Our 3 year anniversary, the Richie Rich app, and Richie & Reggie take a trip around the world!

THREE YEARS!! WOOT WOOT!

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And, on this momentous occasion, let’s take a little trip back in time to the magical year, 2012, when Ape/Kidzoic reprinted Richies and Richie Rich made his short-lived grand comeback.

I fell back in love with Richie Rich in early 2012, having visited my parents’ house and discovered my old comic stash in the closet. I had no idea that 2012 was a Richie Rich zeitgeist that hadn’t existed in 20 years and that would end quickly due to Ape’s financial problems.

I started my love fest by heading to the comic book store where they directed me to the new Ape/Kidzoic GEMS and the giant Richie Rich Dark Horse collection (only $20 back then). Did I appreciate how lucky I was to walk in and buy Richie Rich comics? No! I had no idea they hadn’t been in production since the early 90’s! Try to find Richie in a comic book store today and they look at you like you have three heads.

But, I still wanted a portable version of Richie because as a child, I always brought Richie Rich comics to read in the doctor’s waiting room. Even today, as I walk into any appointment, I start craving a RR comic.

This is what led me to think, “Hey, it’s 2012, surely every single Richie Rich comic has been scanned into the internet and I can read them all on an app on my phone!” I went to the app store and sure enough, there was a Richie Rich app! Again, I had no idea how lucky I was to download it then nor that the app would be defunct by the end of 2013.

The app featured the new 2012 version of Richie and Dollar and looked like this:

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Once you clicked on the app, it showed all the Richie comics you had downloaded. I downloaded 12 of them, there were 4 others, but one was Crashman & Rippy which I hated, and the other three I believe were the new 2012 Richie. Each issue was 29 pages long, plus the cover and had NO ADS and no Lotta or Dot. Just Richie. The negative was that only the first story (a five pager) was in color, the others were all in black and white.

The app does still work on my very ancient ipad, I can’t download anything new as the app isn’t supported, but I can read what I already downloaded when it doesn’t crash. This is what it looks like:

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For more information on the greatness that was the Richie Rich app, click below:

http://www.animationmagazine.net/vfx/richie-rich-comics-go-digital/

The reason for my trip down memory lane is that I found today’s story on the app, but I didn’t feel posting a black and white story would be very exciting. Then, a few weeks ago, I pulled out a 2012 Gems and there it was in color! So, enjoy this awesome story of Richie and Reggie traveling across the world in beautiful digitized Technicolor! And stay tuned for a 3rd anniversary present at the end..

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Richie’s in a baby carriage with a parachute!! And the rules seem odd, you can’t be on a train, yet you can be pulled by a train. I love Reggie’s French! And I’m curious to know what the farmer will do with motorized skates. How will that help on a farm? Perhaps he is building a roller disco next to the farm.

And now to your present! You may not have noticed, but adult coloring books have become all the rage in the past year. It is a great stress reducer. So, I am adding some black and white pages of this story from the app which you can print out and whenever you’re feeling stressed, just color a panel in! It’s like a free massage!

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/health/adult-coloring-books-popularity-mental-health/

And if there is a page you really want to color that I didn’t post, just let me know. I’d love to see your finished work if you do color a page in. Have a great day, happy anniversary, and thanks for being a fan club member!

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Chicka chicka boing slam rowf and the laughing oysters of Goombi island!

I’m so happy with this first story as a reader had asked about it looooong ago and I just finally found it and can post it! I have posted more mystery Richie questions at the end of this blog so maybe you will know where I can find these stories and make another Richie reader happy!

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What a fun story, very different than the usual Richie fare!

And now to a few one-pagers featuring Mrs. Rich’s obsession with jewelry. I don’t get the non-stop jewelry buying, but at least she finds practical uses for her things and helps the economy!

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And now we see that Regina’s obsession takes some poor little clams away from their homeland; but hopefully they find happiness on the Rich estate.

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Poor little pearls, their new home just comes with threats on their lives. But, their misfortune equals necklaces for everyone!

Also, in case you didn’t notice, I posted two blogs last month at the same time so in case you only read the top one, there is a great story in the second one where you get to meet Cadbury’s family!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/cadbury-can-do-anything-and-meet-cadburys-family/

And, if you’d like to help out in Richie detective work, I’ve had requests for the following stories and I have no idea where they would be. If you know, let me know!

•  A story in which Richie gets kidnapped and replaced with someone who looks exactly like him. A security guard also talks to the real Richie before he is kidnapped about the big night coming up, thinking he is lookalike Richie.

•  Richie and Gloria are walking in the mansion and they pass by a mouse hole decorated with jewels. Gloria is appalled, Richie pretends it’s just that his mom dropped a broach on the floor.

• Richie walks into a shop that does skywriting and the man calls him “Sonny”. Richie replies, “My name isn’t Sonny, it’s Richie Rich.” and the man realized he messed up the message that he had skywritten for Richie. Maybe a message for Gloria?

• What is Bascomb’s full name?

• Adventure story where Richie and Mr. Rich are in a snowy area (perhaps a ski lodge) and are sitting at a table and Richie is drinking coffee and eating a hamburger.

Have a great September! And as always, comment with your thoughts when you have time because I love reading what people think of Richie stories!

 

The Rich mansion gets a good clean and Peewee thwarts some crooks

The below one-pager was a request from a fan club member and I’m so glad a friend was able to find it. Richie Rich comics do more than just entertain us, they teach us too! The only odd thing is that the final number is wrong, I did the calculations and thought I just messed up, but this blog confirms my numbers.

http://www.al6400.com/blog/a-penny-doubled-everyday/

Either way, great story!

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Here’s the original version, the above is from the recolored and digitized 2012 GEMS.

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Ha! So there, stupid Reggie!

And now, another memorable one-pager starring Richard Nixon!

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I can’t imagine how much that check is for! I’m surprised all the zeros can even fit on the check!

Now to a cute story about Richie’s loyal friends and how they seem to be just fine with poverty. And leaving little kids at home alone who are allowed to answer the door.

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Oh Freckles, if only you knew what a genius he was! If you like stories where the Friendly family chooses not to accept easy wealth, check this out:

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 the bottom story here:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/10/page/2/

Now, for a very fun story of a man who likes to clean and the butler who wishes he would bugger off!2016-05-08 20.31.172016-05-08 20.31.222016-05-08 20.31.372016-05-08 20.32.122016-05-08 20.32.35

Cadbury wearing sunglasses! That’s a sight you never see! And the mine is so white, even Richie’s shorts join in the fun.

I would think that every time you mine some coal, it would make everything black again so this would be a never ending battle to keep the cave white. But, I will admit, I really like to clean too, so I get it.

Did you like these stories?

 

Cadbury can do anything and meet Cadbury’s family!

Whoops, I meant to post these Cadbury stories in June and just noticed that I didn’t so we’ll have two for the price of one blogs today.

First, we have a one-pager of a familiar scenario, Gloria asks Richie NOT to spend money and be extravagant, but puh-leeze girl, you know he can’t do that!2016-02-12 16.08.41.jpg

Now to my love Cadbury, I hope you love him too as I post about him quite a lot! This man can do it all! Except find an appropriate place to sit, although the man never gets to sit down so I’m not surprised he lacks sitting skills. Enjoy!

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And now a wonderful story from our dear friend, Larry T, who pulls stories I’ve never seen out of hat! Haven’t you always felt a bit bad for Cadbury, having no family or friends nearby that we see? It turns out he has a family! And they have just moved to town to stand around with excellent posture and say “rawther” and “deucedly” a lot.

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I love how the Riches never look down on Cadbury, even though he is in theory “below their station”. They love him, admire him, take his advice and emulate him! And if you like Richie behaving like Cadbury, see the one pager at the top of this link:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/president-richie-pigeons-and-the-presidente-of-el-squalid/

And if you like Richie behaving like a servant, check this out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/richie-becomes-a-servant-for-the-day-and-it-is-exhausting/

For another Cadbury relative, check this out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/ive-got-a-crush-on-cadbury/

And, as always, if you want to check out more Cadbury stories you may have missed, type Cadbury into the search engine by the magnifying glass at the top of the page and it will pull up every story I have tagged Cadbury in. This works for any character or topic.

What did you think of these fun stories?

