Richie and Reggie go back in time to join the Adventurer’s Club

Some exciting things are happening in Richieland, the first new version of Harvey Hits is due out from Joe Books next week! Ask your local comic book store to order a copy for you!

Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 3.16.54 PM.png

https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR171882

Also, we received reports there is a Richie Rich themed cocktail lounge that opened in Dallas, TX this week. I’m excited to hear from anyone who goes if it has anything Richie related other than the logo.

Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 3.20.29 PM.png

There’s nothing very exciting on the website, but there are few more pics of faceless Richie to check out:

www.misterrichdallas.com

And now to our story du jour…Stupid Reggie wants to join the Adventurer’s club and puts Richie in peril! Thank goodness for Cadbury, enjoy!

2017-04-26 10.37.512017-04-26 10.38.022017-04-26 10.38.052017-04-26 10.38.152017-04-26 10.38.182017-04-26 10.38.292017-04-26 10.38.322017-04-26 10.38.442017-04-26 10.38.472017-04-26 10.39.062017-04-26 10.39.152017-04-26 10.39.232017-04-26 10.39.262017-04-26 10.39.342017-04-26 10.39.37

Oh Mr. Codger! You doofus! I love how Mr. Codger is a.) named Mr. Codger and b.) just handily walks around the estate at the exact right moments.

What a snob Richie is in the beginning. “I invented a time machine.” “Yeah, that’s great and all, but I’m working on my speed of light plane, so it’s kind of a bigger deal than yours…”

Thank goodness for Cadbury, he never panics, just jumps back in time, somehow with a stretch limo and saves the day. And if they hadn’t gotten back to the time machine, I’m sure he could have easily made fire and constructed a mansion and kept Richie in the lap of luxury for most of his caveboy existence.

And now, a cute one-pager!

2017-04-26 10.40.13.jpgHee hee! Have a great day!

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!

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!

IMG_6778 IMG_6779 IMG_6780 IMG_6782 IMG_6784 IMG_6785 IMG_6786 IMG_6788 IMG_6789 IMG_6790 IMG_6791 IMG_6792 IMG_6793 IMG_6794 IMG_6795

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?