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

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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.

Dabb & O'Sullivan Talk: "G.I. Joe Special Missions: The Enemy"

Wed, September 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Why would someone join a terrorist group like Cobra? Writers Andrew Dabb & Mike O'Sullivan answer this question in "G.I. Joe Special Missions: The Enemy." Plus, a look at "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" #27, in stores this week.

Some Assembly Required: Bendis Talks Avengers

Wed, September 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Alien Invasions! Killer Robots! Defections! These are the tumultuous lives "New Avengers" and "Mighty Avengers," and with "New Avengers" #34 on sale today, CBR News spoke with Brian Michael Bendis about both titles.

Life and Undeath in the Big Easy: Carey Talks "Voodoo Child"

Tue, September 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mike Carey continues to take readers down the haunted and crime plagued streets of Post Katrina New Orleans in "Voodoo Child" #3, shipping this week from Virgin Comics.

The Shape(shifting) of Things to Come: Bendis Talks "Secret Invasion"

Mon, September 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Skrulls have been scheming to take over Earth for years. In 2008's "Secret Invasion," the deciding battle between the shape shifters and Earth's champions will take place. We spoke with Brian Bendis.

Evolution X-Celeration: Lowe Talks X-Books Post "Messiah CompleX"

Mon, September 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

After "Messiah CompleX" the X-Universe will be a very different place. Some books will end, new ones will begin and those remaining will be heavily shaken up. We spoke with Nick Lowe about the coming changes.

The Hidden: Brevoort Talks "Secret Invasion"

Mon, September 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In April, 2008, the Skrull Empire's clandestine campaign to conquer Earth will come to a head in "Secret Invasion." We spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the series and it's ramp-up.

DEAD AGAIN: Guggenheim Talks "The Death of Logan"

Wed, September 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning in this week's "Wolverine" #57, fans will finally learn how Logan retains his memories after fatal injuries. CBR News spoke with writer Marc Guggenheim about "The Death of Logan."

UNLOCKING THE CAGE: Gage talks "House of M: Avengers"

Tue, September 4th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

When "House of M: Avengers" begins in November, readers will return to a world where being human can be an act of rebellion. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the miniseries.

WAR PARTY: Pak Talks "World War Hulk: Warbound"

Thu, August 30th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Warbound have lead a life of struggle and things won't be getting any easier in December when "World War Hulk: Warbound" begins. We spoke with Greg Pak about the miniseries.

John Romita, Jr. Returns to "Amazing Spider-Man" in 2008

Tue, August 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker will welcome back an old friend next year when artist John Romita, Jr. joins the creative team of "Amazing Spider-Man." CBR News spoke with Romita about returning to his old title.

Stark. Tony Stark: Gage Talks "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual"

Tue, August 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This November, readers of "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual" #1 can expect a tale of high stakes espionage and explosive action. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the book.

Alphona takes on "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane"

Sat, August 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In 2008, former "Runaways" artist Adrian Alphona will take over penciling duties on "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane," joining new writer Terry Moore. We spoke with the artist about the book.

Brian K. Vaughan has Faith in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Thu, August 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The second arc of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" begins in September with issue #6, featuring fan favorite character Faith. CBR News spoke with writer Brian K. Vaughan about his story.

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