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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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.

HeroesCon: Way & Corben Talk “Starr the Slayer”

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

This September, the Marvel MAX mini “Starr the Slayer” by Way and Corben will explore the relationship between writer and creation, as well as what it takes to survive in a savage world of magic.

HeroesCon: Waid Talks “Strange”

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

Doctor Strange may no longer be Sorcerer Supreme, but he's not done exploring and protecting the mystical side of the Marvel Universe. CBR spoke with spoke with Mark Waid about “Strange," a 4-issue mini kicking off in November.

HeroesCon: Remender On “Doctor Voodoo"

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

When the Marvel Universe is under siege from the supernatural, it's time to page Jericho Drumm, Sorcerer Supreme and star of the new “Doctor Voodoo" ongoing series. CBR News spoke with writer Rick Remender about the project.

WWPhilly: Webheads Talk Spider-Man!

Fri, June 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's got the scoop on Black Cat, Ben Reilly, Mary Jane and more from "Amazing Spider-Man" writers Mark Waid, Fred Van Lente, Joe Kelly, Marc Guggenheim and their editor Steve Wacker!

Joe Kelly Talks Spider-Man

Fri, June 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"American Son" writer Joe Kelly talks to CBR about the incredible events and shocking conclusion of the latest issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" #597, and gives insight to just what makes the Osborns such a unique family.

Talking New Avengers with Bendis!

Wed, June 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with Brian Michael Bendis about Doctor Voodoo, the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth Dimension, as well as the writer's plans for the next several months of “New Avengers.”

Benson & Glass Talk Luke Cage Noir

Wed, June 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “Luke Cage Noir,” writers Mike Benson & Adam Glass take the hero for hire down a new set of mean streets, those of 1930’s Harlem. CBR News spoke with the duo about the project, which reimagines the character as an anti-hero in 1920s Harlem.