villains: The Man in the Cloak and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: After Herbie is mistaken for a notorious lollipop thief, he is arrested and questioned before a Senate investigations committee.

Story: “Lollipop Astronaut” (2 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Gen. Merton Boop (only appearance)
Comment: This is a text story.
Synopsis: Herbie is included among a crew of astronauts bound for the planet Fink.

Story: “What You Need is a Girl, Herbie” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Cinderella, her fairy godmother, the Giant (from Jack and the Beanstalk), Marie Antoinette (all of Earth-ACG), Louella, Alexander Bimble (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A pretty girl sets her sights on Herbie, but insists on gifts that tax even his powers.

Herbie No. 3
August 1964
Cover: Herbie walking away from two men on Empire State Building //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Herbie and the Loch Ness Monster” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Mr. Popnecker (Herbie’s grandfather; first appearance; next appears in issue #22)
Intro: Winston Churchill (of Earth-ACG; only appearance), Queen Elizabeth (of Earth-ACG; next appears in issue #22)
Villain: The Loch Ness Monster (of Earth-ACG; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Winston Churchill assigns Herbie the task of subduing the Loch Ness Monster.

Story: “Herbie’s Typical Tuesday” (1 page)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Comment: This is a text story.
Synopsis: Herbie destroys a mountain which had the audacity to locate itself atop some land his father had bought.

Story: “Popnecker Saves the Poorhouse” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Cary Grant, Doris Day (of Earth-ACG; only appearance for both)
Other Character: Lyndon Johnson (last appearance in issue #1)
Villains: Tinkleberry, Obsendorfer (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When crooks steal a poorhouse fund collected by his father, Herbie goes into action.

Herbie No. 4
September 1964
Cover: Herbie and Wyatt Earp in gunfight //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Big Fat Mess at the Okay Corral” (15 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Dr. Meringue, Morganbilt, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villains: The Clanton Gang (of Earth-ACG; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To help a museum owner, Herbie goes back in time to recover a weapon from the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Story: “Professor Flipdome’s Screwy Machine” (9 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Professor Flipdome (first appearance; next appears in issue #9)
Intro: Herbie of Miniturea (only appearance)
Synopsis: Herbie and his father are miniaturized by a mad scientist and taken to a tiny kingdom which contains doubles of people in the larger world.

Herbie No. 5
October-November 1964
Cover: Herbie and snake charmer with cobra //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Sahib Herbie” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: U Thant (of Earth-ACG), Moitle (only appearance for both)
Villains: Lastoza, two spies (first and only appearance for all), Mao Tse-Tung (of Earth-ACG; first appearance;  next appears in issue #7), Communists
Synopsis: The Secretary-General of the United Nations gives Herbie his latest assignment: stop a Red Casanova from romancing the princess of an Indian country.

Story: “Herbie, Boy ‘Beetle’” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Character: Pincus Popnecker
Intro: The Beetles (the Beatles of Earth-ACG), Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villain: A red-nosed man (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Strange popcorn causes people to whistle out of their ears, and Herbie goes undercover as a pop star to investigate.

Herbie No. 6
December 1964 / January 1965
Cover: Herbie being dragged into cave by Ticklepuss //Ogden Whitney
Story: “A Caveman Named Herbie” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Miss Marleybone, Trelawney Hambone, Bibblesniffer, Bumbum, Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all), Ticklepuss (next appears in issue #10)
Synopsis: Herbie goes back to caveman times to prove that primitive man wasn’t so dumb after all.

Story: “Space-Age Herbie” (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Dr. Dimwit, Percivalites (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Pincus Popnecker’s balloon business goes bust, Herbie investigates the mystery of a giant lollipop on another planet.

Herbie No. 7
February 1965
Cover: Herbie slicing pants off of pirates //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Good Old Peepwhistle” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Harry S Truman (of Earth-ACG), Mr. Owl, Tappa Kegga Koke fraternity, Pug Madden (only appearance for all)
Villains: Nikita Khruschev (last appearance in issue #1; last appearance), Mao Tse-Tung (between issues #5 / 16)
Synopsis: Herbie tries to enroll in his father’s old prep school and pledge a fraternity.

Story: “High Spirits” (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, a Grim Reaper
Intro: J. Edgar Hoover (of Earth-ACG; next appears in issue #10), Hepzibah (only appearance)
Villains: Joe Gidgy, Hortense McWitch, Eric the Red, Captain Skullbones (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Four ghosts are forced out of the Unknown by population problems, haunt a castle, and face the wrath of Herbie.

