Casper and Richie Rich: Comics' Ultimate Fan Theory, Explained

Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich may have a darker connection than anyone ever realized, according to a famous fan theory.

Two of the most seemingly innocent characters of mid-20th century pop culture are Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich . Both of them are largely devoid of any complex storytelling by design, typically only appearing in a light, gag comic books aimed directly at young readers.While both of these characters were staples of Harvey Comics, a surprisingly persistent fan theory suggests that the two characters have a much darker connection than anyone ever really realized. The idea posits that Richie Rich eventually died, and came back from the spirit realm as Casper. While this gives Casper an even sadder backstory than he already has, this idea has lingered for generations. Now, we're taking a closer look into this idea and what's kept it alive, even as the characters increasingly fade from prominence. RELATED:  Macaulay Culkin Wants Your Gritty Richie Rich Reboot Pitches

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Richie Rich was created by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer in 1953. He was the only son of incredibly wealthy parents and lived as the world's richest child. At the height of his popularity, he was successfully starring in multiple long-running comics at the same time. The comics were typically gag-heavy about how ludicrously wealthy he was and how fun that could be with almost no adult supervision to speak of. However, as the perception of the super-wealthy has changed, the character's presence has been somewhat reduced in pop culture. Still, Richie Rich was the subject of a 1994 movie, where he was portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, and he's appeared on two Netflix shows.

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Casper the Friendly Ghost was initially intended as a children's book by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo. The character was picked up by Paramount Pictures' animation division. The character quickly became a popular fixture of comics and cartoons, eventually even appearing in a number of films, including a beloved 1995 live-action film simply titled Casper . The charming specter lives in a world where ghosts are typically determined to scare humans as much as possible. But Casper breaks from the mold and just wants to have a friend to spend his (after)life with. Casper's flexible origins and more light-hearted approach to the supernatural makes him a more immediately adaptable character.

While comparisons between the two characters happened for years in playgrounds across the nation, the theory that these two characters shared a dark connection went mainstream when it was featured on one of the most popular TV shows of the '90s.

The Simpsons Point

The Simpsons famously poked fun at the theory in the Season 2 episode "Three Men and a Comic Book". At one point, Bart and Lisa Simpson are sitting in the back of the family car with Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books. The two of them bring up how similar the two characters look, with Bart pointing it out to Lisa. Both of them wonder if Richie died and became Casper, with Lisa even (darkly) theorizing that he "realized how hollow the pursuit of money really is and took his own life." It's a grim interpretation of Richie Rich, but coming from Lisa it's a painfully dramatic interpretation.

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On top of spreading the idea of Casper eventually dying and becoming a ghost, it also helped lead to the spread of a Simpsons meme centered around Marge's response of "Kids, could you lighten up a little?" where Marge hears their morbid conversation and asks them to lighten up instead. Despite Marge's request, the theory persisted with some fans, who maintained Lisa's idea that Richie died young and spent his afterlife without any of the inherent friends and protections he'd had in life.

The Theory Returns

The theory resurfaced on the internet when writer Charles Pulliam thought of another potential way that Richie could have died on Twitter. Namely, that Richie's parents killed him for the insurance that would pay off in the result of his death. This could be one way for the Riches to extend their riches during the recent financial downturns over the last decade. It gives a darker edge to the theory and how the world of Casper operates.

The moment quickly blew up on social media, leading Twitter to even commemorate the theory by creating a "moments" page about the response. While many people on the social media platform agreed with Pulliam-Moore's idea, some responded by pointing out the comics that the two characters briefly shared.

However, in comic books, multiple versions of the same character exist side-by-side all the time. The idea also has a bit of dramatic irony, considering that Richie, despite his casual generosity, still abused his wealth to the point where he had his dog literally covered in molten gold. That he ended up being killed to so his parents could continue the same lives that had doomed their riches in the first place strikes some sort of cosmic balance.

While the overall theory will almost certainly never be confirmed, its continued presence in pop culture remains the odd, unlikely legacy of two comic book titans from another age.

