Take a visit to the 1930’s car show in the Rich mansion!

Oh, I am giddy! I thought I had read every “Richie explores the house” story, but I just came across one I’ve never seen! So many rooms to explore, so many amazing things in wings of the mansion no one ever enters. This gives me hope that there are still more house stories to find! But first, a funny Mayda one-pager. ūüôā

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And now, we explore the house! read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-005read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-006read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-007read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-008read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-009read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-012read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-013read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-014read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-015read-richie-rich-comics-online-free-016

How amazing is that? An entire car show just walled up. All those cars that were cutting edge technology for the time, just sitting there, covered in dust. What else is walled up in that mansion? I wish they had shown just a few more rooms. At least we have some other exploring the house stories to read and enjoy:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/its-magic/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/oh-happy-day-richie-explores-the-rich-mansion/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/richie-finds-a-stowaway-in-the-mansion-plus-some-richie-dollars-and-census/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/2-year-anniversary-woot-woot-and-richie-gloria-discover-the-art-room/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/the-legends-were-true-richie-rich-meets-the-new-kids-on-the-block/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/richie-freckles-peewee-explore-the-mansion-and-richie-earns-billions-in-his-sleep/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/illogical-yet-interesting/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/richie-has-some-problems-with-the-ladies/

And why, with all of their money, the Rich’s still can’t seem to hire anyone but this idiot to search the house. And Mr. Woody, the world’s worst carpenter, to build things. But, I assume most of their guards and business employees of Rich industries are former crooks they promised jobs to, so they don’t really attract the best and brightest. When you do, bad things happen, see below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/our-1-year-anniversary-richie-rich-trivia-and-the-riches-go-broke/

Did you enjoy that story? And have you ever worn a collar button? ūüôā

 

 

Guest Blog: The Pirate’s Downfall plus new original sequel by Ze Mastor

Today’s story has some extra excitement, a great story and commentary plus a new sequel with original Richie story and art, all from Ze Mastor!

Plus, check out an interesting Richie parody on Ze Mastor’s site:¬†http://zemastor.blogspot.com/2017/06/richie-rich-joins-70s-radical-group.html?m=1pirates 001Richie shows Freckles his toy-Bluebeard the Buccaneer’s actual ship, which his Dad (said he) had dredged from the bottom of the sea. However, the ship looks suspiciously new, bright, shiny and remarkably intact, including sails, for something that’s been rotting underwater for 300 years. I think that Mr. Rich had the ship drastically restored with a 99.9% parts substitution and he’s just telling Richie that it’s the original “Bluebeard’s ship” to amuse his boy.pirates 002

How cute! Thirty-something “Captain” Bluebeard IV has a group of buddies who like to cosplay with him as¬†pirates! He claims that Bluebeard was his Great-Grandpa, which is not very likely, since the¬†Age of Piracy ended in the early 1700’s. Mathematically, it’s just not working. He has an eyepatch, which in 1974, was not necessary because they’d already invented artificial eyes. If he really didn’t need the patch and he’s wearing it for looks, well, then he just 86’ed his depth perception, or he’s thinking of auditioning for the rock group, Dr. Hook.

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The Captain demands that his least-qualified crew member, Round John, climb up the ratlines and into the crow’s nest to keep a lookout. But, they’re in a swimming pool on the Rich estate and not on the open seas, silly gooses! The Captain tears up the floor of the Captain’s quarters with his bare hands, ruining all the beautiful restoration work, while¬†his pirate buddy offers to search the kitchen for the treasure. Yet, his Great-Grandpa’s old diary said the treasure was hidden in the keel. They should really be down in the cargo hold, way below the decks, chiseling out the the floor planks there. Or better yet, chiseling at the keel from the outside of the¬†ship.

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The pirate buddy is, horrifically, MISSING A HAND and wearing a hook instead of a modern prosthetic device. ¬†The pirate crew attempts to capture Richie and Freckles and make them “walk the plank” which is actually just a trope and something they saw at the movies.

