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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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.

Brevoort Talks Captain America: Reborn

Tue, June 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Rogers returns this July in the pages of “Captain America: Reborn” by writer Ed Brubaker and artists Bryan Hitch & Butch Guice. CBR News spoke with editor Tom Brevoort about what fans can expect from the miniseries.

IRON PATRIOTISM: The Sentry

Thu, June 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's discussion with “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia” writer Matt Fraction continues in this installment of IRON PATRIOTISM, in which we examine Norman Osborn's living H-bomb, The Sentry.

Abnett & Lanning Talk War of Kings

Wed, June 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel's epic “War of Kings” drawing to a close, CBR checked in with writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning for an update on the intergalactic magnum opus that stretches across their four different titles.

Aguirre-Sacasa Talks Marvel Divas

Tue, June 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

“Marvel Divas” writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa sees the personal lives of four Marvel heroines to be just as crazy as their costumed adventures. We speak with him and preview exclusive art from the miniseries.

IRON PATRIOTISM: Daken

Fri, June 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Our discussion with writer Matt Fraction about the Dark Avengers continues with a look at a man who will be doing double duty in the "Utopia" crossover, the Dark Avenger and Dark X-Man known as Daken.

Scourging the Underworld: Rick Remender Talks Punisher

Fri, June 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Punisher’s war against Norman Osborn is getting results, putting him in the sites of Osborn’s general, The Hood, and an army of resurrected supervillains. We spoke with "Punisher" writer Rick Remender about the book.

Fathers & Sons & Spiders: Joe Kelly Talks “American Son”

Tue, June 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with writer Joe Kelly about "American Sons," the latest arc of "Amazing Spider-Man," which plunges Peter Parker & Harry Osborn into the deep end of Norman Osborn's Dark Reign.

Jeff Parker Talks Agents of Atlas!

Mon, June 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The world thinks the Agents of Atlas are villains, but that's cool because they're using their rep to strike at Marvel's most dangerous man, Norman Osborn. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker about his plans for the team.

Daniel Way On Deadpool Vs. Bullseye

Thu, May 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

What happens when Marvel's most lethal assassin meets an unkillable man? “Deadpool” readers are learning the answer to that question in the current “Bullseye” arc. CBR spoke with writer Daniel Way about the series.

Tobin & Young on Spidey's "Marvel Adventures"

Wed, May 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

July's “Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man” #53 marks the beginning of a new direction for the all-ages series. CBR spoke with new writer Paul Tobin and cover artist Skottie Young about their plans for the book.

Will Conrad Talks Black Panther

Fri, May 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's “Black Panther” series has a new female lead and, starting in August's issue #7, a new series artist. CBR News spoke with Will Conrad about his plans for the series, the new Black Panther, and depicting her world

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: The Initiative

Thu, May 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Now in control of America's Initiative program, Norman Osborn can put supervillain teams in every state in the Union. We spoke with “Avengers: The Initiative” writer Christos Gage about his plans for the Marvel series.

Mike Carey's X-Men Gambit

Mon, May 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In this in-depth interview, CBR News speaks with writer Mike Carey about Gambit's past in “X-Men Origins: Gambit" as well as the Cajun mutant's present and future in “X-Men: Legacy."

IRON PATRIOTISM: Bullseye

Fri, May 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In our latest installment of IRON PATRIOTISM, Matt Fraction and CBR put the spotlight on the Dark Avengers' crackshot killer, Bullseye, and his role in "Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia."

Milestones: Tom Brevoort Talks Captain America

Thu, May 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With “Captain America” #50 in stores next week and issue #600 hitting next month, it's a good time to speak with editor Tom Brevoort about what fans can expect from these back-to-back milestone issues.

Mark Waid Talks Spider-Man 24/7

Mon, May 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker's embarked on a campaign to be Spider-Man full time, a move that's made him a target of New York’s new Mayor and a violent new incarnation of his classic foe, the Vulture. CBR spoke with writer Mark Waid about the arc.

IRON PATRIOTISM: Venom

Fri, May 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Our discussion continues with Matt Fraction about the Dark Avengers' roles in the "Utopia” crossover with "Uncanny X-Men," this time with a look at the team's hungriest member, Venom.

Forget It, Spidey! It’s Chinatown: Van Lente on Mister Negative

Thu, May 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In“Dark Reign: Mister Negative,” Spidey finds himself caught in a gang war between the enigmatic title character and the demonic crime lord, the Hood. We spoke with Fred Van Lente about the book.

Reed Talks Timestorm 2099 One-Shots

Wed, May 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In two June one-shots, writer Brian Reed expands his four-issue “Timestorm 2009-2099” saga by looking at the legacies of Spider-Man and Wolverine. CBR News spoke with him about the books.

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