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Richie started as a mere supporting character in Little Dot's stories, but his popularity quickly overshadowed the book's titular character, even surpassing the fame of Harvey's most popular characters Casper the Friendly Ghost and Hot Stuff the Little Devil . Due to this unexpected success, Harvey Comics started to publish several books with Richie Rich as the protagonist character in the early 60's.

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Contrary to popular depictions of rich people in media, Richie is a friendly and good-hearted boy, that cares about others.

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The Online Theory of Casper Being the Ghost of Richie Rich Refuses to Die

The theory of Casper the Friendly Ghost being Richie Rich's spirit has been floating around since 1991 when a Simpson 's episode suggested there was a reason why the two characters looked alike.

Their likeness is eerie and uncanny.

Although it's merely a fun spooculation , people have been wondering how Richie Rich became the affable spirit.

One Twitter user proposed a dark theory. @CharlesPulliam tweeted, "Casper the Ghost is a cautionary tale about how Richie Rich's parents killed him for the insurance money."

Was Casper always so "friendly?"

@DccaDance replied to the thread, "Casper might be friendly, but Richie Rich had some skeletons in his closet, though none that money couldn't cover up. Anyway, a lasting Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde transformation. Watch out for child prodigies & pay attention where they bury the bodies, eh Rich?"

The " My Two Cents" blog offered several options in a 2013 entry on how Richie Rich may have transitioned into the spiritual realm.

Richie Rich was known as the richest boy in the world and Casper was known as the friendly ghost (a rip off of another friendly ghost but that's another blog) but what caused Richie Rich's death? An accident, a rare childhood disease, suicide, murder??? The mystery has been surrounded by secrets for years UNTIL NOW when I shall uncover the mysterious death of beloved Richie.

He shared "nightmare scenarios" for that included a suicide, a shark attack, and a sexually transmitted disease.

Richie certainly would have had many young girls after him. Knowing he could never find anyone that truly loves him for who he is and NOT just for his money, he becomes a man-whore. Richie sleeps with every girl he meets and many high-class hookers. Eventually this lifestyle catches up with him and he gets a case of full blown aids. All the money can't save him from this disease and Richie ends up dying a slow painful death. Keep in mind Richie lived over 60 years ago although his Casper ghost still roams the earth to this day some say, back then they didn't have the same kind of medicine that we do now.

There's always that guy who likes to challenge a good theory.

Cartoon Conspiracy said it's plausible Richie Rich could have died as a child, considering the fact that the affluent family was perpetually subjected to threats of kidnapping, robbery, and espionage.

And if the theory held up, the trait that both characters had in common was wanting to connect with people.

One fact incontrovertibly tied the two characters together. Both Casper and Richie Rich were drawn my New York cartoonist Warren Kremer, who died in July of 2003 in Glen Ridge, NJ.

The film adaptation of Casper, however, wouldn't support the popular theory.

In 1995's Casper movie, the character died of pneumonia, which wouldn't make sense for a wealthy kid with the best medical care to die from an inflammatory condition.

Still, people are having fun wanting to believe the theory.

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How Did Casper the Friendly Ghost Die?

By jake rossen | dec 23, 2019.

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The star of dozens of animated shorts and specials, hundreds of comics, and one big-screen feature (which spawned a couple of straight-to-video follow-ups), Casper the Friendly Ghost has enjoyed a great deal of spooky success since he debuted in 1945. An affable spirit, the seemingly pre-adolescent blob of ectoplasm only wants to make friends. Unfortunately, people are consistently wary of his ethereal qualities. In the earliest shorts, he preferred to hang out by himself near a tombstone.

Does the tombstone belong to him? By virtue of being a ghost, doesn’t that mean Casper was once a real, live boy who suffered a tragic fate at a young age?

The Ghost With No Name

When Casper was created back in 1940 by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo, the question apparently didn’t come up. Reit and Oriolo planned to have Casper—who did not yet have a name—be the star of an illustrated children’s book, with Reit writing and Oriolo illustrating it. They never got the chance. The two, who worked at Fleischer Studios on animated shorts, were both drafted to serve in World War II. When they returned, Fleischer Studios had been purchased by Paramount, renamed Famous Studios, and wanted complete control over the intellectual property of work created by employees. The two sold Casper and other characters for a total of $200 to Paramount.

