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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Lemire's "All-New Hawkeye" Explores the Avenging Archers' Past, Present & Future

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire spoke to CBR about his second "All-New Hawkeye" #1 with Ramon Perez and continuing to explore the dynamic betwen Clint and Kate.

Guggenheim Channels Bond to Bring "Agents of SHIELD" from TV to Comics

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim spoke with CBR News about taking inspiration from the ABC series to deliver an espionage thriller for Marvel Comics.

Tieri's "Black Knight" is an Addict Surrounded by Messed Up People in Weirdworld

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Tieri spoke with CBR about his Weirdworld-set new Marvel series and fighting against injustice and the addictive power of the Ebony Blade.

Seeley Sets the Stage for "Revival's" Final Year

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley opens up to CBR about the recent twists and turns in the undead "rural noir" comic, and how they'll lead into the series' final year.

Hickman Explains "Secret Wars" #7's Major Payoff, Plunging Battleworld Into Chaos

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman & Tom Brevoort discuss the action and plot twists of "Secret Wars," breaking a giant issue into two parts and paying off stories.

Aaron Says His Wicked New Series "The Goddamned" is "Not Going to Be For Everybody"

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron spoke with CBR about his "biblical noir" from Image Comics that explores the primitive and savage world before the Great Flood.

Lemire's "Old Man Logan" Explores Marvel's "Most Scarred Character"

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about "Old Man Logan" and how he'll work to keep the Marvel U from becoming the nightmare future reality he hails from.

EXCLUSIVE: Soule Gives "She-Hulk" Fans an X-Mas Gift in the "Gwenpool Special"

Wed, November 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule tells CBR about returning to some familiar "She-Hulk" characters in the upcoming special and brings along some exclusive new art.

Remender & Scalera Reset "Black Science" with a Dimension-Hopping Twist

Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender tells CBR about "Godworld," which was originally the opening story in his Image series starring Grant McKay and his dimensionauts.

Conway Sends "Carnage" on a Blood-Drenched Cross-Country Trip

Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Conway gives CBR the inside info on his and Mike Perkins's plans for Spider-Man's serial killing, super-powered foe.

Walker Explores Luke Cage's Evolution, Ties that Bind in "Power Man & Iron Fist"

Fri, October 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Walker discusses reviving Marvel's premier buddy book, "Power Man & Iron Fist," and the enduring friendship between the two leads.

Humphries & Del Mundo Traverse the Twisting, Mystical Roads of "Weirdworld"

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke to Sam Humphries about returning to Marvel's strangest locale with artist Mike Del Mundo and fascinating characters who dwell there.

EXCLUSIVE: Walker's "Nighthawk" Hunts the Streets of Chicago

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker tells CBR about his new Marvel series that finds the Squadron Supreme vet plying his bloody brand of justice on Chicago's criminals.

Humphries & Garron Chronicle the Legendary Rise of "Star-Lord"

Thu, October 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Humphries tells CBR about his "Year One"-style take on Peter Quill's journey from earthbound teen to swashbuckling cosmic Marvel hero.

Asmus' "All-New Inhumans" Confront Global Threats & Ancient Mysteries

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

James Asmus spoke with CBR about sending his team on a global quest to find newly awakened Inhumans and solve the mystery of the "Skyspears."

Young & Andrade Explore "Rocket Raccoon & Groot's" Intergalactic Hijinks

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Skottie Young about Marvel's new ongoing featuring the titular Guardians of the Galaxy members and fun, sci-fi buddy adventures.

NYCC: Zdarsky & North's Howard the Duck/Squirrel Girl Crossover is One "Crazy Comic"

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Chip Zdarsky & Ryan North discuss Marvel's crankiest detective and happiest hero as "Howard the Duck" & "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" collide.

NYCC: Soule Tests the Bonds Between Master and Padawan in "Obi-Wan & Anakin"

Sun, October 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Charles Soule about his new "Star Wars" series set during the prequels that examines the tense relationship between the titular Jedi.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Hopeless, Latour & Thompson Craft Cross-Dimensional Chaos in "Spider-Women"

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to the writers behind "Spider-Women," Marvel's upcoming crossover that spans dimensions across "Spider-Woman," Silk" and "Spider-Gwen."

NYCC: Spencer, Brevoort Celebrate 75 Years of Captain America in "Avengers: Standoff"

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer & Tom Brevoort tell CBR about the crossover event that celebrates an icon and runs through Marvel's "Avengers" titles this spring.