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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"Sam Wilson" & US Agent Clash as Spencer's "Captain America" Saga Escalates

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

U.S. Agent re-enters the world of Captain America as Nick Spencer's "Civil War II" plans continue to grow ever larger.

SDCC EXCL.: Spencer Swears "Civil War II: The Oath" Will Change the Entire Marvel Universe

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer promises he's not exaggerating when he says his "Civil War II" epilogue one-shot has "severe, very drastic repercussions" for the Marvel U.

SDCC EXCL.: Wolverine Is A Global Fugitive in "Enemy of the State II"

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

Tom Taylor discusses his spiritual sequel to the original, that finds the title character on the run and hunting for enemies that would turn her into a weapon.

EXCLUSIVE: Zdarsky & Anka Trap "Star-Lord" in a Strange New World

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky & Kris Anka will steer Peter Quill's Marvel NOW! adventures, and we have the exclusive first interview about Star-Lord's trip home.

Assembling America's Mightiest Heroes for the "U.S.Avengers" with Al Ewing

Mon, July 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The writer discusses America's premier defense against extraordinary threats, its time-tossed hero's Avengers roots, and Red Hulk's mustache.

Bendis' "Guardians of the Galaxy" Pick a "Civil War II" Side While Grounded on Earth

Wed, July 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Guardians" writer Brian Michael Bendis talks about bringing his team to Earth for "Civil War II" and the trouble that follows them there.

Soule Spotlights Daredevil's Swashbuckling Side, Then Pits Him Against a Serial Killing Artist

Fri, July 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule celebrates Matt Murdock's adventurous side, and discusses the return of Echo and the debut of a new villain he calls a "straight-up bastard."

Jim Zub Explains How Hydra Cap's Revelation Affects "Thunderbolts'" Status Quo

Wed, June 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The revelation about Captain America's Hydra affiliation spills over into the Winter Soldier's world -- Jim Zub discusses how it all fits together.

INTERVIEW: Spencer Declassifies "Captain America: Steve Rogers'" Hydra Secrets, Cosmic Connections

Wed, June 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Captain America" writer Nick Spencer tells CBR News about issue #2's major reveal and reiterates that Steve Rogers "is not brainwashed."

Bendis On War Machine's Death, She-Hulk's Fate & Raising the "Civil War II" Stakes

Mon, June 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis joins CBR for an in-depth discussion of the pivotal players, twists, and turns in the first two issues of the Marvel event series.

EXCL.: Hickman & Coker's "Black Monday Murders" Builds a World of Mystery, Magic & Money

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman discusses his and Tomm Coker's world of high finance and secret magical societies, and shares an exclusive look at the first issue.

Walker's "Nighthawk" Battles for the Soul of Marvel's Chicago

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker opens up about the real world problems that inspired his series, and the new and familiar characters Nighthawk will work with and run afoul of.

Shalvey & Moss Help Marvel's Heroes In "Choosing Sides" for "Civil War II"

Fri, June 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Declan Shalvey and Wil Moss explain how Nick Fury fits into "Civil War II," discuss Power Pack's reunion, Night Thrasher's return & more!

Thompson Heats Up "Silk's" Undercover Op With Heists & Dangerous Decisions

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Robbie Thompson discusses Cindy Moon's undercover operation inside Black Cat's criminal organization, and her impending journey to the Negative Zone.

Zdarsky Talks "Howard the Duck's" Meta Reunion with Film Star Lea Thompson

Fri, June 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky discusses how real life actress Lea Thompson, star of 1986's "Howard the Duck" film, came to hire Marvel's comic book duck detective.

Soule Pushes "Uncanny Inhumans" to the Front Lines of "Civil War II"

Wed, June 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Despite tumultuous recent issues, Soule tells CBR that's nothing compared to his book's "Civil War II" arc and the return of Maximus the Mad.

Remender Breaks Down the Aftermath of "Deadly Class'" Freshmen Finals

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender opens up on the series latest arc, which closes with several violent shocks in order to set up the book's next major chapter.

Ewing Explains How His "Civil War II" Prequel Puts Ulysses at the Conflict's Center

Fri, June 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing spoke with CBR about his Marvel Infinite Comic that serves as a "Civil War II" prequel and the Inhuman precognitive at its heart.

Reeder & Montclare Tease "Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur's" New Foe, Powers & More

Tue, May 31st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare discuss the introduction of Moon Girl's all-new enemy, Kid Kree, and their young Inhuman's new powers.

Guggenheim Says Ward Switching Sides Leads "Agents of SHIELD" into "Civil War II"

Fri, May 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenheim tells CBR how "The Coulson Protocols" and "Avengers: Standoff" set his team up up for a fall in the coming "Civil War II" conflict.