2 year anniversary! Woot woot! And Richie & Gloria discover the Art Room!

TWO YEARS of Richie Rich Comics Fan Club! Whoooooohooooo!

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I got so slacky this year, I didn’t think I would make it, but hurrah! Thank you lovely readers for keeping me going! And as always, I will make my yearly plea for comments, it makes my day when I get a notification that someone has commented! Just tell me what you think of the story, of Richie, an old comics memory, whatever, I want to hear it all, I love hearing other’s thoughts & opinions.

And, while I am repeating myself, did I tell you how my favorite Richie stories involve Richie exploring the house? I did? 900 times? You’re right! And today, we have my FAVORITE Richie exploring the house story. And we even find out why no one knows all the rooms in the Rich mansion, and why they can never all be on a map.

I LOVE THIS STORY! And I LOVE MY AWESOME READERS! Enjoy!!!!

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How amazing is this house? Who thought of making crazy ceilings and walls? Who knew there were trap doors into Regina and Cadbury’s rooms? And most importantly, why can’t Regina put lipstick on? I do it every day, it’s not difficult.

And who is paying the carpenters? No wonder no one has mapped every room in the Rich mansion, they keep adding on! Ooooh, perhaps the beatnik artists squatting in the mansion tell the carpenters what to build! That’s where the crazy ceilings and walls come from; hippies who draw up architectural plans while they are high as a kite! I have solved the mystery!

Yes, the ending makes no sense, how can a person buy a destroyed room of a house? Surely there is a million dollars lying on the floor anyway so it’s basically free. And Richard was not much help, oh the room is destroyed so you can’t use it. Let’s ignore the fact that there are 950 unused rooms in my house that could be used for an art show whether or not they explicitly say “Art Room” on the door!

But, glop art or not, I love this story and I only wish there had been a Richie Rich Mansion comic series where we could have explored the house every month. Sob…

I think I have posted all the major exploring the house stories, but if you remember another one, do let me know!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/richie-finds-a-stowaway-in-the-mansion-plus-some-richie-dollars-and-census/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/oh-happy-day-richie-explores-the-rich-mansion/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/its-magic/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/illogical-yet-interesting/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/richie-has-some-problems-with-the-ladies/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/the-legends-were-true-richie-rich-meets-the-new-kids-on-the-block/

Happy Anniversary and tell me Richie things you’re thinking in the comments! 🙂

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A special guest blogger presents Richie Rich in “The Big Swim” & “Busy Kids”!

I am so excited for this blog because we have a guest blogger, the fabulous Larry T, whose Richie opinions I always love to read. I asked if he would submit stories and thoughts from time to time and I am thrilled we got him! I have put Larry’s comments in italics, but I believe you will be able to tell the difference as my commentary tends to have a lot of exclamation marks!

Read on and enjoy…

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I found this story rather interesting because it paints Richie in a less admirable light. It was illustrated by Dom Sileo and is rather out of character for our friend (and Gloria too, who outright insults the antagonist).

First of all, although Hank is obnoxious (including to the teacher/chaperone) and even when he’s outright told he’s a jerk, he laughs it off. You’d think that by this point in his life someone would have laid him flat out and he’d have begun to figure things out…

Secondly, Richie takes it upon himself to provide retaliation…moreover, he uses his wealth to rub the loss in Hank’s face. Generally Richie’s character doesn’t resort to this kind of thing. The unfortunate message is that I’m sure many kid thought to themselves after reading this, “Oh, I guess only the rich people have the power to instigate discipline on troublemakers. I’m not rich, so I’ll just have to shut up and put up.” 🙂

Excellent job of chaperoning, lady! Just read your book, no one will be trying to drown Richie or his friends….

And now a story where we see how difficult it is to get hard working employees…

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This is a wonderful little story basically explaining why the Rich family is wealthy (from Richie Rich #11):

1.) Richie properly assesses why the boys’ business is failing

2.) Richie sees an opportunity to invest in a market he can grow

3.) When business picks up, Richie expands into other services to continue the growth of the venture

4.) As demands grow, profits grow, and the business transforms

5.) When normal kids tire of working, Richie keeps thinking of ways to 1-up his business

6.) The regular boys avoid doing scholastic tasks like arithmetic and leadership where Richie tackles them…and naturally ends up in the manager’s seat

This is likely what he’s learned from being the only child of a business mogul. 🙂 (even if his net profit is low…had he kept going, it would have risen)

Thank you, Larry!

Have you seen these stories before?

 

Richie Rich and the Smellevision set

I love getting email and comments from Richie Rich Comics Fan Club readers and I really love it when I get a request for a particular story and I actually have it and can post it! I received a request for the Smellevision story and thanks to a Richie Rich connoisseur friend, we were able to find it quickly in Jackpots #3.

But, because I feel guilty only giving you five little pages to read, here are two one-pagers as appetizers.

We begin with more #girlproblems.

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Always have a back up gift, Richie.  And now, a little morsel of fun and handy inventions…

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And now to the Smellevision set! I can’t imagine how bad some reality shows would smell if we had one!

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Firefighters in the Rich mansion seem to be a thread this month. And the Smellevision still works despite the flooded house. Do you remember this story? What did you think?

I found one more!

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And here’s a Lickovision:

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Mans if you’re not ready to leave Smellovision-land, check out this blog for more insights!

http://funnybookfunnies.blogspot.com/2016/11/ooooo-that-smell.html?m=1

 

 

Richie has some problems with the ladies…

Happy July, today we are running a two-for-one girl problems special! The first story involves exploring the Rich mansion, oh happy day!

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What a huge mansion, you get bored even while traveling down the hall on rocket skates. How did Mr. Rich ever find that wing of the house to hide Richie’s present? Gloria doesn’t seem to be affected by the “man in uniform” attraction at all! She is quite peeved!

And now, we switch to poor Mayda trying to flirt her way into Richie’s heart. But, Richie is having none of it!

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Go Richie! Mayda just doesn’t get it. She and Reggie would be a perfect fit, except they would both hate each other too much to get married. I need to find the story where Richie and Mayda get married…or do they? I will look for it and try to post it soon! What did you think of these cute stories?

Richie gets a scary new playhouse and four stories to read!

Today is a good day if you are relaxing and in the mood for Richie stories! I found another father/son bonding story and added it to a previous post. Click below to check out the new second story:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/sometimes-a-boy-just-needs-his-dad/

And then, you can click on over to the fabulous Big Blog of kid’s comics at:

http://www.bigblogcomics.com/2014/05/richie-rich-november-1968.html

where Mykal has a new post with not one, but TWO Richie stories!

And now, to our fourth story of the day. This story scared the bejeebers out of me when I was little. But, I feel it is time to face my fears! Enjoy!

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My younger self thought that Mr. Rich was dead and that his face had been removed and worn by a creepy monster (and this was years before the movie Face/Off!). I was so scared that I never finished the story to discover it was all in fun!

I still don’t understand why Cadbury has a Mr. Rich mask though. Was he trying to act like Mr. Rich turned into a monster? Why not just be a generic monster? How does one wear two masks? Seems awfully sweaty.

Ah, how amazing to build playhouses you can have adventures in everyday, what a cool life! What did you think?

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?

Join Richie and Gloria for a romantic, yet bleak Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s story is so romantic and it proves that it’s not about hearts and flowers, it’s just about a well placed romantic line here or there to make a lady feel appreciated.

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How amazing is that little gadget? You could have a paradise home anywhere in the world.

I would like some explanation on where California is on this map. Or Texas for that matter.

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What is the most romantic Richie and Gloria story you remember?