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Herbie's Amazing Powers:
Those Eyes! That Face!

Created: 2004-10-06     Updated: 2013-01-06  
Stories: 20     Examples: 27     Links: 8  

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Often, Herbie's hypnotic eyes are all he needs to overpower an adversary. One look and a surrender and confession follows. They may say "anything but that face", but it's the eyes.

Index terms: staring contest, hypnotic eyes, confession, interrogation, overpowering, surrender, anything but that, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

In Forbidden Worlds #114, Herbie's gaze melts letters on a sign.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.5 (1963-09)
Updated: 2005-09-21
In Forbidden Worlds #114 , Herbie's gaze melts letters on a sign.
In Forbidden Worlds #116, Frankenstein [sic] and Dracula are melted by the way Herbie's lookin' at 'em. Did the Comics Code Authority have something to do with their words being edited in the third panel?
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.10 (1963-11)
Updated: 2005-03-10
In Forbidden Worlds #116 , Frankenstein [sic] and Dracula are melted by the way Herbie's lookin' at 'em.
Herbie's gaze is too much even for the Devil.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.11 (1963-11)
Updated: 2004-11-04
Herbie's gaze is too much even for the Devil.
Just a look, that's all it takes
Source: Herbie #2a p.12 (1964-06)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Just a look, that's all it takes
Even in disguise, there's an effect of those eyes
Source: Herbie #3b p.5 (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-11-08
Even in disguise , there's an effect of those eyes
Hypnotic eyes can embolden the timid
Source: Herbie #4a p.12 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Hypnotic eyes can embolden the timid
Not even Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are immune, especially when combined with a lollipop.
Source: Herbie #5b p.8 (1964-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Not even Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are immune, especially when combined with a lollipop .
The way he just looked at us ... ULP!
Source: Herbie #7b p.5 (1965-02)
Updated: 2008-12-14
The way he just looked at us ...
The Devil's witch got "the look" and "the bop"
Source: Herbie #9b p.9 (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-10-05
The Devil's witch got "the look" and " the bop "
A bowling ball is sent to the wrong person to hypnotize
Source: Herbie #10a p.5 (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-10-05
A bowling ball is sent to the wrong person to hypnotize
No Doctor! Don't! Too late.
Source: Herbie #10b p.3 (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-10-05
No Doctor!
In #11a, first there is the setup that Herbie's gaze is bothersome...
Source: Herbie #11a p.7 (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-10-05
In #11a , first there is the setup that Herbie's gaze is bothersome...
Source: Herbie #11a p.11 (1965-08)
Updated: 2008-11-23
...and irresistible to a woman ...
...and then, Herbie in disguise is too much for Mr. Periwinkle.
Source: Herbie #11a p.14 (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-10-05
...and then, Herbie in disguise is too much for Mr.
Prime Example: Oh, an adversary might think they will prevail, but then they must face th-those eyes...
Source: Herbie #13a p.6 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Prime Example : Oh, an adversary might think they will prevail, but then they must face th-those eyes...
Eyes, face, whatever...
Source: Herbie #13a p.11 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Eyes, face, whatever...
That face!
Source: Herbie #13b p.2 (1965-10)
Updated: 2005-09-21
That face!
Even animals are not immune. "GULP!"
Source: Herbie #17a p.7 (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Even animals are not immune.
Seriously, just stare at those eyes. You'd confess, too.
Source: Herbie #18a p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Seriously, just stare at those eyes.
Don't know what animal it is, but it's yarghing.
Source: Herbie #20b p.9 (1966-09)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Don't know what animal it is, but it's yarghing.
In #21a, people ...
Source: Herbie #21a p.6 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
In #21a , people ...
... and pythons were prey for his pupils.
Source: Herbie #21a p.7 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
...
Those from the beyond cannot gaze on his face.
Source: Herbie #21b p.3 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Those from the beyond cannot gaze on his face.
Herbie, aided by hypnotic lollipops, cannot be resisted.
Source: Herbie #21b p.7 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
Herbie, aided by hypnotic lollipops , cannot be resisted.
This is a flashback to an earlier part of the story, but it does mention "Th-those eyes! That f-face!" and oddly enough end in Herbie bopping himself with his own lollipop. "Had to keep promise"
Source: Herbie #21b p.11 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-05
This is a flashback to an earlier part of the story, but it does mention "Th-those eyes!
In #23a, the last glance.
Source: Herbie #23a p.15 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-10-05
In #23a , the last glance.
Counter-Example: In this post-Herbie story, Herbie's eyes are always closed instead of sleepy, and he does not use them to overcome anyone.
Source: Dark Horse Herbie #1 (1992)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Counter-Example : In this post-Herbie story, Herbie's eyes are always closed instead of sleepy, and he does not use them to overcome anyone.
In Flaming Carrot #31, Herbie's eyes are close to what they should be, but he never uses his eyes to his advantage.
Source: Flaming Carrot #31 p.8 (1994)
Updated: 2008-09-11
In Flaming Carrot #31 , Herbie's eyes are close to what they should be, but he never uses his eyes to his advantage.
Counter-Example: In "Pass the Puck Herbie", the eyes are pretty good (at least when they are not uncharacteristically wide open), but they are never used as a power; a hockey face-off stare-down would have been classic.
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.9 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Counter-Example : In "Pass the Puck Herbie", the eyes are pretty good (at least when they are not uncharacteristically wide open), but they are never used as a power; a hockey face-off stare-down would have been classic.
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