Herbie No. 8
March 1965
Cover: Fat Fury in flight //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Make War For the Fat Fury” (15 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (becomes Fat Fury for the first time in this story; origin of Fat Fury)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Cameo appearance: The Skyman
Intro: Various super-heroes (first and only appearance)
Other Character: Lyndon Johnson (next appears in issue #11)
Villain: Mr. Horrible (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a super-villain named Mr. Horrible menaces America and steals from the Popnecker residence, Herbie becomes the costumed crime-crusher known and feared as the Fat Fury.

Story: :”George Washington’s Teeth” (9 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: George Washington, Paul Revere (of Earth-ACG; only appearance for both)
Villains: The British
Synopsis: Herbie goes back to Revolutionary War times to learn whether or not war broke out between England and America because George Washington’s teeth bit a Brit.

Herbie No. 9
April-May 1965
Cover: Herbie playing football //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Lookit All the Herbies” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Prof. Flipdome (last appearance in issue #4)
Other Characters: New York Giants, Chicago Bears (last appearance for all in issue #1; last appearance)
Intro: Several duplicate Herbies (destroyed in this story)
Villains: Swami O’Toole, various convicts (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Professor Flipdome’s device creates a squad of duplicate plastic Herbies.

Story: “Only Robin Hood Can Help You, Herbie” (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Robin Hood, Little John, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck (all of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villains: Sheriff of Nottingham (of Earth-ACG) and his men, a witch (first and only appearance for all), Satan
Synopsis: To acquire a perfectly balanced bow, Herbie goes back to Robin Hood’s time.

Herbie No. 10
June-July 1965
Cover: Fat Fury riding bomb //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Plump Lump Vs. Black Whack” (16 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as Fat Fury)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (Pincus’s first name revealed in this story)
Intro: Sgt. McShane, King Neptune (of Earth-ACG; only appearance for both)
Other Character: J. Edgar Hoover (last appearance in issue #7; last appearance)
Villains: The Black Whack (Diddlehoffer) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Herbie gets his dad a job manufacturing bowling balls, which a criminal genius turns into tools of hypnotism.

Story: “Ticklepuss Rides Again” (9 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Prof. Flipdome (next appears in issue #12)
Intro: Miss Jones, the mayor (only appearance for both)
Other Character: Ticklepuss (last appearance in issue #6; last appearance)
Synopsis: An excavation beneath Herbie’s house unearths Ticklepuss, the cavegirl, reviving her from suspended animation and sending her on the trail of Herbie.

Herbie No. 11
August 1965
Cover: Herbie riding sea serpent before Columbus’s boats //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Beware of the B-Bomb, Buster” (15 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Other Characters: Lyndon Johnson (between issues #8 / 16), Adlai Stevenson (last appearance in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #114; last appearance)
Intro: Charles De Gaulle (of Earth-ACG; next appears in issue #18)
Cameo appearance: Abraham Lincoln
Villains: Secret Agent X-413 ½, Lovely Horowitz (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: President Johnson calls upon Herbie to recover from an enemy spy the dreaded B-Bomb, a weapon powered by beans.

Story: “Christopher Columbus Popnecker” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: A. W. Binkendorfer, Christopher Columbus, Queen Isabella (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In order to gain enough money to buy a lollipop factory, Herbie goes to 1492 to collect an autograph from Columbus.

Herbie No. 12
September 1965
Cover: Herbie and gorilla in tunnel of love //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Good Gosh, the Gorilla” (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as the Fat Fury; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his introduction in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #73)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Chick Beeple, Mr. Molecule, the Human Skeleton, Big Boy, Man From Mars, Fat Felicia (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Gorilla (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Fat Fury goes to the circus to capture an escaped gorilla.

Story: “Pincus Popnecker, Private Eye” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Officer Killarney, Dino Dinosaur, Old King Cole (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Fat-Thief and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A mysterious thief has been stealing fat all over town, and, with a huge reward for the crook’s capture, Herbie’s father decides to become a private eye and track him down.

Herbie No. 13
Cover: Herbie //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Pirate Gold” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Villains: Black Bottomley and his pirates (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The phony pirate gold sold at his father’s charity booth isn’t selling, so Herbie goes back to 1560 to acquire some of the real variety.

Story: “The Hard Day of Murgatroyd Minch” (2 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Intro: Murgatroyd Minch (only appearance)
Synopsis: A wannabe Fat Fury learns that nothing measures up to the original.

Story: “Mom’s New Coat” (10 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Jack Frost (only appearance)
Villain: A penguin (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Herbie’s mom can’t afford a new fur coat, so he goes up north to bag one straight from the source.

