Dave Richards

Staff Writer
Plymouth, Michigan

Early on my mom came up with the plan to introduce me to reading via comics. Her plan worked and gave me both a lifelong love of reading and comics. The earliest comics I remember were some Spider-Man stories where he fought the Kingpin and an issue of Marvel’s “Star Wars” where Darth Vader battled a cyborg. My early comic habit got a regular fix whenever we’d take the Ohio Turnpike to visit my grandparents in Pennsylvania. We’d stop at a rest stop and I’d get a three pack of mostly Gold Key books like “Grimm’s Ghost Stories” or reprints of “Turk: Son of Stone.”

In the ‘80s I started collecting super hero books on a regular basis with “Thing” #24, where he battled the Rhino. From there I picked up a ton of Marvel books. Several years later I was introduced to the DC Universe via books like “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Suicide Squad.” Later my tastes branched out as I discovered companies like Dark Horse and DC’s Vertigo imprint. Currently I’m a huge fan of all forms of genre comics: super hero, crime, action, horror, science fiction and fantasy

When I’m not writing for CBR I’m usually toiling away at the public library I work at or working on book reviews or other pop culture related ramblings at my blog.

FIRST COMIC: “Amazing Spider-Man” & “Star Wars”

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Spider-Man, Captain America, The Thing and Luke Cage

Articles By Dave Richards

Showing results 1-20 of 1775

Soule Discusses Inciting a "Civil War" Amidst Marvel's "Secret Wars"

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The ideological conflict between Captain America & Iron Man reignites and writer Charles Soule tells CBR about bringing "Civil War" to Battleworld.

Slott & Allred Call on Readers to Free the "Silver Surfer" From a Time Loop

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott & Mike Allred discuss "Silver Surfer" #11, a special Möbius Strip-style story that forces readers to play with its pages to escape.

Loveness Explores the Roots of the Friendship Between Rocket & "Groot"

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's mighty oak of a hero steps into the spotlight with his own series, and writer Jeff Loveness spoke with CBR about exploring Groot's mysterious past.

"Secret Wars" and Guggenheim Feed "Squadron Sinister's" Power Addiction

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim discusses his latest Battleworld domain, one dominated by a ruthless, power hungry gang of supervillains.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Spencer Prepares "Ant-Man" for His "Last Days"

Sat, April 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Lang is about to be thrown into the "Secret Wars" mix, and CBR has the exclusive first interview with writer Nick Spencer.

Duggan Talks Invading Battleworld with "Mrs. Deadpool & the Howling Commandos"

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gerry Duggan tells CBR about unleashing the Queen of the Monster Metropolis and her subjects in a new "Secret Wars" series from Marvel.

Ales Kot Talks Mining Real Life For "Material"

Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer discusses his new creator-owned Image series, which chronicles the wonders and ugliness of real life through its diverse cast of characters.

Bendis Talks Iceman's Outing: "I'm Not Done With This Story Yet"

Wed, April 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis speaks with CBR News about the revelation that the time-displaced, original X-Man Bobby Drake is gay.

Gage Talks Storming the Shores of "Spider-Island" for "Secret Wars"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage tells CBR about returning to a Manhattan dominated by monstrous Spider-People as he reimagines "Spider-Island."

Nicieza Ushers in a New "Age of Apocalypse" for "Secret Wars"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

One of the original AoA architects, Fabian Nicieza explains to CBR News what's changed and where he plans to take his Battleworld-bound mutant cast.

Caramagna Rides Out with "Avengers Vs." and "Wyatt Earp"

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

Joe Caramagna talks with CBR about his two projects featuring legendary, larger than life heroes: "Avengers Vs." and "The Further Travels of Wyatt Earp."

Seeley Reveals the Mysteries Behind His "Revival"

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley illuminates recent revelations of his and Mike Norton's "Revival," setting the stage for the next chapter of their back-from-the-dead mystery tale.

Remender Unpacks "Rage of Ultron," Gets to the Heart of Avengers OGN

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Avengers: Rage of Ultron" OGN reignited a war and writer Rick Remender explains to CBR how Ultron creator Hank Pym is now a changed man.

Hickman Ends the "Avengers" & "New Avengers," Prepares for Battle in "Secret Wars"

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Jonathan Hickman about the road to "Secret Wars" and the writer discusses Cap's Avengers and the shape of the "Secret Wars" event.

Hickman Sets the Stage for His "Avengers" Finale & Marvel's "Secret Wars"

Tue, April 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jonathan Hickman explains to CBR News how "Time Runs Out" brings "Avengers" & "New Avengers" to a close and puts "Secret Wars" in motion.

Marc Guggenheim Advances his "X-Tinction Agenda" in "Secret Wars"

Mon, April 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Arrow" EP fills CBR News in on his plans for Havok, Wolfsbane and more when "X-Tinction Agenda" makes its Batleworld presense known.

Jimenez Forges New Armor for "Angela: Asgard's Assassin"

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Phil Jimenez discusses his overhaul of Angela's armor with CBR News, and the basic philosophy behind his character redesigns.

Soule Finds a Weakness in the Afterlife, Discusses Surprise "Inhuman" Return

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Inhuman" writer Charles Soule spoke with CBR about the shocking revival in issue #13 and the turbulent times ahead for the Inhuman Royal Family.

Costa Ensnares "Secret Wars" in the Web of "Spider-Verse"

Tue, March 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Multiversal Spider-Men & Women arrive on Battleworld and writer Mike Costa tells CBR about the series which picks up from the recent Spider-event.

Hopeless Talks Creating Hell on Earth During "Secret Wars" in "Inferno"

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless spoke with CBR News about "Inferno," his "Secret Wars" series set in a Battleworld domain where the X-Men lost the 1989 storyline.