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Created: 2012-01-20     Updated: 2012-06-18  
Examples: 52     Links: 52  

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Herbie stories end with a final panel or two, often with one or more recurring themes, and almost always with Herbie. This page shows the ending panels from all 52 Herbie stories.

There were 5 Herbie stories in Forbidden Worlds, 44 in 23 issues of Herbie (two were reprints of stories in Forbidden Worlds), and 3 by authors other than Richard E. Hughes and Ogden Whitney. The original 49 Herbie stories by Hughes and Whitney included:

  • Dad, complaining what a little fat nothing of a son he has (17 stories),
  • Dad, with a pile of money, thinking that he and not Herbie had something to do with getting it (6 stories), while Herbie shrugs
  • Herbie, or sometimes someone else, shrugging (8 stories),
  • Mom and/or Dad confused by Herbie's remark (8 stories),
  • Herbie, talking to (even threatening) the reader with lollibopping (5 stories),
  • Herbie pretending to lead a dull life (3 stories), although that could include all the stories ending with Dad calling Herbie a little fat nothing.
  • Herbie, accepting the world as it is "Some days you just can't win!" (4 stories)

Index terms: shrug, little fat nothing, money, confusion, acceptance, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Herbie is dull.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 p.8 (1958-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie is dull.
Herbie is dull.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 p.12 (1961-03)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie is dull.
Acceptance.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #110 p.10 (1963-03)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Acceptance.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 p.14 (1963-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Forbidden Worlds #11414
Dad sold the lollipop company and Herbie accepts that "You can't win!"
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 p.13 (1963-11)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad sold the lollipop company and Herbie accepts that "You can't win!"
Source: Herbie #1a p.13 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Mom tries to calm down Dad, who is not proud of a little fat nothing who does nothing.
Source: Herbie #1b p.12 (1964-04)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Mom tries to calm down Dad, who is not proud of a little fat nothing who does nothing.
Source: Herbie #2a p.12 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Herbie accepts his lot in love, consoled by his lollipops.
Source: Herbie #2b p.12 (1964-06)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie accepts his lot in love , consoled by his lollipops .
Source: Herbie #3a p.12 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Source: Herbie #3b p.12 (1964-08)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Mom confused (at least she would appear to be if we could see her).
Source: Herbie #4a p.15 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Mom confused (at least she would appear to be if we could see her).
Herbie shrugs while Mom tries to calm Dad with coffee.
Source: Herbie #4b p.9 (1964-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie shrugs while Mom tries to calm Dad with coffee.
Herbie is dull (because he is too fat to have adventures). Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #5a p.13 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie is dull (because he is too fat to have adventures).
If he weren't so unobservant, Dad (and Mom) might be confused by the resemblance of Herbie and Eibreh.
Source: Herbie #5b p.10 (1964-10)
Updated: 2012-01-21
If he weren't so unobservant , Dad (and Mom) might be confused by the resemblance of Herbie and Eibreh.
Hint about a future story (that appears in #10b).
Source: Herbie #6a p.12 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Hint about a future story (that appears in #10b ).
Dad with piles of money, complains that Herbie is just a little fat nothing, while Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #6b p.11 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad with piles of money , complains that Herbie is just a little fat nothing , while Herbie shrugs .
Source: Herbie #7a p.13 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie talking to and threatening the reader .
Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #7b p.11 (1965-02)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie shrugs .
Mom tries to calm Dad while he complains about being stuck with a little fat nothing.
Source: Herbie #8a p.15 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Mom tries to calm Dad while he complains about being stuck with a little fat nothing .
Source: Herbie #8b p.9 (1965-03)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie #8b9
Mom and Dad confused.
Source: Herbie #9a p.13 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Mom and Dad confused.
Dad confused by Herbie fainting.
Source: Herbie #9b p.11 (1965-04)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad confused by Herbie fainting .
Source: Herbie #10a p.16 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie #10a16
Source: Herbie #10b p.9 (1965-06)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie #10b9
Source: Herbie #11a p.15 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Source: Herbie #11b p.10 (1965-08)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie #11b10
Source: Herbie #12a p.16 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie talking to and threatening the reader .
Dad with piles of money, complaining about Herbie being a little fat nothing
Source: Herbie #12b p.10 (1965-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad with piles of money , complaining about Herbie being a little fat nothing
Dad thinks he's a genius and Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #13a p.13 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad thinks he's a genius and Herbie shrugs .
Confused Mom.
Source: Herbie #13b p.10 (1965-10)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Confused Mom.
Little Fat Nothing. Dad does not notice that Herbie is sleeping in mid air, otherwise he might find it confusing.
Source: Herbie #14a p.14 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Source: Herbie #14b p.12 (1965-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Little Fat Nothing .
Source: Herbie #15a p.17 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie talking to and threatening the reader .
Confused Dad, fainting.
Source: Herbie #15b p.9 (1966-02)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Confused Dad, fainting .
Hint about a future story (that never appears).
Source: Herbie #16a p.16 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Hint about a future story (that never appears).
Source: Herbie #16b p.9 (1966-03)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie talking to and threatening the reader .
Dad lighting a cigar with money while complaining about having a little fat nothing for a son.
Source: Herbie #17a p.13 (1966-04)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad lighting a cigar with money while complaining about having a little fat nothing for a son.
Confused Dad talking about Herbie being a little fat nothing.
Source: Herbie #18a p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Confused Dad talking about Herbie being a little fat nothing .
Dad complaining about Herbie but not calling him a little fat nothing.
Source: Herbie #18b p.13 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad complaining about Herbie but not calling him a little fat nothing .
Source: Herbie #19a p.14 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie #19a14
Source: Herbie #19b p.11 (1966-08)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie #19b11
Herbie, as the Fat Fury, thinking while looking at the reader.
Source: Herbie #20a p.14 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie, as the Fat Fury, thinking while looking at the reader .
Dad, confused by the little fat nothing.
Source: Herbie #20b p.12 (1966-09)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad, confused by the little fat nothing .
Herbie, pleading and getting his lollipops back from Dad, who calls him a little fat nothing and then a big fat something (when it comes to lollipops).
Source: Herbie #21a p.14 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Herbie, pleading and getting his lollipops back from Dad, who calls him a little fat nothing and then a big fat something (when it comes to lollipops).
Dad, with a big pile of money, thinks he's a genius and Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #21b p.12 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad, with a big pile of money, thinks he's a genius and Herbie shrugs .
Dad complaining about Herbie, calling him a little fat nothing, while Herbie shrugs.
Source: Herbie #22a p.15 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dad complaining about Herbie, calling him a little fat nothing , while Herbie shrugs .
Confused Mom, who shrugs.
Source: Herbie #22b p.11 (1966-12)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Confused Mom, who shrugs .
Prime Example: Acceptance. Some days you just can't win.
Source: Herbie #23a p.17 (1967-02)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Prime Example : Acceptance.
Source: Dark Horse Herbie #1 (1992)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Dark Horse Herbie #1
Source: Flaming Carrot #31 p.11 (1994)
Updated: 2012-01-21
Flaming Carrot #3111
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 p.12 (1996)
Updated: 2012-01-21
ACG Return of Herbie #112