Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Major Spoilers Multi-Zillions Edition (Featuring Dollar The Dog!)


Believe it or not, there was a time when the most-seen characters in comics was not Canadian mutant James Howlett, but young multi-millionaire Richard R. Rich II, known to his friends as Richie Rich  For the better part of three decades (decades when, it should be noted, comics readership numbered in the millions, rather than the paltry tens of thousands we have today) Richie appeared in multiple monthly titles, crossed over with his friends to support their books, and even got his DOG a starring role that lasted longer than the original run of the Incredible Hulk!  Richie’s downfall came in the early 80s, when the median age of comics fans rose to the point where the brooding, violent anti-hero type became the only viable protagonist model.  Though he’s popped up here and there in the intervening years, young Richie’s days as top-of-the-card player are probably behind him forever, a realization that makes me inexplicably sad…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) always found it kind of unintentionally cruel that Richie showed off his wealth in front of poor destitute Freckles like that, asking: What lost or diminished genre of comics would you most like to see make a comeback?