Right you are, bonzogal! Here's the link to where that "bocce flag" came from, and here's my favorite image from that album.
hemlockman wants to make fun of Richie Rich some more, and anybody who offers me free Melvin Monster comics gets what he asks for!
Here's page 5. The only interesting thing that happened on page 4 (besides the hilarious "OOP" reaction) was Richie BULLYING Herman onto the swim team. And I quote: "Don't BUG me. boy! Get into your TRUNKS!"
So here we are at page 5, the grand finale. Herman is of course way behind in the swim match by the end of page 4. Let's watch, shall we?
There's an infinite number of things one could say about this comic. I'll just choose 3.
1. In panel 4, Richie is listening to "Midnight at the Oasis" on his iPod. The verse where Maria Muldaur "kicks up a little dust"!
2. Hogan sure has sissy swim trunks for a bully!
3. And even though the tables have turned, Bully Herman still has a limp wrist! (see panel 7).
The Profiling Stereotyper