Richie gets kidnapped (again), Reggie overlords at the Club, and bank deposit bag shenanigans for all!

Happy Thanksgiving! There were so many things I read about in Richie comics growing up that made me excited for adulthood so these things could be mine. One was the anti-collision stabilizer:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/one-of-my-favorite-richie-stories/

And the other was my very own bank deposit bag. Even though I never saw my parents heading to the bank with their bank deposit bags, I completely believed this was a real thing adults possessed. I’m disappointed I never got my own hot pink bag, but I suppose it’s good we don’t all walk around with them as it’s very easy to be robbed! Enjoy!

Richie, you don’t pull out your money in front of others! Did your parents teach you nothing? I am still surprised that bank deposit bag stores don’t really exist! And if you like that bank deposit bag story, (I love saying bank deposit bag), here’s another!

Well, that was just cute, good old fashioned fun until someone pulls a gun. I wonder why butterflies are just fluttering around Richie in the first panel? Or perhaps they are moths that ate away at his bank deposit bag, necessitating a new bag in the first story. The mind wonders…

One of my most often used phrases on here is “WHERE ARE THE ESTATE GUARDS???” and now I know why I say that after re-reading this terrifying story I read 80 times as a kid. Because in this story, they are everywhere and that concept must have solidified itself in my brain forever. This story scared the bejeebers out of me….

Can you imagine your sweet Mom calls you and then she transforms into a giant, scary man who is kidnapping you??? This story was frightening! And the angles and shadows were drawn so well, especially when the Richies are on the phone! Watching your child disappear in front of your eyes would be a nightmare!!!

It also unnerves me when the chummier, more bumbling crook that you think is not much of threat tries to murder Richie. “I’ll shoot ’em”. They are CHILDREN, Scrudd!!! Thank goodness the main crook doesn’t believe in male jewelry or Richie would be toast. Reminds me of this story where the “super fun” camp counselor is trying to murder Richie with arrows.

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-magical-70s-when-an-american-airlines-plane-ridea-free-richie-rich-comic/

And the scene where the estate guards are firing on the truck I have never understood. They are looking forward, but holding the gun sideways. What??

Why “old bills”? No serial numbers perhaps?

If Richie had less playhouses lying about gathering dust, there would be less hiding places for all these bad guys.

I would feel bad leaving you unsettled from that scary story, so here is Reggie being his usual annoying putz self in a very fun story!

Good heavens, the pool was just cleaned! We can’t have this lot germing it up with their poverty! Oh shuddup Reggie! Happy Holidays!

Gloria is rich and Richie is poor? Plus G & R have a ball at the mall!

Dollar Days are over this week, now it’s Gratuitous Gobs of Gloria! This first story is perfection, I love seeing the Richie/Gloria wealth disparity flipped on its head. Thank you Hugh for asking for this story and Jonathan for finding it!

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Well, that was quite mind-blowing was it not? Even underprivileged Richie still wears a tuxedo! Albeit a very shabby one. And strangely his normally all white shoes have blue bottoms in this story, whether he is rich or poor.

Gloria’s closet reminds me of Hannah Montana’s Closet:

https://ifunny.co/video/remember-when-miley-showed-lily-the-hannah-montana-closet-mtnFZJQc5

And I guarantee 2020 Billionaire Gloria would have her own Cher Horowitz fashion computer/app!

If you like Billionaire Gloria, bragging about wealth, and ridiculously large swimming pools, check out this story:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/one-of-my-favorite-richie-stories/

If you like Regina Rich being poor-ish and Richie dressing “poor”, check this out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/mrs-rich-tries-not-to-show-off-her-wealth-what-in-the-world/

And now we go with Richie and Gloria to where one purchased clothes in the days before online shopping. I absolutely love this story because it’s basically a “Richie exploring the house” story in a mall. Enjoy!

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Interesting how for a brief moment before they board the “Gold Mine Escalator” Gloria appears to have coal from a coal mine all over her face. In real life I imagine the gold mine would be mass quantities of people fighting each other like a Black Friday at Walmart.

I don’t quite understand the physics of the 2nd floor coming to you. How does the entire building shift up, down and around. Unless where the lady is standing is a giant open elevator that moves so she is actually going to the 2nd floor, but without the claustrophobic feel.

That kid play mall seems to be a horribly dangerous facility like Action Park:

But, it seems much more fun than the children’s play place at Ikea!

