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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WW Chicago: Tan, Banning, & Bendis on "New Avengers"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Billy Tan is one of a number of artists penciling the "Secret Invasion" tie-ins of "New Avengers," but once the cross-over wraps, Tan and inker Matt Banning become the title's regular art team.

WW Chicago: Yost on "Storm-Worlds Apart"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Storm may currently a member of the X-Men and Queen of Wakanda, but that may change come October when "X-Men: Storm-Worlds Apart" begins. CBR News spoke with writer Christopher Yost about the mini-series.

WW Chicago: Blaze Vs. Ketch: Aaron on "Ghost Rider"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Ghost Rider" will see Johnny Blaze's mission of vengeance against Zadkiel get even more personal as Blaze faces off against his own brother, Danny Ketch. Jason Aaron gave us the details.

WW Chicago: Aaron Talks "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This October, Wolverine's history with San Francisco's Chinatown comes back to haunt him in "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny." CBR spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the project.

War’s End: Powers & O’Sullivan talk “G.I. Joe: America’s Elite” Finale

Tue, June 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The battle of “World War III” ends this week in “G.I. Joe: America’s Elite” #36, the series finale. We spoke with creators Mark Powers & Mike O’Sullivan about the title, and the possible end of 26 years of Real American Continuity.

Mayhew & McKeever talk Jean Grey One-Shot

Mon, June 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the fully painted “X-Men Origin: Jean Grey,” Sean Mckeever & Mike Mayhew take fans back to the early years of the X-Men. We speak with the pair and editor Nick Lowe about the August one-shot.

Magnetized: Gage talks "Civil War: House of M"

Fri, June 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In September's "Civil War: House of M," writer Christos Gage takes readers back to the alternate reality for a look at how Magneto became master of the world. CBR spoke with him about the Andrea Di Vito-drawn series.

Joe Kelly talks “Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day-Extra!!”

Fri, June 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

July’s “Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day-Extra!!” sees Joe Kelly make his first foray into Spidey's new world, and CBR speaks with the writer about the new one-shot and previews exclusive Chris Bachalo artwork.

Eternal Glory of the King: Knaufs talk “Eternals”

Wed, June 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Kirby’s cosmic creations, The Eternals, fly back into stores this week. We spoke with writers Daniel and Charles Knauf about the Daniel Acuña-illustrated series, with exclusive artwork from issue # 2.

Raising Hell(cat): Lafuente Draws “Patsy Walker"

Wed, June 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

David Lafuente uses his considerable skills to depict snowy, sub-zero action in July's “Patsy Walker: Hellcat." CBR spoke with him about his work with the Marvel heroine, whom he calls "a charming and glamorous kick-ass woman-mixtape."

HULK SLASH! Pak talks “Skaar: Son of Hulk”

Tue, June 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale this week, “Skaar: Son of Hulk” #1 sends fans back to the savage world of Sakaar for the epic adventure of Bruce Banner’s barbarian offspring. We talk with writer Greg Pak about the Ron Garney-drawn series.

Northern Exposure: Immonen talks "Patsy Walker: Hellcat”

Tue, June 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Alaska gets its own superhero in July, when “Patsy Walker: Hellcat” #1 hits the stands courtesy of Kathryn Immonen and David Lafuente. CBR spoke with Immonen about the miniseries and why Patsy Walker stands out in the Marvel Universe.

Mike Carey & Daniel Way's “Dark Deception”

Fri, June 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

One of Charles Xavier’s biggest mistakes comes looking for him in September's “Dark Deception,” a multipart crossover between “X-Men: Legacy” and “Wolverine: Origins.” We spoke writer Mike Carey about the storyline.

From Jersey to Coney: Gale talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Thu, June 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Spidey reached a personal milestone in this week's “Amazing Spider-Man," but things won’t be getting easier for him if Bob Gale has any say. We spoke with the writer.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #3

Wed, June 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's “Secret Invasion” #3, the Skrulls take Manhattan, heroes turn on each other, and a long-absent ... well, we won't spoil it. Writer Brian Michael Bendis joins CBR to help navigate the intricacies of the issue page-by-bloody-page.

Spurrier talks “Wolverine: Dangerous Game”

Tue, June 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the June one-Shot “Wolverine: Dangerous Game,” Logan shows a fox hunting party of brutal, blood thirsty British aristocrats how it really feels to be stalked. CBR News spoke with writer Simon Spurrier about the book.

Swierczynski talks “King Size Cable Spectacular”

Mon, June 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

September’s “King Sized Cable Spectacular” one-shot promises to change the hunter-hunted dynamic between Cable and Bishop. CBR News spoke with writer Duane Swierczynski about what he calls a "hyper-paced" epic.

WW Philly: Devil-Slayer Returns in "Dead of Night"

Sat, May 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

One man will battle horrors both real and supernatural this September in the pages of the 4-issue miniseries “Dead of Knight: Devil Slayer.” We spoke with the writer of the MAX mini, acclaimed horror novelist Brian Keene.

WW Philly: Paniccia and Parker on "Age of the Sentry"

Sat, May 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with co-writer Jeff Parker about September's "Age of the Sentry" mini-series which chronicles unrevealed tales of the Avenger while revering and satirizing Silver Age style storytelling.

WW Philly: Pak talks "Magneto: Testament"

Sat, May 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In September, “Magneto Testament” writer Greg Pak and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico chronicle the horrors Magneto faced growing up in Hitler’s Germany. CBR spoke with Pak about the Marvel Knights miniseries.