When Casper made his animated debut in the 1945 Famous Studios short “The Friendly Ghost,” he finally got a name , but no mention was made of his origins. The short references his “brothers and sisters” who enjoy scaring people but offers no other details of his private life.

A second short , 1948’s “There’s Good Boos To-Night,” shows Casper leaning on a tombstone while reading a book, with a “Love Thy Neighbor” sign hanging nearby. The ghosts in the cemetery are referred to as his “neighbors” and appear to rise from their respective resting places when it’s time to go haunting. This would imply Casper is relaxing at his own gravesite, though his name doesn’t appear on the tombstone. If so, it would support the idea he once occupied the land of the living.

As Casper moved into another medium, however, a case began to be made for his existence as something other than human. In 1949, St. John Publishing produced five Casper comics. In 1952, Harvey Comics took over the license. In an effort to expand Casper’s world, Harvey gave him a ghost family, including a mom and three uncles. None of them were named until 1955, when the uncles were dubbed Fatso, Fusso, and Lazo. What wasn’t clear, however, was whether Casper’s relatives were all deceased as well or whether the Casper mythology implies ghosts are simply "born" ghosts.

The Pneumonia Theory

When the Casper feature film starring Christina Ricci was released in 1995, producers apparently thought moviegoers would be confused by a lack of explanation, and so the Casper of that film was portrayed as a boy named Casper McFadden. He was said to have died of pneumonia at the age of 12 after staying out in cold weather for too long playing with a sled he had just received as a gift.

There is one alternative, and slightly darker, theory that was purportedly first floated by The Simpsons . In the 1991 episode “Three Men and a Comic Book,” Bart and Lisa speculate that Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich, another Harvey Comics icon. (The two bear a resemblance.) Lisa believes that his realization of “how hollow the pursuit of money really is” caused Richie to take his own life. Other observers have speculated that perhaps Richie’s parents killed their son for the insurance money.

This is, of course, virtually impossible, as Richie Rich wasn’t created until 1953, 13 years after Reit and Oriolo conceived of Casper.

So what is Casper—former boy or forever ghost? Given his comfort hanging around a tombstone and his pleasant nature preventing him from besmirching the grave of another, it seems likely he was once human. To date, only the 1995 feature has attempted to detail what led him to the afterlife. Considering Casper's appeal as a children's property, that's probably for the best.

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Can It Fit? — Richie Rich and Casper

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Welcome to Can It Fit? the series where we look at various crossover fan theories and see if they can stand up to close scrutiny.

For this installment, we’ll take a look at the theory: Is Casper really the ghost of Richie Rich?

This was first brought up in The Simpsons episode “Three Men and a Comic Book” (Season 2, Episode 21, #7F21, original airdate: May 9, 1991).

The image is displayed to the right. In case you are unable to see it, here’s the dialogue from the episode:

BART: Well, you know what I think? I think Casper’s the ghost of Richie Rich. LISA: Hey! They do look alike! BART: I wonder how Richie died…? LISA: Perhaps he realized how hollow the pursuit of money is and took his own life.

So, is Lisa right and this theory really true?

Simply put, no.

Richie Rich first appeared in comic book form in Little Dot #1 (September 1953). He was created by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer. Casper appeared nearly a decade earlier in the Famous Studios cartoon “The Friendly Ghost,” based on a concept created by Joseph Oriolo and Seymour Reit. So these two have no creators in common.

The big clincher is also that these two have appeared in comics together:

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None of these comics involve time travel or Casper remembering his past life as Richie Rich.

So it’s pretty clear what the verdict is:

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Warren Kremer, 82, the prolific Harvey Comics artist who drew the “poor little rich kid” Richie Rich, Casper the Friendly Ghost and other popular characters, died July 24 of undisclosed causes in Glen Ridge, N.J.

