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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
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To Herbie's dad, money was synonymous with success, and nothing showed success better than a big pile of cash. And who has big piles of cash? Men with top hats.

Several stories had money as a main theme:

  • #3b Herbie helps Dad raise money for a poorhouse
  • #4a Herbie travels back in time to get Doc Holliday's shotgun so a friend can sell his museum.
  • #11b Herbie seeks Columbus' signature for money to buy a lollipop factory.
  • #13a Herbie helps Dad raise money by selling gold.
  • #17a Herbie goes back in time to settle a financial matter involving Mom's ancestors.
  • #19a Herbie and Dad race through space to get money for a pool.

Index terms: greenbacks, bills, cash, banknotes, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Where is all that beautiful money?
Source: Herbie #3b p.4 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Where is all that beautiful money?
What a racket.
Source: Herbie #3b p.10 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-02-22
What a racket.
Herbie gets it back just in time.
Source: Herbie #3b p.11 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Herbie gets it back just in time.
There's got to be a better way to get rid of all the money. Nice top hats, though.
Source: Herbie #3b p.12 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-02-22
There's got to be a better way to get rid of all the money.
Top hat? Bills hanging out of his pocket? He's got money!
Source: Herbie #4a p.4 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Top hat?
Three million in thousand dollar bills would be about two feet tall, so that pile looks about right.
Source: Herbie #4a p.15 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-02-26
Three million in thousand dollar bills would be about two feet tall, so that pile looks about right.
Dad makes a pile of money selling balloons.
Source: Herbie #6b p.11 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Dad makes a pile of money selling balloons .
There are few puns in Herbie stories, but here's one on Niagara taking a fall.
Source: Herbie #10a p.1 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-03-24
There are few puns in Herbie stories, but here's one on Niagara taking a fall.
Dad is buried in banknotes after the Fat Thief is stopped.
Source: Herbie #12b p.10 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Dad is buried in banknotes after the Fat Thief is stopped.
Lighting a cigar with money. It's allowed because he's wearing a top hat.
Source: Herbie #17a p.13 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Lighting a cigar with money.
After winning a space race, Dad has a wad worth $100 G's, and Herbie is willing to use extortion to get his share.
Source: Herbie #19a p.14 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-02-22
After winning a space race , Dad has a wad worth $100 G's, and Herbie is willing to use extortion to get his share.
Another pile of cash from one of Dad's ideas, after Mom called Dad an idiot for spending his last cent on a ghost-infested museum.
Source: Herbie #21b p.12 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-02-22
Another pile of cash from one of Dad's ideas , after Mom called Dad an idiot for spending his last cent on a ghost-infested museum.