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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No Law and Disorder: Van Lente talks "Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K.'s 11"

Thu, May 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

It's time for super-crime this July, as the cast of "Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K's 11" unite to pull off the perfect heist. Writer Fred Van Lente told us about the mini-series.

The Dead and the Diary: Phillips Talks "Marvel Zombies: Dead Days" and "Intersections"

Wed, May 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Sean Phillips talks about his two projects in stores this week: "Marvel Zombies: Dead Days" and his collaborative art book with Duncan Fegredo, "Intersections."

Breaking the Law(less): Brubaker Talks "Criminal"

Tue, May 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The first "Criminal" collection hits stores this week, so CBR News spoke with writer Ed Brubaker about the book and what readers can expect from the next arc, "Lawless."

A Storm's a Brewing: Hama talks "G.I. Joe: Storm Shadow"

Thu, May 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Storm Shadow, one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters, returns to comic shops this month as the star of his own series. We spoke with creator Larry Hama about the new book.

"New Warriors" Come Out to Plaaayy! Grevioux Talks

Tue, May 1st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June a new team of heroes will fight both supervillains and the powers that be in a new ongoing "New Warriors" series. We spoke with writer Kevin Grevioux about the series.

"Spider-Man 3" - An Intricately Woven Web

Mon, April 30th, 2007 | Category: TV/Film

Opening this Friday, "Spider-Man 3" is the super hero fans have been waiting eagerly for. CBR News' Dave Richards filed a review of the film and liked what he saw.

Who is Ronin? Brevoort Listens To Theories

Fri, April 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Fans have been forming many theories about the identity of the new Ronin. We ran some of those theories by "New Avengers" editor Tom Brevoort for comment. UPDATED with a preview of "New Avengers" #30!

The Deadly Hands & Bullets of Kung-Fu? Fraction Talks "The Immortal Iron Fist."

Thu, April 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Recent issues of "The Immortal Iron Fist" have been filled with intense action and astonishing revelations. CBR News spoke with co-writer Matt Fraction about the series.

Better to Reign in Hell's Kitchen: Brubaker on "Daredevil"

Tue, April 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Daredevil is back fighting injustice on the street and in the court rooms of NYC, but that doesn't mean life is getting easier. CBR News spoke with Ed Brubaker about what's next for Matt Murdock.

The Last Dare: Bendis talks "Daredevil: End of Days"

Mon, April 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In the dystopian landscape of futuristic New York, Daredevil will make his final stand. We spoke with co-writer Brian Bendis about "Daredevil: End of Days" and got the first look at issue #1's Alex Maleev cover.

War Coverage: Rosemann & Artists talk "Annihilation Conquest" covers

Fri, April 20th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This summer fans will know they're in for an exciting ride when they see the distinctive covers for "Annihilation: Conquest." CBR News spoke with Editor Bill Rosemann and some of the cover artists involved.

The "Annihilation" Continues with "Nova"

Thu, April 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Our look at Marvel's cosmic series' continues! Before Nova can rocket off into space for "Annihilation: Conquest," he's got to discover that you can't go home again. Marvel has provided us with exclusive preview pages from "Nova" #2

Hero's Journey: Gage Talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar"

Wed, April 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This July in "Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar," the new Quasar Phyla-Vell must live up to the heroic legacy she inherited or the Universe is doomed. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage.

Quill's Heroes: Giffen talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord"

Tue, April 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Much to Peter Quill's chagrin, the universe is going to need Star-Lord. This July in "Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord," Quill and a team of misfits head out on a desperate mission. We spoke with Keith Giffen.

The Kree With No Name?: Grillo-Marxuach talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith"

Mon, April 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This July, readers will meet Wraith, a new, mysterious character playing a significant role in "Annihilation: Conquest." We got the lowdown on the enigmatic individual from "Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith" writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach.

Riding Off to War: Way Talks "Ghost Rider"

Wed, April 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ghost Rider has been keeping busy. Currently he's dealing with a literal casualty of Civil War and this June the Rider will battle another character that's after a reckoning, the Hulk. We spoke with writer Daniel Way about "Ghost Rider."

Magical Mystery Tour: Sexton Talks "Mystic Arcana"

Mon, April 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel fans will believe in magic this May when the "Mystic Arcana" mini-series spotlighting some of their foremost magical characters begins. We spoke with series architect David Sexton.

Life During Wartime: Jenkins talks "World War Hulk: Front Line"

Wed, April 4th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June, the Hulk's angry return to Earth will have a profound impact on the citizens of New York, to be explored in "World War Hulk: Front Line" by writer Paul Jenkins. We spoke with Jenkins about the series.

In the Army Now: Slott Talks "Avengers: The Initiative"

Tue, April 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Tomorrow, a new force protects the US from super powered threats as "Avengers: The Initiative" hits stores. We spoke at length with writer Dan Slott and have looks at issues #1 & #2.

Cosmic Conquistadors: DnA talk "Annihilation: Conquest Prologue" & "Nova"

Fri, March 30th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are plotting war - the duo's battle plans will be revealed this summer in the pages of the "Annihilation: Conquest Prologue" and "Nova." We spoke with the war mongers.

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