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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PIECE MAKER: Artist Patrick Zircher Talks "Terror, Inc."

Fri, July 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part II of our spotlight on the Marvel MAX "Terror, Inc" miniseries, CBR News speaks with artist Patrick Zircher about drawing guts, gore, comedy and ultra-violence.

Picking Up the Pieces: David Lapham Talks "Terror Inc."

Fri, July 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

An assassin called Terror has his (and literally other people's) eyes upon his enemies when Marvel MAX's "Terror, Inc." miniseries begins in August. In Part I of CBR's look at the series, we spoke with writer David Lapham.

THE LONG, COLD DARK: Garth Ennis Talks "Punisher" #50

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

Next Month, the Marvel MAX "Punisher" series reaches its milestone 50th issue. CBR News spoke with writer Garth Ennis about the brutal series and its next storyline, "Long, Cold Dark."

Graphic About Novels with Mike Carey

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

CBR News returns with another installment of Graphic About Novels. This time, we speak with Mike Carey about his first prose novel, "The Devil You Know," which hits U.S. stores this week.

Funeral for a Friend: Loeb & Cassaday talk "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America - Iron Man"

Mon, July 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This Thursday, Jeph Loeb and John Cassaday bury and praise Captain America in the pages of "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America - Iron Man." We spoke with both about the issue.

MR. HORRIFIC: Avrid Nelson Talks "JSA Classified"

Thu, June 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This August, the JSA's past comes back to haunt Mr. Terrific in a three-part story arc beginning in "JSA Classified" #29, written by "Rex Mundi" creator Avrid Nelson and we've go the details.

Surfs Up: Carey Talks "Ultimate Fantastic Four"

Tue, June 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This Wednesday, readers will meet the ultimate version of Norrin Rad in "Ultimate Fantastic Four" #43. We spoke with Mike Carey about what fans can expect from the rest of the "Silver Surfer" story arc and beyond.

Enter the Marauders: Carey Talks "X-Men"

Mon, June 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This month in "X-Men" #200 the cast must deal with the return of an old and highly lethal threat, the Marauders. CBR News spoke with writer Mike Carey about the coming clash.

NUTS AND T-BOLTS: Lazer talks "Thunderbolts"

Fri, June 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

As the Thunderbolts prepare to conclude their first adventure, CBR News checked in with editor Molly Lazer to find out how the hero hunters are holding up and what's next for the book.

Tangled Web of Relationships: Bendis talks "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Wed, June 20th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimate Spider-Man" #110 is in stores today, which marks the end of artist Mark Bagley's run. We spoke with writer Brian Bendis about what fans can expect from new artist Stuart Immonen and the series.

Let Slip the Snakes of War! Powers & O'Sullivan talk "G.I. Joe America's Elite"

Tue, June 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Chaos and action will erupt on a global scale this July as the 12-part "World War III" storyline begins in "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" #25. We spoke with writer Mark Powers and Editor Mike O'Sullivan.

Wizard World Philly: Lowe Talks "Messiah Complex"

Sat, June 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The X-Men titles have been rocked by numerous big events, but this October promises to be one of the biggest - "Messiah Complex." We spoke with Editor Nick Lowe about the epic storyline.

HeroesCon: Peter David Talks "She-Hulk"

Sat, June 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This September, a new era for Marvel Comics' Jade Giantess begins as Peter David takes over as the new writer of "She-Hulk." CBR News spoke with David about the book.

WW Philly: "Amazing Spider-Man" Goes (Almost) Weekly, Wacker Explains

Fri, June 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

A number of Spider-Man titles will end this fall, but "Amazing Spider-Man" picks up the slack by publishing three times monthly. We spoke with Editor Stephen Wacker.

Fantastic Voyage: McDuffie Talks "Fantastic Four"

Fri, June 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Yeah, there's a Fantastic Four movie coming out today, but the real action's in the comics. We spoke with "Fantastic Four" writer Dwayne McDuffie about an old group of foes the team will take on in the series.

"New Avengers" #31: Bendis Talks About the Big Twist

Thu, June 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"New Avengers" #31 hit stores yesterday and contains a shocking twist that will have massive repercussions for the entire Marvel Universe. We spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the issue. Spoilers

If it Bleeds They Can Kill It: "World War Hulk: Gamma Corps"

Wed, June 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

When the Hulk declares world war, his old enemy General Ryker responds by deploying the elite Gamma Corps. CBR News spoke about the mini-series "World War Hulk: Gamma Corps" with writer Frank Tieri.

TALE OF THE TAPE: Final Round-The Hulk vs. Iron Man

Tue, June 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With "World War Hulk" #1 just hours away, CBR News brings you the final installment of Tale of the Tape, in which writer Greg Pak sizes up for us the coming clash between the Hulk and Illuminati member Iron Man.

Brock in Black: Aguirre-Sacasa Talks "Sensational Spider-Man"

Fri, June 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

For comatose Aunt May Parker, a hospital bed might just be a death trap when "Sensational Spider-Man" #38 ships this month. We spoke with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about "The Last Temptation of Eddie Brock."

Tale of the Tape Round 3 - The Hulk vs. Dr. Strange

Wed, June 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In round three of Tale of the Tape, "World War Hulk" writer Greg Pak strategizes with CBR the match up between the Hulk and Illuminati member Dr. Strange. Plus, a first look at the variant to issue #4 by JR Jr.!

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