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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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


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."


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.


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.


Fri, May 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In part one of IRON PATRIOTISM, a new CBR feature, we talk with “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia” writer Matt Fraction about his take on one of the story's central characters, Norman Osborn.

Swamp Things: Gischler Talks Punisher MAX

Wed, April 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In a new four-part story that kicks off in “Punisher: Frank Castle” #71, Marvel's most famous murderer brings his brand of vengeance to the bayous of Louisiana. CBR spoke with writer Victor Gischler about the arc.


Fri, April 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man,” Mac Gargan a.k.a. Venom a.k.a. Spider-Man adopts the mantra of With great power comes no responsibility. We spoke with Brian Reed about the book and previewed exclusive Chris Bachalo art.

Heroes We Need: Slott Talks Mighty Avengers

Thu, April 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Mighty Avengers" #24 on sale now, CBR speaks with writer Dan Slott about his plans for the series, including a run-in with the Fantastic Four and more guest stars from fan-favorite Marvel books.

Getting Ahead: Gischler on New Deadpool Series

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's villains won't get a word in edgewise in July, when"Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth" debuts with the loquacious Wade Wilson teaming up with – himself? We spoke with writer Victor Gischler about the book.

The Mayor & the Macroverse: Slott Talks Spidey

Mon, April 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott about New York City's new Mayor, Spidey's not-so-secret identity, goofs in the Macroverse, and what's coming up in "Amazing" #600.


Fri, April 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

War Machine's quest to rid the world of dictators and genocidal mad men has attracted the attention of ultimate baddie Norman Osborn. CBR spoke with “War Machine” writer Greg Pak about his plans for James Rhodes. UPDATED with new art!

Matt Fraction Talks Uncanny X-Men

Thu, April 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The mysterious Red Queen has finally begun her full-scale assault on the X-Men. so CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what's next for "Uncanny X-Men," including the debut of the Dark X-Men.


Wed, April 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR'S ALL THE KINGS' MEN feature comes to a close today as writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning join us one last time to help identify the pawns of Emperor Vulcan in the cosmic chess game that is “War of Kings.”


Tue, April 14th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In our penultimate installment of ALL THE KINGS' MEN, writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning help CBR identify Black Bolt's pawns in the cosmic chess game that is “War of Kings.”

Last Hope: Swierczynski on Messiah War

Fri, April 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the opening shots of "Messiah War" having been fired, CBR News talks with "Cable" writer Duane Swierczynski about the story's early revelations, Deadpool and what it's like to be working on his first crossover.