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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Waxing Shellhead 4: Gage on "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual"

Thu, October 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part 4 of Waxing Shellhead, we talk to "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual" writer Christos Gage about Tony Stark and the working vacation he's got planned for the Armored Avenger.

Waxing Shellhead Part 3: Bendis talks Iron Man and Avengers

Wed, October 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's week-long look at Iron Man continues today with a chat with "New Avengers" writer Brian Michael Bendis about Shellhead and his relationships with the Avengers and the controversial Illuminati.

Waxing Shellhead 2: Knaufs Talk "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Wed, October 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part Two of Waxing Shellhead, CBR News peeks into the tumultuous world of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest director by chatting with "Iron Man" writers Daniel and Charles Knauf.

Waxing Shellhead Part 1: Brevoort Talks Iron Man

Mon, October 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part 1 of a week-long, in-depth look at Iron Man, CBR's Dave Richards speaks with editor Tom Brevoort about some of the formative experiences of the hero's career and addresses fan reaction to Tony Stark's recent controversies.

California Love: Fraction Talks "The Order"

Mon, October 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Californians can rest easy knowing "The Order" is out there protecting them from super crime. CBR News spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what's next for Marvel's premiere Golden State super team.

World Class Heroes: Nicieza Talks "The 99"

Wed, October 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

American comics readers discover an international sensation today as issue #1 of Teshkeel Comics' "The 99" hit stands. CBR News spoke with Fabian Nicieza, co-writer of the all-new U.S. version.

A Hell of a Comic: David Hine Talks "Spawn"

Tue, October 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

If you haven't read "Spawn" in a long time, series writer David Hine says you might not know what you're missing, and spoke with CBR News about the past, present and future of the Image Comics mainstay.

Lifting the Veil: Bendis Talks "Ultimate Origins"

Tue, October 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Many of the mysteries of the Ultimate Universe will come to light in 2008 when the six-issue miniseries "Ultimate Origins" begins. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the revelatory project.

Jon Malin Comes Out to Play in "New Warriors" #7-8

Mon, October 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Newcomer John Malin temporarily takes over the artistic reigns of "New Warriors" this December for a two-issue fill-in. CBR News speaks with Mailin and previews new artwork from the book.

Annihilation Makes Things Civil: Hine talks "What If? Annihilation"

Fri, October 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Earth becomes the central battleground against the Annihilation Wave in November's "What If? Annihilation." CBR spoke with writer David Hine about the one-shot which reexamines Marvel's epic cosmic event from a different angle.

Wade & Bob's Bogus Adventure: Nicieza talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Wed, October 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Cable's gone but Deadpool has a new partner watching his back, Marvel's newest superstar: Bob, Agent of Hydra? CBR News spoke with writer Fabian Nicieza about the conclusion of "Cable & Deadpool."

Hunting the Hunter: Fraction talks "Punisher War Journal"

Tue, October 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Punisher's war against super crime will pit him against invaders from "World War Hulk" and a reborn Kraven the Hunter. We spoke with "Punisher War Journal" writer Matt Fraction about his plans for Frank Castle.

Mark Powers Wants You to get "Drafted"

Mon, October 1st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Devil's Due Publishing's new series "Drafted," the conflict is truly global. CBR News spoke with writer Mark Powers about the ongoing, which pits all of humanity against a massive interstellar threat.

DEAD MAN'S PARTY 4: Suydam talks "Marvel Zombies" Covers

Wed, September 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Our look at the "Marvel Zombies" phenomenon continues today as we go in-depth with cover artist Arthur Suydam on his creative process, childhood zombie inspirations and original sketches.

DEAD MAN'S PARTY 3: Phillips talks "Marvel Zombies 2"

Tue, September 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part III of our look at the "Marvel Zombies" phenomenon, CBR News talks with artist Sean Phillips about the viscera-filled visuals of his and Robert Kirkman's new book, "Marvel Zombies 2."

DEAD MAN'S PARTY 2: Kirkman Talks "Marvel Zombies 2"

Mon, September 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News's spotlight on the "Marvel Zombies" phenomenon continues today as we chat with Robert Kirkman about the hotly anticipated sequel, "Marvel Zombies 2," and preview new art by Sean Phillips!

DEAD MAN'S PARTY 1: Barber Talks "Marvel Zombies" Past & Present

Fri, September 21st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"Marvel Zombies" has become one of the most successful in a House of Ideas. In part 1 of our spotlight on the project, CBR spoke with editor John Barber about the origins of the zombieverse and its creators.

Knights to the MAX: Alonso on Marvel Imprints + "Logan"

Wed, September 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ten years in and the Marvel Knights is still going strong. CBR spoke with Editor Axel Alonso about the MK and MAX lines, and his next big offering, 2008's "Logan" by Brian K. Vaughan & Eduardo Risso.

EARTH ABIDES: Guggenheim Talks "Resurrection"

Wed, September 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Humanity begins its slow crawl from the wreckage of an alien invasion this November in the new Oni Press series, "Resurrection." We spoke with creator Marc Guggenheim about the book.

Around the World in 128 Pages: Hoskin & Brown talk "The Marvel Atlas"

Mon, September 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In November, Marvel fans will be taken on a trip across the globe when "The Marvel Atlas" hits stores. CBR News spoke with head writer Michael Hoskin and artist Elliot R. Brown about these unique guidebooks.

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