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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Punching

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Herbie did not punch anyone until he got his own comic. Before that, he used lollipops to bop. Sometimes, Herbie is squished by a double-fisted punch. But he can give it as good as he takes, especially in rapid flurries of powerful punches.

Herbie sometimes shows a nice windup before a punch. Herbie sometimes requests that an adversary stick out his chin for a punch.

Index terms: hit, punch, sock, uppercut, roundhouse, flurry, windup, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

#1b: Nice wind-up. WHAM! ZOOP! THUD!
Source: Herbie #1b p.6 (1964-04)
Updated: 2004-11-13
#1b : Nice wind-up.
In #3a, Herbie asked for a chin up. Not the last time. BLAM!
Source: Herbie #3a p.11 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #3a , Herbie asked for a chin up.
In #5a, the big wind-up again. BLAM!
Source: Herbie #5a p.12 (1964-10)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #5a , the big wind-up again.
In #8a, Fat Fury uses a flurry of punches. The Fury Flurry? POW BAM SOK BIFF ...
Source: Herbie #8a p.14 (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #8a , Fat Fury uses a flurry of punches.
No wind-up, but circular punching. THUD! BAM! POW! SOK!
Source: Herbie #9a p.10 (1965-04)
Updated: 2008-11-04
No wind-up, but circular punching.
Herbie's doubles punching. THUD! BAM! POW! SOK!
Source: Herbie #9a p.12 (1965-04)
Updated: 2008-11-04
Herbie's doubles punching.
In #12a, it's not the first time he uses Ralph Cramden's line from the Honeymooners, but it's the first time he uses it to threaten a punch. Before that, he used it in an ad in Herbie #5.
Source: Herbie #12a p.16 (1965-09)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #12a , it's not the first time he uses Ralph Cramden's line from the Honeymooners, but it's the first time he uses it to threaten a punch.
#13b features a two-fisted punch THUD! from Herbie followed by another flurry. THUD! POW! SOK! CRAK! BAM!
Source: Herbie #13b p.10 (1965-10)
Updated: 2008-11-10
#13b features a two-fisted punch THUD!
In #15a, Dad gets into the boxing ring PLOP! PLOP!, but gets a two-fisted punch BAM!. GLURP!
Source: Herbie #15a p.7 (1966-02)
Updated: 2008-11-10
In #15a , Dad gets into the boxing ring PLOP!
Another flurry in #15a... BONK SOK POW BAM BIFF THUD SOK POW
Source: Herbie #15a p.15 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-11-13
Another flurry in #15a ...
...and in #15b. THUD! BAM! SOK! POW!
Source: Herbie #15b p.9 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-11-13
...and in #15b .
In #16a, Fat Fury gets double-punched. POW! BAM!
Source: Herbie #16a p.12 (1966-03)
Updated: 2008-11-10
In #16a , Fat Fury gets double-punched.
But then two-headed Fu Manchu gets the two-fisted treatment...
Source: Herbie #16a p.13 (1966-03)
Updated: 2004-11-13
But then two-headed Fu Manchu gets the two-fisted treatment...
and gets asked to stick out his jaws. WHAM!
Source: Herbie #16a p.15 (1966-03)
Updated: 2004-11-13
and gets asked to stick out his jaws.
In #16b, Herbie is not the only one who can punch. BAM! KER-POW! It's the lollipops.
Source: Herbie #16b p.7 (1966-03)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #16b , Herbie is not the only one who can punch.
In #18a, a flurry from the Fat Fury. SOK! POW! BAM!
Source: Herbie #18a p.4 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #18a , a flurry from the Fat Fury.
Fat Fury fights his double. POW! WAK SOK! THUD! BAM! BIFF1 Looks a little like Rock-em-Sock-em Robots. The birds have adopted the reader's point of view.
Source: Herbie #18a p.11 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-13
Fat Fury fights his double.
Source: Herbie #18a p.12 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-13
S-SPRONNGG!
In #18b, Herbie shows his devotion to his dad with a squishing punch. CRUNCH!
Source: Herbie #18b p.6 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #18b , Herbie shows his devotion to his dad with a squishing punch.
Source: Herbie #22a p.3 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-13
BAM!
Source: Herbie #22a p.6 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-13
Herbie #22a6
In #22a, Herbie asks Magical Moe to stick out his chin and Herbie delivers a magical punch after a nice wind-up.
Source: Herbie #22a p.12 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #22a , Herbie asks Magical Moe to stick out his chin and Herbie delivers a magical punch after a nice wind-up.
Source: Herbie #22b p.8 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-13
KER-POW!
In #23a, the three bears get into fisticuffs over who's been eating their porridge POW! BAM! SOK!...
Source: Herbie #23a p.8 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-11-13
In #23a , the three bears get into fisticuffs over who's been eating their porridge POW!
...and over who's been sleeping in their beds POW! BAM! SOK!...
Source: Herbie #23a p.9 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-11-13
...and over who's been sleeping in their beds POW!
...and over that hussy, Herbie in disguise. POW! BAM! SOK! Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #23a p.11 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-11-13
...and over that hussy, Herbie in disguise.
Herbie's final punch is preceded by a request to the dragon to stick out his jaw, then WHAM! YI-EEEE!
Source: Herbie #23a p.14 (1967-02)
Updated: 2011-12-30
Herbie's final punch is preceded by a request to the dragon to stick out his jaw, then WHAM!