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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Shrugging

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Often in response to Dad calling Herbie a "little fat nothing", Herbie's shrug is asking the reader for relief from his incomprehensible situation. Is this a Jewish expression?

Several splash pages and covers feature Herbie shrugging, and he's often shrugging at the end of stories.

Index terms: shoulder shrug, I dunno, beats me, who knows, huh?, impenetrable, unfathomable, ungraspable, unintelligible, Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, non-verbal communication, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 p.4 (1961-03)
Updated: 2005-03-21
Forbidden Worlds #944
Herbie is hovering outside "Horrible Science Fiction" writers where the man pitching a story looks a lot like Richard E. Hughes. The proposal of someone standing in the air outside a window is ridiculed, but when the writers see Herbie, panic ensues, and Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #2a p.8 (1964-06)
Updated: 2008-10-26
Herbie is hovering outside "Horrible Science Fiction" writers where the man pitching a story looks a lot like Richard E.
Source: Herbie #2b (1964-06)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
Source: Herbie #4a p.9 (1964-09)
Updated: 2005-09-20
Herbie #4a9
Source: Herbie #4a p.10 (1964-09)
Updated: 2005-09-20
Herbie #4a10
Source: Herbie #4b (1964-09)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
Source: Herbie #4b p.2 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-11-07
Herbie #4b2
Half a shrug because one hand holding lollipop.
Source: Herbie #4b p.9 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-11-08
Half a shrug because one hand holding lollipop.
Source: Herbie #5a p.2 (1964-10)
Updated: 2008-10-23
Herbie #5a2
Source: Herbie #5a p.3 (1964-10)
Updated: 2008-10-23
Herbie #5a3
"What's to say?" Herbie shrugs, "I'm too fat to have adventures."
Source: Herbie #5a p.13 (1964-10)
Updated: 2005-09-20
"What's to say?" Herbie shrugs, "I'm too fat to have adventures."
Source: Herbie #5b p.3 (1964-10)
Updated: 2004-11-09
Herbie #5b3
Source: Herbie #5b p.6 (1964-10)
Updated: 2008-11-13
Herbie #5b6
Source: Herbie #6 (1964-12)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Cover page
Source: Herbie #6a p.4 (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-11-14
Herbie #6a4
Source: Herbie #6a p.10 (1964-12)
Updated: 2008-11-04
Herbie #6a10
Source: Herbie #6b p.11 (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-11-07
Herbie #6b11
Source: Herbie #7a p.12 (1965-02)
Updated: 2005-03-14
Herbie #7a12
Source: Herbie #7b p.4 (1965-02)
Updated: 2004-11-07
Herbie #7b4
Source: Herbie #7b p.11 (1965-02)
Updated: 2004-11-07
Herbie #7b11
Source: Herbie #8b p.2 (1965-03)
Updated: 2008-12-06
Herbie #8b2
Can't fight girl. What am I gonna do...?
Source: Herbie #10b p.6 (1965-06)
Updated: 2008-12-14
Can't fight girl .
Adlai Stevenson and President Johnson shrugging. Not sure why they had to stand on their chairs, though.
Source: Herbie #11a p.5 (1965-08)
Updated: 2008-11-23
Adlai Stevenson and President Johnson shrugging.
Source: Herbie #12a p.11 (1965-09)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Herbie #12a11
Source: Herbie #13a p.13 (1965-10)
Updated: 2005-03-08
Herbie #13a13
Source: Herbie #14 (1965-12)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Cover page
Source: Herbie #14b p.3 (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-11-18
Herbie #14b3
Source: Herbie #16b (1966-03)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
Herbie and Gilmartin shrugging.
Source: Herbie #16b p.6 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-04-08
Herbie and Gilmartin shrugging.
Ahh, animal love...
Source: Herbie #16b p.8 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-04-08
Ahh, animal love ...
Source: Herbie #17a (1966-04)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
A turtle shrugs.
Source: Herbie #17a p.6 (1966-04)
Updated: 2008-11-10
A turtle shrugs.
Source: Herbie #18a (1966-06)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
Source: Herbie #21a p.6 (1966-10)
Updated: 2008-12-06
Herbie #21a6
Source: Herbie #21b (1966-10)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
Source: Herbie #21b p.12 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-11-08
Herbie #21b12
Source: Herbie #22a p.7 (1966-12)
Updated: 2008-11-10
Herbie #22a7
Source: Herbie #22a p.15 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-07
Herbie #22a15
Even Mom gives us a shrug for Herbie's comment in #22b as Herbie breaks through the wall.
Source: Herbie #22b p.11 (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-07
Even Mom gives us a shrug for Herbie's comment in #22b as Herbie breaks through the wall.
Source: Herbie #23 (1967-02)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Cover page
Source: Herbie #23a (1967-02)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Splash page
Goldilocks shrugs for Herbie.
Source: Herbie #23a p.9 (1967-02)
Updated: 2008-11-10
Goldilocks shrugs for Herbie.
The last shrug.
Source: Herbie #23a p.11 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-11-07
The last shrug.
Poor Example: Is this a genuine Herbie shrug in Flaming Carrot #31?
Source: Flaming Carrot #31 p.4 (1994)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Poor Example : Is this a genuine Herbie shrug in Flaming Carrot #31 ?