As someone who used to be a child (it's true, i've got the documents) I can confirm that Richie Rich looks entirely sane and possible when you're still under 8. Next time you're 8 you should give it a shot. It'll blow your mind.
If I’m ever 8 years old again I suspect I will have bigger concerns.
I love Richie Rich. Not because it's good (It's not) but because there's just so much of it. It's one of those things that people just loved, so they made so much of it that they ran out of good(?) stories and they just got really fucking weird.
part of the fun also is how long they kept chugging along versus how early they ran out of non-insane stories to tell
i have like two dozen issues of vaults of mystery here left to go through and you can surely understand that this is a pretty intimidating prospect
like after the gold civilization and issue one being a stone idol that doesn’t actually do anything i simultaneously have no fucking idea what to expect yet know whatever it is is definitely going to give me a stress headache that may progress to a blackout where I wake up with a taxi driver telling me we’ve arrived at JFK international airport and in one hand I have cab fare and a ticket home and in the other a burlap sack full of stock broker scalps and no memory of the last 48 hours
I'm reading that "Gold robots in the center of the Earth" post and I get to when the drillers are holding a gun on the Riches. And I'm thinking "Dude, dude, dude! They already have tons of gold on the surface, probably in their house. Just take that! You don't need to go to the center of the Earth."
the thing is that the rich estate is like the least safe place to steal shit from, you’ll get catapulted into an invisible vault by a dog or ground into gemstones or eaten by a money-skinned water dragon
you can steal a ballistic missile from the local military base but god forbid you grab some silverware or one of the eighteen thousand decorative tchotchkes to pawn to pay this month’s rent
Honestly a pretty aesthetically pleasing cover. Good on you, chained-to-desk sweatshop cover slave.
Off to a pretty roaring start here pacingwise, wow. This could easily have been three pages with no additional substance.
I love the mental gymnastics that these comics always have to do to make the infinitely rich disgustingly opulent family the heroes. Gosh, those greedy blue collar workers catch a whiff of money and suddenly they’re willing to murder a child! Not like those scrupolous, ethically saintly wealthy industrialists.
OH NO NOT A SUCTION
tomorrow: underground civilization of gold led by a capricious, gullible wizard
Sorry about the fetish thing. I didn't know what I was thinking.
hahaha chill dude I was doing a bit, for humor purposes, and i appreciate that you played along. jaded as I am I am still not willing to believe that anyone is into gloria gladrich sexually.
answering this publicly because please don’t do anything stupid and tonedeaf like be shitty to this dude over this, aight? our only enemy here is the capitalist slave state, and we must not be distracted from it by petty squabbling.
Cracking open Richie Rich Vault of Mystery #1, and the issue’s lead story is this. At first glance this is probably one of the all-time dumbest endings, but I love it because it means that every pratfall from the trashcan onward is just Mr. Rich being a giant goddamn doofus.
I also like that we never see it bring any good luck, just “oh the scientists decided it’s rad as hell, back on the mantle it goes”
Not sure I'm doing it right either, but doesn't the 1/80th thing apply to both axes? So it would be closer to 62.5 square miles. I'm pretty sure the estate has that much area in unsorted cash lagoons alone.
maybe? i’m bad at math. anyway yeah 62.5 square miles of cash lagoon is a fair conservative estimate. probably goes a lot higher if you count underground cash aquifers.