Kremer was a pulp magazine illustrator when he joined Harvey Comics in the late 1940s. Over the next 35 years, he became the comic publisher’s top artist. He is credited with transforming a mournful Casper into his familiar cherubic form, as well as turning out Stumbo the Giant and Hot Stuff, the baby devil that has long been a favorite of tattoo artists.

Kremer also worked on Harvey’s line of horror comics, including Black Cat and Tomb of Terror, and was considered one of the most prolific artists of comic book covers. His notorious early 1950s cover for Tomb of Terror showing a bursting head was among the graphic images that led to a 1954 congressional investigation of comic books.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Kremer graduated from the High School of Music and Art and the School of Industrial Arts in New York City.

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Warren Kremer, a cartoonist whose lush, rounded brush style defined the appearance of comic-book characters from Richie Rich to Casper the Friendly Ghost, died on July 24 in Glen Ridge, N.J. He was 82 and lived in Bloomfield, N.J.

Along with Alfred Harvey, the publisher of Harvey Comics, and the editor Sid Jacobson, Mr. Kremer created popular children's characters including the ''poor little rich kid'' Richie Rich; Stumbo the Giant; and the baby devil beloved of boardwalk tattoo artists, Hot Stuff. Mr. Kremer was the top artist at Harvey Comics, where he worked for 35 years, and was one of the most prolific artists of comic-book covers.

A cheery cross between Little Lord Fauntleroy and Barbara Hutton, Richie Rich made his debut as a backup feature in the first issue of the comic book Little Dot in September 1953. Mr. Kremer named the character for his own son Richard.

Richie Rich soon proved to be the most popular character in the Harvey stable. Harvey Hits No. 3 was the first all-Richie Rich comic in November 1957, and he was given his own title in 1960. In 1994 the comic book was made into a movie starring Macaulay Culkin, who like the main character was cute, blond and wealthy beyond his years.

Mr. Kremer also modified the original lugubrious-looking Casper the Friendly Ghost as he appeared in animated shorts by Famous Studios in the early 1940's, turning him into the more child-friendly, cherubic version known today.

Born in the Bronx in 1921, Mr. Kremer graduated from the High School of Music and Art and the School of Industrial Arts in New York City. He was an illustrator for pulp magazines, then in the late 1940's joined Harvey, where he met his wife, Grace, who worked as a letterer. He is survived by his wife, Grace; two sons, Richard W. and Peter R.; two daughters, Maryanne Kremer-Ames and Suzanne Petrozzino; a sister, Anita Sudol; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Kremer worked for Harvey's line of horror comics, including Black Cat and Tomb of Terror, for which he created one especially notorious cover of a bursting head in the early 1950's. Such horrific imagery helped lead to a Congressional investigation into comics by the Kefauver committee in 1954; Harvey subsequently pursued a wholesome image.

The provenance of Richie Rich, like that of most successful comic characters, is disputed. The publisher, Mr. Harvey, often claimed he created Richie, but Mr. Kremer told Comic Book Artist Magazine last year: ''We should get some of the credit. We weren't getting the money, for sure!''

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Casper the Friendly Ghost was a major character published by Harvey Comics from the 1940s until the company's demise in 1994.

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Casper teamed up with Richie Rich in the publication series Richie Rich and Casper , which ran for 45 issues from 1974 to 1982. Many of the stories in this series were between 15 to 20 pages long, though rarely just 10 pages in length. Previously unpublished 15-page stories intended for release later in 1982 or 1983 finally appeared in 1987 in the second issue of Richie Rich and... - a series in which each issue featured a different character. Some older Richie Rich and Casper-billed stories were later republished in Richie Rich digest publications.

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In the Richie Rich and Casper series, Casper would appear whenever Richie is in desperate need of help. When Casper gives Richie gets the help he needs, Richie claims he was dreaming every time Casper appeared. On occasion, Casper's friends, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Spooky, and The Ghostly Trio would appear in such comic book series to help Casper when in need.

