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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The Right to Remain Violent: Brubaker talks "Criminal"

Tue, October 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Readers looking to indulge their inner felon should hit their local comic stores this week when the first issue of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' new crime comic, "Criminal," hits stores. CBR News spoke with Brubaker about the series.

Bearing the Weight Well: Parker talks "Agents of Atlas"

Tue, October 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

It may feature a cast of mostly unknown characters, but "Agents of Atlas" continues to generate positive buzz. With issue #3 of the series hitting stores tomorrow, we checked in with writer Jeff Parker.

Giving "The Man" His Due: Whedon, Bendis, Thomas, Jenkins & Loeb Talk "Stan Lee Meets"

Wed, September 27th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The first "Stan Lee Meets" issue hits stores today and not only does each issue feature a tale penned by Lee, but they also feature back up stories by an all star cast of creators and we spoke with each of the writers.

Around Midnight: Huston talks "Moon Knight"

Tue, September 26th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This November, a new story begins for Moon Knight in the "Civil War" tie-in story "Midnight Sun," which finds Marc Spector encountering a number of Marvel heroes and a powerful and mysterious villain. CBR News spoke with writer Charlie Huston about the arc.

Death Returns from Holiday: Azzarello talks "Deathblow"

Fri, September 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This October, one of the deadliest men alive returns to the Wildstorm Universe in the pages of the new ongoing, "Deathblow" series. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Azzarello about the series.

Brave New Worlds: Schmidt talks "Annihilation" Spin-Offs

Fri, September 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's cosmic characters won't disappear from comic stores after "Annihilation" concludes, as a number of these characters will appear in spin-off books that launch in the aftermath. CBR News spoke with Editor Andy Schmidt about these books.

Turning Japanese: O'Sullivan & Rodi talk "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo"

Tue, September 19th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This week, in the pages of "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo," readers will see some old school Real American Heroes search Japan's capital for a missing member. CBR News spoke with writers Robert Rodi & Mike O'Sullivan about the book.

Graphic About Novels: Talking With Charlie Huston About Novels

Mon, September 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With so many novelists trying their hand at comics these days, we figured it was time to shine the spotlight on some of them. In the first of a semi-regular feature, we spoke with current "Moon Knight" writer Charlie Huston about his novel work and have an excerpt from his latest, "A Dangerous Man," out on Tuesday.

Green World: Pak talks "Incredible Hulk"

Fri, September 15th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In "Planet Hulk," Ole' Jade Jaws is on a different planet but in a familiar situation as he finds himself on the run once again. We spoke with writer Greg Pak at length about the storyline and the saga that follows, "World War Hulk."

I'm an Ordinary (Wonder)Man: David talks "Wonder Man: My Fair Supervillain."

Thu, September 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Can a savage supervillain be reformed? Simon Williams will find out this December as he tries to reform one on Marvel's monstrous miscreants in the pages of "Wonder Man: My Fair Supervillain." We spoke with Peter David about the series.

Defending the Realm: Tieri Talks "New Excalibur"

Wed, September 13th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"New Excalibur" #11 shipped today, which continues Frank Tieri's run on the book as he fills in for Chris Claremont, but his stories are anything but filler. CBR News spoke with Tieri about what fans can expect.

The Ant Bully-Pen: Hester Talks "The Irredeemable Ant-Man"

Tue, September 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Because of the protagonist's abilities, the action in this October's "The Irredeemable Ant-Man" might be small, but that doesn't mean it will be any less exciting or detailed. CBR News spoke to the man in charge of depicting the action in the book, artist Phil Hester.

Dawn of the Dread: Blaylock talks "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified"

Tue, September 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This November, readers will learn the secret origin of the fearsome master of disguise Zartan in the mini-series "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified." CBR News spoke with writer Josh Blaylock about the series.

On the Run: Joss Whedon Takes Over "Runaways"

Mon, September 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

It's the end of an era for "Runaways" fans when series creators Vaughan and Alphona leave the book. In April, a new era begins as Joss Whedon and artist Michael Ryan take over the title. We spoke with Whedon about his plans.

Heroes Helping Heroes: Cebulski talks "Loners"

Mon, September 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In 2007, the teen heroes of the Marvel U will see their numbers expand. Spinning out from "Runaways," "Loners" is a new mini-series featuring the members of "Excelsior," a self help team for teen superheroes. CBR News spoke with writer C.B. Cebulski about the series.

The Joy of Pride: Vaughan talks "Pride of Baghdad"

Mon, September 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This Wednesday, Brian K Vaughan and Niko Henrichon's tale of lions trapped in a chaotic and violent concrete jungle, "Pride of Baghdad," hits stores. CBR News got the scoop on the original graphic novel from Vaughan.

WWJD?: Seeley talks "Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ"

Fri, September 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

If you're attacked by a horde of vampires you might want to scream, "Jesus Christ!" because he might just respond! In January, Jesus returns with more vampire destroying action in "Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ" from Image. We spoke with writer Tim Seeley for the scoop.

X-Tra Credit: Kyle & Yost Talk "New X-Men"

Fri, September 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The cast of "New X-Men" are having a rough year; some have lost their powers and many friends have died. In order to survive the remainder of this year, they must pull together and face one last seemingly unstoppable foe. We spoke with writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost about the book.

A Study in Scarlett: O'Sullivan talks "GI Joe: Scarlett Declassified"

Mon, September 4th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

For the forces of Cobra, Scarlett isn't just a shade of red, it's the name of one of G.I. Joe's most cunning operatives. This Wednesday, readers will learn Scarlett's origin in "GI Joe - Scarlett: Declassified." CBR News spoke with writer Mike O'Sullivan about the one-shot.

Re-Disassembled: Parker Talks "What If? Avengers Disassembled"

Fri, September 1st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers: Disassembled" ended with the team stopping the architect of their darkest day, their teammate the Scarlet Witch. But did they catch the true master mind? This November, "What If? Avengers Disassembled" takes a different look at the controversial Avengers tale. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker.

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