(July 1982)

Harvey, 1977 Series
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0.95 USD
Pages
98
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1982-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Harvey World
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0716585166616
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Richie Rich Digest Stories / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Mom heard we needed a home plate!
Genre
humor; children; sports
Characters
Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Regina Rich (mentioned)
Synopsis
Mrs. Rich must have misunderstood Richie when he needed a home plate for baseball, but gave him a gold, jewel-studded dinner plate instead.

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Richie Rich; Stevie Strange; Dollar; Badman; Cadbury; Chef Pierre; Irona (mentioned); Reggie Van Dough (mentioned); Freckles Friendly (mentioned); Pee Wee Friendly (mentioned)

Indexer Notes

Teasers and illustrations for the featured stories "The Funny Machine", "Rich for a Day", "Badman is Loose!", "Treasured Chest" and "Helpful Hound".

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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What's that, Richie?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Reggie Van Dough
Synopsis
Richie's electronic video game has arrived to the Rich mansion, but Reggie is not interested in it - until he discovers it spews gold nuggets when achieving a goal on the video game that Richie and Freckles is playing.

Richie Rich and the Funny Machine (Table of Contents: 3)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Har-har-har!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Professor Keenbean; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich; Chef Pierre;
Synopsis
Keenbean has invented a machine that creates jokes designed for a TV comedy on a network Mr. Rich owns. However, the machine causes other machines to laugh, including Mr. Rich's electric razor, and some appliances. Things get out of hand when a vault is laughing, and spewing riches all over the estate grounds. Keenbean believes the behavior is through telepathy, and then the elevator laughs and starts dropping.

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "Beware of Grinning Gadgets" in the same issue.

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Richie Rich / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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I guess I'll go play with my toys--
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; construction workers
Synopsis
Mr. Rich wants Richie to have more mature interests rather than play with toys. While Richie watches road work being done, the workman's truck breaks down, and eventually another workman needing an elephant to move logs. Richie's toys came in handy in both situations.
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Beware of Grinning Gadgets (Table of Contents: 5)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I've got to stop that elevator from falling!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Professor Keenbean; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich; Irona; Chef Pierre; Cadbury; Casper (cameo)
Synopsis
After Richie saves his father and Keenbean from injury, Richie realizes that pulling the plug on Keenbean's invention was the route to go. The machine was plugged back in and demonstrated it can only tell jokes about machinery. Keenbean must find the solution to the problem, after Mr. Rich threatened to have the machine destroyed. The solution to the problem was having the machine read sad and gloomy books. But it turns out the machine laughed again because Richie had left a funny Casper comic among the other sad books.

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

Rich for a Day, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I am proud to announce the winner of the first annual Rich-for-a-Day contest!
Genre
humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Gloria Glad; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Dot Polka (cameo); Lotta Plump (cameo); "Babyface" Stevie Strange; Bascomb; Cadbury; Irona; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich
Synopsis
A young boy won a contest in which he will serve Mr. Rich's duties for a day while Richie's parents are enjoying their day off fishing on board a yacht. Richie shows Stevie around the mansion, and Stevie takes advantage of his being Mr. Rich for a day by ordering items when he is really faking it and Richie doesn't realize a robbery is about to happen.

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "First and Last" in the same issue.

On page 5, there is no "Continued in this issue..." displayed below the last panel.

First and Last (Table of Contents: 7)

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I've ordered ice cream for the whote staff!
Genre
humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Stevie Strange; Dollar; Cadbury
Synopsis
After Stevie claims he has ordered ice cream for all of the staff, an ice cream truck pulls in, but really it was operated by Stevie's boss - an organized crime boss, and kidnaps everybody in the mansion, and carries the stolen money via cargo helicopter. But Richie uses a vent to expel the money which gets noticed by Mr. Rich, who follows the money to a remote island where the crooks are located. When the Coast Guard made an arrest, it was revealed that the stolen money was actually play money.

