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Herbie Archives Volume 3 Here's Herbie Dark Horse Books presents the final volume in its well received archival series reprinting the wild wacky adventures of Herbie Popnecker who may look like a plump lump of a kid but who possesses extraordinary abilities along with an amazing collection of supernatural lollipops Love starved ladies evil governments monsters from the depths of the sea nothing can stop him This surreal kooky tongue in cheek comic series from the 1960s has been an all ages cult favorite for decades Past present and future Herbie is amazing


3 thoughts on “Herbie Archives Volume 3

  1. Rex Hurst Rex Hurst says:

    This final volume which took me forever to find at a reasonable price collects the final group of issues 15 23 It’s not poor Herbie’s fault that he was cancelled His entire publisher American Comics Group went belly up a month after issue 23 In fact there were rumors of some lost Herbie stories floating around but they’ve never been anything but rumors as far as I can tell Thank goodness Dark Horse made these archive editions Herbie Popnecker is a suat round boy with coke bottle glasses and a lollypop addiction While simultaneously being irresistible to women the lollypops give him special powers to beat foes up travel through time etc Essentially any power he needs is wrapped up in a lollypop on his special belt think 1960s Batman TV show utility belt His father on the other hand is drawn like as a standard handsome protagonist of comic stories but is revealed to be stupid cowardly and arrogant who enjoys bullying his own son A sort of revenge by the authors on all the pretty boys jocks from their past Humor books are not unusual for the comic industry or weren’t unusual but Herbie stands apart from them in style That is a dead pan style Normally I would’ve thought that it was impossible to achieve in seuential art but Herbie is a perfect example of it Because while the events in stories are ridiculous beyond belief the art is not done in a comic or “wacky” style Instead it is drawn straight as it would be for any normal comic It’s almost bland and casts the entire Compare the art to any 1960s superhero story and you will see it’s done as straight forward as anyone of them No little comic additions in the panel just stark minimalistic art which accentuates the insanity of the script


  2. Carl Waluconis Carl Waluconis says:

    The Fat Fury Herbie is the most unlikely super hero ever This last creation from the other comic book company from the 1960's American Comics Group ACG was one the writer and artist seemed to enjoy Shane O'Shea is a pen name for Richard E Hughes and Ogden Whitney the artist is a veteran from the Golden Age of comics best known for Skyman in Big Shot comics Herbie is obese in fact very round and he gains his powers from a variety of lollipops each with a special ability Everyone in the world knows Herbie everyone including movie stars and political leaders LBJ and others are in the pages Animals in the wild and people's pets all know Herbie and they talk to each other and with him When Herbie travels through time famous people from history know him They all know his awesome powers and respect the nerdy fellow However his father Mr Popnecker does nothing but verbally abuse his son calling him a fat little nothing His Donna Reed like mother treats him better but no one in his suburban home knows his reputation in the world This volume contains issues #15 #23 the last issue as the company uietly collapsed Usually each issue has two stories Confession I read them sort of like I was buying comic books reading one issue when I was in the mood Now that I've read them all I sadly don't think I'll be able to find another Herbie


  3. ISMOTU ISMOTU says:

    This final volume of Herbie comics is as zany and outrageous as the preceding books but I noticed a bit cringe worthy casual 60's racism this time And Herbie's dad is just the worst parent in the universe which is part of the joke I know Ogden Whitney's art is still superb and the sheer insanity of most stories is just amazing Dracula getting hooked on pizza? I'm in


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