  • Casper would make cameo appearances in Richie Rich-billed stories. On most of these occasions, Casper would be seen on a TV show Richie is watching, but in one story - "Meadow Lark Park" - he would be seen riding a roller coaster while he is invisible (hence the dashed outline).
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While reading a Richie Rich comic book, Bart and Lisa take note of the facial similarity between Richie and Casper , leading them to speculate that Casper is actually Richie's ghost. [1]

Richie Rich: Incorporates in Delaware was one of the comic books Comic Book Guy sold to Bart, claiming that Bart smudged it. [2]

When Homer , Lenny , and Carl were having a paintball fight in Olympus Estates , Richie Rich told his butler, Cadbury , to call the real estate agent because they were moving. [3]

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When Bart was in rehab, his good friend Richie Rich played his role in the TV series. The episodes with him in didn't do too well in ratings. [4]

Richie Rich appeared among other rich CEO characters during the song " Goodbye, Middle Class ". [5]

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People Are Claiming Casper Is the Ghost Of Richie Rich And We Cannot Unsee It

By Tanya | Mar 29, 2018

When it comes to conspiracy theories about our childhood shows or cartoons, we all tend to get a little defensive. Personally, I find a lot of them to be way too crazy to even give the attention they demand.

But lately, one has started popping back up and it's honestly too good to ignore. It involves Casper the Friendly Ghost we all know and love, and his relationship to Richie Rich.

You might be thinking, how does a ghost comic from 1939 relate to a comic about a rich boy from 1953? Well, turns out people think they are the same person.

That's right. People think Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich.

Insane theory right? Well, maybe not so much. First of all, take a look at them. They have the same face shape, the same stout little body, and they are both seem to be around the same age.

Someone sent out a tweet earlier this week with pictures of the two characters side by side, and it's hard to deny their similarities.

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It was posted by Charles Pulliam, with the comment, "Casper the Ghost is a cautionary tale about how Richie Rich's parents killed him for the insurance money."

So what's the truth? Does it matter? Not really. Either way, we're already sold on this idea. It doesn't matter because now I cant unsee it.

Their little hand gestures are even the same? Those cheeks, that big ol' head of his, and those rounded little feet, forget it!

Sure, there are arguments against it too. For example, both Casper and Richie appeared in a comic at one point together.

Richie Rich and Casper

Okay.... That one's a little bit tricky, but also, maybe Richie is just really into astral projection and is able to separate his spirit from his body? Or, I mean, it is a comic and there are many examples of  alternate universes crossing each other so maybe that's what's going on!

But this theory isn't new, it's actually been suspected for years now, especially after an extremely popular show proposed the theory...

The Simpsons is often thought of as a strange oracle that can predict the future. We won't get into all of their successful predictions, but they've made some big ones.

One thing they did joke about many years ago was actually this Richie Rich/Casper connection.

Bart and Lisa were sitting in the back of the car, looking at the  comics and they pointed out how similar they looked.

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Some people have some pretty deep views into the whole thing. Twitter user Brent Waggoner said, "I think of Casper as the spirit of capitalism and Richie Rich as his incarnation."

But Reddit user junova has a whole complicated theory involving a change of identiy and then abandoning his rich lifestyle which ultimately leads to his death.

"Growing up in the excesses of wealth Richie is a happy little boy until one day he travel s outside of Richville (Siddartha style) and is overcome by the despair of the poor. Curious as to what its like to be a normal boy Richie sneaks off to go sledding where he encounters other kids his age, who realizing who he is decide to rough him up and in turn accidentally fatally injure him. Richie dies cold and alone in the snow, contemplating what is most important about life and due to his unfinished business comes back as casper the friendly ghost (because everyone would've heard the story of poor little richie rich the innocent boy killed by jealous peers) ready to befriend those in need."

What do you think? Is Casper the ghost of Richie Rich, or do they just look alike as a coincidence?

