Pincus Popnecker, Herbie’s not-so-smart dad, goes into the balloon business, which has the air taken out of it. Dad Popnecker’s balloons won’t fly. Herbie, in his own inimitable and bizarre way, helps his father by taking a job. The job takes him to planet Percival.
All part of the surreal goings-on of our favorite morbidly obese comic book character, chronicled in Herbie #6 (1964). “Space-Age Herbie” is written by ACG editor Richard E. Hughes, using his pseudonym Shane O'Shea, and drawn by Ogden Whitney.
I showed the first story from this issue, featuring Ticklepuss, the cavegirl with a crush on Herbie, in 2013. See the link below.
Here is the other crazy story from Herbie #6. Just click on the thumbnail.