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The Fat Fury

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Herbie Stories ("Splash Pages")

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This page shows the "splash pages" from the first page of all 52 Herbie stories. There are five stories from Forbidden Worlds + 46 stories from 23 Herbie comics + 3 non-Hughes/Whitney stories from the 1990s + a cameo appearance in Unknown Worlds #20 in 1962.

Not included: 3 two-page text stories in the Herbie #1 to #3; a two-page story in Herbie #13 ("The Hard Day of Murgatroyd Minch!") about a skinny fan who wants to be just like the Fat Fury. There are notes about the subjects of the stories (such as Herbie being virtuous, in love, or playing sports), villains, and notable character appearances. All Herbie stories have been cataloged with all sorts of details, which are now included on this page (story summary and notes).

Index terms: splash pages, story titles, Richard E. Hughes, Shane O'Shea, Ogden Whitney, stories, synopsis, summary, notes

Themes: Chontuk and GloobleListed in Forbidden Worlds #114 as an all-time favorite of the editors (the "editors" consisted of just Richard E. Hughes).
Source: Forbidden Worlds #73 (1958-12)
Updated: 2008-11-27
Themes: Chontuk and Glooble Listed in Forbidden Worlds #114 as an all-time favorite of the editors (the "editors" consisted of just Richard E.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 (1961-03)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; The Unknown ; Witch, Ghost, Creep, Frankenstein
Themes: Out of Character AppearanceSplash page features drawings of Ogden Whitney (thought to be accurate) and Shane O'Shea (not accurate, because Richard E. Hughes secretly wrote under several pen names, although Hughes did smoke a pipe)
Source: Unknown Worlds #20 (1962-12)
Updated: 2012-04-23
Themes: Out of Character Appearance Splash page features drawings of Ogden Whitney (thought to be accurate) and Shane O'Shea (not accurate, because Richard E.
Themes: Help Mom; Space Adventure; Frenchy Horowitz Listed in Forbidden Worlds #114 as an all-time favorite of the editors.
Source: Forbidden Worlds #110 (1963-03)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Mom ; Space Adventure ; Frenchy Horowitz Listed in Forbidden Worlds #114 as an all-time favorite of the editors.
Themes: Patriotic; Karod
Source: Forbidden Worlds #114 (1963-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Karod
Source: Forbidden Worlds #116 (1963-11)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Dad ; Satan, Frankenstein, Dracula
Source: Herbie #1a (1964-04)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic , Time Travel
Source: Herbie #1b (1964-04)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Fidel Castro
Source: Herbie #2a (1964-06)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Lollipops ; Man in the Cloak
Themes: Time Travel; Love
Source: Herbie #2b (1964-06)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Time Travel ; Love
Source: Herbie #3a (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; The Unknown ; Loch Ness Monster
Source: Herbie #3b (1964-08)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Tinkelberry and Obsendorfer
Source: Herbie #4a (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Time Travel ; Indian Chief ; Wyatt Earp
Themes: Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #4b (1964-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #5a (1964-10)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; Patriotic ; Lastoza
Source: Herbie #5b (1964-10)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Herbie Helps ; Man with Big Red Nose
Source: Herbie #6a (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; Time Travel ; Trelawney Hambone ; Love ; Ticklepuss
Source: Herbie #6b (1964-12)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Space Adventure ; Dr.
Themes: School; Baseball
Source: Herbie #7a (1965-02)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; Baseball
Source: Herbie #7b (1965-02)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: The Unknown ; Joe Gidgy, Hortense, McWitch, Eric the Red ; Captain Skullbones
Themes: Fat Fury; Mr. Horrible; Patriotic; Hero School
Source: Herbie #8a (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Fat Fury; Mr.
Source: Herbie #8b (1965-03)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Time Travel ; Patriotic
Themes: Professor Flipdome; Football; Swami O'Toole
Source: Herbie #9a (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Professor Flipdome; Football ; Swami O'Toole
Source: Herbie #9b (1965-04)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Time Travel ; Sheriff of Nottingham ; Witch from Hades
Themes: Dad's Ideas; Fat Fury; Black Whack
Source: Herbie #10a (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Fat Fury; Black Whack
Source: Herbie #10b (1965-06)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Love ; Ticklepuss ; Mayor
Source: Herbie #11a (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Lovely Horowitz, Mr.
Source: Herbie #11b (1965-08)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Lollipops ; Time Travel
Themes: Fat Fury; Gorilla, Mr. Molecule
Source: Herbie #12a (1965-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Fat Fury; Gorilla, Mr.
Source: Herbie #12b (1965-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Fat ; Fat Thief
Source: Herbie #13a (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Time Travel ; Black Bottomley
Themes: Help Mom; Penguin
Source: Herbie #13b (1965-10)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Mom ; Penguin
Themes: Fat Fury; Roderick Bump
Source: Herbie #14a (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Fat Fury; Roderick Bump
Themes: Help Santa
Source: Herbie #14b (1965-12)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Santa
Source: Herbie #15a (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School , Love , Patriotic ; Pud Bimbo, Schlemiehl-Eating Dinosaur ; Boxing, Swimming, Running, Jumping
Source: Herbie #15b (1966-02)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Time Travel ; The Unknown ; Director of the Unknown
Themes: Patriotic; Fat Fury; Foo-Manchoo
Source: Herbie #16a (1966-03)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Fat Fury; Foo-Manchoo
Themes: Love; Lollipops
Source: Herbie #16b (1966-03)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Love ; Lollipops
Source: Herbie #17a (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Mom ; Time Travel
Themes: The UnknownReprint of Forbidden Worlds No. 94 (1961)
Source: Herbie #17b (1966-04)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: The Unknown Reprint of Forbidden Worlds No.
Themes: Patriotic; Lollipops; Fat Fury; Question Mark
Source: Herbie #18a (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Lollipops ; Fat Fury; Question Mark
Source: Herbie #18b (1966-06)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Help Dad ; Fat ; Pigturtles, Hissians
Source: Herbie #19a (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Space Adventure ; Black Bumby, Gimpflheimerian King
Source: Herbie #19b (1966-08)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Dad ; Time Travel
Source: Herbie #20a (1966-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Fat Fury; The Unknown ; Dracula, Witch, Grim Reaper
Themes: School; Satan; Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #20b (1966-09)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; Satan ; Professor Flipdome
Source: Herbie #21a (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; Football , Help Dad ; Murgatroyd Wimpus
Source: Herbie #21b (1966-10)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Time Travel ; The Unknown
Themes: Fat Fury; Magical Moe; Lollipops; Magic School
Source: Herbie #22a (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Fat Fury; Magical Moe ; Lollipops ; Magic School
Source: Herbie #22b (1966-12)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Patriotic ; Love ; Noodleman, Square-Head, Sheik
Themes: Time Travel; LollipopsCompare the Whitney bear on this splash page to the Kurt Schaffenberger bear on the cover.
Source: Herbie #23a (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Time Travel ; Lollipops Compare the Whitney bear on this splash page to the Kurt Schaffenberger bear on the cover.
Reprint of Forbidden Worlds No. 73 (December 1958)
Source: Herbie #23b (1967-02)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Reprint of Forbidden Worlds No.
Themes: Help Dad
Source: Dark Horse Herbie #1 (1992)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: Help Dad
Source: Flaming Carrot #31 (1994)
Updated: 2004-11-22
Themes: School ; Time Travel
Source: ACG Return of Herbie #1 (1996)
Updated: 2008-09-11
Themes: Dad's Ideas ; Hockey