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. Richie and Casper go searching for pirate treasure and wind up traveling through time and space to Pirate Island. Richie's robot maid Irona needs some time to herself. True Treasure; Redbeard the Pirate; Lost and Found; Casper: Call the Witch Doctor; Irona: Irona Must Be Left Alone-A. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.40.

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"The Big Hit" Hostess snack cakes ad with Sad Sack. "Genius" part 1; The Ghostly Trio insists that Casper goes to Scare School, which he quickly flunks out; Meanwhile, Reggie is freaking out over an intelligence test being given at his school. Untitled one-page story; Richie insulates Dollar's chilly doghouse with paper money. "Big Dreams" part 2; Thinking his intelligence test scores prove him a genius, Reggie offers himself as a scientist to Rich Industries. "Treasure Hunt" part 3; Reggie is kidnapped by pirates who need a "genius" to help them find buried treasure. "The Mysterious Broom" text story, pencils by Ernie Colon. "Deep Doings" part 4; Richie and Casper save Reggie from the pirates by help of a mechanical shark; Later, Mr. Rich informs them that the test results were incorrect and that Reggie isn't a genius after all. "Father Knows Best" Grit magazine ad with Richie Rich. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.40.

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Cover pencils by Warren Kremer. Spring Fever Part 1 starring Richie Rich, Casper, Mr. Greenthumb, Mayda Munny, Wendy the Witch, and Aunt Zelma. Cadbury the Perfect Butler one-page story. Spring Fever Part 2: Growing Up and Up and Up. Spring Fever Part 3: The Great Thud. The Warlock King text story starring Casper. Spring Fever Part 4: A Love-Ly Day. Grit newspaper ad starring Richie Rich, Mr. Rich, and Gloria Glad. 36 pgs. $.40. Cover price $0.40.

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"I Wish I Knew"; Due to a "wishing cookie," Richie and Casper find themselves in the past, learning the story of the Rich family coat-of-arms. Untitled one-page story; Its a cloudy day for Casper and Wendy. "Missing: One Prince" text story featuring Wendy. "Under Suspicion"; When minor disasters occur all over the world, Richie's cousin Reggie is always the prime suspect; It seems he has quite a reputation for pranks. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. A fad for making and breaking "world records" grips America. Trying to set their own records, Richie and Casper accidentally create a record-breaking blizzard. The Sooper Book of Records; Into the Act; Its a Record; Casper: He Couldnt Say No; Irona: Act Your Machine Age. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. After a little Enchanted Forest magic makes Casper even richer than Richie Rich himself, Richie tries to teach Casper about money by changing places with him, becoming Richie the Ragamuffin. Cashper the Rich Little Ghost; Learning About Money; Richie the Friendly Ragamuffin; The River Monster; Paid in Full. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. Richie's sudden super-strength leads TV producers to want to make him a star, but Wendy has a surprise for them all. When Richie's mischievous cousin Reggie meets Casper's mischievous cousin Spooky, trouble is sure to follow. Better Than TV; The Producers; End of a Dream!; A Very Special Dinner Party; Spooky and Reggie: Schemers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. Richie and Casper investigate a castle that is supposedly haunted and find monsters that are apparently all too real. Is That Castle Haunted?; The Real Haunting; Favors; Private Eyesore; Enough, Enough! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. Richie and Casper encounter the Gold Wizard, who uses his powers to change things to gold for sinister purposes. When they try to counter him, Casper gets turned into a gold statue. Richie must find a way to change Casper back before they can stop the Wizard. The Gold Wizard; Fools Gold; Just Desserts; A Visit from the Snob Club; Another Wizard. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. A mysterious black book creates chaos and a tidal wave of riches. Richie and Casper must learn the secret of the book to undo the damage. Richie tries to stop his mean cousin Reggie from unleashing a prank war. The Little Black Book; Spelling Lessons; The Big and Small of It; Wendy: The Evil Broom; Richie Rich and Reggie: The Ultimate Pranks. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. Richie and Casper try to help a clown who's lost his laughter. A monster that loves money is drawn to the Rich mansion. The Unfunny Clown; Grumpier and Grumpier; Funny Money; The Mansion Monster. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.60.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. After a mysterious blizzard buries the Earth in snow, Casper and Richie must find out what's causing it. A Winter Tale; How Cold Is It?; Warm Friends; The New Teller; The Money Party. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.60.

