(August 1981)

Harvey, 1977 Series
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Price
0.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1981-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Harvey World
Barcode
0716585196206
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Issue Notes

This was the last Harvey digest to be published with the 132-page format.

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Richie Rich Vacations Digest / cover / 1 page (report information)

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I coin't believe this!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich
Synopsis
Richie reads a brochure for his potential vacation in Coinada (a parody of Canada), only to find coins falling out onto the floor.

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Richie Rich; Jackie Jokers; Regina Rich; Gloria Glad (mentioned); Cadbury (mentioned); Dollar (mentioned); Freckles Friendly (mentioned); Pee Wee Friendly (mentioned); Reggie Van Dough (mentioned)

Indexer Notes

Teasers and illustrations for the issue's featured stories: "The Kangaroo Hop", "Well-Spent", "Hollywood", "Camp Watchmacallit", and "The Mystery Theft"

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

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Boy... I'm up early today!
Genre
humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; crooks
Synopsis
After Richie gets up from bed early, he prepares his own breakfast, but robbers attempt a daring daylight armed robbery and order Richie to hand over his diamond cufflinks - which are revealed to be inside the toaster after the crooks go away.
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Keywords
breakfast

The Kangaroo Hop (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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humor; children; crime
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Richie Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Mr. Poppins; Cecil Poppins
Synopsis
In Australia, a criminal mastermind is using mechanical kangaroos to steal diamonds, and it is up to Richie and Cecil to foil the robbery.
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Keywords
Australia; kangaroo; kangaroos; mine

Indexer Notes

At the time of this reprint, this story was recently adapted into an 11-minute cartoon segment on "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show", but with alterations plus the inclusion of Gloria Glad and Dollar.

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

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That was a great catch you made to save the game, Richie!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Gloria Glad
Synopsis
After a successful football game, Richie and his friends go to a restaurant. But the restaurant's manager won't allow Freckles and Pee Wee inside without a tie. To solve the problem, Richie has Freckles and Pee Wee wear a tie around their necks - made form banknotes.
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Keywords
football; restaurant

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

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What's that big one, Richie?
Genre
humor; children; sports
Characters
Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Richard Rich, Sr. (mentioned)
Synopsis
Richie and Freckles play a game of ping pong through a big hole of a King Kong statue Mr. Rich acquired from Hong Kong.
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Keywords
ping-pong

The Hypnotist! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Cadbury; The Amazing Mezmo; kidnappers; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
Richie and Cadbury are hypnotized during a performance and switch roles and wardrobes until they hear a bell ring, after which they revert back to their own selves, and repeat the process for every bell ring - until the hypnotist sees them on the street and undoes the spell.
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Richie Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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You can start working in the yellow room, Crumly!
Genre
humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Cadbury; Crumly
Synopsis
Richie learns the meaning of goldbricking, as a bad guy attempts to pilfer a gold brick from a wall safe, but he believes Richie found out about the crook's attempted theft when Richie used the word "goldbricking" on him.
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Mr. Rich / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Quite a place you have here, Rich!
Genre
humor
Characters
Richard Rich, Sr.; Winslow; Regina Rich (mentioned)
Synopsis
Mr. Rich's friend remarks about the massive size of the Rich mansion, but Mr. Rich denies it. Mr. Rich's friend wants to speak to Mrs. Rich, and Mr. Rich obliges - and despite she is in the mansion, Mr. Rich calls the long-distance operator, and his friend is shocked.
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Indexer Notes

At the time of this reprint, this story was then recently adapted into a 30-second cartoon skit for "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show" - but with minor alterations, including the inclusion of Richie Rich, and Winslow's cigarette dissolving in his mouth.

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

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Gee! Cadbury always stands so very erect!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Cadbury; Regina Rich
Synopsis
Cadbury always stands very erect, and Richie is amazed when Cadbury does so even when he is skydiving.
Keywords
parachute; parachutes; parachutist; skydiving

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

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Gosh! I'd better get my boat!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; angler
Synopsis
A male stranger is fishing in a massive-sized swimming pool, assuming it is a public lake - and Richie politely reminds the guy he is on private property.
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Indexer Notes

This story was previously published in Richie Rich #204, only one month before this reprint.

