Happy New Year and Richie enters a very strange dream machine with Casper

richie

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone’s year is off to a great start and hope you all got to sleep in because your brain will need to work overtime to follow along with this wacky story!

2015-12-15 18.34.542015-12-15 18.35.272015-12-15 18.36.032015-12-15 18.36.302015-12-15 18.36.522015-12-15 18.37.432015-12-15 18.37.492015-12-15 18.38.042015-12-15 18.39.042015-12-15 18.39.152015-12-15 18.39.452015-12-15 18.39.552015-12-15 18.40.052015-12-15 18.40.192015-12-15 18.40.352015-12-15 18.40.432015-12-15 18.41.022015-12-15 18.41.152015-12-15 18.41.282015-12-15 18.41.452015-12-15 18.41.54

Well. Indeed. What to say about this story, I have no idea. It was interesting, I’ll give it that! And I like supermodel Regina’s look, but do not like stupid Mayda slapping my Cadbury.

And mean Mr. Rich, he always scares me, even as an adult. YIIISH!

2015-12-15 18.36.24

And here is the sun that our dear fan club member Steve remembered from the olden days. It is quite beautiful!

2015-12-15 18.41.02

It’s funny; the tiny, artistic details we remember from these Richie stories that we first read so long ago. Like Stevie Strange’s whiskers that stayed with me for most of my life!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/mr-rich-for-a-day-and-i-discover-what-whiskers-are/

All in all, I am quite happy no one has invented a machine like this because your dreams should be just for you! Were anyone else to see them, they would think you were a psychopath! What did you think of this acid trip story?

 

 

Advertisements

The sad tale of when an amnesia ray causes Richie to get yelled at by his parents

One of the great things about Richie stories is the loving relationship he has with his parents. One does wonder why the Riches only had one child with all their wealth and hundreds of staff, but perhaps they foresaw the wrangling and fighting that always accompanies extremely rich siblings running the family empire so they figured this was best.

In this story though, we see the scary side of Richard. I remember hating this story when I was young because he SCREAMS at poor Richie. Even Cadbury is a jerk. But, it is all because they have amnesia, so read on to discover how this strangeness occured…

2015-08-13 16.40.05 2015-08-13 16.40.13 2015-08-13 16.40.16 2015-08-13 16.40.19 2015-08-13 16.40.22 2015-08-13 16.40.30 2015-08-13 16.40.34 2015-08-13 16.40.38 2015-08-13 16.40.41 2015-08-13 16.40.44

Oh, how I hate this frame!!!

2015-08-13 16.40.22

WAAA! Poor Richie!

And, if you like reading stories where Richard is a big meanie, check out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/mr-rich-doesnt-get-his-sleep-and-madness-ensues/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/grumpy-old-school-richard-rich/

In other news, it is interesting that not only does the ray cause Amnesia, but the Memory ray also turns your hair from orange to blonde!

How weird was it to see Cadbury sticking his tongue out? Such a rapscallion! But, we have seen him ill-behaved before:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/cadbury-the-perfect-butler-gets-emotional/

What did you think of this frightening tale?

 

 

 

Mayda Munny and the Haunted Playhouse and Richie gets a frightningly swelled head!

We had a request for a Mayda Munny story and I am happy to oblige. Enjoy!

IMG_1544 IMG_1545IMG_1546IMG_1547IMG_1548

Wow, that is pretty risky to move an entire house, Mayda could have been killed just for Richie to be snarky. Not on board with this revenge, Richie, not cool.

I am boggled by the dimensions of Gloria’s body. Her butt must be miniscule to not show in her tiny skirt, yet her legs are like tree trunks. Richie is clearly a leg man.

And now, attack of the giant headed people!!!!

IMG_1552 IMG_1554 IMG_1555 IMG_1556 IMG_1557

“It’s me, Dad, I was kidnapped!” Only Richie Rich can say that and have it be a casual, throwaway line. I’m surprised Richard didn’t say, “Kidnapped? Well, la de da!” And how does Richie drag two full grown adults into a plane! What??? How??? And why? Just leave them on the abandoned island and call the estate police.

I wonder what happens if you use the potion on a really ugly person? Do they become a supermodel for one minute?

And, if you like stories about drinking a potion and turning into a monster, check this one out:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/mr-rich-drinks-monster-cola-and-turns-into-a-monster/

Dr. N-R-Gee Returns!