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Round John gets dizzy up in the crow’s nest and falls out, landing on top of his cosplaying pirate pals, breaking his neck and every bone in his¬†body. Freckles says, “They’re all knocked out cold.” Ummm, no Freckles, it’s WAY more serious than that. ¬†The impact is so hard that Round John’s poor broken body smashes through two decks, revealing the treasure, which, by the way, turns out not to be hidden in the keel (keels are not hollow and are very difficult to get to from inside a ship), but simply placed in the cargo hold. How did it get there, you might ask? Well, the Rich shipyard workers obviously found the treasure while they were rebuilding the ship and replacing just about every part in it. So, they decided to have a little fun, knowing that Richie would have the ship for a week and placed it in the hold for him to find.

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Since Freckles generally refuses gifts of money, and Richie is a very altruistic and compassionate young man who really, really doesn’t need extra gold or riches, I’m certain that he’ll earmark some of the treasure for poor Round John’s family for a proper burial and to help assuage their grief.

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About a week later, the ship is sent to the Richville Nautical Museum, where it is correctly labelled as “a reproduction of Bluebeard the Buccaneer’s pirate ship” so tourists can enjoy the look and feel of a period ship, very much the same way that tourists currently enjoy the Siren’s Revenge, a full-sized pirate ship at Treasure Cove in Shanghai Disneyland.

Thank you Ze Mastor for the awesome story and commentary and for taking it a step further and giving us a sequel! That was so fun to read! I wonder if the Richville Nautical Museum is on this island Richie & Freckles own?

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/richie-and-reggie-search-for-uncle-hyders-fortune-and-freckles-and-peewee-turn-down-the-chance-to-be-millionaires/

And here are two cute one-pagers that aren’t Pirate themed, but one involves water and one involves compassionate Richie so I’ll tie them in with that!

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Richie and Reggie go back in time to join the Adventurer’s Club

Some exciting things are happening in Richieland, the first new version of Harvey Hits is due out from Joe Books next week! Ask your local comic book store to order a copy for you!

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https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR171882

Also, we received reports there is a Richie Rich themed cocktail lounge that opened in Dallas, TX this week. I’m excited to hear from anyone who goes if it has anything Richie related other than the logo.

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There’s nothing very exciting on the website, but there are few more pics of faceless Richie to check out:

www.misterrichdallas.com

And now to our story du jour…Stupid Reggie wants to join the Adventurer’s club and puts Richie in peril! Thank goodness for Cadbury, enjoy!

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Oh Mr. Codger! You doofus! I love how Mr. Codger is a.) named Mr. Codger and b.) just handily walks around the estate at the exact right moments.

What a snob Richie is in the beginning. “I invented a time machine.” “Yeah, that’s great and all, but I’m working on my speed of light plane, so it’s kind of a bigger deal than yours…”

Thank goodness for Cadbury, he never panics, just jumps back in time, somehow with a stretch limo and saves the day. And if they hadn’t gotten back to the time machine, I’m sure he could have easily made fire and constructed a mansion and kept Richie in the lap of luxury for most of his caveboy existence.

And now, a cute one-pager!

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Guest Blog! An old frenemy returns in The Mysterious Shipwrecks

Yay, we have another story and commentary from Ze Mastor¬†and Richie Rich¬†Money World #16! This is a story I really loved ¬†back in the day and I’m happy to read it again. Enjoy! Comments below are from Zeeeee Mastooooor….N pg1

Oooooh! A Richie Rich mystery! How I loved getting Richie Rich comics with these kinds of stories! Another ship story, this time with shipwrecks and Rich cargo disappearing.

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The ship’s captain starts to tell his story… a weird red lighthouse beam…

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The captain explains that they obediently changed their course and the beam guided them to crash the ship on the rocks. *Sigh*, it’s things like this that makes ya wonder why grown-ups were in charge of anything in Harvey-land. Where does Mr. Rich get these ship captains from? Advertising in the local newspaper? Well, yes! That’s how they got Capt. Manta 6 years before (in 1969) and we all know how well that worked out, don’t we? N pg4

Richie has Bascomb drive him around to random places in town. “That man! I’ve seen him before!”, thinks Richie. Of course! Bascomb’s seedy twin brother. Just look at Bascomb in the panel above, looks just like him. Bascomb’s seedy twin is jowly due to his typical criminal’s diet of junk food, but one can easily see the resemblance. So Richie jumps into a nearby cab and follows the seedy guy, instead of having Bascomb take him where he wants to go (???).

