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

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Web of Fortune: Slott Talks Spider-Man

Fri, October 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With "Amazing Spider-Man" #573 in stores now, CBR spoke with writer Dan Slott in-depth about all the bombshell revelations dropped as well as what's next in the tumultuous world of Peter Parker. Plus exclusive art!

Merc With A Mouth To Feed: Daniel Way Talks Deadpool

Thu, October 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Deadpool's moment of glory was stolen from him by Norman Osborn, which means the Merc With a Mouth's now desperate and flat out broke. CBR spoke with writer Daniel Way about what's next.

Bianchi Talks Astonishing X-Artwork

Mon, October 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With "Astonishing X-Men" #27 in stores this week, CBR spoke with series illustrator Simone Bianchi about his acclaimed and distinctive artwork for the best- selling Marvel title, and about working with writer Warren Ellis.

GUT CHECK: Jason Aaron Talks "Scalped"

Fri, October 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with “Scalped” writer Jason Aaron about his new arc, “Gravel in Your Guts,” as well as the writer's future plans for the Eisner-nominated Native American crime saga from Vertigo.

Marching Orders: Schmidt Talks G.I. JOE

Wed, October 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The classic G.I. JOE/COBRA conflict begins anew this month in IDW Publishing's “G.I. JOE” #0. CBR speaks with editor Andy Schmidt about what fans can expect from the line, and previews exclusive artwork by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

Andrasofszky talks “NYX" Artwork

Fri, October 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The mutant teens of “NYX: No Way Home” may have super abilities, but every day is still a struggle for survival. CBR News spoke with artist Kalman Andrasofszky about the highly modern and stylized artwork of the miniseries.

Guggenheim Talks Amazing Spider-Man, Annual

Wed, October 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenehim talks about his two October-shipping Spidey stories:“Amazing” #574 and “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #1, as well as the crucial 2009 arc, “Character Assassination."

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Ralph Macchio

Fri, September 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Our series continues with Ralph Macchio, Senior Editor at Marvel behind the Ultimate and Marvel Illustrated lines, "The Dark Tower," as well as legendary runs by Simonson and Miller, and of course The Spider Clone Saga.

Quantum Leap: DnA Talk "Nova"

Thu, September 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This week's issue #17 sees Nova and Darkhawk join forces against the Skrulls, and concludes with the surprise return of another of the Human Rocket's allies. Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning give us the goods on all things "Nova."

UTTERLY MENTAL: Spurrier talks Punisher War Journal Annual

Wed, September 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle is in for a strange trip in “Punisher War Journal Annual” #1, which pits him against the sinisterly psychedelic Captain Pepper in a mind-bending nightclub of wannabe heroes and villains. We spoke with Spurrier about the book.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Tom Brevoort

Fri, September 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's series of interviews with comics' top editors continues today with Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor at Marvel and responsible for such books as "Secret Invasion," "Civil War," "Captain America" and much more.

Vanished: Yost Talks X-Force

Fri, September 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with “X-Force” co-writer Christopher Yost about the hit series' first arc and discuss the next storyline, “Old Ghosts,” which pits the clandestine mutant hit squad against the old X-Men foe known as the Vanisher.

Broken Hand: Brubaker talks Daredevil

Thu, September 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Next week's "Daredevil" #111 kicks off a major new chapter in the life of the blind crime fighter, introducing him to the deadly new villain, Lady Bullseye. CBR News spoke with writer Ed Brubaker about the book.

Hear Evil: Swierczynski talks "Wolverine: Roar"

Wed, September 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In next week's one-shot, "Wolverine: Roar," Duane Swierczynski and Mike Deodato deliver an action-packed story that's that's literally ear-splitting. CBR News spoke with Swierczynski about the project.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Axel Alonso

Fri, September 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this first part of a new feature, CBR talks to Marvel Comics Executive Editor Axel Alonso about the mysterious role of editors in the comics industry, and about his career highlights and what he looks for in new talent.

And Hell Followed: Cornell talks Captain Britain & MI:13

Fri, September 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Paul Cornell talks to CBR about his series' most recent revelations (and resurrections), and teases "Hell Comes to Birmingham," the new arc that kicking off in "Captain Britain & MI:13" #6.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #6

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The stage is set for one of the biggest clashes the Marvel Universe has ever seen in "Secret Invasion" #6, on sale now. Brian Michael Bendis walks us through the issue page-by-page and hints what's to come next.

When Opposites Attack: Slott talks "New Ways To Die"

Wed, September 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With the second half of the Spider-Man arc kicking off this week, CBR News spoke with writer Dan Slott about some of the surprises and explosive action yet to come in "New Ways To Die."

Ma's Home! Ennis talks "Punisher: War Zone"

Tue, September 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The fan-fave team of Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon return to Frank Castle in December's "Punisher: War Zone" miniseries, which sees the return of some much missed psychopaths. Ennis spoke with us about the project.

Fear And Hatred: Van Lente & Calero on "X Men Noir"

Tue, September 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's mutants are re-imagined this December in a way that's both distinctly different yet somehow familiar in "X Men Noir." We spoke with Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero about the miniseries.

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