I’ve been getting a bit girlie with my posts as of late, so I thought I would flip over to the boy side and serve up some hot and red Dr. N-R-Gee. I never liked the action and adventure Richie stories for the most part when I was young, but I always like Dr. N-R-Gee stories. Maybe because he didn’t have a face to scare me like the Condor. Enjoy!

IMG_1490 IMG_1491 IMG_1492 IMG_1493 IMG_1496 IMG_1497 IMG_1498 IMG_1500 IMG_1501 IMG_1502

Ah Richie, if only you hadn’t worn your pointy go-go boots, the raft may not have busted. But, then you wouldn’t have been able to save the world, so excellent fashion choice. It appears Dr. N-R-Gee has never seen a Bond film to know that telling your enemy every detail of your evil plan always backfires.

And if you like Dr. N-R-Gee, there’s more where that came from, see below!

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/the-origin-of-dr-n-r-gee-i-e-the-guy-with-the-red-lightbulb-head/

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/ho-ho-ho-dr-n-r-gee-tries-to-ruin-christmas/

Are you are fan of Dr. N-R-Gee stories?

Meet Bascomb plus a special Hot Stuff story

Today we have another story from the awesomeness that is Larry T., hurrah! And it features the first appearance of Bascomb the chauffeur. Also, we have a first on this Richie Rich blog which is that a new fan club member was excited to find Richie stories, but was sad there were no pages dedicated to his favorite character, Hot Stuff. So, while I am ambivalent towards Hot Stuff, I do have some HS comics lying around and I thought it would be a nice welcome gesture to post one. So, here we go with some commentary from dear Larry…

I’ve always liked Bascomb. I’d even prefer him over Cadbury. Although Cadbury is a perfect butler, he is so multi-talented and I would almost even consider him part of the Rich family, as he is so involved with all of them. However Bascomb is not as prominent and appears to be younger than Cadbury- but his disposition and passion for his career is probably why he stands out to me. Plus, his “can-do” attitude and positive thinking (I even liked the space between his front teeth, LOL what a nice “unpretty” touch for the character 😀 )

I believe this is the first story featuring the chauffeur. It is from an early 1962 issue of “Little Dot DotLand” before Bascomb appeared in the Richie Rich titles. It clearly introduces him as another one of the trusted estate staff who is the best at what he does. I always wondered why he was dressed as a gestapo, but maybe he was imported from a war-ridden country (he does have a British dialect though…. “Dash it All”).

Anyway, on to the story, enjoy!

Driving Orders 1a Driving Orders 1b Driving Orders 1c Driving Orders 1d Driving Orders 1e

Even though the story moves forward as a “do-or-die” tale, there are a few articles of weirdness which I caught reading it way back when for my first time. I asked myself:

  • “How did Mrs. Rich drive ALL the cars to her picnic and why did she leave Bascomb behind? Isn’t chauffeuring his job there?
  • They don’t pay the gardener enough to buy a decent car for himself?
  • Bascomb’s other career must have been as a circus acrobat

I suppose Bascomb will end up fishing with the Riches until he can drive them all home (Mr. Rich would have taken another one of the cars up there initially 😉 ).

Or a helicopter or ‘copter as they always call it in Richie Rich comics may have to come for them. And you’d think the gardener might just loan them his cruddy car, quite rude to make someone pay for a bucket of bolts.

Thank you, Larry!

This story is one in a genre of “Bascomb transporting the Riches in odd ways” and I have added another similar story to a previous post in this mileau.

Check out the new story here:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/mrs-rich-gets-her-flirt-on/

And now to a WHAT? HOT STUFF story? How strange! I am hoping this is a good one as I am not a connoisseur of Hot Stuff, but it seemed pretty fun. Enjoy!

2015-04-15 11.34.38 2015-04-15 11.34.44 2015-04-15 11.34.47 2015-04-15 11.34.50 2015-04-15 11.34.53 2015-04-15 11.34.58 2015-04-15 11.35.01 2015-04-15 11.35.04 2015-04-15 11.35.07 2015-04-15 11.35.10 2015-04-15 11.35.18 2015-04-15 11.35.21 2015-04-15 11.35.25 2015-04-15 11.35.28 2015-04-15 11.35.32

Curious that the blue devil would be Hot Stuff’s twin as the adults all look nothing alike so the devils seem to have pretty distinct facial features. I also am curious where he got his diaper from back in the day. I wonder if the adult devil in the boxer shorts is based on someone as his look seems very specific. Maybe someone who worked at Harvey? Anyway, hope you enjoyed this little rest stop in Hot Stuff land!

