Herbie Popnecker

Herbie Popnecker
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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Herbie's Secret Powers

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Although Herbie is famous around the world and throughout history, his parents are unaware of his powers. Herbie thinks that it is better that they not know, especially his Dad, Pincus Popnecker, who likes to think of Herbie as a little fat nothing.

It helps that his Dad does not see through Herbie's disguises.

When Herbie adopted his superhero persona, The Fat Fury, protecting a secret identity was not among his reasons. The last straw was a fear that his father would try to become a costume hero himself.

Index terms: secret identity, protect the innocent, Mom, Dad, Pincus Popnecker, parents, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Mom pays attention to what Herbie does and says, but that sometimes leaves her puzzled.
Source: Herbie #13a p.4 (1965-10)
Updated: 2011-12-26
Mom pays attention to what Herbie does and says, but that sometimes leaves her puzzled.
Herbie wants to rescue Dad, but "wouldn't do if he recognized me."
Source: Herbie #15a p.9 (1966-02)
Updated: 2011-12-26
Herbie wants to rescue Dad, but "wouldn't do if he recognized me."
Dad was not suspicious, just concerned about Herbie talking to a picture of his grandfather...
Source: Herbie #18a p.2 (1966-06)
Updated: 2011-12-26
Dad was not suspicious, just concerned about Herbie talking to a picture of his grandfather...
...but later, Dad was even more concerned that Herbie was talking to mice.
Source: Herbie #18a p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2011-12-26
...but later, Dad was even more concerned that Herbie was talking to mice .
Goldurn it, Herbie did not want Dad to learn of his fame...
Source: Herbie #18b p.3 (1966-06)
Updated: 2011-12-26
Goldurn it, Herbie did not want Dad to learn of his fame ...
...but Herbie was unaware that Dad was behind him as he met his famous friends.
Source: Herbie #18b p.4 (1966-06)
Updated: 2011-12-26
...but Herbie was unaware that Dad was behind him as he met his famous friends.
Herbie can't figure out how Dad found out he had the power to go into other ages.
Source: Herbie #19b p.2 (1966-08)
Updated: 2011-12-26
Herbie can't figure out how Dad found out he had the power to go into other ages .
Herbie thought it would be better is Dad kept thinking Herbie was a little fat nothing...
Source: Herbie #20b p.2 (1966-09)
Updated: 2011-12-26
Herbie thought it would be better is Dad kept thinking Herbie was a little fat nothing ...
...although, it might be easier if Herbie weren't so honest.
Source: Herbie #20b p.12 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-02-15
...although, it might be easier if Herbie weren't so honest .