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

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DMC & Miranda-Rodriguez Realize their Marvel-ous Dreams with "Guardians of Infinity"

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Rap legend DMC and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discuss their long-awaited Marvel debut, and explain why the Thing, Groot and NYC are all hip-hop.

Bendis Unpacks "Spider-Man" #1, Explains Miles & Peter at Odds

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR News about Miles Morales' Marvel U debut, two Spider-Men and laying the groundwork for "Civil War II."

King Builds a Better Family in "Vision," Marvel's Sci-Fi, Shakespearean Tragedy

Tue, February 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King explains how he and Gabriel Walta's tale of the synthezoid Avenger melds horror, sci-fi, comedy and superheroics into a unique comic.

Barbiere's "Howling Commandos" Mixes Universal Monsters with Early Marvel Comics

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Barbiere discusses his and Brent Schoonover's vision for "Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D." and their fight against the villainous Sphinx.

Thompson Explores the Friendships that Bind "A-Force" Together

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson discusses her take on the book's cast and plans for the series when she becomes the book's sole writer with issue #5.

Bennett Promises Hellish War, Epic Smooching in "Angela: Queen Of Hel"

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Angela: Queen of Hel" writer Marguerite Bennett teases what's to come for the warrior after she seizes Hel's infernal crown.

Lemire Pushes "Extraordinary X-Men" Toward an Apocalyptic Future

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jeff Lemire tells CBR about wrapping up his first X-Men arc, the team's trip to Weirdworlld and the book's upcoming "Apocalyspe Wars" arc.

Abnett Forces Marvel's "Hercules" to Weather an Uprising Storm

Thu, January 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Abnett spoke with CBR about Herc's battle with the mysterious Uprising Storm and struggle to become a sober, respected, and modern hero.

Spencer Explains Steve Rogers' "Captain America" Return, Sam Wilson's Status

Thu, January 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer is doubling his "Captain America" workload and tells CBR about how "Avengers: Standoff" leads into his new "Steve Rogers" series.

Ewing's "New Avengers" Are Headed Towards An Explosive "Standoff"

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing discusses plans for his series, which include the return of the Avengers 20XX, the former White Tiger, and a major "Avengers: Standoff" tie in.

Hickman & Brevoort Discuss "Secret Wars'" End & Ushering in the New Marvel Universe

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With the final issue of "Secret Wars" on sale, Jonathan Hickman & Tom Brevoort joined CBR to discuss the long-awaited finale and its aftermath.

Max Bemis Explains Why Normal is the New Weird in Marvel's "Worst X-Man Ever"

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Say Anything frontman spoke with CBR about his digital first X-Men series and why an "everykid" mutant is a great entry to Marvel's X-universe.

Ewing's "Ultimates" Transform Galactus, Travel "Outside" the Known Marvel Universe

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing spoke with CBR about the cosmic shakeups in "Ultimates," from Galactus' new direction to voyages far beyond the Marvel Universe.

Slott & Allred Celebrate "Silver Surfer's" 50th Anniversary With A Character-Changing Saga

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott spoke with CBR about celebrating 50 years of the iconic Marvel character with a huge, character-redefining arc.

Remender's "Devolution" is a "Classic '80s Action Film" Starring Dinosaurs & Cavemen

Tue, December 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender spoke with CBR about his nightmarish world of evolutionary throwbacks and monstrosities in Dynamite's long-awaited "Devolution."

Marvel's "Mockingbird" Series Explores an "Untapped Well of Complexity"

Wed, December 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Novelist Chelsea Cain spoke with CBR about giving "Mockingbird" a signature look and exploring Bobbi's life as a super hero, spy and scientist.

EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & Aaron's "Vader Down" Tests "Star Wars'" Heroes and Villains

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen tells CBR about his role in Marvel's "Vader Down" Star Wars crossover that finds Vader down, not out, against the Rebel Alliance.

Bendis & Maleev Send "International Iron Man" On A Quest for His True Parentage

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR about teaming with Alex Maleev to send Tony Stark on an adventure to to find his birth parents.

Edmondson's "Red Wolf" Is A Man Out of Time and Space

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson spoke with CBR about what's next for Red Wolf as he adjusts from his life in the Old West town of Timely to the modern Marvel U.

Remender & Craig's New "Deadly Class" Arc is a "Snapshot of Human Frailty & Viciousness"

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender & West Craig tell CBR about "Die for Me," the deadly new arc that spins their Image Comics series in a bold new direction.