I recently read Herbie #22, an ACG comic book satire series published in 1966. This issue contains two hilarious tales featuring Herbie, a plump but powerful character.In the cover tale, "Just Like Magic!", Herbie becomes once again the costumed hero, the Fat Fury. This time he battles Magical Moe, an alien who intends to wreak mischievous havoc on earth as he rides through the skies on his space bicycle. What can Herbie do when Moe deactivates the special properties of the lollipops that power the Fat Fury? Is this the end of our hero? Next,in "Almost a King!", Herbie is off to Europe to save the country of Ruritania from the fiendish clutches of Noodleman, Squarehead, and the Sheik. Will Herbie's powers be enough to subdue this wicked trio? Laughs galore as Herbie confronts each villain in his own inimitable way without changing into the Fat Fury. Really funny sequence in which Herbie must discourage the amorous advances of the Queen. Although not the straight adventure yarns that I usually prefer, these tales brought me smiles and laughs on an otherwise lackluster day. Both stories were scripted by Richard Hughes(?) as Shane O'Shea (Richard Hughes?) and drawn expertly by Ogden Whitney. Cover art was provided by the versatile Kurt Schaffenberger.
I've never read a Herbie but I feel like I've seen him somewhere. Maybe it was a book about comics or something.