Richie Rich is going digital. Ape Entertainment and Classic Media have announced the digital comic book debut of Richie Rich in the Apple App store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The app will feature both the digitally restored and color corrected original master copies of the comic and new adventures under the title of Rich Rescue.
iVerse Media developed the app for Ape Entertainment, which is free to download with a preview of the first issue. Full-color digital issues of the all-new Rich Rescue series are available for $1.99 each, while Richie Rich Classics series are available for $.99. The Richie Rich Classics series feature color covers with one 5-page story in color and the rest in classic black and white.
The Rich Rescue series is an updated version of Richie Rich, which focuses on the character’s altruistic side. In Rich Rescue, Richie Rich is a globe-trotting adventurer who uses his wealth to help people in need around the world.
“I grew up reading Richie Rich comic books and am proud that Ape Entertainment is now offering the first-ever digital version of this classic on iOS,” said Brent E. Erwin, Ape Co-Publisher. “Working with Classic Media and iVerse has been an extremely great experience and we’re looking forward to offering fans another way to enjoy Richie Rich.”