If you liked that story, you’ll love this one:

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

If you like stories where wacky things you don’t expect keep happening, check this one out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/a-super-fun-good-time-richie-rich-romp/

And if you like Richie exploring interesting rooms, check out all the Richie exploring the mansion links on this bottom of the below post:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/take-a-visit-to-the-1930s-car-show-in-the-rich-mansion/

Lastly we have an odd Gloria story, usually Gloria just wants to be outdoors and away from all the wealth, but today we see she is trying to art direct Mother Nature! That won’t go well!

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https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/join-richie-and-gloria-for-a-romantic-yet-bleak-valentines-day/

Have a great day!

See Dollar’s dreams, his fine wardrobe, pigging out and getting braces!

Time for more Dollar stories! A few of today’s stories (1, 4, 5) are especially meaningful for me because they come from one of my original four Richie digests that I read nine million times as a kid. All of these stories are “classic” Richie stories to me and it’s great to read them as an adult as there was a lot I didn’t grasp as a kid! For more on my classics, check out these stories:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/mr-rich-for-a-day-and-i-discover-what-whiskers-are/

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

But, first to this awesome one-pager with a very aptly named kid!

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Look at Orville trying to gaslight poor Richie. You’re the fibber, not dear Richie!

And now to a most amazing invention, I have been waiting all my life for this, I would love to see my dreams!

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Aw, they are so cute! I wonder if Dollar’s dream human voice is normal or like a Scooby Doo type voice?

Speaking of cute, if this next story isn’t in the dictionary under cute, I don’t know what is!

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“He’ll be in down in a moment, Mr. Crook.” Such politeness! Now I see why everyone tries to steal from them, such a refined and genial experience, a pleasure to rob from!

And now we go to one of our favorite pairs of nemeses (had to look up the plural of nemesis), Chef Pierre and Dollar!

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Dollar with a food belly always cracks me up! And now, the whole mansion is empty for no apparent reason, but thank goodness for Dollar!

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I love Richie and his dad saying, “Blah blah”. I say that all the time, now I know why!

I know I am a broken record, but how do all 600 servants take off the same day???? And why is the front door wide open?? And where are the estate police? How did they not see these crooks driving up???? Although really if the  vault was robbed, woopdeedoo. It would be like if Jeff Bezos was robbed of a penny. It’s not like there aren’t one zillion other vaults filled to the brim just laying around rotting. Or buried in Gloria’s yard!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/gloria-keeps-finding-money-and-richie-turns-into-a-punk/

And now for the featured performance, Dollar gets braces! As a kid reading this I assumed dogs getting braces was a normal thing, but I have yet to see a real dog with braces. Get your sunglasses on and prepare for this fun story!

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Interesting that Richie became a redhead at the end, just like his son:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/richie-and-gloria-get-married-and-have-a-son/

Speaking of redheads, Nurse Jenny appears to be moonlighting at the horsodontics office. Braces off in two weeks! Wouldn’t that be amazing!

UPDATE: Have done some research and dog braces is a thing! As is the quick turnaround!

https://www.treehugger.com/does-your-dog-need-braces-4863276

What did you think of these Dollar stories?

Cadbury is a hippie? And finally some Dollar stories!

I have been Slackey McSlackerson with this poor little rich blog and with Comic-con virtual this year, I wasn’t even inspired to do my once a year “I’m going to Comic-con” post! But, a lovely reader asked yesterday if I had any Dollar stories so I searched the blog and discovered I have only posted ONE Dollar story! I hang my head in shame!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/richie-shows-off-his-swimming-pool-and-dollar-discovers-his-dislike-of-4d-tv/

I went on a mission this morning to find some Dollar and on my search I found this amazing Cadbury story! And you know I love me some Cadbury..

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I love them saying Freaky! And I love Cadbury’s outfit! And Nurse Jenny, who knew she was a secret hottie? She should have kept the long hair, perhaps she could have attracted Cadbury’s eye.

