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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CCI: Palo Conjures up some artistic “Voodoo”

Fri, July 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This October, in “Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural” #1, the title character officially debuts as the Marvel Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme. CBR News spoke with Jefte Palo, the artist tasked with depicting his world.

CCI: Hudlin and Cowan on "Captain America/Black Panther"

Fri, July 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan take readers back to the early days of WWII with "Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers," a 4 issue Marvel Knights series which documents the title characters' first meeting.

The Trouble with Harry: Kelly on “American Son”

Wed, July 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Kelly goes in-depth with CBR about his shocking "American Son" storyline, discussing the characters of Peter Parker, Harry and Norman Osborn, and teasing what comes next for "Amazing Spider-Man."

Daniel Way Talks Wolverine(s)

Tue, July 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine and his son Daken's quests to kill Romulus coming to a head, CBR News sat down with writer Daniel Way to discuss recent and future events in Marvel's "Wolverine: Origins" and "Dark Wolverine."

Cornell Talks "Black Widow: Deadly Origin"

Sat, July 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Black Widow embarks upon a dangerous mission in November that will see her reflect on her life as a spy and a superhero. CBR spoke with writer Paul Cornell about "Black Widow: Deadly Origin."

Jason Aaron Takes Punisher to the MAX

Fri, July 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle's ultra-violent title relaunches as "PunisherMAX" with the new creative team of Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon. CBR talks with Aaron about the book, which sends Castle on a hunt to take down the Kingpin (MAX!).

Deadpool Vs. Spidey! By Joe Kelly!

Thu, July 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The two sharpest tongues in the Marvel Universe face-off to see who's the biggest smart-ass of all. CBR spoke with writer Joe Kelly about returning to Deadpool and pitting him against Spider-Man this November.


Tue, July 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Xavier’s dream gets dangerously close to being co-opted as Norman Osborn introduces his Dark X-Men. In the second installment of EVOLUTION REVOLUTION, writer Matt Fraction returns to walk us through "Uncanny X-Men" #513.

Mike Carey on Reigniting The Torch

Mon, July 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

One of Marvel's original heroes returns in “The Torch,” a miniseries that forces the Golden Ager to confront foes both old & new, as well as lingering questions about his past. CBR spoke with co-writer Mike Carey about the book.

Brevoort on Captain America: Reborn

Mon, July 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

“Captain America: Reborn” #1 answered questions about Steve Rogers' death, but introduced an larger mystery about his new life. Editor Tom Brevoort talks about the series and previews exclusive artwork.

Cornell & Lowe Talk Dark X-Men

Thu, July 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

How did Norman Osborn assemble his own mutant strike force? You'll find out next week in “Dark X-Men: The Beginning” #1. CBR spoke with editor Nick Lowe and co-writer Paul Cornell about the three-issue miniseries.


Fri, June 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Welcome to the first edition of EVOLUTION REVOLUTION, the exclusive new CBR feature where writer Matt Fraction walks you through "Utopia," the "Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men" crossover that begins this week.

IRON PATRIOTISM: Ares, Moonstone & Captain Marvel

Wed, June 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia" on sale now, CBR concludes IRON PATRIOTISM with one final chat with Matt Fraction, this time about Ares, Captain Marvel and Moonstone.

Marvel Zombies: The All-Star Return!

Tue, June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The infamous undead go inter-dimensional when Fred Van Lente joins horror novelists David Wellington, Jonathan Maberry and Seth Grahame-Smith for "Marvel Zombies: The Return." We spoke with them about the project.

DnA on War of Kings: Who Will Rule?

Tue, June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “War of Kings: Who Will Rule?”, the survivors of the intergalactic conflict adjust to the new status quo of the cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe. CBR spoke with writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning about the one-shot.

WWPhilly: Simons on Daredevil's New Direction

Mon, June 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This fall a new creative team takes over “Daredevil,” but before that DD has to survive the events of “Daredevil” #500. Editor Warren Simons told us about this issue, the new team and gave us an exclusive 8-page preview of #119.

HeroesCon: Carey on X-Men: Legacy

Sun, June 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In September's "X-Men: Legacy Annual,” Mike Carey sends Rogue on a new mission with the next and possibly last generation of Mutants. CBR News spoke with Carey about "Legacy's" new direction.

WW Philly: Bendis, Fraction, & Remender on “Dark Reign: The List”

Sun, June 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This September, a series of one-shots starring a host of Marvel characters make up Norman Osborn's “Dark Reign: The List.” We spoke with Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, and Rick Remender about Osborn's evil to-do list.

WWPhilly: Remender & Rosemann Talk “Thunderbolts”

Sat, June 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In September’s double-sized “Thunderbolts” #136, Norman Osborn is out to turn Marvel’s Heroes for Hire, Power Man and Iron Fist, into - Killers for Hire? CBR News spoke with guest writer Rick Remender and editor Bill Rosemann about the issue.

HeroesCon: Putting Spidey Through "The Gauntlet"

Sat, June 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “The Gauntlet,” Peter Parker must contend with an unending onslaught of his classic foes. CBR News spoke with editor Steve Wacker and writers Mark Waid and Marc Guggenheim about the storyline.