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Harvey's most popular characters, the friendly ghost and the world's richest boy, join forces for a new series of adventures. Casper and Richie find out exactly how much money Richie has when a monster emerges from Money Mountain. The strange being exerts a powerful magnetic pull on any kind of money, and Richie is loaded. Funny Money; The Money Monster; All About Money; The Magic Richie; Wooden You Know. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.60.

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Cover pencils by Warren Kremer. Cracker Jacks ad with Hank Aaron. Advertisement for Richie Rich Clock. Advertisement for ABC-TV cartoon show produced by Hanna-Barbera. Return of the Mysterious Dr. Frankenspook (Part 1 of 4) starring Richie Rich, Gloria Glad, Reggie Van Dough, Casper, and Dr. Frankenspook. Cadbury one-page story, pencils by Warren Kremer. Funny Monsters (Part 2 of 4), script by script by Lennie Herman, pencils by Ernie Colon. Casper Invites You to Be a Cub Scout ad. Funny Schemes (Part 3 of 4), script by script by Lennie Herman, pencils by Ernie Colon. The Big Diamond Counting Adventure text story. Funny Dreams (Part 4 of 4). 36 pgs. $.60. Cover price $0.60.

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  1. Casper and Richie Rich: Comics' Ultimate Fan Theory, Explained

    By Brandon Zachary Published Oct 3, 2019 Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich may have a darker connection than anyone ever realized, according to a famous fan theory. Two of the most seemingly innocent characters of mid-20th century pop culture are Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich.

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    Richie Rich | Casper the Friendly Ghost Wiki | Fandom in: Characters, Humans, Harvey Comics Characters, and 7 more Richie Rich Sign in to edit Richie Rich Physical Information Gender Male Species Human Age 7 years old. Basic Information Friends/Allies Casper, Little Dot, Gloria Enemies Reggie, Mayda Munny Home Richville Production Infomation

  3. Richie Rich Is Casper

    Richie Rich Is Casper is a long-running fan theory that the cartoon and comic book character "Casper the Friendly Ghost" is the ghost of comic book character Richie Rich. Origin On May 9th, 1991, an episode of the animated sitcom The Simpsons entitled "Three Men and a Comic Book" aired in the United States.

  4. Richie Rich and Casper (1974) comic books

    Guardian Ghost starring Richie Rich and Casper; Casper invisibly follows Richie to a new cave, hoping to prevent disaster, and he fails, as Richie gets his foot stuck in a crevice. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.25.

  5. Theory of Casper Being Richie Rich's Ghost Surfaces Again

    Mar. 30, 2018 (ChannelFredrator/YouTube, @brent_waggoner/Twitter) The theory of Casper the Friendly Ghost being Richie Rich's spirit has been floating around since 1991 when a Simpson 's episode suggested there was a reason why the two characters looked alike. — (@) — (@) Their likeness is eerie and uncanny.

  6. Are Richie Rich & Casper the SAME person?!

    This week on "Cartoon Conspiracy", Emily looks into whether "Richie Rich" died and became "Casper The Friendly Ghost"Welcome to Cartoon Conspiracy! Dive into...

  7. How Did Casper the Friendly Ghost Die?

    In the 1991 episode "Three Men and a Comic Book," Bart and Lisa speculate that Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich, another Harvey Comics icon. (The two bear a resemblance.) Lisa believes that ...

  8. Can It Fit?

    No. Welcome to Can It Fit? the series where we look at various crossover fan theories and see if they can stand up to close scrutiny. For this installment, we'll take a look at the theory: Is Casper really the ghost of Richie Rich? This was first brought up in The Simpsons episode "Three Men and…

  9. Warren Kremer, 82; Cartoonist Drew Casper the Ghost, Richie Rich

    Warren Kremer, 82, the prolific Harvey Comics artist who drew the "poor little rich kid" Richie Rich, Casper the Friendly Ghost and other popular characters, died July 24 of undisclosed causes in ...

