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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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.

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.


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.


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.