Herbie No. 14
December 1965 / January 1966
Cover: Magicman, Nemesis, and Herbie //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Gangway For the Three Musketeers” (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as Fat Fury)
GS: Magicman, Nemesis (form the Three Musketeers with the Fat Fury for this story only)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Cameo appearance: The Skyman
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Bump (in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villains: Roderick Bump, Moronman, Garbageman, Halfaman, Monkeyman, Pigman, Pizzaman, Frogman (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A horde of moronic “super-heroes” is plaguing the city with thefts, and only the combined forces of Nemesis, Magicman, and the Fat Fury can stop them.

Story: “Herbie Claus Is Coming To Town” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Prof. Flipdome (last appearance in issue #10)
Intro: Santa Claus, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali (all of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place December 24-25, 1965.
Synopsis: Herbie goes to the aid of Santa Claus, who is being held prisoner at the North Pole by a gang of crooks.

Herbie No. 15
February 1966
Cover: Herbie (in tortoise shell) being spit out by dinosaur //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Call Me Schlemiehl” (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (both also appear in flashback, their earliest chronological appearances, preceding their introductions in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #74; origin details revealed)
Intro: Dean Whiffenpoofsky (only appearance), Hubert Humphrey (of Earth-ACG; next appears in issue #18)
Villains: Pud Bimbo, Wowser (a dog; first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Herbie vows to help out his dad, who is being shown up by an old athletic classmate of his.

Story: “Herbie Goes Nap-Happy” (9 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Prof. Flipdome (next appears in issue #20)
Intro: A Sauerkrautian, Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villain: New Unknown director (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story reveals that Herbie gets his super-power pops from the Unknown.
Synopsis: Herbie gets sent back in time to Napoleon’s France by a one-way time lollipop.

Herbie No. 16
March 1966
Cover: Foo-Manchoo vs. Fat Fury //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Don’t Mess Around With the Fat Fury” (16 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as the Fat Fury)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Villains: Mao Tse-Tung (last appearance in issue #7; last appearance), Foo-Manchoo (first and only appearance), Communists
Synopsis: When the Communist Chinese send a two-headed spy to ferret out military secrets, America calls in its foremost cold warrior to counter him: the Fat Fury.

Story: “It’s Love, Lover” (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Hepzibah Higgins, Gilmartin (a gorilla), Richard Burton (of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Other Character: Lyndon Johnson (between issues #11 / 18)
Synopsis: Herbie finds himself the target of Hepzibah Higgins, a girl who is madly in love with him, even though he isn’t with her.

Herbie No. 17
April-May 1966
Cover: Indian medicine man doing rain dance to drench Herbie in pilgrim’s outfit //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Popnecker the Pilgrim” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Myles Standish, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins (all of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villains: Beatnik Indians (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Herbie’s parents face bankruptcy because of an unpaid debt Miles Standish owed to John Alden, so he travels back to pilgrim times to set things straight.

Story: “Herbie and the Spirits” (from FORBIDDEN WORLDS #94)

Herbie No. 18
June-July 1966
Cover: Fat Fury vs. Fat Fury robot on top of hot-air balloon //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Calling All Cars!  Bring In Fat Fury!”  (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as Fat Fury)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Other Characters: Lyndon Johnson (last appearance in issue #16), Hubert Humphrey (last appearance in issue #15)
Cameo appearance: Mr. Popnecker (Herbie’s grandfather)
Villains: The Question Mark and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Robot Fat Fury (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: The Fat Fury’s reputation is tarnished by a robot double of himself created by a criminal scientist who also has it in for lollipops.

Story: “Clear the Road For Skinny” (13 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Nelson Rockefeller (of Earth-ACG), Pigurtles, Hissians (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey (both next appear in issue #22), Charles De Gaulle (between issues #11 / 22)
Synopsis: Pincus Popnecker gets himself nominated (with a little help from Herbie) as ambassador to Hongadingia, where he must somehow stave off a war between pig-people and snake-people.

Herbie No. 19
August 1966
Cover: Herbie, Cleopatra, and mummy //Ogden Whitney
Story: “Race Through Space” (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Cameo appearance: Lyndon Johnson
Intro: Chauncey Gotgelt, Lizzie Gimpflheimer, Gimpflheimerians and their king (only appearance for all)
Villains: Black Bumby and his partner (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Herbie and his father are out to win $100,000 by being the first to land on a new planet.

Story: “Egyptian Conniption” (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Cameo appearance: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor (in Cleopatra)
Intro: Cleopatra, Mark Anthony (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for both)
Villains: Mummies (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Pincus Popnecker falls in love with Elizabeth Taylor, Herbie mistakenly goes back to ancient Egypt to fetch Cleopatra for him.

Herbie No. 20
September 1966
Cover: Fat Fury flying into furnace as Dracula holds door open //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Pass a Piece of Pizza, Please” (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as the Fat Fury)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, a Grim Reaper
Villains: Dracula (probable first and only appearance for this character), a witch, and another Grim Reaper (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Dracula comes from the Unknown to Earth, develops a taste for pizza, and runs into the Fat Fury.

