Richie creates a way for man to fly and check out the Harvey Mercheum!

There is a brand new blog in Richie/Harveyland, www.harveymercheum.com! Did you know that tons of fun merchandise was manufactured featuring Richie and other Harvey characters back in the glory days? From tiny cars to Halloween costumes to soaps and figurines, the Harvey Mercheum hopes to find and showcase them all! If you have any great Harvey items, submit pictures of them to the blog to preserve their glory for future generations and if you don’t, just check in to see all the cool stuff. The more Richie/Harvey blogs and information out there the better, so welcome Harvey Mercheum!

And now to today’s long and interesting story. Richie somehow very easily creates a flying gadget which leads to this statement of importance…

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How is this possible? Read on…..

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Excellent security screening there, Richard. The most important invention of the century and you trust it to someone whom you ASSUME someone else has checked credentials on? And I need a little backstory on how this Matt Harry swap happened in the first place. The real Matt Harry doesn’t even work for Rich Industries. How did this guy get in the building? And he just happens to be a crook engineer? And he just hangs out in Matt Harry’s faux office? It would have made more sense to me if he was in the vacationing fellow’s office, Jim Fulcrum, and just answered the phone and said he was in charge now. Curious indeed.

What did you think? Mr. Rich certainly got skinny in the last panel!

 

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Irona stops a hijacking and whatcha doin’ on the moon?

Who doesn’t love Irona? She is the perfect robot servant; full of intelligence, strength, an ability to talk to other machines, and a sense of humor. She is loyal, fiercely protective of Richie, and can do pretty much anything. Here she is in all her glory, but it is cracking me up how this hijacker thinks she is an ugly old woman!

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I do recall planes in the 70’s having an upstairs part on international flights where people could stand, walk around, smoke and get alcohol at the bar. I never got to go as I was just a tot, but it certainly seemed glamorous! So, I am not going to be too shocked that a heavy piano would be on the plane, because who knows, maybe they had that up in that fancy area too!

Well, voila, look what I found! They did have pianos!

http://boardingarea.com/unroadwarrior/2010/07/21/the-747-piano-bar/

And, in case you were wondering what that sweet tune Irona was belting out is:

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It’s a real song! Written by our beloved Sid Jacobson & Jimmy Krondes!

Watch below:

Have a great day, you homely dames!

 

Richie desperately needs a double “Z” machine screw for his train set!

Happy April! As you probably know, because I repeat it ad nauseum; my favorite stories are Richie exploring the house stories. So, let’s brighten your day with a cute one pager!

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I hope they leave snacks and water in every room or there will be many dead bodies accumulating over the years!

And one more for good measure…

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What a house!

And now, onto the main event. Richie needs a Z screw, because if his train set isn’t running, what on earth will he do with his friends? They certainly couldn’t swim, race cars, fly a plane, climb Mount Richie, watch a movie on a giant screen, play outside, count money….

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D’oh! Richard Rich, you spendthrift!

One can only hope that the giant transformer they took the Z screw from is not part of the machinery necessary for making a Z screw or this will really be a cluster.

I feel bad for my love, Cadbury. It’s such a good feeling to be organized and on top of things, like having a bandaid in your purse when someone needs one or a mint, but to have every single screw in the world, but the VERY ONE RICHIE NEEDS….oh…it is truly tragic. My poor chap, Cadbury, he tried so hard. Let’s give him a virtual hug.

 

 

Richie Rich goes to a shrink, plus some opening day fun!

Happy Opening Day! Most of what I know about baseball I know thanks to our dear Richie. Such as, did you know that baseball players used to play without gloves? See below!

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Thank goodness they will get cuter outfits in the future, otherwise, what is the point of this game? 🙂

For the full baseball story, head over to Occupy Richie Rich:

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

And now to our story of the day, Gloria forces Richie to see a psychiatrist!

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I love how the psychiatrist thinks Richie is sending Gloria to him at first!

