| || Herbie, the Fat Fury |
created by Richard E. Hughes (as by Shane O’Shea) and Ogden Whitney
First time travel: Herbie 1, Apr/May 1964
Herbie Popnecker was the prototypical cool nerd before there were cool nerds, and his lollipops and grandfather clock took him to different eras 13 times, the first episode being in the first issue of his own comic (after five monotime appearances in ACG’s Forbidden Worlds). He also had an early cameo in a time-travel story in Unknown Worlds #20 (Jan 1963). All in all, the fat fury time traveled in Herbie numbers 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and the odd issues in 9 through 23 (not to mention a 1994 cameo in Flaming Carrot 31).
Civil War . . . wonder how it’s going to turn out?
| || “When Time Was New” |
by Robert F. Young
First publication: If, Dec 1964
At the behest of a paleontological society, adventurer Howard Carpenter, heads back to the Age of Dinosaurs to scope out an anachronistic fossil, where among other things, he runs into two terrified kids from Mars and a gang of Martian kidnappers.
79,061,889 years from now, this territory would be part of the state of Montana. 79,062,156 years from now, a group of paleontologists digging somewhere in the vastly changed terrain would unearth the fossil of a modern man who had died 79,062,156 years before his disinterment—Would the fossil turn out to be his own?