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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Falling

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It's not an unusual power to be able to fall, unless you factor in Herbie's weight, but Herbie (and others) jump or fall into action butt first, often on a villain, resulting in squished adversaries.

Sometimes they hold their nose, sometimes yelling Geronimo (actually, Herbie only yelled it in Forbidden Worlds #114). Adding to the power of the plummet, of course, is that Herbie is often flying and therefore falling a long way. Many of the butt jokes in Herbie comics are preceded by a gravity assist.

Note Herbie's technique: Arms and legs outstretched (one arm, if holding nose), falling butt-first, maintaining that position through sound-effect-annotated impact, often causing squishing. Only recommended for the indestructible.

Index terms: Geronimo, holding nose, butt-first, arms in air, squish, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie is yelling Geronimo! (exclamation point) and falling feet first although he does land on his butt.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.5 (1963-09)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Herbie is yelling Geronimo!
Herbie tries to fall into the car seat, butt WHAM!
Source: Herbie #2a p.10 (1964-06)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Herbie tries to fall into the car seat, butt WHAM!
Dropping off a rocket, Herbie holds his nose and lands on his butt.
Source: Herbie #5a p.4 (1964-10)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Dropping off a rocket, Herbie holds his nose and lands on his butt .
Mr. Horrible is jumping into water, so it makes sense that he would hold his nose.
Source: Herbie #8a p.4 (1965-03)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Mr.
Falling butt first, holding his nose. What conveys ACTION! more than that?
Source: Herbie #9b p.9 (1965-04)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Falling butt first , holding his nose.
Fat Fury says Geronimo while falling butt first, but never lands.
Source: Herbie #10a p.15 (1965-06)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Fat Fury says Geronimo while falling butt first , but never lands.
Ticklepuss drops in, holding her nose, for a BAM! good butt joke, times two CRASH! resulting in a mashed mayor.
Source: Herbie #10b p.8 (1965-06)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Ticklepuss drops in, holding her nose, for a BAM!
Herbie plummets and lands butt first, saying Geronimo, holding his nose, for a damaging attack that sinks the Portuguese navy (consisting of one boat).
Source: Herbie #11b p.7 (1965-08)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Herbie plummets and lands butt first , saying Geronimo, holding his nose, for a damaging attack that sinks the Portuguese navy (consisting of one boat).
Holding his nose, the Fat Fury drops in KER-POW!, landing on his butt.
Source: Herbie #14a p.7 (1965-12)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Holding his nose, the Fat Fury drops in KER-POW!
Magicman and Nemesis can't keep up with the Fat Fury. Then Fat Fury flattens the criminal with his gravity-enhanced butt.
Source: Herbie #14a p.11 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Magicman and Nemesis can't keep up with the Fat Fury.
Source: Herbie #18a p.12 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-01-24
Herbie hates being disintegrated so the Fat Fury squishes Question Mark with his butt .
Herbie is thrown and falls into the ocean where some hungry sharks are waiting. Herbie walks away as the sharks realize they want no part of Herbie.
Source: Herbie #21b p.6 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Herbie is thrown and falls into the ocean where some hungry sharks are waiting.
Herbie appreciates King Nincompoop's catapult work, but what goes up WHIZ-ZZZ, must come down ZOOM!, butt first with a CRASH!
Source: Herbie #21b p.10 (1966-10)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Herbie appreciates King Nincompoop's catapult work, but what goes up WHIZ-ZZZ , must come down ZOOM!
So much in so little space: Expressionless delivery of minimalist speech, falling onto his adversary with his butt, squishing him with an absurd sound-effect SQUNCH!, all with a lollipop in his mouth.
Source: Herbie #22a p.2 (1966-12)
Updated: 2011-12-28
So much in so little space: Expressionless delivery of minimalist speech, falling onto his adversary with his butt , squishing him with an absurd sound-effect SQUNCH!
Magical Moe is falling in style: Butt first, arm and legs out, holding nose (maybe).
Source: Herbie #22a p.5 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-05-15
Magical Moe is falling in style: Butt first, arm and legs out, holding nose (maybe).