Herbie Popnecker

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There are several stories in which Herbie fights for truth, justice, and the American way, often at the urging of high-level government officials, usually from the White House. Both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson ask Herbie for help, as does UN Secretary General U Thant. Herbie is that well-known.

Herbie also helps out England, and causes problems for Russia, Cuba, and China. He's always willing to help, even if he has to work alone.

Index terms: diplomacy Whitehouse, White House, United Nations, President Kennedy, JFK, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, President Johnson, LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Vice-President Humphrey, HHH, Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, Cuba, International, Great Britain, England, United Kingdom, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II, U Thant, Chairman Mao Tse Tung, Mao Zedong, Senator Barry Goldwater, General George Washington, Ambassador Benjamin Franklin, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

After a briefing from Adlai Stevenson, President Kennedy naturally turns to Herbie for help, especially with the super-natural.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.3 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-05-13
After a briefing from Adlai Stevenson , President Kennedy naturally turns to Herbie for help, especially with the super-natural.
President Johnson enlists Herbie as an unofficial ambassador to Russia to "pool their efforts to invade space."
Source: Herbie #1a p.2 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-05-13
President Johnson enlists Herbie as an unofficial ambassador to Russia to "pool their efforts to invade space."
Herbie tries to make a deal with Castro.
Source: Herbie #1b p.8 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Herbie tries to make a deal with Castro .
Herbie's grandfather sends him to help out Winston Churchill. Herbie helps out Britain -- "Hands across the sea stuff." -- and is knighted the Duke of Popnecker by Queen Elizabeth.
Source: Herbie #3a p.4 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Herbie's grandfather sends him to help out Winston Churchill .
Herbie is called to the United Nations by Secretary General U Thant.
Source: Herbie #5a p.3 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Herbie is called to the United Nations by Secretary General U Thant .
Herbie has some worms handy to make a statement about Mao.
Source: Herbie #5a p.5 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Herbie has some worms handy to make a statement about Mao .
Important people everywhere had suggestions -- Senator Barry Goldwater suggests using an atom bomb "but there isn't one big enough!" -- so the task falls to Herbie after President Johnson and Dad pass the buck.
Source: Herbie #8a p.4 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Important people everywhere had suggestions -- Senator Barry Goldwater suggests using an atom bomb "but there isn't one big enough!" -- so the task falls to Herbie after President Johnson and Dad pass the buck.
While Herbie visits the past, "The Redcoats are defeated and the United States of America created." General George Washington thanks a modest patriot.
Source: Herbie #8b p.9 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-05-13
While Herbie visits the past , "The Redcoats are defeated and the United States of America created." General George Washington thanks a modest patriot.
President Johnson and Adlai Stevenson need to contact Herbie, but then they see a short and fat silhouette. "There's only one shape like that in the world!" Publication date is after Stevenson's death.
Source: Herbie #11a p.4 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-05-13
President Johnson and Adlai Stevenson need to contact Herbie, but then they see a short and fat silhouette.
Vice-President Humphrey awards a medal to Herbie for "bravery, courage, guts and moxie, not to mention liberal quantities of the ol' razzmetazz!" Herbie is far from modest in accepting the award. "Deserve it."
Source: Herbie #15a p.1 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Vice-President Humphrey awards a medal to Herbie for "bravery, courage, guts and moxie, not to mention liberal quantities of the ol' razzmetazz!" Herbie is far from modest in accepting the award.
Herbie is called into action as the Fat Fury to give U.S a fat chance.
Source: Herbie #16a p.3 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Herbie is called into action as the Fat Fury to give U.S a fat chance .
The Fat Fury is appointed special presidential aide to stop a plot by Question Mark to take over the presidency.
Source: Herbie #18a p.10 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-05-13
The Fat Fury is appointed special presidential aide to stop a plot by Question Mark to take over the presidency.
Herbie sends a request for an ambassadorship for his dad. President Johnson says "Look what Herbie's done for this country! It's the least we can do!"
Source: Herbie #18b p.3 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-05-13
Herbie sends a request for an ambassadorship for his dad.
President Johnson tells VP Humphrey that the United States will send Herbie on a mission instead of an army. Benjamin Franklin is sent from the past to enlist Herbie because they're short-handed in Washington. Herbie walks out the window "On my way." and suggests to Franklin "Go fly kite and discover electricity."
Source: Herbie #22b p.2 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-05-13
President Johnson tells VP Humphrey that the United States will send Herbie on a mission instead of an army .