Herbie Meets… The Beatles?
Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine has posted a set of pages from Herbie, one of my favorite old comic series, and it’s a very, very special issue.
What’s the appeal of Herbie, you might be wondering? Well, as far as I can tell, Herbie is sort of a slacker’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. Each issue follows the plump, lollipop-sucking title character as he gets caught up in one magical, supremely bizarre and occasionally controversial (by today’s standards) adventure after another — all while trying to avoid doing his chores.
After reading many issues of the series (courtesy of a friend who picks at least one issue up at every convention he attends), I can honestly say that I still don’t have a clue what Herbie’s powers really are or how he controls them.
But therein lies the fun, dear reader.
Oh, and the cameos by celebrities of the time are pretty entertaining, too. For example, there’s the time when Herbie was investigating the mystery of popcorn that made people whistle out their ears, but ended up meeting The Beatles, kidnapping Ringo, becoming a teenybopper sensation and foiling the diabolical machinations of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
See what I mean? Now go read it for yourself.