Richie Rich (comics)


Richie Rich (comics)

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caption=The cover of "Richie Rich" #73 drawn by Warren Kremer.
comic_color=background:#ff9900
character_name=Richie Rich
publisher=Harvey Comics
debut=Little Dot #1, September 1953
creator= Alfred Harvey
full_name=Richie Rich
species =
affiliations=Rich Industries
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Richard "Richie" Rich, Jr. is a fictional character that debuted in Harvey Comics' "Little Dot" #1, cover-dated September, 1953. The first "Richie Rich" comic appeared in November, 1960.

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Character

Richie is the only child of fantastically wealthy parents and is the world's richest kid. He lives and works in an expensive mansion and owns at least two of everything money could buy. He appears to be around 7-10 years old, wears a waistcoat with a white shirt with an Eton collar, which is obscured by a giant red bow tie, and blue shorts. He occasionally attends school in his hometown of Richville. Despite his incredible wealth, Richie is portrayed as kind and charitable.

Arists and writers

Richie Rich's most famous illustrator is Warren Kremer. Other illustrators included Ernie Colon, Sid Couchey, Dom Sileo, Ben Brown, Steve Muffatti and Joe Dennett.

Writers for the Richie Rich comic books and syndicated comic strip include Lennie Herman, Stan Kay, and Ralph Newman.

Animated TV series

*In 1980, Richie Rich appeared in his own animated television series, (played by Sparky Marcus), which shared a time slot with "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" as "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show". In the animated version, Richie and his pals are somewhat older, around 12 years old. In the cartoon, Richie wears a red sweater with the letter "R" in front.
*In 1996, the second and most recent Richie Rich animated television series aired in non-network syndication, starring Katie Leigh as the voice of the titular character. The series ran for 13 episodes and portrayed Richie in his "classic" tuxedo outfit.

Movies

*A live-action film adaptation was released in 1994, with Macaulay Culkin as the titular character. It was produced by Silver Pictures Davis Entertainment and released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label.

*A live-action sequel, "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish", followed in 1998. This film starred David Gallagher as Richie Rich.

Other characters from the Richie Rich world

* Mr. Richard Rich Sr.: Richie's father; an industrialist (first appearance "Little Dot" #3)
* Mrs. Regina Rich: Richie's mother (first appearance "Little Dot" #1)
* Gloria Glad: Richie's girlfriend, notorious for her regular refusal of the many luxurious gifts Richie has offered
* Reginald 'Reggie' Van Dough Jr.: Richie's mean prankster cousin (first appearance "Little Dot" #2)
* Reginald Van Dough Sr.: Reggie's father, who is often angered with Reggie's pranks, and often punishes him for them.
* Vanessa Van Dough: Reggie's mother (It was never determined if Vanessa was related to Richie's mother or his father).
* Penny Van Dough: Reggie's baby sister
* Mr. Woody: the incompetent Rich Estate Carpenter
* Mayda Munny: Richie's snobby want-to-be-girlfriend
* Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury: the Riches' butler
* Nurse Jenny: The Rich family nurse; was Richie's nanny when he was a baby
* Dollar, the Dog: the Rich family dog, a "Dollarmatian" (like a Dalmatian, but with dollar signs instead of spots)
* Irona: the Riches' robot maid and Richie's bodyguard
* Bascomb: the Riches' chauffeur
* Chef Pierre: the Riches' chef extraordinaire
* Professor Keenbean: the head of the Rich research and development department and Richie's personal tutor
* Mr Cheepers: Mr. Rich's accountant
* Freckles and Pee-Wee Friendly: Richie's friends (first appearance "Little Dot" #2)
* Professor Mindblow: Another worker at the research and development department
* Aunt Noovo Rich: Richie's equally wealthy but very eccentric aunt, Mr. Rich's sister (a pun on the French term "Nouveau riche")
* The Onion: A recurring villain with horrible onion-powered breath capable of knocking victims unconscious with a trademark "hashoo!"
* Dr. Blemish: A recurring villain, an evil genius scientist and arch-nemesis of Prof. Keenbean

Characters who make occasional appearances in the series

* Casper the Friendly Ghost
* Wendy the Good Little Witch
* Little Dot
* Little Lotta
* Little Audrey
* Jackie Jokers
* Hot Stuff

Comic book titles

* "Richie Rich"
* "Richie Rich Adventure Digest"
* "Richie Rich and..."
* "Richie Rich and Billy Bellhops"
* "Richie Rich and Cadbury"
* "Richie Rich and Casper"
* "Richie Rich and Casper in 3-D"
* "Richie Rich and Dollar"
* "Richie Rich and Little Dot"
* "Richie Rich and Gloria"
* "Richie Rich and His Girlfriends"
* "Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers"
* "Richie Rich and New Kids on the Block"
* "Richie Rich and Professor Keenbean"
* "Richie Rich and Reggie"
* "Richie Rich and Timmy Time"
* "Richie Rich Bank Books"
* "Richie Rich Best of the Years Digest"
* "Richie Rich Big Book"
* "Richie Rich Big Bucks"
* "Richie Rich Billions"
* "Richie Rich Cash"
* "Richie Rich Cash Money"
* "Richie Rich, Casper, and Wendy"
* "Richie Rich Diamonds"
* "Richie Rich Digest"
* "Richie Rich Digest Stories"
* "Richie Rich Digest Winners"
* "Richie Rich Dollars and Cents"
* "Richie Rich Fortunes"
* "Richie Rich Gems"
* "Richie Rich Giant Size"
* "Richie Rich Gold and Silver"
* "Richie Rich Gold Nuggets Digest"
* "Richie Rich Holiday Digest"
* "Richie Rich Inventions"
* "Richie Rich Jackpots"
* "Richie Rich Million Dollar Digest"
* "Richie Rich Millions"
* "Richie Rich Money World"
* "Richie Rich Money World Digest"
* "Richie Rich Movie Adaptation"
* "Richie Rich Profits"
* "Richie Rich Relics"
* "Richie Rich Riches"
* "Richie Rich Success Stories"
* "Richie Rich Summer Bonanza"
* "Richie Rich Treasure Chest Digest"
* "Richie Rich Vacation Digest"
* "Richie Rich Vacation Digest Magazine"
* "Richie Rich Vacation Digest '93 Magazine"
* "Richie Rich Vault of Mystery"
* "Richie Rich Zillionz"
* "SupeRichie"

Other Rich Little Kids in Comics

*Rollo (in "Nancy")
*Wilbur Van Snobbe (in "Little Lulu")
*Lord Snooty

External links

* [http://www.classicmedia.tv/harvey/characters/richie.html Harvey Entertainment]
* [http://www.toonopedia.com/richie.htm Don Markstein's Toonopedia]
* [http://home.att.net/~thft/richie.htm Richie Rich at The Harveyville Fun Times]


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