Story: “Adventure at the Center of the Earth” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Prof. Flipdome (last appearance in issue #15; last appearance)
Intro: Dr. Plumduffle (only appearance), Dr. Plumduffle, Herbie Popnecker, and Pincus Popnecker of Earth’s center (only appearance for all)
Villains: Butch Nelson (first and only appearance), Satan and his imps
Synopsis: Herbie and Professor Flipdome take a journey to the center of the Earth, and guess who they find there...

Herbie No. 21
October-November 1966
Cover: Alligator football player kicking football with Herbie inside //Ogden Whitney (signed)
Story: “Yay, Team” (14 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Coach Bumpo
Villain: Murgatroyd Wumpus (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Even Herbie’s presence on a football team doesn’t guarantee them a win against the crooked machinations of Murgatroyd Wumpus, but the Plump Lump still has a plan.

Story: “A Viking To Your Liking” (12 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Eric Shapiro, Mrs. Shapiro, King Nincompoop of England (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Herbie goes back in time to liberate a Viking ghost from his curse.

Herbie No. 22
December 1966 / January 1967
Cover: Fat Fury upsetting Magical Moe on flying bike //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Just Like Magic” (15 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (as Fat Fury)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker, Mr. Popnecker (last appearance in issue #3; last appearance)
Intro: Joe Jackson, Prof. Frankenstein (only appearance for both)
Villains: Magical Moe, a gang of crooks, Bibbledorferians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When Magical Moe, a sorcerer from outer space, menaces Earth, the Fat Fury goes to the Unknown for a quick crash course in magic.

Story: “Almost a King” (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker
Intro: Queen of Ruritania (only appearance)
Other Characters: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey (as voices), Charles De Gaulle (last appearance for all in issue #18; last appearance for all), Queen Elizabeth (last appearance in issue #3; last appearance)
Villains: Noodleman, the Square-Head, the Shiek (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Herbie must save the Queen of Ruritania from a trio of villains.

Herbie No. 23
February 1967
Cover: Herbie in boxing match with bear //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Can You Bear It?” (17 pages)
Editor, writer: Richard Hughes (Shane O’Shea)
Artist: Ogden Whitney
Feature Character: Herbie (next appears in FLAMING CARROT #31)
Supporting Characters: Pincus Popnecker (next appears in FLAMING CARROT #31), Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (next appears in HERBIE (3rd series) #1)
Intro: A bear, Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe, Jack, the Giant (in the Beanstalk), Goldilocks, Three Bears, David (of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Villains: Goliath, St. George’s dragon (both of Earth-ACG; only appearance for all)
Comment: Sometime after this story, Herbie teams up with the Flaming Carrot to battle Mr. Chicken Pants in FLAMING CARROT #31.
Synopsis: Herbie undertakes a mission through history to rehabilitate the reputation of bears.

Story: “Herbie’s Quiet Saturday Afternoon” (from FORBIDDEN WORLDS #73)

Herbie (3rd series) No. 1
October 1992
Cover: Fat Fury sitting on Earth covered by lollipops //John Byrne (signed)
Story: “The Most Beautiful Mom in the World”
Editor:
Writer, artist: John Byrne
Feature Character: Herbie (as the Fat Fury; last appearance in FLAMING CARROT #31; next appears in HERBIE (4th series) #1)
Supporting Characters: Pincus Popnecker (last appearance in FLAMING CARROT #31; next appears in HERBIE (4th series) #1), Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (last appearance in HERBIE #23; next appears in HERBIE (4th series) #1)
Intro: Pierre Paulo Pastrami (only appearance)
Comment: This issue is published by Dark Horse Comics.  The second series of HERBIE was a reprint series published by A-Plus Comics.
Synopsis: Mrs. Popnecker gets chosen by a producer to star in a series of TV commercials, leaving Pincus and Herbie with the housework...and desperation.

Herbie (4th series) No. 1
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Cover: Herbie vs. hockey players //Sherwood / Easton
Story: “Pass the Puck, Herbie” (12 pages)
Editor:
Writer: Roger Broughton
Artist: Dan Day
Feature Character: Herbie (last appearance in HERBIE (3rd series) #1; last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Mr. and Mrs. Pincus Popnecker (last appearance for both in HERBIE (3rd series) #1; last appearance for both)
Intro: Bud Berry, Miniville Mice (including Tommy; only appearance for all)
Villains: The Garrison Gorillas (including Crusher Zamboni and Brickhead; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This issue is published by America’s Comics Group.
Synopsis: Pincus Popnecker is bound and determined to make Herbie into a hockey star in the worst way, and that’s exactly what he does.

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