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The Fat Fury

Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Handy Items

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Sometimes, Herbie just happens to have handy just what he needs. It doesn't matter where he is, the size of the item, or how unusual it would be to have it handy. Never mind where he got it from, either.

This category was one started by Bob Hughes in "The Popnecker Papers: A Herbie History," Amazing Heroes #173, November 1989. It was a joy to find more examples.

Index terms: handy item, marshmallows, worms, squirt gun, bicycle pump, rope, match, blow torch, umbrella, rolling pin, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

In #1a, Herbie is asked to do something about the charging dragon, and he happens to have a bag of marshmallows handy.
Source: Herbie #1a p.9 (1964-04)
Updated: 2005-03-10
In #1a , Herbie is asked to do something about the charging dragon, and he happens to have a bag of marshmallows handy.
In #5a, Herbie makes good use of worms left over from fishing.
Source: Herbie #5a p.5 (1964-10)
Updated: 2004-11-12
In #5a , Herbie makes good use of worms left over from fishing.
In #6b, Herbie has a squirt gun when he needs it. Please don't ask where he got it.
Source: Herbie #6b p.7 (1964-12)
Updated: 2005-07-25
In #6b , Herbie has a squirt gun when he needs it.
In #8a, a squished Fat Fury uses a handy bicycle pump to reinflate.
Source: Herbie #8a p.12 (1965-03)
Updated: 2005-03-10
In #8a , a squished Fat Fury uses a handy bicycle pump to reinflate.
In #9b, Herbie just happens to have a rope handy for a rope trick.
Source: Herbie #9b p.6 (1965-04)
Updated: 2008-08-05
In #9b , Herbie just happens to have a rope handy for a rope trick.
Herbie has a match handy to light a rocket's fuse.
Source: Herbie #11a p.14 (1965-08)
Updated: 2011-12-28
Herbie has a match handy to light a rocket's fuse.
In #12b, Herbie is prepared to inflate his adversary with a handy bicycle pump he "just happened to be carrying". Is Herbie responding to someone's comment on the handy pump in #8a?
Source: Herbie #12b p.9 (1965-09)
Updated: 2004-11-12
In #12b , Herbie is prepared to inflate his adversary with a handy bicycle pump he "just happened to be carrying".
In #13b, in the middle of the arctic, Herbie needs something to get back at Jack Frost for his insults. He has an already lit blow torch handy. Never mind where he got it from, either.
Source: Herbie #13b p.8 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-11-12
In #13b , in the middle of the arctic, Herbie needs something to get back at Jack Frost for his insults.
Lucky there was an umbrella handy for the descent to Earth.
Source: Herbie #15a p.16 (1966-02)
Updated: 2008-11-23
Lucky there was an umbrella handy for the descent to Earth.
Another handy bicycle pump. Maybe that rope is the same one Herbie had handy in #9b.
Source: Herbie #15b p.9 (1966-02)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Another handy bicycle pump.
Herbie, in Viking times, suddenly has a football helmet that looks like the one he wore in #21a.
Source: Herbie #21b p.10 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-04-25
Herbie, in Viking times, suddenly has a football helmet that looks like the one he wore in #21a .
Herbie's magic assistant has a rolling pin handy to chase him with.
Source: Herbie #22a p.9 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-03-03
Herbie's magic assistant has a rolling pin handy to chase him with.
In the middle of the desert, Herbie finds a discarded bass fiddle.
Source: Herbie #22b p.6 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-04-11
In the middle of the desert, Herbie finds a discarded bass fiddle.