Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Herbie Popnecker

Herbie is one of the most powerful superheroes ever created!
Character Overview
Herbie appears to be simply a fat guy addicted to lollipops and was despised by his peers. But unknown to anyone else, Herbie has a large of array of super powers. He got them genetically and from his magic lollipops from the Unknown. He would use his powers to stop a crisis, but similar to Michigan J. Frog, he shed all signs of being extraordinary when anyone else was looking. By issue 8 of his series, he became a hero: the Fat Fury! His costume consisted of red long johns, a mask and a toilet plunder (oddly on his head). His father, Pincus Popnecker, was a very dumb business man that Herbie would bail out when his plans failed.
Powers and Abilities
Herbie had numerous super powers including:
  • Hypnotic Eyes
  • Famous throughout history
  • Talking to animals
  • Lollipops gave him super strength and other powers (could "bop" his opponents to defeat them).
  • Could punch (very rapidly)
  • Time Travel via a special lollipop and grandfather clock
  • Could fly under ground
  • Break through walls
  • Invisibility (stopped using it)
  • Magic
  • Can visit the Unknown, a "mysterious spirit world"
Recurring Gags
There were some recurring gags including:
  • Herbie spoke very little.
  • He was emotionless, unless his lollipops were threatened.
  • Women would (very easily) fall in love with him.
  • Herbie-look-likes would appear (that Herbie thought were ugly).
  • Despite being fat, he rarely ate.
  • He usually slept (much to his father's dismay).
  • Herbie wore absurd disguises.
  • Herbie would have what ever object he needed (marshmallows in King Arthur's time, bicycle pump in his pocket and etc.)


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