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Swinging Adversaries

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Swinging is a great gag power, so humiliating to the swung, even though it must require considerable strength. The correct technique is by the feet for humans and by the tail or trunk for animals. Under no circumstances should a costume superhero (licensed or not) be swung by his plunger... undignified. After release, who knows where someone will land -- maybe a mountain-top.

Index terms: spin, rotate, revolve, dizzy, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Not really a swing, but a precursor.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 p.4 (1958-12)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Not really a swing, but a precursor.
Really, this is Herbie's double.
Source: Herbie #4b p.6 (1964-09)
Updated: 2005-03-14
Really, this is Herbie's double.
Combined with a mountain-top landing.
Source: Herbie #5a p.10 (1964-10)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Combined with a mountain-top landing.
Combined with a mountain-top landing and reference to previous story.
Source: Herbie #6a p.7 (1964-12)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Combined with a mountain-top landing and reference to previous story .
Herbie tried to learn proper costume hero swinging technique and gets dizzy and cross-eyed.
Source: Herbie #8a p.7 (1965-03)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Herbie tried to learn proper costume hero swinging technique and gets dizzy and cross-eyed.
I think he's got it...
Source: Herbie #8a p.14 (1965-03)
Updated: 2005-02-09
I think he's got it...
...well, not quite. He's dizzy and cross-eyed again.
Source: Herbie #8a p.15 (1965-03)
Updated: 2008-12-06
...well, not quite.
Source: Herbie #9b p.4 (1965-04)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Herbie #9b4
Source: Herbie #11a p.11 (1965-08)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Herbie #11a11
Source: Herbie #15a p.15 (1966-02)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Herbie #15a15
Herbie is not the only swinger.
Source: Herbie #15b p.6 (1966-02)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Herbie is not the only swinger.
Starts as a leg swing, becomes a spin.
Source: Herbie #16a p.15 (1966-03)
Updated: 2005-09-21
Starts as a leg swing, becomes a spin.
Yet another swinger, this time for Dad the masher. Luckily Herbie's there to interrupt, tap-tap.
Source: Herbie #19a p.10 (1966-08)
Updated: 2005-03-10
Yet another swinger, this time for Dad the masher .
Undignified to be swung by one's plunger.
Source: Herbie #22a p.2 (1966-12)
Updated: 2008-11-21
Undignified to be swung by one's plunger .
Source: Herbie #22b p.6 (1966-12)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Herbie #22b6
Source: Herbie #23a p.14 (1967-02)
Updated: 2005-02-09
Herbie #23a14