Herbie Meets… The Beatles?

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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5 Responses

  1. Bob Pinaha says:

    I fondly remember Herbie, the Fat Fury as well, Rick, and still have all those back issues. (My brother and I used to spend hours reading and laughing at them as, yes, they were THAT funny!) But, correct me if I'm wrong, Herbie was published during the Silver Age, not Golden Age. Take care!

    • Rick Marshall says:

      Bob, you're definitely right on that. Note sure why I wrote "Golden Age" – especially since I also included the publication date of the issue, which is clearly Silver Age. Most likely, I was still trying to wrap my head around the name of the site: "Pappy's Golden Age…" and so on.Good catch. I'm correcting it now.

      • Mike Gold says:

        Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine is one of the most seriously cool websites around. It's a repository of all kinds of obscure comics stories. For example, today's offering (http://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/2008/02/numbe…) is one of the Mad-like satires that Joe Maneely did for Atlas Comics (now Marvel) in the 50s. Maneely was one of those absolute top-notch artists who toiled away anonymourly during the Wertham days, and was one of Stan Lee's top go-to guys on just about everything they published then. His Black Knight, Sub-Mariner and Yellow Claw stories are beautiful to behold. Unfortunately, he died in 1958; had he lived, when it comes to the Marvel Age of Comics we would be thinking "Lee/Kirby/Ditko/Maneely."

    • Mike Gold says:

      That's true; Herbie was certainly Silver Age. We can get all hung up on which Age covers which years, but The Fat Fury is definitely Silver Age. Remember that, or I'll pop you with this here lollypop!

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    In an interview I did with him back when Watchmen came out in TPB, Alan Moore admitted that he based Rorshach's speech patterns on Herbie. That alone makes Watchmen cooler than anything.