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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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.

Bianchi Talks Astonishing X-Artwork

Mon, October 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With "Astonishing X-Men" #27 in stores this week, CBR spoke with series illustrator Simone Bianchi about his acclaimed and distinctive artwork for the best- selling Marvel title, and about working with writer Warren Ellis.

GUT CHECK: Jason Aaron Talks "Scalped"

Fri, October 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with “Scalped” writer Jason Aaron about his new arc, “Gravel in Your Guts,” as well as the writer's future plans for the Eisner-nominated Native American crime saga from Vertigo.

Marching Orders: Schmidt Talks G.I. JOE

Wed, October 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The classic G.I. JOE/COBRA conflict begins anew this month in IDW Publishing's “G.I. JOE” #0. CBR speaks with editor Andy Schmidt about what fans can expect from the line, and previews exclusive artwork by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

Andrasofszky talks “NYX" Artwork

Fri, October 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The mutant teens of “NYX: No Way Home” may have super abilities, but every day is still a struggle for survival. CBR News spoke with artist Kalman Andrasofszky about the highly modern and stylized artwork of the miniseries.

Guggenheim Talks Amazing Spider-Man, Annual

Wed, October 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenehim talks about his two October-shipping Spidey stories:“Amazing” #574 and “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #1, as well as the crucial 2009 arc, “Character Assassination."


Fri, September 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Our series continues with Ralph Macchio, Senior Editor at Marvel behind the Ultimate and Marvel Illustrated lines, "The Dark Tower," as well as legendary runs by Simonson and Miller, and of course The Spider Clone Saga.

Quantum Leap: DnA Talk "Nova"

Thu, September 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This week's issue #17 sees Nova and Darkhawk join forces against the Skrulls, and concludes with the surprise return of another of the Human Rocket's allies. Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning give us the goods on all things "Nova."

UTTERLY MENTAL: Spurrier talks Punisher War Journal Annual

Wed, September 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle is in for a strange trip in “Punisher War Journal Annual” #1, which pits him against the sinisterly psychedelic Captain Pepper in a mind-bending nightclub of wannabe heroes and villains. We spoke with Spurrier about the book.


Fri, September 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's series of interviews with comics' top editors continues today with Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor at Marvel and responsible for such books as "Secret Invasion," "Civil War," "Captain America" and much more.