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Herbie, the Pilgrim

Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Herbie's Amazing Powers:
Time Travel

Created: 2004-10-19     Updated: 2012-05-15  
Stories: 15     Examples: 27     Links: 24  

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Herbie, with a special time-travel lollipop, rides the family grandfather clock back in time, often finding that history is not as historians have claimed. Herbie is just as famous and attractive to women in the past as in the present.

Herbie starts time-travel when he gets his own comic. Eventually, he loses the grandfather clock sending Cleopatra back to her time but is still able to time-travel by other means.

Index terms: time-travel, time lollipops, grandfather clock, Cleopatra, George Washington, King Arthur, Christopher Columbus, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie travels in time for the first time, to get dragon's tears for the space program. He grabs one of his purple time-lollipops.
Source: Herbie #1a p.5 (1964-04)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie travels in time for the first time, to get dragon's tears for the space program.
...steps into a grandfather clock, and flies into the past. As he travels, he surprises Abraham Lincoln and is greeted by George Washington, crossing the Delaware. Time travel begins with a grandfather clock with the door hinge on the left.
Source: Herbie #1a p.6 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-04-11
...steps into a grandfather clock, and flies into the past.
Herbie goes back in time to get gifts for a love interest. Herbie's time lollipops are multicolored. As he travels back in time, there is a stratified depiction of passing time.
Source: Herbie #2b p.3 (1964-06)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie goes back in time to get gifts for a love interest .
Herbie travels back to Napoleonic time, and on his way, he comments on the passing events. We see him landing at his destination.
Source: Herbie #2b p.8 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-04-11
Herbie travels back to Napoleonic time, and on his way, he comments on the passing events.
Herbie is going back in time to get Doc Holliday's shotgun for a weapon museum. Herbie picks a red time lollipop and takes off...
Source: Herbie #4a p.4 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie is going back in time to get Doc Holliday's shotgun for a weapon museum.
...and on his way back to the present, he sees himself as a baby.
Source: Herbie #4a p.5 (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-10-18
...and on his way back to the present, he sees himself as a baby .
Herbie needs to show that cavemen were not dumb, and that they did not look like Hambone the actor. Herbie seems to have a yellow time lollipop in the clock. The grandfather clock door has switched to the right side, where it will stay.
Source: Herbie #6a p.5 (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie needs to show that cavemen were not dumb, and that they did not look like Hambone the actor.
Herbie must go back in time to find out what started the U.S. Revolutionary War. Herbie tells us, the readers, how he travels in time. He sucks a time lollipop, but does not eat it. All the time lollipops are red! Could he have used all the multicolored ones? Time passing is shown as floating years.
Source: Herbie #8b p.3 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-04-24
Herbie must go back in time to find out what started the U.S.
Prime Example: We begin the practice of traveling in time in odd numbered comics (the even ones were used for Fat Fury stories). Herbie goes back in time to get Robin Hood's bow for an archery tournament. Historical events show time passing.
Source: Herbie #9b p.3 (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Prime Example : We begin the practice of traveling in time in odd numbered comics (the even ones were used for Fat Fury stories).
Herbie is going back in time to get Christopher Columbus' autograph. All Herbie's time lollipops are yellow! The years float by.
Source: Herbie #11b p.2 (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie is going back in time to get Christopher Columbus' autograph.
Herbie is going back in time to get real pirate gold. Herbie answers truthfully about where he is going, causing his mother to wonder about his sanity. The years float by...
Source: Herbie #13a p.4 (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie is going back in time to get real pirate gold.
...Herbie takes a hit! He's going down with smoke streaming from the grandfather clock! That's a durable grandfather clock!
Source: Herbie #13a p.4 (1965-10)
Updated: 2005-03-14
...Herbie takes a hit!
With gold in tow, the years float by, a hundred years per page.
Source: Herbie #13a p.12 (1965-10)
