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Posted in 1 by cesco7 on May 21, 2009

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  1. cheech wizard said, on May 21, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Wrong! Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich! The Harvey Comics issue from 1947 where the little rich bastard gets trundled by a cement truck is a rare collector’s issue exceeded in value only by Action Comics #1.

  2. pccmdoc said, on May 21, 2009 at 11:48 am

    But then how would you explain them appearing in some comics together…oh wait, those must be the clones of Richie that his parents kept around for just such an emergency…

  3. Michael Ezra said, on May 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    From The Simpsons episode Three Men and a Comic Book:

    Bart: Well, you know what I think? I think Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich.
    Lisa: Hey, they do look alike!
    Bart: Wonder how Richie died.
    Lisa: Perhaps he realized how hollow the pursuit of money really is and took his own life.
    Marge: Kids, could you lighten up a little?

    • cheech wizard said, on May 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

      Well, whaddaya know. I never saw that one. But they do look alike – Richie might be a little more pale, though.

  4. cheech wizard said, on May 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Things turned out badly for a lot of the Harvey characters. For example:

    Wendy the Good Little Witch was able to free herself from the pernicious influence of her evil aunts, and eventually earned a scholarship to Radcliffe. Unfortunately, a weekend barhopping trip with sorority sisters took an unfortunate detour through Salem, where she was burned at the stake.

    Baby Huey became an All-American right tackle at the U of Miami and was considered a surefire first-round draft pick, but his career was derailed by a late-night shooting outside an off-campus apartment. He’s now spending 10-20 in the state pen on a weapons possession charge.

    Li’l Dot’s parents were finally able to get her on medication for her OCD, and after extensive counseling, she was able to overcome her fixation on poka-dots. She now merely washes her hands all day instead.

    Li’l Audrey goes door-to-door telling people the good news about Jesus.

    Hot Stuff is suffering the unspeakable torments of the dammed.

    Li’l Lulu grew up and married Tubbs. They now live in a trailer park and weigh a combined 560 lbs.

    • Biff Bampau said, on May 22, 2009 at 7:36 am

      What? I heard Li’l Lulu went into pro bodybuilding and, after some steroid trouble, settled into life as an online dominatrix.

      And Hot Stuff is a tormentER, not a tormentEE. He’s currently forcing the soul of Richie Rich to roll an enormous diamond around a circle in Hell.

    • not me said, on May 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

      It’s been a long time since I read any Harvey comics, but wasn’t that character’s name Lil’ Lotta?

      • Michael Ezra said, on May 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

        Yes, it was Lotta. Little Lulu was a different character, published by King Features Syndicate (in its original form as a newspaper strip), then by Dell Comics and later Gold Key Comics.

  5. p said, on May 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    so what happened to caspar’s parents’ ghosts if he’s an orphan? he just had The Ghostly Trio, who were his uncles.

    and ‘ghostly’? they’re ghosts! were they ‘the humanly trio’ before they died?

  6. shortmikeshort said, on May 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I’d like to know what the moment-before was that led to the silent first panel.

  7. Creaulx said, on May 25, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Most kid-centric comic characters at one time seemed to have “uncles” and “aunts” as opposed to “parents”, likely to belie the fact that people (and mice, ducks, and possibly ghosts) have sex, which, in addtion to being *gasp* enjoyable, apparently creates offspring. Good thing we were protected from that by the syndicates, otherwise we might have grown up with some really f*@#ed up ideas about life.

  8. Clumpy said, on June 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    “Little Lulu, Little Lulu, with freckles on her chin,
    Always in and out of trouble, but mostly always in.” etc.

    There was a character who would play her father, a shopkeeper, whoever she was bugging in that particular short. Honestly it confused the dickens out of me.


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