Hollywood (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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children; crime
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Richie Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Reggie Van Dough; Reginald Van Dough, Sr. (mentioned)
Synopsis
While on vacation, Richie's father gives his son a failing movie studio so he could make it profitable again. In order to make this happen, he has to deal with his meddling cousin Reggie and an organized crime ring.
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Keywords
film production; Hollywood; movie production

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "Shoot Out".

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

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Wow!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Reggie Van Dough; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
Mr. Rich shows his scientists' latest invention - a robot milkshake maker. But when Reggie tries it out, he gets the shake of his life!
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Indexer Notes

This story was previously published in Richie Rich Dollars and Cents #103, only one month before this reprint.

This story was adapted into a 30-second cartoon segment on "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show" (with some alterations and paraphrasing), which first aired in October 1981.

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Little Lotta / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Lotta Plump; bus driver; bus passengers
Synopsis
After Lotta boards the bus, she is told by the driver to sit in the back. But Lotta is so heavy that passengers slide towards the back of the bus and makes them believe the bus was driving up a steep hill, but the driver clarifies it isn't the case.

Indexer Notes

This story was previously published in Richie Rich Dollars and Cents #103, only one month before this reprint.

Shoot Out (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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Genre
children; crime
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Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; Reggie Van Dough
Synopsis
Richie attempts to direct a film, but a group of mobsters keep trying to scare him off the set. When the mob mistakenly abducts Reggie, Richie manages to film the movie all by himself. The police arrest the mobsters and release Reggie from custody, and Richie's movie becomes a box office smash.
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Keywords
film production; Hollywood; movie production

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

T.V. Dollar (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Dollar; Bascomb
Synopsis
Dollar tries out for filming television commercials, but does not get the gig.
Keywords
commercial

Indexer Notes

At the time of this reprint, this story was recently made into a cartoon adaptation for "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show" - but with alterations, the inclusion of Reggie Van Dough, and its focus was stritcly about a flea collar commercial.

He-Man Wanted (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Uncle Sport; Cadbury
Synopsis
Uncle Sport invites Richie to accompany him on a mountain climbing excursion to the Andes. Richie recommends taking Cadbury along, but Uncle Sport doesn't believe the butler is strong enough for the challenge.
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Keywords
Andes; mountain; mountain climbing

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "Mountain Climbing, Anyone?"

Mountain Climbing, Anyone? (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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adventure; humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich, Uncle Sport; Cadbury
Synopsis
Uncle Sport is amazed that Cadbury is a very experienced mountain climber and outdoorsman.
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Keywords
Andes; mountain; mountain climbing; mountains

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

Camp Watchmacallit, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 18)

Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children; crime
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Richie Rich; Jackie Jokers; Jerry Jokers; Mrs. Jokers; Kool Katz; Mama Katz; Bascomb; Mr. Cruddle
Synopsis
Jackie and his friends go to Camp Watchmacallit for a two-week vacation, but encounter a flat tire en route to the camp. Richie and Bascomb come along and give them a ride to their destination. Upon arrival, the camp is not what the kids expect it to be, and the camp's owner, Mr. Cruddle, is accused as Richie investigates.
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Keywords
camp; camping; summer camp

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "A Site for Sore Eyes".

