Mr. Rich doesn’t get his sleep and madness ensues!

Yiish, this story scares me! Let’s hope no one ever invents this pill!

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Poor Richie! That would be terrifying to have your dad make such a personality switch. Thank goodness for his toy arsenal!

Where does Richard find these bodyguards? The hundreds of Rich Estate Police can’t provide enough protection? It is very creepy when he calls his own son “Young Rich” and then basically says, “Feel free to shoot him!” AAAAH! This story makes my stomach hurt! Thank goodness it was all a dream.

What did you think?


9 comments on “Mr. Rich doesn’t get his sleep and madness ensues!

  1. Travis says:

    Oh, I remember reading this when it came out–I found it very disturbing! The Ernie Colón art was very well done, but while I enjoyed most of the more adventurous Richie tales, this one was a little too unsettling for me.

  2. I, too, remember this story from when it was first published. Now that I re-read it, I think the reason I stay away from any sleep-substitutes or narcotics is mainly due to the chilling effect of this story. I think it rings true as far as the dangers of substance abuse. A great cautionary tale with Richie as spokesman.

  3. proliferchelle says:

    No sleep = nightmarish results.

  4. Woohoo! Three comments! I love comments! Keep ’em coming!

  5. Ze Mastor says:

    OMG, this story *IS* terrifying! It’s because I observed something very close to that in real life. In my (former) corporate job, some of my co-workers mentioned that they had incredibly heavy workloads, and there weren’t enough hours in a day to finish. Everyone was terrified about being put on the layoff list (ahem, we worked for a very uncaring company- involuntary outsourced to them).

    So, my co-worker, who is a great guy and very dear to me, suggested that he could get more work done by gulping down energy shots constantly, so he wouldn’t need as much sleep. I said “No!” and told him that the job wasn’t worth it. His body needed sleep, and depriving himself of it would ruin his health, and our overseers, oops, bosses wouldn’t care. Luckily, he dropped that idea.

    Now, I’m reading a Richie Rich story with almost that exact same scenario! It’s an almost cautionary tale about corporate culture that suggests that working 16-18 hour days on minimal sleep and sacrificing yourself and your family life is the “way to get ahead”. Brrrrrrr!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness it was just a dream.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I loved RR comics when I was a kid and this was always my favorite story. Thanks for posting.

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