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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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.

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: New Avengers

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."

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Dark 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.

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Uncanny X-Men

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.

CERTAIN DOOM: Tobin Talks “Doctor Doom & The Masters of Evil"

Mon, January 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Doctor Doom is more dangerous when he takes charge of Marvel's vilest villains in “Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil." We spoke with writer Paul Tobin about the new miniseries.

Swierczynski On Frank Castle: Punisher

Fri, January 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In this month's "Punisher: Frank Castle" #66, the titular vigilante heads to Philadelphia, where he's forced into a lethal race against time. CBR News spoke with writer Duane Swierczynski about "Six Hours to Kill."

C.B. Cebulski Talks “War of Kings: Darkhawk”

Thu, January 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Darkhawk begins in February a journey that will lead to a larger cosmic destiny and a major role in the upcoming War of Kings event. CBR News spoke with writer C.B. Cebulski about "War of Kings: Darkhawk."

Dan Slott Talks Amazing Spider-Man

Tue, January 13th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

He meets Barack Obama in this week's “Amazing Spider-Man” #583, and in the coming weeks Spider-Man will tangle with Wolverine, the Fantastic Four and Anti-Venom. We spoke with writer Dan Slott about all things Spidey.

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Agents of Atlas

Mon, January 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In our latest look at Marvel's ongoing Dark Reign saga, CBR speaks with “Agents of Atlas” writer Jeff Parker to find out what the villainous Norman Osborn wants from the fan-fave heroes in their new ongoing series begins.

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Thunderbolts

Fri, January 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks with “Thunderbolts” writer Andy Diggle about what readers can expect now that the team has become Norman Osborn's clandestine kill-squad, and we also preview exclusive artwork by Roberto De la Torre!

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Black Panther

Tue, January 6th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

In our latest installment of THE OSBORN SUPREMACY, CBR News asks “Black Panther” writer Reginald Hudlin for some hints about what Norman Osborn's Dark Reign means for his title character and the nation of Wakanda.

Shipping Out: Slott Talks “Avengers: The Initiative”

Fri, January 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

“Avengers: The Initiative #20, co-writer Dan Slott's final issue on the series, shipped to comic shops January 2nd. CBR News spoke with him about the issue and his experiences working on the series.

True Romance: McCann Talks “New Avengers: The Reunion”

Wed, December 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In March's “New Avengers: The Reunion," Ronin reconnects with his wife Mockingbird, who was until recently dead. We spoke with writer Jim McCann and editor Jeanine Schaefer about the four-issue miniseries.

Out with a Bang: Andy MacDonald on “Punisher War Journal”

Tue, December 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's “Punisher War Journal” series comes to a close with January's issue #26, and CBR News speaks with artist Andy MacDonald about his work on the book's final issue.

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