What is locked in the Rich Maximum Security Vault?

I am going a bit girlie with the story today, but it has some James Bond intrigue for the boys!

But, first I’ve run across two panels recently that made me laugh. First, we have the pots calling the kettle black in this Lotta cartoon…

IMG_1033

Yes, SHE’S fat, but you two guys are clearly fitness instructors! Look in the mirror much, do we?

And, in case you missed it, here’s more on 70’s style plumpness:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/the-70s-when-calling-people-fat-was-no-biggie/

And then, this little gem that in the real world would cause a huge male/female divide.

IMG_1276

Mrs. Rich might be saying, “How interesting, Cadbury!”, but what she means is, “OH, SO YOU’RE SAYING I’M FAT!!!!” This just made me giggle because in real life Mrs. Rich would be glaring at Cadbury for days and he would have no clue why she was mad.

And now to an interesting little counterfeiting tale…

IMG_1262 IMG_1263

I don’t quite get why it would be a big deal if Mr. Rich bought the treasury. He seems like a delightful man to work for!

And now to find out what is in Mr. Rich’s Maximum Security Vault!

IMG_1126 IMG_1127 IMG_1128 IMG_1129 IMG_1130

Aw, wittle Richie as a wittle baby. So cute! I don’t know why you need all the security measures though, no crook in the world would have any interest in baby Richie pics. And surely the sharks are robot sharks? Or perhaps one of the 600 Rich mansion employees are assigned as shark caretakers.

I think this story must have inspired the end of the Richie Rich movie. SPOILER ALERT: After the scene below, the bad guy discovers the vault is just filled with memories and keepsakes, no money.

Aaaah! I just watched the entire end of the movie again and remembered why I hate the end of this movie. The bad guy (Van Dough) and the Rich’s head of security try to murder the Richs multiple times, try to murder Richie and his friends and CADBURY multiple times, and shoot Richie in the chest at point blank range, again multiple times. Yet, at the end these two men are prisoners working at the Rich estate with only one Department of Corrections officer in charge of them. Why????!!! Why could not they show them in some jail in the middle of nowhere at the end? Why would you have two people who try to murder your child (and yourself) on your estate? There are two of them, they could easily overpower the one DOC officer who has a gun! AAAAAHHHH, I CAN’T TAKE IT!!!

What did you think of this story or of the movie?

Mr. Rich drinks Monster Cola and turns into a monster!

Today we have one of those stories with a very exciting cover, yet a story that doesn’t match your expectations at all.

rr_profits_1

But, first, let’s check out a story that seems very modern. Imagine the number of kids (and ADULTS!) currently at beautiful scenic views and historic locations all over the world, but they are only looking at their electronics. This one-pager is a precursor to this current problem, except that Mr. Rich and his friend seem fine with Richie ignoring the beauty of India. I am not fine with it, put your gadgets down Richie, and look around!!!

IMG_0946

And now we have dear Richie beating cousin Reggie for the 800 zillionth time. Will Reggie ever learn?

IMG_0944

And now on to the exciting-ish story of Monster Cola!

2014-09-30 20.15.43 2014-09-30 20.16.17 2014-09-30 20.17.01 2014-09-30 20.17.20 2014-09-30 20.17.49

Has Mr. Rich ever thought of pulling a Laurence Olivier and saying, “Try acting” to his actors? I think that might be easier. And how hard is acting like a monster? You either have a mask on and no one sees your acting anyway or you lurch around and mumble. I would think he would be better off making “Drama pop” that helps actors get more dramatic and upset and cry in a serious movie.

I was expecting a much scarier story along the lines of lack-of-sleep-Mr. Rich. If you missed it, see below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/mr-rich-doesnt-get-his-sleep-and-madness-ensues

And, if you’d like a more exciting story involving drinking and becoming a monster, click below:

https://richierichcomicsfanclub.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/mayda-munny-and-the-haunted-playhouse-and-richie-gets-a-frightningly-swelled-head/

Methinks there was more than sugar in that Strawberry pop! What did you think?