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The guy dashes into a run-down building on the po’ side of town. Richie investigates all by himself and gets a face full o’ chloroform for all his troubles. That’s what Richie gets for not having Bascomb as his backup. It’s not as if the taxi driver was gonna stick around and get involved! When Richie comes to, he finds his old nemesis, Dr. N-R-Gee. Just based on the dialogue, I guessed (back in 1975) that Richie had met Dr. N-R-Gee before, but I didn’t have any other issues with him in it at the time, so I didn’t know the whole story. Thanks reading to this blog, I do now! N pg6

Dr. N-R-Gee drags Richie along for his latest caper. He has an incredibly complicated plan to tow a platform out to sea and have his goons build a portable lighthouse, and then he’d signal ships to crash into the rocks. Even though it would be much easier for him to hijack an actual lighthouse and send his signals from there.

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It can’t possibly be fun for the henchmen to be hauling 6 foot sheets of metal while climbing up ladders, what with the platform bobbing around in the open sea like that. Dropping an anchor does NOT stop objects from moving in the water with the waves. I love the way the ocean waves are beautifully drawn here- you can practically smell the brine and hear the sound of the seagulls.
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I’m really impressed by the bad guys’ ability to stand up straight way up there in the portable lighthouse. The height of the structure would magnify any up/down and side-to-side movement of the floating platform exponentially and toss them around like rag dolls. Meanwhile, Mr. Rich is riding shotgun on his cargo ship, to investigate what’s been happening to his ships. The idiot captain (a different one) insists on obeying the lighthouse signals, even if they’re weird and red. Mr. Rich really starts to regret hiring his ship captains from the classified ads and swears that the next time, he’ll hire someone that actually has a brain.N pg9

Richie distracts Dr. N-R-Gee, causing him to spin around. It’s amazing that the bad doctor didn’t fall over on his own, since we know that lighthouse is swaying and rocking. Mr. Rich’s idiot captain finally gets the clue, follows Mr. Rich’s instructions and sails towards the fake lighthouse.N pg10

Dr. N-R-Gee and his thugs start to panic when they see the cargo ship headed straight for them. Ummm, gentlemen, yelling and waving your fists at a ship isn’t going to stop it. The SS Rich makes a spectacular crash and demolishes the fake lighthouse. Dr. N-R-Gee manages to escape like a half-drowned ship’s rat and makes it to shore, swearing revenge! And indeed, he returns only 6 real-life months later in Richie Rich Money World #20. Can’t keep a good villain down!

Thank you Ze Mastor! I wonder if Richard freaked out when they picked up little Richie from¬†the freezing ocean, having no idea he wasn’t safe at home! Surely Richie has a chip they could be tracking him with.

I’m also curious how Dr. N-R-Gee could drown or breathe or see anything. I’d like an x-ray into that lightbulb head to see if his real head is behind there or how¬†breathing, eating, vision, etc. would work!

If you want to read more Dr. N-R-Gee, click these links below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/the-origin-of-dr-n-r-gee-i-e-the-guy-with-the-red-lightbulb-head/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/dr-n-r-gee-returns/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/ho-ho-ho-dr-n-r-gee-tries-to-ruin-christmas/

If you missed the Manta story referenced above, click here:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2017/02/25/exciting-harvey-news-and-guest-blogger-tells-of-richie-facing-the-manta-menace/

And if you like Bascomb dropping Richie off in seedy places with no concern for his well being, click here:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/deep-thoughts-by-richie-rich/

Have a great day!

Richie, Freckles & Peewee explore the mansion and Richie earns billions in his sleep

Today is another very exciting day in Richieland, I discovered another blog posting Richie stories! Hurrah! And, for those of you Jackie Jokers fans, there are quite a few Jackie stories which makes me happy for you as I completely forget to post about Jackie.

http://funnybookfunnies.blogspot.com/search?q=richie+rich

In other genres I forget about, the last blog with the Manta Adventure Story from Ze Mastor made a lot of you very giddy so I will look for more adventure stories to post. In great news, another guest blog from Ze Mastor is coming soon!