I looked up what “immies” means, it is apparently a type of marble so Cadbury is just saying “lost their marbles”. Which reminds me of a funny Regina story where Richard thinks she is going crazy because someone tells him she’s “lost her marbles”, but she legitimately loses Richie’s marbles, and then they say she has “bats in the belfry”, but she legit is knocking bats out of the belfry with a broom. Looks like I have more research to do to find that story! And now back to Dollar…

I asked myself why I haven’t posted much with Dollar and I think I was so annoyed by the cartoon Dollar who always acted like a complete idiot that it poisoned my view of good ol’ comic book Dollar who is smart and capable and like a dog version of Cadbury. Which segues perfectly to this story:

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Jeez Richie, fat shaming much? Just kidding, I love politically incorrect fat jokes in Richie comics, they always make me laugh. See below post for a plump post:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/the-70s-when-calling-people-fat-was-no-biggie/

And now to another fun switcheroo Dollar story, what if Richie were the pet?

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It never ceases to amaze/annoy me that any crook at any time can just wander into the Rich mansion. Where are the estate police? Why don’t they lock the front door and windows? And why even enter the house, there is money literally blowing around from the money laundry conveyor belt or exploding from overfilled vaults all over the estate. Just scale the wall, hold out a sack with a dollar sign on it, thousands will blow into your sack and you’re out, no cops or dog bites required.

And now, one more Dollar story for the day, poor Dollar gets his little heart broken, but it all ends well!

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Aw, back together again and the play was twice as dramatic! I must say the farmer/Texan person was a fortune teller, how did he know about the “world situation” we are all currently going through. Prophetic indeed. Hope you enjoyed and I have gathered more stories from my morning research so I will be posting again soon. 🙂

 

Gloria keeps finding money and Richie turns into a punk!

Whoops! I have sorely neglected my little Richie blog, it has been almost a year since my last post! But, I wanted to get back to blogging as I’m heading to Comic-Con this week and I started this blog 5 years ago after returning from my 1st Comic Con! (Which I thought would be Richie Richfest and was very disappointed that it had nothing to do with Richie.)

I ordered myself a Richie Rich shirt from Zazzle so if you are heading to San Diego this week and see a chick in a Richie Rich shirt, come say hi! (If it’s like last time, I’ll be the only one!)

And in BIG, EXCITING NEWS, check out this blog that has posted tons and tons of Richie comics.

http://www.omgbeaupeep.com/comics/Richie_Rich/674/

Ah…you can sit back, relax and read Richie all day! But, do come here and post your comments on all things Richie because the only reason I started this blog was to hear other people’s thoughts on Richie. My own thoughts are primarily “I love this!”, so I need more substance from your brain!

And now let’s begin, this is one of my all time favorite Cadbury one-pagers. I laugh every time!

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Hee hee! And now we have the perfect husband, ensuring his wife’s hair will never get frizzy.

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I apologize below for the poor quality, it’s difficult for one’s eyes to switch from digitized, beautiful Richie to old, yellowing Richie from my closet, but I love when Cadbury looks undignified, even for a moment.2014-08-02 21.40.00

Now to a cute story with Richie and Gloria.

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This begs an interesting question, that money now belongs to Gloria’s family who owns the land one would think. But, of course they won’t accept it. But, what if they did, and now Gloria was rich too? Interesting….Gloria was in theory rich in this story below, but compared to Richie, was still poor… https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/one-of-my-favorite-richie-stories/

I love these stories where money is just everywhere, there is no bank big enough to hold it all! Mr. Rich would probably have all his money in bitcoins today so he could store it digitally.

Gloria really keeps her cool in this story. If you’d like to see her blow her top, click below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/gloria-glad-becomes-gloria-mad/

And now to a shocking story of Richie becoming a complete punk and a Reggie. Thank goodness, it’s just a dream!

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Ahhhh!!! I hate this!!! Richie must always stay sweet! This story is basically the same as the below with Richie inserted as bad guy:

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

And if you like alternative versions of Richie, click below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/richie-and-gloria-get-married-and-have-a-son/

And lastly, this cute story reminds me that I have been waiting for this portable shower for decades…

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I’m reminded of the song, “What if God was one of us?” That is no way to treat a little hobo boy! Richie should have said, “Ya jerks, where is your compassion!!!” Harumpf, perhaps it is a town of idiots as they grew up without a school. Richie is much nicer in this situation then I would be!

What did you think of these? If you spot a Richie Rich shirt at Comic Con, say hi!  🙂

 

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. 🙂

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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? 🙂

 

 

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!

2017-03-21 12.28.30.jpgOh Cadbury, you are the best!

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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!

2017-03-21 12.36.14.jpgAnd now to a story with my beloved Cadbury, who takes the best care of wittle, sleepy Richie.

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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!