 

 

 

 

Money, money, everywhere, but not a drop to drink…

I wonder why crooks are always sneaking in through the windows at the mansion? All they really need to do is sit around for two minutes anywhere near the estate and money will come flying through the air at them! Or scratch a stick at some grass and a vault will pop up and spew cash and coins!

But, while crooks like all this cash, dear Gloria is not down with all the miscellaneous money hither and thither on the estate. And try as he might, Richie cannot hide the dollars hanging around underfoot in today’s top story….

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Hee hee, what a cute story! One thing that you may have noticed as well is that Richie is sporting the white underwear/diaper look quite a lot in the stories today. Perhaps he is trying to bond with Gloria in the panty showing stakes!

And now to a cute one-pager, I would love to be Richie’s maid!

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And more vulgar displays of wealth! Did we accidently wander into Aunt Novoo Rich’s house?

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So strange to see Richie being spanked! That never happens!

And now, one last story of Richie accidently showing off his wealth and very pasty legs; which is also the very sad story of security guards with horribly boring jobs.

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My, what a fun job. Standing in a closed room on the off-chance one of three people might want to enter and look at some art for five seconds once every six years. Yiish! And the gunman must have been so excited to point his gun at someone! He probably is only guarding the diamond from birds and squirrels on most days. Not my cup of tea on the job front.

Maybe those are the jobs that Mr. Rich gives to the criminals whom he promises jobs to when they get out of jail. If they can stop themselves from stealing, they are proven to be rehabilitated and can go on to business or scientist jobs in Rich Industries.

Do you like Richie showing off his wealth stories? Why do you think no one ever seems to notice that Richie’s shorts or legs aren’t colored in before these were published? And if you like weird colorization in Richie stories, check this out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/the-most-thrilling-ride-in-the-world/

 

 

 

Political coups out the wazoos plus Richie wins everything!

Happy Opening Day! If you’ve never read the famous Richie history of baseball story, perhaps today is the day! Head on over to Occupy Richie Rich and enjoy yourself!

http://occupyrichierich.tumblr.com/page/19

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In non-baseball news, this first story seems a bit risqué, but was quite interesting and a bit different than the usual Richie fare. Except for Richie being kidnapped, that happens every week!

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I wonder if Richie enjoyed being around others who walk around in tuxedos all day? He was dressed like everyone else for once! And if you like stories where Richie pays off people who are trying to ransom him, check this one out: https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/richie-gets-the-mobsters-back-together-at-the-old-folks-home/

Now to a very stereotypical Richie classic where Richie does what a Rich does best!

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Oh, how the townspeople must hate this family!

Whitey Bloop! That is going in my favorite names pile with Snerdly Gerp.

What did you think?

 

100th post! Mr. Rich says no to yes men and Prof. Keenbean invents a machine that invents anything!

This first story is very cute and brings up a problem that has always affected rich people. It’s the fact that anyone on your payroll is going to tell you what you want to hear because otherwise, you might fire them and then they don’t get paid! Honest opinions are hard to come by, but Mr. Rich finds a way…

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Yiish! Richie better watch his back, Smedley will be out for revenge! I’m on board with the barber, shoe shine guy, and newspaper vendor being a bit palsy with Mr. Rich, but the elevator operator? Surely he is employed by Mr. Rich as Richard owns every building. Either way, I’m glad Mr. Rich got rid of these shysters except when needing a shoe shine. But, once these commoners get a taste of Board of Director salaries, they may become yes men too.

And now to a rather shocking development, in the two years I’ve done this blog, I am quite sure that I have yet to post a Prof. Keenbean story!! What kind of self-respecting Richie Rich blog doesn’t have some Keenbean? So, I make up for that with the ultimate invention, an invention that invents other inventions! Read on…

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Well, no need to destroy it! It could have made an invention that creates world peace! Do you love Keenbean stories and if yes, what were some of your favorite inventions?

Here are some non-Keenbean invention stories, in case you missed them!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/the-rich-endless-bowl-of-ice-cream-and-cadbury-goes-wild/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/richie-rich-meets-blackbeard-and-nixon-kinda-sorta/

Right after I published this, WordPress informed me that this is my 100th post! That’s pretty exciting! Woot woot!