I bring you a fan favorite, the story of when Stevie Strange becomes Mr. Rich for a day, while Richard and Regina become faux poor for the millisecond. You will observe Regina acting especially embarrassing to the 70’s women’s movement in this story with her utter lack of fishing expertise. I don’t wish to ruin the plot for those of you that haven’t read this, so I explain the whiskers at the end!
And now to the whiskers! When I saw the below frame as a youngster, I was so confused!
My Dad was fair-haired so although he occasionally had blond stubble; we never called it “whiskers”. When I saw this comic, I mistakenly assumed that adults have black spikes sticking out of their faces and that was how you could tell they were adults. I spent the following year looking at every adult’s face; trying to see their secret hidden sticky-out black things so that I could say, “I knew you were an adult!”. Which was probably not a shock to them, nor anyone else; but who can tell that to a little kid with a yen to be a detective? I did eventually meet a friend’s Grandmother who had a large black chin hair sticking out and even though I was in my 20’s by then, I nodded and smiled to myself, knowing I could prove this old lady was an ADULT! Ha ha, she was not fooling me! Did any Richie stories mess you up as a tot?
In other news, as one of our dear readers pointed out, there are 600 employees in the Rich mansion. Did they all fit in the ice cream truck? And if yes, who let them out? I suppose Irona could easily have busted them out from inside the truck, but it’s odd that she came out for ice cream in the first place as she can’t eat it. And how did she magically appear on the island in the last scene? More importantly, there are ice cream soda fountains all over the mansion, would the servants really be that excited to have ice cream? I think not.
And lastly, look at this, the story we just read and a frame from a completely different story. Yet, same crooks with same expressions. Veddy curious…
Happy 30 days of Richie Rich Comics Fan Club blog existance!
Who could have predicted, all those long days ago when I started this little blog that I would have one subscriber, let alone my awesome ELEVEN (Woot! Woot!), and imagine how many there will be in 60 days! In a year! We will have subscribers bursting out of ceiling vaults!
And there are 5-20 fans every day who come and check out Richie stories from around the globe! Look at all the fans from these countries coming to our fan club!
And remember, if you view the site on your smart device, you can go horizontal and make the pages bigger without having to click on each page. And if you are a subscriber, click on the blog title in the email to take you to the site as the pages are crisp on the net, but not in the email.
To thank you all for making this so fun and worthwhile; I give you a story that is not in my usual wheelhouse of Richie explores the mansion, Mrs. Rich has an adventure, Richie looks at a flower…. It is exciting and violent and has villains. And my hottie Cadbury shows off some incredibly sweet moves.
Just imagine you are Marie-Claudette or Jean-Paul walking down les rues de Paris and you run into this thug!
Quelle horror! Enjoy and thank you for coming to the coolest fan club in town. 🙂
It is interesting how the gang members, especially Le Shiv, are wearing stereotypical French berets and striped shirts, yet their gang leader appears to be wearing Aquaman/The Flash hybrid Underoos. Qu’est-ce que vous pensez?
My nephews used to be really into Thomas trains and I would read them Thomas books which featured his rotund boss named Sir Topham Hat. One day, I purchased a used Thomas book from the 70’s and discovered that Sir Topham Hat used to be called “The Fat Conductor”. Which had me in hysterics! Not that I think it is hilarious to bully and call people fat, but as it is never done anymore (except to celebrities like Kim K or Jessica S), it just strikes me as so funny. There is no way Fat Albert would be on TV in this generation! And Lotta Plump? She would be banned for promoting an “unhealthy lifestyle” even though she is happy and stronger than any of us. I assume she would be renamed Lotta Healthy and be all slimmed down like Strawberry Shortcake.
Yet, it doesn’t seem like 70’s era cartoon people took fat comments as insults, they rocked their bodies with pride! I have been gathering up some very un-PC Richie frames which I feel we are allowed to have a giggle at…
You may need to click on this one, but Richard (pot calling the kettle black) says, “Gasp! He’s become a FATTY!”
I’m sure Mayda is still equally rude in 2013.
Time for some parrot fajitas!
If you call someone Mrs. VAN (insert fat word here), it is not insulting apparently.
And there was that time when Richie was fat! Or was he?
Here is a very fun story of Regina Rich trying to “reduce” as we assume the wealthy people called dieting back in the day.
Dang it, Regina! Why’d you have to spoil it for everyone else? Who wouldn’t want to go to this place? Pig out and exercise for 20 minutes and be a skinny minny, I would hit this lovely place yearly and would definitely want to own a franchise!
Ah…. Cadbury, surely I was not the only girl with a crush on this Renaissance man?
He could knock out any ruffian with a quick bout of fisticuffs:
He knew what to do in any situation with James Bond-like cool:
And he did not look too shabby in a towel!
Or a swimsuit!
And, although I am too old school to get into the new Richie Rich, I must say, if you liked 70’s & 80’s Cadbury, check out the 2012 version!
This story is almost a girlish dream come true of being lost on an deserted island with your dream boy. Enjoy!
Poor Charles, all alone with only his monkey and bird friends who will surely have a shorter life span. Although, these are probably the offspring of the previous monkey and bird friends he might have started with. And who is this fool who tells Richard Rich that a search would cost a fortune? This man has money just lying around and bursting out of vaults all day! If he can’t use it to find his only son and heir, what is the point? I also did not realize until I was working on this post just how many times Cadbury is shirtless in the Richie comics. Methinks someone at Harvey had a crush on Cadbury too! What did you think?
It’s time for another one of my favorite Richie stories and it involves my favorite Richie story topic; Richie exploring the mansion!
This is definitely in my top three stories ever, there are so many things to explore and find in this house, I wanted so badly to live in the Rich mansion!
I’d love to know your favorite type of stories so I can add some to the page. Just comment at the bottom of the story, it should be easy now, it just requires an email and name and your email will not show on the page. I’d love to get some feedback for future posts. And if you want to be emailed when I do a new post, you can sign up on the right. Thanks! Enjoy the magic!
Do you love these stories as much as me or do you like the action and villain types better?
I once worked on an ad campaign for a news station and the tagline was, “Sometimes more answers just lead to more questions.” In this story, I completely agree. You will read how Dr. N-R-Gee got his powers, yet I still have no idea why he has a lightbulb for a head. Perhaps I’m missing something and you can fill me in! Enjoy!
So….why did they make his head a lightbulb? And why were they thinking he was ungrateful? I don’t think anyone would be grateful to have a lightbulb head.
Richie’s mother, Regina, is mostly a two-trick pony character. Much like Dot, who loves dots and has many zany aunts and uncles, or Lotta, who eats a lot and is strong, most stories about Regina involve her doing one of two things.
Charity. Regina is constantly going to a charity ball, having a meeting with women involving charity, or donating things to charity.
Jewelry. Regina is always getting new jewels or doing something ridiculous involving her current jewels. Here are some examples below!
Wearing a giant diamond as a necklace is not recommended for us normal folks.
Perhaps not wearing jewels, high heels, tiaras, etc. could be a fine plan whilst walking.
Who doesn’t throw last year’s jewelry down a hole into the earth?
But, she’s not always a complete ninny. I’ve always loved this story because it involves Regina actually being fairly competent, somewhat athletic, and just kind of a fun mom! And of course, charity and jewels. Enjoy!
Who knew Regina could be so fun? What did you think?
I only discovered this story recently with a new batch of Richies from ebay, but it encompasses everything I love about good Richie stories. Fun, creative, and who knows what is coming next? I think you will love it!