Richie & Reggie go on a nightmare cruise and another rich, childless Uncle tries to unload his wealth

Today we begin with a bit of weird, modern Richie fun. Chris commented on the last post how weird it would be to see Richie with a cellphone and viola! I present, Richie, with a gold iphone!

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New issues of Gems were published by Ape/Kidzoic in 2012 that contained old, re-colored stories, new stories drawn in the new way (not my cup of tea) and NEW stories drawn by Ernie Colón and written by Sid Jacobson. This is from one of the new stories in Gems Winter Special. I can post the story if you’d like to see it, just let me know in the comments below.

And now to a story I love that was in one of my original Richies that is so loved the cover fell off long ago and I have no idea which issue it is! It’s funny how the first few comics you read and re-read back in the day seem like THE classic Richie stories, although to others, they are brand new to them! This is a quintessential Richie story for me and Reggie’s spazzing out face is my favorite!

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Go Harkins! Way to save the day!

And now we go to yet another Richie/Reggie relation, popping up out of the woodwork, offering his fortune to one of the two boys. Why do these men never have anything else to do with their money?

A.) Why not have a kid at some point and give your fortune to your own kid?

B.) Why not give your fortune to charity? These kids need no extra money!

C.) Why not split the fortune in two? Why the competition?

D.) Why not travel the world and blow all the money you spent a lifetime accumulating? It’s your money!

This Uncle is definitely the warmest and cuddliest out of the Uncle stories, despite Reggie almost killing him with the arrow!

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E-V-I-L-K-I-D indeed! And if you like this story, there’s plenty more where that came from!

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/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/the-secret-of-wildmoor-castle/

What did you think? What are your favorite “classic Richie” stories?

 

 

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Cadbury, the perfect butler, gets emotional?

Hurray! Larry T. is back with a guest blog! I was getting lonely here in Richieblogland, with only my own Richie thoughts. I love when we have a guest blogger and a story about my cartoon boyfriend, Cadbury, what could be better? And scroll to the end for a link to another Richie story on another great blog! Without further ado…

Cadbury Gets Emotional

I know Cadbury is a personal favourite of the blog author, so I thought I’d scan a few stories from my Little Dot comic books. He really is an emotional sort!! Even though he is extremely dignified and has so much self-discipline that he can hide it in the presence of the Rich family.

But before we start the story, let’s take a look at Cadbury losing it. The first one-pager gives him a more human side… listening to Richie’s joke but containing his laughter until then next day.

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I love the great artwork here- the close-up of Cadbury’s face and the droll little smile… “haw”.

Next exhibit shows him a little more cross… at Richie, nonetheless!!! I guess he really does have quite the temper. Fortunately he was out of view of the Riches, this outburst may have had him fired!

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The tongue sticking out is a nice detail, LOL, I bet he dropped some pretty harsh f-bombs that day!!! I’ve never seen him like this! I love it! He is human after all!

And now the best of the test of the best. Mean cousin Reggie visits and makes a bet that he can get Cadbury to lose his cool.

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I always wondered why Richie is so confident that Cadbury will not display anger, has he deliberately tried to provoke the guy in the past himself? One of the best parts of the story is the actual dare- I don’t believe Reggie lives that close to Richie so pushing a peanut home with his nose would take a lot longer than a day LOL!!!

Cadbury smiles all the way, no matter what tricks Reggie pulls on him. Hopefully he wasn’t on his way to one of Mrs. Rich’s afternoon tea parties with that jug of water, they would have wondered why his pants were wet. Come to think of it, I also wondered how often the maids empty the vacuum cleaner bags- the one Reggie dumps must have been in use for a few months!!!

The last panel is the payoff… it’s worth it to see Cadbury actually really pissed off!!!

This is why I love Richie Rich so much, you never know how the story is going to end. Sometimes it’s fairly punny with some chuckling, sometimes there are beatniks living in the house, but a Cadbury mask, who was expecting that? I love it! Perhaps it inspired this story:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/richie-gets-a-scary-new-playhouse-and-four-stories-to-read/

And that’s not all, head on over to Big Blog of Kid’s Comics as Mykal has posted another story to read! (Plus a Lotta comic for Larry) 🙂

http://www.bigblogcomics.com/2015/03/richie-rich-and-little-lotta.html

Big thanks to Larry and keep ’em coming, guest blogs make me happy as Nurse Jenny healing sick patients!

Richie and Reggie search for Uncle Hyder’s fortune and Freckles and Peewee turn down the chance to be millionaires

Today’s story is one in a Richie genre that is repeated often through the years. A wealthy relative pops up out of nowhere and pits Richie and Reggie against each other to claim the relative’s excess fortune. Not that either kid needs more money and Richie never seems particularly interested in the fortune, but anytime he can compete, i.e. win against Reggie is a good time.

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I love when Richie and Freckles throw things at the ghosts! But, the mace nearly murdering Freckles was too close for comfort for me.

I guess even though Freckles and Peewee turned down their share of the fortune, at least they have job security in that they can always live in and be the CEOs of their museum. And perhaps part of the museum can be turned into a fancy hotel because I don’t know who would want to travel to the island just to see a bunch of chubby angel statues.

In case you missed it, here’s another time F & P turned down easy money:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/stories-so-sugary-sweet-you-will-become-a-member-of-the-van-lard-family/

What did you think of Uncle Hyder’s treasure hunt?