And, there is still another amazing thing! I found a Richie explores the house story I’ve never read! Oh happy day! And a one-pager! Enjoy!

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What a house! They have barely scratched the surface! I do think with all the 100s of servants working there, one could stagger their off days. But, what do I know of running a mansion? And if you wanted to know more about PeeWee not speaking, click below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/peewee-actually-talks-and-reggie-hangs-with-the-peasants/

If you’re like me and love Richie exploring the house stories, click below!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/its-magic/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/oh-happy-day-richie-explores-the-rich-mansion/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/richie-finds-a-stowaway-in-the-mansion-plus-some-richie-dollars-and-census/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/2-year-anniversary-woot-woot-and-richie-gloria-discover-the-art-room/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/the-legends-were-true-richie-rich-meets-the-new-kids-on-the-block/

This one-pager below makes me smile, I love when adults don’t realize who they’re talking to and Richie gets some disrespect. Although, it clearly states the mines belong to Richie so these guys need to read!

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Phew! That would have been terrible for a normal person that would be bankrupt after blowing half a million. But, Richie made a profit while asleep, those are some excellent genetics!

Have a great day!

Exciting Harvey news and guest blogger tells of Richie facing the Manta Menace!

VERY VERY EXCITING NEWS in Harveyland! Casper and Hot Stuff and even dear Richie are coming back! Two different publishers are involved, one will do reprints of old material (at this time, not Richie, sob!), and one will be new material drawn in new designs.

See below from Harvey Historian Mark Arnold:

NEW HARVEY COMICS UPDATE:

  • ¬†Joe Books AND American Mythology are BOTH allowed to publish Harvey Comics. Here’s how it breaks down as I now understand it:
  • The American Mythology agreement is for Casper and his associated characters (Wendy, Hot Stuff, Spooky, Nightmare, Ghostly Trio, etc.) They are allowed to reprint old Harvey comic book material and are trying to keep everything similar in spirit and design to the old Harvey Comics and is based upon the comic book Casper.
  • Joe Books’ agreement allows them access to all of the Harvey characters, but they have to be done in new designs and not the classic Harvey designs. They can do all of the Harvey characters, but apparently the Casper-related characters are based upon the animated versions and not the comic book versions.
  • To clarify also because people always ask. Universal Studios now owns Classic Media which owns the Harvey characters like Casper and Richie Rich.
  • The Harvey family STILL owns the rights to Sad Sack and The Black Cat.¬†They can license all characters out together or separately, so the way that they did it can make it so two publishers can and are publishing the Harvey characters at exactly the same time.

For articles on the above, check out these links:

http://www.cbr.com/casper-the-friendly-ghost-comics/

http://comicbook.com/2017/02/23/richie-rich-casper-and-other-harvey-comics-characters-to-be-revi/

http://www.newsarama.com/33292-casper-richie-rich-and-more-harvey-heroes-return.html

Dan Parent (of Archie fame) posted what his version of the Harvey characters will be, I am really excited about these! So cute!

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HOORAY! 2017 may be another 2012 with Richie and Harvey everywhere! So exciting!!!

And now, drum roll please….a guest blog! Hurrah! I don’t have to listen to myself! Thank you Ze-Mastor¬†for sending us one of his favorite stories from Success Stories #23.¬†Enjoy!

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Commentary by Ze-Mastor:

Pg 1: Yay! This is looking like a new Richie Rich adventure! Check out your new crew, Richie. And make sure your Dad has a copy of the crew manifest. Who knows what will happen?
Pg 2: The Riches advertise for crewmen in the classified ads in a newspaper? And… don’t they already have a Captain? The guy in the black jacket on page 1?
Pg 3: Uh oh! Richie, you know that Manta is bad news, just based on how he hisses!
Pg 5: Let’s advertise to any passing ships that we’re pirates. We’ll lose the element of surprise, but that doesn’t matter.
Pg7: Yarrr! We don’t know what that other ship is carrying, but we’re pirates! Let’s ignore the idea of holding Richie Rich for ransom and make our money by petty larceny.
Pg10: Those are some suction cups! Not only do they support the weight of two people, they can stick and unstick at will! Now, why haven’t we invented anything like this that really works, 45+ years later? Look at all that cargo! Nevermind how long it may take to fence it all off. There’s gotta be a market for fake electronics and toys made in China painted with lead-based paint, right? And wait! See that sailor with a pistol in his belt? Take some names, Richie!
Pg12: Very clever, Richie! Let’s see how Manta takes it.
Pg13: Owwwww! Froggy, ol’ boy, Manta is sure a hard boss to work for, eh? And look, another sailor on guard with a rifle. Where did these extra goon squad guys come from? Hold that thought! Richie is bringing some canned spinach, so he can Popeye his way out of this? Let’s see!
Pg14: Help is coming, but wow, Manta finally has the clue that he can leverage the kids as hostages and get away with all of that piracy!
Pg 15: The good guys won! How did you find out about us? Well, since you raided several ships and didn’t sink them, they simply radioed us and sailed back to port and reported it. And, since you have a pirate flag flying, and we all know what happened on the Oceanic… oops, scratch that… it’s all because heroic Richie Rich painted that message on the side of the ship. Oh, and by the way, Richie said to get the crew manifest and arrest EVERY ONE of those blighters. They were the HIRED crew of Richie’s father to sail his yacht. They SAW Manta and his 2 thugs take over, and engage in acts of piracy and kidnapping, and they went along with it and JOINED IN! They aided and abetted Manta by navigating for him, going on guard duty for him, had access to firearms and used them in his service, against all maritime law and against the wishes of the ship’s owner and his family. Is there a problem with that? Aye! ARREST THEM ALL!

 

Thank you so much for guest blogging! I love reading other people’s thoughts! And I’m so happy you posted this because Richie using the suction cups has been in my head for years and I didn’t remember why. This is not the type of story I would have been into in the olden days (too boy for me), but because it had Gloria, I do remember reading it!

And the Manta saying, “Shut up, stupid kid!” to THE Richie Rich makes me chuckle.

Have a great day and be so excited we will soon have some non-browning and crumbling Harveys to read!

Richie helps Mr. Glad and Reggie helps himself to some thorns

We’re going back in the Wayback Machine to some early Richie from the Richie Rich Relics comics. I love how cute they are drawn in the early days and I’m so grateful for these newer versions because my early Richies are brown and crumbling.

This first story is yet another one where in today’s world Richie would be considered¬†a Gloria stalker, but back then we just thought it was cute. Although I can’t imagine Harveyville is very far from Richdale, surely it’s just a yacht length away!

(*If you don’t get that hilarious reference, you will further down the page!)

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Oh the olden days, when we didn’t know what hot dogs were made of!

And if you like tales of Richie trying to control Gloria’s life, you will like the second¬†story here:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/happy-valentines-from-richie-and-gloria/

And now for the yacht reference, I can’t find my color version of this so I apologize for the black and white.

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Waahaa! Now you get the hilarity!

And now to a one-pager, I love when Richie is dressed in his “poor” clothes. All those destitute¬†kids wandering around in the 50’s with striped shirts instead of tuxedos, it was easy to spot the lower class indeed.IMG_2412.jpg

Did you see their names in the window? Hee hee! Richie should have brought his denim and rhinestone checkbook case to go with his attire.

And if you like stories of Richie in non-fancy clothes, see here:

https://wordpress.com/post/richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/1026

And now to something I really enjoy, when Richie gets to stick it to Reggie. IMG_2413.jpg

And there’s more where that came from, here’s a great story where we can sneer away at dumb ‘ol Reggie. As Freckles would say, “WHEEEEE!”

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Reggie made an incredibly well planned fake treasure map. He missed his calling as a cartographer. I like when Richie doesn’t try to be nice and include Reggie despite his jerkness. He just says “So long sucker!”

If you like stories of Reggie getting trounced, see here:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/its-time-for-a-richiereggie-snowball-fight/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/peewee-actually-talks-and-reggie-hangs-with-the-peasants/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/surprise-surprise-reggie-van-dough-acts-like-a-putz/

And if that’s not enough, just search Reggie in the search box by the magnifying glass at the top of this page for more stories. Have a great weekend!