I feel I must be missing something with Dr. McFogg, usually there would be a pun in the name, but other than him clearing up your head fog, I’m not getting the pun. Do you get it?

Richie has many necessities to buy each week, such as boats he can drive around in his pool. Erm…what?

Aha, I have found where Richie stores all those boats he buys each week:

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What would your advice to Richie be?

Richie Rich meets Blackbeard! And Nixon (kinda sorta).

Wow, this is quite a tale with many interesting characters! We have a Richard Nixon clone who is called Uriah Heap, which I only knew as a 70’s band, but which apparently is a Dickens story where Uriah Heap is the original brown-nosing “Yes man”. Although, he is not very full of yesses in this story.

The quality is not the best, but it’s long and hearty me harties, so set sail and enjoy!

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Ooooooh, so that’s why his last name was Index, so that his machine could have the TIME acronym, ooooh….

My, Blackbeard was a nice fellow in this story! Nothing like the villain he was supposed to be. Although, I just looked him up on Wikipedia and it says there is no proof that he ever murdered anyone, so perhaps he was a likeable fellow.  I did not read anything about him having a tattoo and the Mom with a heart tattoo seems very tame. But, if he was the first guy to have a Mom with a heart, I’m sure Mrs. Teach was very flattered.

What did you think?

Welcome to the world, Penny van Dough!

Hello, Richielovers, we had a special request for this story and I am happy to oblige. I will admit though, this story is one of those that I get far too emotionally involved in; so I will allow you to read it first, without my diatribe polluting your thoughts!

This story does contain a glaring typo in it that gets my goat every time. For some reason, I expect it to magically be fixed by the next time I read it, but no, there it is! Anyhoo, enjoy!

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Did you spot the typo on page 1? “H’lo Aunt Regina”????!!!!!!”  REGINA is your mom Richie, VANESSA is your aunt, how did no one spot that in copyediting? Aaaaahhhh!!!!

This is the one story where I actually feel sorry for Reggie. What kind of parents spend no time whatsoever with their child so that he could actually see his mom was pregnant? And why was there no conversation with him whilst tucking him into bed where you hand him an “I’m the Big Brother” tee shirt and everyone hugs? Why must a child have to see his parents race to the hospital and think they’re possibly dying when you could just tell the kid what’s going on in 1 second?

And why is a 10 year old driving? Just kidding, Richie always drives!

I would be so much happier if Richie had come over and all three Van Doughs were freaking out and no one told Richie what was going on so he had to follow them and discover the truth. Poor Reggie, his family has no love for him. I don’t usually either, but he should get a hug in this story.

Does this story “stick in your craw” as they say, or do you love it and have good memories? Please share in the comments below! 🙂

Sometimes a boy just needs his dad.

Here is a sweet little story of Richie and Richard understanding the power of father/son bonding.

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It is a strange day indeed when even REGGIE’s dad wants to hang out with him!

Do you think the polo dad meant, “that Rich boy (as in his last name) is fantastic!” or “that nattily-dressed and snobby looking child is fantastic?” It is very logical that an 8? 9? 10? year old boy would be better than the Argentine national team.

And now, a second story that is basically the same schtick. It remains shocking in that again, Reggie’s dad is hanging out with him! Perhaps Richie’s birthday falls on “International hang out with your son that you can’t stand day”. Although that would not apply to Freckles and Peewee. Regardless, enjoy round two!

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And where is Mrs. Rich in all this? She never travels alone anywhere, she just wanders around the house, plays with her jewelry and has charity meetings. But, I suppose if you were a boy, would you want to hang out with her on your birthday and talk about jewelry? Probably not.

I quite like Mr. Rich’s snazzy Parisian clothes in this story and funky little white gogo boots. Richie wears little white boots every day, but his do not have the panache of Mr. Rich’s.

What did you think? Does it make your want to call your son/Dad? Or purchase some snazzy shoes? 🙂