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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FURIOUS: Hickman on Secret Warriors

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

With “Secret Warriors” #2 on sale this week, CBR News talks with writer Jonathan Hickman about what's next for Nick Fury now that he knows the dark secret behind his former employer, the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D.

WC: Fraction and Lowe on “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men”

Sun, March 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This Summer, Norman Osborn decides he has a mutant problem and does something about it in the six part “Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men." We spoke with Matt Fraction & Nick Lowe about the cross-over.

WC: Casey Talks “Dark Reign: Zodiac”

Sat, February 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This summer, the question of “What’s your sign?” takes on a whole new meaning when Marvel's new three issue “Dark Reign: Zodiac” mini-series begins. CBR News spoke with writer Joe Casey about the series.


Tue, February 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With "Ms. Marvel" #36 in stores this week, CBR talks to Brian Reed about his plans now that Norman Osborn's Dark Reign is in full effect; plans which include a new title character who's an unrepentant supervillain!

Who Is the Next Sorcerer Supreme?

Mon, February 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"New Avengers" #51 kicks off a new storyline that will reveal the Marvel Universe's next Sorcerer Supreme, and series writer Brian Michael Bendis and editor Tom Brevoort join CBR to breakdown some of the candidates.

Guggenheim Talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Wed, February 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The “Character Assassination” arc is only halfway done and readers have already been treated to some big reveals. CBR News spoke with writer Marc Guggenheim about the story, as well as what fans can expect next


Wed, February 18th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In CBR's latest installment of ALL THE KINGS' MEN, writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning help us unveil the Bishops in the intergalactic chess game that is Marvel's upcoming "War of Kings" miniseries.


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.