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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Hickman & Brevoort Sort Through the Rubble of "Secret Wars" #6, Explain Series' Expansion

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman & Tom Brevoort discuss "Secret Wars" #6, Battleworld's unraveling nature and why Marvel's event needed to expand to nine issues.

In Slott's "Amazing Spider-Man," With Great Wealth Comes Global Responsibility

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker has supplanted Tony Stark as the world's leading industrialist and crime fighter. CBR spoke with Dan Slott about his Spider-plans.

Zdarsky & Quinones Bring "Howard the Duck" Back for More Fowl Play

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Howard the Duck" writer Chip Zdarsky reveals what he and artist Joe Quinones have in store for the private duck and his partner Tara Tam.

Leth & Williams Get Their Claws Into "Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat!"

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth and Brittney Williams discuss their new Marvel Comics series featuring Patsy Walker, a teen romance star turned superhero.

Robbie Thompson Swings Back To High School In "Spidey"

Mon, September 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The new Spider-Man series from "Supernatural's" Thompson and artist Nick Bradshaw tells new tales set during Peter Parker's time at Midtown High.

Teen Mutants And Old School Action Collide In Hopeless' "All-New X-Men"

Fri, September 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless talks working with Mark Bagley and bringing old school X-Men adventure to the "All-New All-Different" Marvel Universe.

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Starlin Enters Adam Warlock's Mind In "Infinity Entity"

Thu, September 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Starlin takes Warlock on a cosmic quest in "Infinity Entity," the next chapter in his unfolding Marvel saga that features art by Alan Davis.

Barbiere & Schoonover's "Howling Commandos of SHIELD" Pits Monster Against Monster

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

Monster-wrangler Frank Barbiere debriefs CBR on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s monstrous military unit of marauding creatures.

Abnett Embarks On Millenia-Spanning Adventure In "Guardians of Infinity"

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

The series from Dan Abnett and Carlo Barberi mixes present day Guardians with members of Guardians 3000 and the new Guardians 1000 team.

Latour Promises Familiar Faces and Multiversal Adventures in All-New "Spider-Gwen"

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

Writer Jason Latour says he, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi will dig into Gwen's past, explore her future -- and maybe include a Spider-Ham visit.

Marguerite Bennett Maps Out Journey of "Angela: Queen of Hel"

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer reveals a few twists and turns she and artists Kim Jacinto & Stephanie Hans have planned for the former Guardian of the Galaxy's new path.

David & Sliney Bring "Spider-Man 2099" Back To The Present

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Spider-Man 2099" writer Peter David and artist Will Sliney tease Miguel O'Hara's new series, which gives him a new job and a new costume.

Tom King Shares His Familial "Vision" for Marvel's Synthezoid Avenger

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In a new series by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta & Jordie Bellaire, the Vision adjusts to suburban life with a wife and children of his creation.

Ryan's "Nova" Sees Two Generations of Human Rockets Take Flight

Tue, September 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sean Ryan spoke with CBR about the "All-New, All-Different" volume of of "Nova" which features a partnership between Sam Alexander and his father.

Robbie Thompson Spins A Sinister New Thread For "Silk"

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

When Thompson and Stacey Lee's "Silk" returns this fall, Cindy Moon will be on the wrong side of the law -- but will it be for the right reasons?

EXCLUSIVE: "Gargoyles" Co-Creator & "Archer" Artist Launch Marvel's "Starbrand & Nightmask"

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Weisman and artist Dominike Stanton introduce two of the Avengers' heaviest hitters to college life in a new ongoing series.

Williamson & Crystal Shed Light on Marvel's Evil "Illuminati"

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal delve into the secrets and characters of their upcoming villain-centric Marvel Comics series "Illuminati."

Ewing & Sandoval AIM for Global Super Heroics in "New Avengers"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval bring international intrigue, some Young Avengers and a possible Ultimate Universe survivor to "New Avengers."

With "Tokyo Ghost," Remender & Murphy Turn Dystopia Into "Something Beautiful"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender reveals details about his and Sean Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost," a sci-fi tale story inspired by modern society's technology addiction.

Rick Remender Explains Shift to Creator-Owned Comics

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender opens up on his choice to strictly pursue creator-owned projects, and shares an exclusive preview of his and artist Sean Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost."