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Examples of Recurring Themes

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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Assorted Powers, or, Herbie is Omnipotent

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Herbie's powers are unlimited, in part because the types of magical lollipops is unlimited, and some of Herbie's attacks don't even require lollipops, for which he has handy items. With Herbie, anything is possible.

These examples show powers that appear only once or twice, such as tripping and tickling, turning into a projectile, projection, and anything written on a super-special-purpose lollipop.

Index terms: projectile, bullet, super-speed, astral projection, super-breath, tripping, mental television, special-purpose lollipops, tickling, telepathy, telekinesis, reanimation, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Animal Call: Herbie makes like Tarzan, calling all animals.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.12 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Animal Call : Herbie makes like Tarzan, calling all animals .
Human Projectile: Herbie is thrown off his donkey who stops suddenly, and his knight's armor turns him into a projectile.
Source: Herbie #1a p.12 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-23
Human Projectile : Herbie is thrown off his donkey who stops suddenly , and his knight's armor turns him into a projectile.
Speed: Herbie can run 195 miles per hour and push a train at the same time.
Source: Herbie #1b p.2 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Speed : Herbie can run 195 miles per hour and push a train at the same time.
Unpredictable Lollipops: We are warned that mixing lollipops is unpredictable, as if anything Herbie does is predictable.
Source: Herbie #1b p.9 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Unpredictable Lollipops : We are warned that mixing lollipops is unpredictable, as if anything Herbie does is predictable.
Tripping: Herbie pretends to be helping but is actually after Cinderella's glass slippers. Not too chivalrous, but after tripping her, Herbie does thank Cinderella.
Source: Herbie #2b p.6 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-03-23
Tripping : Herbie pretends to be helping but is actually after Cinderella's glass slippers.
Remote Vision: Herbie sends his glasses down to check up.
Source: Herbie #5b p.6 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Remote Vision : Herbie sends his glasses down to check up.
Blowing: Powerful lungs blow out a fire in a thought-balloon for a confused story told by Dad.
Source: Herbie #11a p.4 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-03-23
Blowing : Powerful lungs blow out a fire in a thought-balloon for a confused story told by Dad .
More Tripping: with an explanation of how it is done. "Very simple. Just stick out foot and..."
Source: Herbie #11b p.3 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-03-23
More Tripping : with an explanation of how it is done.
Another Projectile: this time a human cannonball.
Source: Herbie #12a p.12 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Another Projectile : this time a human cannonball.
Mental Television: Herbie has strange powers...powers you haven't even seen yet!
Source: Herbie #14b p.2 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Mental Television : Herbie has strange powers...powers you haven't even seen yet!
Yet Another Projectile: Herbie's a projectile in the Unknown. It's an attack that is similar to falling but head-first instead of butt-first.
Source: Herbie #15b p.9 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Yet Another Projectile : Herbie's a projectile in the Unknown .
Telepathy: Herbie communicates with friends underwater telepathically
Source: Herbie #16a p.7 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Telepathy : Herbie communicates with friends underwater telepathically
Super-specialized Lollipop: gives Herbie super-specialized powers.
Source: Herbie #17a p.8 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Super-specialized Lollipop : gives Herbie super-specialized powers.
More Super-specialized Lollipops: but for what? You'll see.
Source: Herbie #17a p.11 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-03-24
More Super-specialized Lollipops : but for what?
Telekinesis or Reanimation or.... Herbie's got powers even he doesn't know. Whatever it is, it results in a BONK! in the butt.
Source: Herbie #20b p.2 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-03-25
Telekinesis or Reanimation or ....
Handy Lollipops: "This week's special. For people shrunk into infancy as result of falling into fountain of youth" That lollipop is so specialized, it's on on the verge of being a handy item.
Source: Herbie #21a p.10 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Handy Lollipops : "This week's special.
Projection: Herbie uses some sort of projection for communication with animals.
Source: Herbie #21a p.12 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Projection : Herbie uses some sort of projection for communication with animals .
Tickling: There is only one example of Herbie tickling, in the next to last story in the series, but it's a great gag attack.
Source: Herbie #22b p.7 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-03-23
Tickling : There is only one example of Herbie tickling, in the next to last story in the series, but it's a great gag attack.
Experimental Lollipops: Herbie gets a delivery of experimental lollipops that would have given him strange powers.
Source: Herbie #23a p.1 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Experimental Lollipops : Herbie gets a delivery of experimental lollipops that would have given him strange powers.
Ultra-specialized Lollipops: for very specialized powers. Anything is possible, with lollipops.
Source: Herbie #23a p.12 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-03-24
Ultra-specialized Lollipops : for very specialized powers.