"Herbie Popnecker, a parody of a superhero, first appeared in Forbidden Worlds #73 in December 1958, published by ACG, American Comics Group. It was the introduction of the antithesis of a hero -- short, fat, young -- but this unlikely hero was one of the most powerful and best known beings in history.
Deriving some of his powers from genetics and some from magical lollipops from the Unknown, Herbie could talk to animals (who knew him by name), fly (by walking on air), become invisible, and when he got his own comic, travel through time." (continue reading the Wikipedia article)
Herbie Popnecker: Examples of Recurring Themes
I didn't know of Herbie Popnecker until today when I read this post at I'm Learning To Share. Thanks, the in crowd!