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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ECCC: Heaven's on Fire for Ghost Rider

Sun, April 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The curtain rises on the final act of Jason Aaron's two-year Ghost Rider saga with “Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire." CBR spoke with Aaron about the six-issue miniseries, which reunites him with Roland Boschi.

High Lonesome: Aaron Talks Scalped

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Scalped" #27 in stores now, CBR talks with writer Jason Aaron about the Vertigo series' current arc, "High Lonesome," which examines the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of book's cast.

The Man Who Would be King(pin): Irvine on Daredevil Noir

Fri, April 3rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Alexander Irvine reimagines the Man Without Fear as a Prohibition Era mystery man. CBR spoke with him about "Daredevil Noir," a new Tomm Coker-drawn miniseries that kicks off this month.

ALL THE KINGS' MEN: The Rooks

Wed, April 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In our latest installment of ALL THE KINGS’ MEN, writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning help CBR identify the Rooks in the cosmic chess game that is Marvel Comics' “War of Kings.”

Slott Talks Amazing Spider-Man

Mon, March 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott's latest Amazing Spider-Man story finds the web-slinger teamed with the Fantastic Four on a cosmic adventure that will have major repercussions for the Marvel U. CBR News spoke with Slott about "Face Front."

Sins of the Father Figures: Guggenheim on Amazing Spider-Man

Fri, March 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the landmark "Character Assassination" arc now concluded, CBR talks with writer Marc Guggenheim about the story's revelations and scripting a “tent pole” Spider-Man story.

War of the Sexes: Van Lente Talks All-New Savage She-Hulk

Fri, March 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to writer Fred Van Lente about Marvel's "All-New Savage She-Hulk," which finds Lyra traveling to the present to avert her a terrible future, and the inspiration the miniseries takes from Jack Kirby's Kamandi.

Fred Van Lente Talks Marvel Zombies 4

Fri, March 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

It takes a monster to catch a monster when Morbius leads a new team of Midnight Sons in pursuit of fugitive ghouls from the Zombieverse. We spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about "Marvel Zombies 4."

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Punisher

Wed, March 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks with “Punisher” writer Rick Remender about his plans for the series and the impact of Frank Castle's guerrilla war on Norman Osborn's criminal empire, and The Hood in particular.

EXCLUSIVE: Gischler on “Wolverine: Revolver”

Mon, March 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In the June one-shot, “Wolverine: Revolver,” Logan heads to Vegas on a mission that finds him putting a gun to his own head. In this exclusive interview, CBR News spoke with writer Victor Gischler about the project.

Back to the Future: Reed Talks “Timestorm 2009/2099”

Fri, March 13th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In April, writer Brian Reed and artist Eric Battle take readers back to the Marvel Universe of 2099 in “Timestorm 2009/2099.” CBR News spoke with Reed about the project which sees the present day and possible future of the Marvel U collide.

Hell Hath No Fury: Van Lente on “Incredible Hercules”

Wed, March 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Incredible Hercules will have to contend with two very powerful and angry enemies: Norman Osborn and Hera, the new Queen of the Olympian Gods. CBR News spoke with co-writer Fred Van Lente about his plans for "iHerc."

ALL THE KINGS' MEN: The Knights

Thu, March 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In our latest installment of ALL THE KINGS' MEN, writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning help us reveal the Knights in the cosmic chess game that is “War of Kings," issue #1 of which is on sale now from Marvel Comics.

Aaron Talks Wolverine: Weapon X

Wed, March 4th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron & Ron Garney’s “Wolverine: Weapon X” kicks off in April, and CBR News spoke with Aaron about the new book's first arc ,which finds Logan up against a superpowered, corporate sponsored Wolverine kill squad.

FURIOUS: Hickman on Secret Warriors

Tue, March 3rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With “Secret Warriors” #2 on sale this week, CBR News talks with writer Jonathan Hickman about what's next for Nick Fury now that he knows the dark secret behind his former employer, the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D.

WC: Fraction and Lowe on “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men”

Sun, March 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This Summer, Norman Osborn decides he has a mutant problem and does something about it in the six part “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men." We spoke with Matt Fraction & Nick Lowe about the cross-over.

WC: Casey Talks “Dark Reign: Zodiac”

Sat, February 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This summer, the question of “What’s your sign?” takes on a whole new meaning when Marvel's new three issue “Dark Reign: Zodiac” mini-series begins. CBR News spoke with writer Joe Casey about the series.

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Ms. Marvel

Tue, February 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Ms. Marvel" #36 in stores this week, CBR talks to Brian Reed about his plans now that Norman Osborn's Dark Reign is in full effect; plans which include a new title character who's an unrepentant supervillain!

Who Is the Next Sorcerer Supreme?

Mon, February 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"New Avengers" #51 kicks off a new storyline that will reveal the Marvel Universe's next Sorcerer Supreme, and series writer Brian Michael Bendis and editor Tom Brevoort join CBR to breakdown some of the candidates.

Guggenheim Talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Wed, February 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The “Character Assassination” arc is only halfway done and readers have already been treated to some big reveals. CBR News spoke with writer Marc Guggenheim about the story, as well as what fans can expect next

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