As it turns out, I was able to find one (1) Harvey Comic in mostly intact condition in my collection. It's Richie Rich Profits #13, from 1976.
For you young'uns, Harvey Comics were once huge, putting out an average of thirty titles a month, four in the Sad Sack family alone. Richie Rich was the story of a boy from an emormously wealthy family, up in the Scrooge McDuck category. Despite being wealthy enough to buy a small country with pocket change, the Riches were refreshingly kind and egalitarian types. Especially Richie, who loved to hang out with his proletarian friends. (They were usually okay with taking advantage of Richie's generosity in sharing his nice things, but too proud to accept money or permanent gifts.)
And being both fantastically wealthy and nice, the Riches had some of the coolest servants around as well, as we will see in this issue.( But first, Richie Rich demonstrates his pyrokinesis. )
The Riches' butler was Cadbury, "the perfect butler." He wasn't quite on the combat level of some other butlers, but in his context, he's still awesome enough to hang out with Alfred, Jarvis, Jeeves and other butlers of legend. This story focuses on his relationship with Richie. (five scans from a fifteen-page story.)( Something about you no one else knows )
And now, a text feature for you older fans.( How much do you know about Richie Rich? )
And now, Cadbury in a solo adventure. (One page)( Yes, it's a very old joke. )
How about a one-page adventure of Casper the Friendly Ghost?( Plus another Scans Daily favorite. )
However, not all of the Rich relatives were salt of the earth types. Some, in fact, lived down to the worst stereotypes of the wealthy. Such as this fellow. (1 and 1/2 pages of five.)( Oddly, he doesn't think of any of the real adventures he's been on with his cousin. )
Hope you've enjoyed this look into the lives of the rich and famous. Your thoughts and comments?
More British comics will be coming up in the next few weeks.