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Richie, your little cousin Penny should have her nap!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Gloria Glad; Penny Van Dough; Vanessa Van Dough
Synopsis
As Gloria and Richie have a conversation about different methods of flight and Penny has a fantasy of every example. But after mentioning the idea of flapping wings like a bird, Penny really dozes off as if she is tired from flapping wings.

Fisherchef (Table of Contents: 9)

Richie Rich and Dollar the Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Dollar! Oh, Dollar!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Dollar; Chef Pierre; Mr. Barnome; fish store worker; Cadbury
Synopsis
Chef Pierre claims he is an expert fisherman, and demonstrates to a fish delivery worker his ability to use a fishing rod. When he ties a steak to the end of the fishing rod like bait, he expects Dollar to chomp onto it and pull him in. But instead, he pulls in a lion which a circus owner left on the Rich estate's lawn. Luckily, the lion is harmless.

Who's Missing You? (Table of Contents: 10)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I just heard Mayda is missing, Mrs. Munny! I came over to help if I can!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Mayda Munny; Mrs. Munny; Gloria Glad
Synopsis
Mayda is missing and her mother offers a reward for her return. It turns out that Mayda created a secret hideaway inside a cave and is faking a kidnapping plot for the purpose of Richie finding her and getting his mind off Gloria. As always, Mayda's scheme backfires.
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The Extraordinary Dot Remover (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Dot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Ahhh! A parcel from your uncle Branes!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dot Polka; Mrs. Polka; Uncle Branes (mentioned); delivery man; Floyd; Tillie; junkman; Jake
Synopsis
Dot gets in trouble with her Uncle Branes' new invention - a gadget which removes dots.
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She's Good for What Ails Anything (Table of Contents: 12)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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It's so nice of your folks to let me vacation at your family seaside cottage, Master Richie!
Genre
humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Nurse Jenny; kidnappers; Richard Rich, Sr. (mentioned)
Synopsis
Two bad guys plot a kidnapping while Nurse Jenny tries to free a seal caught between rocks, tend to an octopus snarled up in wire, and tend to an ailing sea monster. The bad guys successfully kidnap Nurse Jenny, claiming she is worth a lot of money, and decide to hold her for ransom. But their tactic is foiled thanks to Jenny's friends - wildlife.

Badman is Loose! (Table of Contents: 13)

SupeRichie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Crashman and Rippy have done it again!
Genre
adventure; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich [Rippy]; Cadbury [Crashman]; Badman; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
Badman escapes from prison after Richie and Cadbury perform for prison inmates, and steals money from a men's clothing store by destroying a cash register with his bare hand, and steals guns in a gun shop by smashing a glass case. Badman steals a bakery van which has a key in the ignition, and is headed for the Rich mansion where he destroys a time lock to access money. Richie and Cadbury are now on an arrest warrant for assisting Badman's escape.
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Part 1 of 2. Continues into "The Last Split" in the same issue.

Badman is Loose, Part 2: The Last Split (Table of Contents: 14)

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He went this way--and took the right turn, Cadbury! I'm glad this is a dirt road so we can see the tire tracks!
Genre
adventure; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich [Rippy]; Cadbury [Crashman]; Badman
Synopsis
As Richie and Cadbury head to Badman's hideout, Badman uses his hand to split a tree to fall in their path. Badman relies on karate chops in order to find Richie and Cadbury who hide from the fugitive. Badman ultimately gets captured when he splits a safe which contains glue that spews on him.
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Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

It's Snow Use (Table of Contents: 15)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Sigh-h-h-h! What a waste, master Richie!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Professor Keenbean; Bascomb; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly
Synopsis
Rich Invention Center employee Professor Keenbean becomes obsessed with finding a practical use for snow.
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Action Shots (Table of Contents: 16)

Richie's Mean Cousin Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Now the next course of study for our school photo club will be action photography, so please take some action shots and bring them in tomorrow!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Miss Lens; Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough; Cadbury; Irona
Synopsis
When the school Photo Club is told to get some action shots, Reggie tries to get a photo of someone falling down.
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Out in the Open (Table of Contents: 17)

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Hey, boss... here's a place in this town that's really loaded!
Genre
humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; crooks
Synopsis
A crook claiming to be a landscape artist visits the Rich estate where Richie shows him all the sights, but he intends to steal valuables. Richie had painted gold nuggets to look like rocks, and his golden piggy bank was empty. Plus he did manage to sketch a pond, but was really the top of a gigantic underground diamond.

Treasured Chest (Table of Contents: 18)

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You forgot your jewels, mom? Don't worry... Cadbury and I will bring them to you!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Cadbury; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
Cadbury and Richie have their hands tied to their backs, but Cadbury's chest comes in handy when it comes to escaping from harm's way and even foiling crooks.
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Indexer Notes

This story is not to be confused with another story of the same name previously published in SupeRichie #6 in November 1976, in which Cadbury dreams he has the ability to fly by using his chest.

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He plays perfectly in that position, Gloria!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Gloria Glad; Mr. Woody; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
After observing a TV show in which someone is playing a piano while bending backwards, Mr. Woody decides to do his carpentry work while his body is in awkward positions. Mr. Woody had done his job right once for a change, and Mr. Rich was quite impressed.

Beehive Yourself (Table of Contents: 20)

Little Lotta / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Golly, I love this outdoor nature study class, Mr. Figg... it's so much nicer than a stuffy classroom!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lotta Plump; Mr. Figg
Synopsis
Lotta's class takes a field trip to observe nature.
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The Very Nick of Time (Table of Contents: 21)

Cadbury the Perfect Butler / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Oh, I say!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Cadbury; Richie Rich
Synopsis
Cadbury tells Richie about his experiences in which he managed to escape from harm's way at the last second.
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Cooped Up (Table of Contents: 22)

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich; Cousin Westport; Cadbury; Flippy and Floppy
Synopsis
When Richie must stay inside because of a cold, his cousin discovers all the different things to do inside the Rich mansion.
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Helpful Hound (Table of Contents: 23)

Richie Rich and Dollar the Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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I like to hear about dogs being helpful and heroic, Dollar!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Dollar; Chef Pierre
Synopsis
Dollar tries every attempt to be heroic and helpful, but misunderstands every situation - including a crook dropping a money bag and giving it back to the crook. He becomes very helpful when he frees Chef Pierre from getting stuck in taffy he made using a malfunctioning taffy machine.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mom heard we needed a home plate!"]
    Richie Rich Digest Stories
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["What's that, Richie?"]
    Richie Rich
  4. 3. Richie Rich and the Funny Machine
    Richie Rich
  5. 4. ["I guess I'll go play with my toys--"]
    Richie Rich
  6. 5. Beware of Grinning Gadgets
    Richie Rich
  7. 6. Rich for a Day, Part 1
    Richie Rich
  8. 7. First and Last
    Richie Rich
  9. 8. ["Richie, your little cousin Penny should have her nap!"]
    Richie Rich
  10. 9. Fisherchef
    Richie Rich and Dollar the Dog
  11. 10. Who's Missing You?
    Richie Rich
  12. 11. The Extraordinary Dot Remover
    Little Dot
  13. 12. She's Good for What Ails Anything
    Richie Rich
  14. 13. Badman is Loose!
    SupeRichie
  15. 14. Badman is Loose, Part 2: The Last Split
    SupeRichie
  16. 15. It's Snow Use
    Richie Rich
  17. 16. Action Shots
    Richie's Mean Cousin Reggie
  18. 17. Out in the Open
    Richie Rich
  19. 18. Treasured Chest
    Richie Rich
  20. 19. ["He plays perfectly in that position, Gloria!"]
    Richie Rich
  21. 20. Beehive Yourself
    Little Lotta
  22. 21. The Very Nick of Time
    Cadbury the Perfect Butler
  23. 22. Cooped Up
    Richie Rich
  24. 23. Helpful Hound
    Richie Rich and Dollar the Dog
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