Camp Watchmacallit - Part 2: A Site for Sore Eyes (Table of Contents: 19)

Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children; crime
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Richie Rich; Jackie Jokers; Kool Katz; Mama Katz; Mr. Scruddle; Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
After a horrible experience, Jackie and the kids threaten to depart the camp in the morning, but Mr. Rich, along with Richie, inform the camp's owner that the camp is not what the brochure depicts, and threatens to having the owner behind bars for what is described as "a clear case of misrepresentation". The owner vowed to refund everyone's money, but the kids are disappointed that their summer vacation is ruined - but Richie saves the day.
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Keywords
camp; camping; summer camp

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Reggie Van Dough (cameo); Richard Rich, Sr.
Synopsis
A scientist has invented a thread that is so light it floats in the air, and Richie has to deliver it to his father for testing. Richie carries weights in his pockets to prevent him from floating - but after Reggie zooms past Richie on his motor bike, Richie loses his weights and he is floating. Richie manages to deliver the invention to Mr. Rich and get back on the ground safely.
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Indexer Notes

This story is not to be confused with a later story published in Richie Rich Cash #31 - which involved kite flying and featured Little Lotta.

The Mystery Theft! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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humor; children; crime
Characters
Richie Rich; Regina Rich
Synopsis
Richie investigates a strange case of jewels suddenly disappearing off the necks of guests at a party.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Continues into "The Mystery Solved!"

The Mystery Theft - Part 2: The Mystery Solved! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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humor; children; crime
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Richie Rich; Regina Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Cadbury
Synopsis
The crooks supposedly use a special gas that freezes guests at a party so that they can pilfer jewels from their necks without the guests noticing.
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Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a two-part story.

Dollar's Exercise (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
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Richie Rich; Dollar; Regina Rich; Cadbury
Synopsis
Dollar is desperate for exercise after realizing he is overweight, without realizing that the bathroom scale is malfunctioning and a new one is ordered.
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Little Lotta / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Log tossing is an old Scottish game, lass!
Genre
humor; children; sports
Characters
Lotta Plump; Mr. MacDougal
Synopsis
Lotta is interested in tossing a log like a Scotsman does, but she ends up tossing it while the Scotsman is still holding on to it.

The Cutter (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Freckles Friendly; Pee Wee Friendly; construction worker; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich
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Look Good, Feel Good! (Table of Contents: 26)

Nurse Jenny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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humor; medical
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Nurse Jenny; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich
Synopsis
Nurse Jenny has done a pretty good job keeping people healthy that she wants to try another career. She decides to take a stab at making landscapes more beautiful.
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Indexer Notes

A rare 4-page story published by Harvey Comics.

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

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I'm very excited about seeing dad's new twin towers, Cadbury!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Cadbury; Richard Rich, Sr. (mentioned)
Synopsis
Richie is eager to see his father's new twin towers, which is easily recognizable because both towers are shaped like dollar signs.
Keywords
skyscraper; skyscrapers; twin towers

Uncle Rush's Search (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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humor; children
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Dot Polka; Uncle Rush
Synopsis
Uncle Rush searches high and low for his lost wallet, only to learn it was in his jacket pocket all along.

The Oddball Couple (Table of Contents: 29)

Jackie Jokers TV Special / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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humor; children; satire-parody
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Jackie Jokers [as Oscar Maddyson and Felux Hunger]; Shirley Shirley [as Shirley]; Helen Helen [as Helen]
Synopsis
Parody of the TV sitcom "The Odd Couple", based on the Neil Simon play.
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Indexer Notes

Jackie Jokers would also play a dual role in "The Kooks of Haphazzard" in "Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers" #43, cover dated June 1981.

High Midnight (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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humor; children; crime
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Richie Rich; Cadbury; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich; Sleezy Brothers
Synopsis
The Riches are well-prepared for the return of two fugitive brothers who plots to rob the mansion at midnight - but the Riches were so prepared, the crooks were caught prematurely.

Indexer Notes

The title is a play on the film title "High Noon".

Cadbury of the Mounted (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Cadbury
Synopsis
While in the Yukon territory in Canada, Cadbury tells Richie about his experience as an officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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Keywords
Mounties; R.C.M.P.; RCMP; Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Irona's Love-Sickness (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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humor; children; romance
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Richie Rich; Irona; Regina Rich
Synopsis
Irona develops a crush on a vacuum cleaner.