  10. Warren Kremer, 82, Who Drew Richie Rich

    Sept. 10, 2003 Warren Kremer, a cartoonist whose lush, rounded brush style defined the appearance of comic-book characters from Richie Rich to Casper the Friendly Ghost, died on July 24 in...

  11. Casper the Friendly Ghost

    While reading a Richie Rich comic book, Bart and Lisa take note of the facial similarity between Richie and Casper, leading them to speculate that Casper is actually Richie's ghost. Harry Comics published the comic book Death of Casper. Casper is one of the "Famous Pale People" that Wendell Borton made a presentation about. Non-canon

  12. Richie Rich and Casper from Harvey Comics

    Richie Rich and Casper #19. Oct 3rd, 1977 · $0.3. Browse issues from the comic book series, Richie Rich and Casper, from Harvey Comics. Team up adventures of Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost.

  13. The Curious Connection Between Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost

    Oct 19 This article explores the intriguing similarities in facial features between two iconic characters from Harvey Comics: Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Speculative Origins...

  14. Casper the Friendly Ghost

    Casper the Friendly Ghost was a major character published by Harvey Comics from the 1940s until the company's demise in 1994. Appearances in Richie Rich comics Casper teamed up with Richie Rich in the publication series Richie Rich and Casper, which ran for 45 issues from 1974 to 1982.

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    1 History 2 Non-canon 3 Behind the Laughter 4 Appearances 5 References History [ edit] While reading a Richie Rich comic book, Bart and Lisa take note of the facial similarity between Richie and Casper, leading them to speculate that Casper is actually Richie's ghost. [1]

  16. Casper the Friendly Ghost

    Harvey Comics Cover of Casper the Friendly Ghost #1 (March 1991) Casper was first published in comics form in August 1949 by St. John Publications, running for five issues until September 1951. In 1952, Alfred Harvey, founder and publisher of Harvey Comics began producing Casper comic books.

  17. Casper/Richie Rich fan theory from The Simpsons : r/FanTheories

    19 junova • 10 yr. ago According to wikipedia, Casper's last name is McFadden and he's a ghost because his parents are ghost. But that's a rather blah explanation. Perhaps Daddy McFadden grew up poor and changed his name to rich because that's what he wanted to be.

  18. Casper Actually the Ghost of Richie Rich #explained

    Casper Actually the Ghost of Richie Rich #explained Is Casper actually the ghost of Richie Rich? This video reveals the mysterious connection b ...more

  19. Richie Rich and Casper in 3-D (1987) comic books

    Blackthorne Publishing presents another in its series of 3-D comics, this one featuring Harveys most famous characters, Casper the Ghost and Richie Rich. The friendly ghost and the richest boy in the world join forces against Dr. Frankenspook, who has weaponized silliness with his Switcherooray. 32 pages, B&W with 3-D effects. Cover price $2.50.

  20. I think Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich. : r/TheSimpsons

    The Simpsons on Reddit! Woo-hoo! Simpsons TV Show. The /r/TheSimpsons subreddit is fan base of redditors who love The Simpsons. The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society and television.

  21. Richie Rich, Casper, And Other Harvey Comics Characters To Be Revived

    Joe Books is working with Universal Brand Development to revive Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Baby Huey, and the rest of the Harvey gang in new stories ...

  22. People Are Claiming Casper Is the Ghost Of Richie Rich

    People think Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich. Insane theory right? Well, maybe not so much. First of all, take a look at them. They have the same face shape, the same stout little body, and they are both seem to be around the same age.

  23. Richie Rich and Casper (1974) comic books 1980-1989

    After a little Enchanted Forest magic makes Casper even richer than Richie Rich himself, Richie tries to teach Casper about money by changing places with him, becoming Richie the Ragamuffin. Cashper the Rich Little Ghost; Learning About Money; Richie the Friendly Ragamuffin; The River Monster; Paid in Full. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.50.