Today we have one of my favorite stories, but first, let us turn our eyes to this new development in Richieland:
Not my cup of tea, but I am happy someone still cares to produce items with dear Richie.
And, in case you missed it, another company produced Richie clothing that was more up my alley in 2012, but I don’t like the big Mishka on everything. I do need to look into the baseball hat though, that looks fun!
And now to a cute Cadbury/Richie love-fest.
I doubt that most rich people would find it “cute” that their offspring is behaving like the help. But, that is one of the many reasons we love Richard and Regina.
And now, from Richie Rich Riches #18, the very fun tale of Richie and Cadbury heading off to El Squalid!
I think they need to check the credentials on the UEOA kids. Nary a tuxedo among them! I’m skeptical they live on estates. 🙂
I’ve always loved this story, yet as a kid, I did not get the “Estates” vs. “States” difference. I thought Richie was voted President of the United States and I did not get why everyone kept making funny faces when he talked about being President. Nor why the guy at the end was shocked President Richie was the reason he was helping El Squalid. But, now that I get it, I like it even more!
Abraham Lincoln was defeated? Hee hee. Do you remember this one?
Another depiction of smoking! I never realized how prevalent they were in supposedly CCA-approved comic books…
Anyhow, the cigars make me think of Cuba, but I can’t imagine the US giving aid to Cuba, even at the urging of Richie Rich! It would have made a lot more sense if Richie just emptied his pockets onto the table at the end of the meal, I’m sure he had enough on him to run the country for several years!
Very true, all Richie needed to do was call up some Rich cargo jets and fill them with Rich construction equipment and there would be no need to bug the real President. But, I bet the Riches had to kowtow to the President a lot to keep the peace as they are way more powerful than him! If Richie supplied El Squalid on his own it might appear that the Riches were trying to start their own country. 🙂
El Squalid was so impoverished that the president couldn’t provide for his people or even himself? Yikes! It was a good thing that Richie and the real American president were able to save them. By the way, who was the president of the United States at that time?
Gerald Ford, which makes sense with the shadow shape.
Thanks for letting me know.
I think it was really cute when Richie was imitating Cadbury. I bet Cadbury would be really happy if Richie Volunteered to be his apprentice. After they are not just master and servant. They are good friends.
I thought the President of El Squalid was just going to be some con artist but the comic actually played things pretty straight.
He’s a nice fellow who enjoys his hearty meal of one pea and an old used cigar! I bet El Squalid has managed to stay Covid free as no one can find them to bring it in!
I see that the original story was in Richie Rich Riches #18, but you didn’t say in which issue the follow-up story appeared. Any help would be appreciated!
Hi, it’s from Gems #9 and if you didn’t see the follow up story, it’s posted here: