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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Herbie Made Jackie Kennedy Swoon

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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Herbie Made Jackie Kennedy Swoon

Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today we look at one of the crazier Herbie stories, where Herbie interacts with the Kennedys and travels to Africa.

In 1963’s Forbidden Worlds #114, by writer Richard Hughes and artist Ogden Whitney, there is an incident in Africa and President Kennedy knows there’s only one man…er…boy, who can help…


Herbie arrives and quickly takes control of the White House…


I love how Jackie swoons over Herbie. No wonder Jack was messing around with other ladies.

So Herbie arrives in Africa and one thing I totally dig about Herbie comics is how animals all know to be scared shitless of Herbie…


There really should be “You want I should bop you with this lollipop?” t-shirts. Someone get on that, pronto!

After a minor setback when he confronts the bad guys, Herbie meets up with Tarzan…


Herbie then does better on his second attack…



I love that a magical spirit is still scared of Herbie. And then he bops a freakin’ dragon with a lollipop!! Awesome!

After he saves the day, he ends up back in D.C. and Jack is none too pleased with the situation…


Oh, Herbie, you are so awesome.

(Note: This article first appeared as part of the Silver Age September feature – BC)