Updated: 2008-10-25
With gold in tow, the years float by, a hundred years per page.
In a scheme planned by the new director of the Unknown, Herbie is tricked into using a one-way lollipop because it does not require a grandfather clock. Time is shown on a clock with a century scale. Will he get back?
Source: Herbie #15b p.3 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-10-18
In a scheme planned by the new director of the Unknown , Herbie is tricked into using a one-way lollipop because it does not require a grandfather clock.
To get back, he and Napoleon eat rapid aging lollipops until they are 156 years older and back in their time. But now they are very old, so...
Source: Herbie #15b p.7 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-10-18
To get back, he and Napoleon eat rapid aging lollipops until they are 156 years older and back in their time.
...Herbie flies them to the Unknown to get age-restoring lollipops ("age we were beginning of last page").
Source: Herbie #15b p.8 (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-10-18
...Herbie flies them to the Unknown to get age-restoring lollipops (" age we were beginning of last page ").
Although not a time travel story, this shows the passage of time.
Source: Herbie #16b p.2 (1966-03)
Updated: 2008-09-14
Although not a time travel story, this shows the passage of time.
Herbie has to go back to Pilgrim times to settle a family debt that compound interest turned into a fortune. Herbie has multicolored time lollipops. The passage of time is shown with Herbies dressed for period activities.
Source: Herbie #17a p.2 (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie has to go back to Pilgrim times to settle a family debt that compound interest turned into a fortune.
Priscilla Mullins can't resist Herbie, and Myles Standish, Herbie's maternal ancestor, challenges him to a duel. Herbie realizes the time-travel quandary.
Source: Herbie #17a p.10 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-05-15
Priscilla Mullins can't resist Herbie , and Myles Standish, Herbie's maternal ancestor , challenges him to a duel.
At Dad's request, Herbie is going back to ancient Egypt to get Cleopatra. Herbie wonders if his father has learned of his power to travel back in time. He chooses red from a multicolored drawer full...
Source: Herbie #19b p.2 (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-10-18
At Dad's request, Herbie is going back to ancient Egypt to get Cleopatra.
...and the passage of time shows Herbies through the ages.
Source: Herbie #19b p.3 (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-10-18
...and the passage of time shows Herbies through the ages.
At the end of the story, just as Mom arrives home, Herbie sends Cleopatra back to her time by placing a dummy of her beloved Pincus Popnecker in the grandfather clock. Herbie does not use that clock again.
Source: Herbie #19b p.11 (1966-08)
Updated: 2005-03-14
At the end of the story, just as Mom arrives home, Herbie sends Cleopatra back to her time by placing a dummy of her beloved Pincus Popnecker in the grandfather clock.
Herbie goes back 1000 years to Viking times to find out who made Eric Shapiro betray his shipmates and to bop him with this here lollipop. Herbie needs a "really good" time lollipop, purple. Instead of his regular grandfather clock, which went back to Egyptian times in #19b, Herbie uses his Dad's museum's.
Source: Herbie #21b p.5 (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie goes back 1000 years to Viking times to find out who made Eric Shapiro betray his shipmates and to bop him with this here lollipop .
Herbie is going back in time to improve the public image of bears. Herbie uses a yellow "super special time lollipop" that makes a propeller "SPRONG" out of his head.
Source: Herbie #23a p.11 (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-10-18
Herbie is going back in time to improve the public image of bears.
More time travel in this final story.
Source: Herbie #23a p.13 (1967-02)
Updated: 2008-09-13
More time travel in this final story.
In 1994, Herbie does some time travel again, to find out who wrote Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. After his dad took apart the grandfather clock, it did not work quite right. But wait a minute... The family grandfather clock went back with Cleopatra in #19b, never to return.
Source: Flaming Carrot #31 p.5 (1994)
Updated: 2008-09-11
In 1994, Herbie does some time travel again, to find out who wrote Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.
Father Time tells Herbie that Flaming Carrot has one. They join forces and the years fly by until the travelers land abruptly.
Source: Flaming Carrot #31 p.10 (1994)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Father Time tells Herbie that Flaming Carrot has one.
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