Diamond Prizes Go Up! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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humor; children
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Richie Rich; Cadbury; Richard Rich, Sr.; Regina Rich
Synopsis
A professor distracts the Riches' attention away from his wife who is secretly stealing gems using an anti-gravity formula.
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Keywords
anti-gravity

Faster than a Speeding Bullet! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
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Richie Rich; Reggie; Dollar; Bullet; race judge
Synopsis
Reggie shows off his dog which runs so fast he could beat Dollar in a race. But when the race is underway, Dollar wins by a nose!

Indexer Notes

This story, along with "Dollar's Exercise", were later adapted into an animated segment on "The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show" titled "Dollar's Exercise", airing on November 6, 1982.

Also, despite the title, this story has nothing to do with Superman.

Well-Spent! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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Richie Rich; Richard Rich, Sr.; Flip Rich (mentioned); Regina Rich
Synopsis
Richie faces a challenge to spend one million dollars in just one hour in order for a fund by Richie's great-great uncle Flip to be donated to charity, otherwise the fund would be frozen for another century.
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Casper the Friendly Ghost / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I can't believe it!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Casper; Junior; Junior's mother; Junior's father

Indexer Notes

Four-panel promotional strip (dancing Casper version) usually seen at the bottom of a page with a text story.

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

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Mr. Jones, have you any Richie Rich comics?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich; Mr. Jones

Indexer Notes

Four-panel promotional strip usually seen on the bottom of a page in a text story. This strip is accompanied by a line of text promoting the "Richie Rich" cartoon series airing on ABC at the time.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I coin't believe this!"]
    Richie Rich Vacations Digest
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Boy... I'm up early today!"]
    Richie Rich
  4. 3. The Kangaroo Hop
    Richie Rich
  5. 4. ["That was a great catch you made to save the game, Richie!"]
    Richie Rich
  6. 5. ["What's that big one, Richie?"]
    Richie Rich
  7. 6. The Hypnotist!
    Richie Rich
  8. 7. ["You can start working in the yellow room, Crumly!"]
    Richie Rich
  9. 8. ["Quite a place you have here, Rich!"]
    Mr. Rich
  10. 9. ["Gee! Cadbury always stands so very erect!"]
    Richie Rich
  11. 10. ["Gosh! I'd better get my boat!"]
    Richie Rich
  12. 11. Hollywood
    Richie Rich
  13. 12. ["Wow!"]
    Richie Rich
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Little Lotta
  15. 14. Shoot Out
    Richie Rich
  16. 15. T.V. Dollar
    Richie Rich
  17. 16. He-Man Wanted
    Richie Rich
  18. 17. Mountain Climbing, Anyone?
    Richie Rich
  19. 18. Camp Watchmacallit, Part 1
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  20. 19. Camp Watchmacallit - Part 2: A Site for Sore Eyes
    Richie Rich and Jackie Jokers
  21. 20. Up, Up and Away!
    Richie Rich
  22. 21. The Mystery Theft! Part 1
    Richie Rich
  23. 22. The Mystery Theft - Part 2: The Mystery Solved!
    Richie Rich
  24. 23. Dollar's Exercise
    Richie Rich
  25. 24. ["Log tossing is an old Scottish game, lass!"]
    Little Lotta
  26. 25. The Cutter
    Richie Rich
  27. 26. Look Good, Feel Good!
    Nurse Jenny
  28. 27. ["I'm very excited about seeing dad's new twin towers, Cadbury!"]
    Richie Rich
  29. 28. Uncle Rush's Search
    Little Dot
  30. 29. The Oddball Couple
    Jackie Jokers TV Special
  31. 30. High Midnight
    Richie Rich
  32. 31. Cadbury of the Mounted
    Cadbury the Perfect Butler
  33. 32. Irona's Love-Sickness
    Richie Rich
  34. 33. Diamond Prizes Go Up!
    Richie Rich
  35. 34. Faster than a Speeding Bullet!
    Richie Rich
  36. 35. Well-Spent!
    Richie Rich
  37. 36. ["I can't believe it!"]
    Casper the Friendly Ghost
  38. 37. ["Mr. Jones, have you any Richie Rich comics?"]
    Richie Rich
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