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

Norman Osborn sets his sights on Marvel's first family in “Dark Reign: Fantastic Four" by Hickman & Chen. We spoke with Jonathan Hickman about the book, which sees Reed Richards looking at past mistakes.

Normal Life: Seeley Talks “Hack/Slash”

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

Cassie Hack wants to end her crusade against Slashers. What will this mean for her hulking, misshapen partner Vlad? And will the Slashers of the world let Cassie give up that life? We spoke with “Hack/Slash” creator Tim Seeley.

NYCC: Wacker, Waid, Kelly, and Jimenez on "Amazing Spider-Man" Year Two

Mon, February 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In 2009, Spider-Man will find himself under siege by the return of many of his classic foes. CBR spoke extensively with Editor Stephen Wacker, Writers Joe Kelly & Mark Waid, and artist Phil Jimenez about their plans for '09

NYCC: Bendis and Maleev Talk “Spider-Woman” Digital Motion Comics

Sun, February 8th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

This spring, readers can experience Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev's "Spider-Woman" series in print or on their computers as a digital comic with the added elements of sound and movement.

NYCC: Bendis Talks “Ultimate Spider-Man: Requiem”

Sun, February 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “Ultimate Spider-Man: Requiem”, a 2 issue story launching in May, Brian Bendis examines our hero through the eyes of others, including his new biggest fan: J. Jonah Jameson?

NYCC: Bendis and Lafuente on “Ultimate Spider-Man” Volume 2

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This July sees the launch of “Ultimate Spider-Man” Vol. 2, picking up the story from the previous series. CBR spoke with the book’s creative team writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Lafuente.

NYCC: Parker Talks “Dark Reign: The Hood”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “Dark Reign: The Hood,” writer Jeff Parker teams with the title character's co-creator, artist Kyle Hotz, to chronicle what it's like being both the Marvel U's top “made man” and a family man. CBR spoke with Parker about the title.

NYCC: Hickman and Eaglesham Talk “Fantastic Four”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

When Millar and Hitch's run on Fantastic Four comes to an end, waiting in the wings to take the FF on their next fantastic voyage is the new team of writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Dale Eaglesham.

NYCC: Cornell Talks “Dark Reign: Young Avengers”

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In May, the Young Avengers return in the five issue “Dark Reign: Young Avengers.” In the series, the titular teen heroes find themselves face to face with - The Young Avengers? We spoke with writer Paul Cornell about the book.

NYCC: Eaglesham on his Marvel Exclusive Deal

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In 2009, newly exclusive Marvel artist Dale Eaglesham will show off his signature style on two of Marvel Comics' most popular properties, Spider-Man and “Fantastic Four.” We spoke with Eaglesham about his future at Marvel.

NYCC: Way and Liu Talk “Dark Wolverine”

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In “Dark Avengers”, Wolverine's son, Daken, took his father's identity. In June he'll take something else, as “Wolverine” becomes “Dark Wolverine.” CBR News spoke with writers Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu about the book.

Duane Swierczynski on the Times & Life of Lucas Bishop

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

With “X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop” #1 in stores now, CBR speaks with writer Duane Swierczynski about the miniseries that charts the life of the former X-Man, and hints why he wants to kill a mutant messiah.

ALL THE KINGS' MEN: The Kings & Queens

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

In this first installment of ALL THE KING'S MEN, CBR News talks with "War of Kings" writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning to identify the Kings and Queens on Marvel's cosmic chessboard.

Swierczynski Talks Immortal Iron Fist

Mon, February 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This week's "Immortal Iron Fist" #22 kicks off the new storyline "Escape from the Eighth City," which finds Iron Fist and fighting for his life in a nightmarish realm. CBR spoke with series writer Duane Swierczynski about the arc.

Assassination Plot: Guggenheim Talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Wed, January 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the first chapter of the long-awaited "Character Assassination" arc on sale now, CBR News speaks with "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Marc Guggenheim about penning the next great Spidey epic.


Mon, January 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with writer Brian Michael Bendis about Normon Osborn's plans for the New Avengers, and what part Luke Cage has to play in facilitating the former Green Goblin's Dark Reign.

Dan Slott Talks Mighty Avengers

Thu, January 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The world is coming to an end, but a new team of Avengers stands assembled not about to let their planet go gently into that good night. CBR News spoke with writer Dan Slott about "Mighty Avengers."


Thu, January 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Dark Avengers" #1 in stores now, CBR News speaks with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the key Dark Reign title and what readers can expect from the series as it goes forward.

Bloody Hell: Cornell on Captain Britain

Wed, January 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"Captain Britain & MI13" kicks off the new storyline "Vampire State" in next month's issue #10, and CBR News speaks with series wrtier Paul Cornell about Count Dracula's attempt to conquer the United Kingdom.


Wed, January 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR chats with “Uncanny X-Men Annual” #2 writer Matt Fraction about what Norman Osborn's Dark Reign and Emma Frost's past interactions with the Cabal mean for Marvel's mutant population.