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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Sterner Stuff: Roger Stern On “Amazing Spider-Man”

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

In this week's “Amazing Spider-Man” #580, veteran Spidey scribe Roger Stern returns to the character after an eight-year absence. We talk with Stern about the issue, how it feels to be back, and what's next.

Steven Grant Talks “What If? Spider-Man: Back in Black”

Mon, December 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Steven Grant talks about “What If? Spider-Man: Back in Black,” in which he and artist Gus Vazquez depict what might have happened if Spidey's wife Mary Jane was shot instead of Aunt May.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #8

Thu, December 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Out now, “Secret Invasion” #8 is the final issue of Marvel Comics' hit series, and it's big one. In this last installment of SPOILERS OF WAR, we enlisted writer Brian Michael Bendis to walk us through this special issue page by page.

Esprit De Corps: DnA talk “Nova”

Thu, December 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Nova” #19 saw the shocking resurrection of Richard Rider's former unit, the Nova Corps. CBR spoke with series writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning to find out what this means, and to preview pages from "Nova" #20!

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Aaron Talks “Punisher MAX X-Mas Special”

Wed, December 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

A crazed pimp, a few hitmen and a pregnant mob wife means Frank Castle isn’t in for a Silent Night in “Punisher MAX X-Mas Special." We spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the one-shot.

Shock(er) to the System: Waid Talks Spidey

Thu, November 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid made his debut as part of the “Amazing Spider-Man” creative team this week, and we speak with him about his story as well as his immediate, near and far future plans for the Web-Slinger.

Fraction Talks "God-Sized" Thor

Wed, November 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In December's “Thor: God-Sized," Thor, Loki and Balder undertake a quest to discover why their memories of legendary Asgardian Skurge The Executioner are changing. CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about the one-shot.

Requiem For A Spector? Benson on “Moon Knight”

Wed, November 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With the penultimate chapter of the "Death of Marc Spector" storyline in stores now, CBR speaks with writer Mike Benson about "Moon Knight" #24 and his future plans for the anti-hero -- whoever he may be.

O Holy Knight: Milligan on Moon Knight Xmas Special

Tue, November 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Forget lumps of coal! In “Moon Knight: Silent Knight,” the Fist of Khonshu is doling out cracked skulls and broken bones to those who've been “naughty.” We spoke with writer Peter Milligan about the one-shot.

Powerless: Reed & McCann on “What If? House of M”

Thu, November 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Reed & Jim McCann and Paolo Pantalena take readers to a world where the Scarlet Witch proclaims, “No more powers!” CBR spoke with the co-writers about December's "What If? House of M."

Sumerak Kills Tony Stark in "What If? Fallen Son"

Tue, November 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

December's “What If? Fallen Son” one-shot looks at a world where Iron Man, not Captain America, was killed in the aftermath of Civil War. CBR News speaks with writer Marc Sumerak about the book.

Joe Kelly Talks Amazing Spider-Man

Fri, November 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with writer Joe Kelly about the big developments in “Amazing Spider-Man” #576, in stores now, and what fans can expect the next time he takes the Wall-crawler out for a spin.

Cosby & Cerilli Talk Marvel Super Hero Squad

Fri, November 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Readers hungry for humor in the Mighty Marvel Manner can now satisfy that craving with the daily “Marvel Super Hero Squad” comic strips at Marvel.com. We spoke with Nate Cosby and John Cerilli about the strips.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: DnA Talk Guardians of the Galaxy

Thu, November 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR checked in with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and editor Bill Rosemann about what the future holds for the Guardians of the Galaxy now that the team members have gone their separate ways.

Paging Doctor Reyes: Liu talks NYX

Mon, November 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

December's “NYX: No Way Home” #4 reintroduces fan-favorite X-Men character Dr. Cecilia Reyes. CBR News spoke with writer Marjorie Liu about the issue and the character.

Happy Hackoween: Seeley talks Hack/Slash

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Tim Seeley talks about the the delay with this week's Re-Animator crossover, his character's guest appearances in two other indie comics, the Scream Awards, and the latest developments on the Hack/Slash movie.

Deadlier of the Species: Hudlin talks Black Panther

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This February, Marvel Comics launches the next volume of its “Black Panther” series with a new #1 issue and a mysterious new female title character. We spoke with writer Reginald Hudlin about what to expect.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #7

Thu, October 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

It's bedlam as the defenders of Earth and the Skrulls wage war in this week's "Secret Invasion" #7. But never fear! Writer Brian Michael Bendis is here to walk readers through all the chaos page-by-page.

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.