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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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.

The Man Comes Around: Lee talks "Stan Lee Meets"

Thu, August 24th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The inhabitants of the Marvel U have met some unusual characters, but this October they'll meet the biggest -- the man who co-created them. "Stan Lee Meets" celebrates Lee's 65th year at Marvel and we sat down with "The Man" himself for the scoop.

Born to Die in Berlin: Way talks "Wolverine: Origins"

Wed, August 23rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With the revelation in "Wolverine: Origins" #5 that his son is alive and held by his enemies, Wolverine's world was turned upside down. CBR News spoke with "Origins" writer Daniel Way about the book, which will soon reexamine an ill-fated mission to Berlin.

Live Free or Slice Hard: Seeley Talks "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard"

Fri, August 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

When Cassie Hack and her partner Vlad get trapped in a building with six slashers they don't panic - they make like "Die Hard's" John McClane! This is the premise of October's "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard" and we spoke with Tim Seeley about the one-shot and what's next.

Alpha & Omega: Gabrych talks "The Omega Men"

Thu, August 17th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning this October, in the pages of a six issue mini-series everybody is out to get "The Omega Men." CBR News spoke to writer Andersen Gabrych about the series.

Strange Medicine: Vaughan Talks "Dr. Strange: The Oath."

Mon, August 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This October, the Sorcerer Supreme will embark on a personal quest that will take him across dimensions and the darker corners of New York City. CBR News spoke with "Dr. Strange: The Oath" writer Brian K. Vaughan about the series.

Busting Villains for Fun and Profit: Palmiotti and Gray talk "Heroes for Hire."

Fri, August 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's heroes may be busy fighting a "Civil War," but that doesn't mean supervillains have it easy. This month the cast of "Heroes for Hire" hit the streets in pursuit of rogue villains they can bust for big bucks. CBR News spoke with Palmiotti and Gray about the series.

Fists of Legend: Fraction Talks "The Immortal Iron Fist"

Thu, August 10th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Billionaire kung fu master Danny Rand AKA Iron Fist has worked his way back into the spotlight of the Marvel U. This November, he takes center stage in "The Immortal Iron Fist" by Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker. We spoke with Fraction about the series.

Saving the World on a Budget: Gage Talks "Stormwatch: PHD"

Thu, August 10th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Citizens in the Wildstorm U can sleep easier because Stormwatch is back! "Stormwatch: Post Human Division" follows a specially trained unit tasked with aiding law enforcement in combating superhuman threats. We spoke with writer Christos Gage for the scoop.

Superheroes With Class: Parker Talks "X-Men: First Class"

Wed, August 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The X-Men is a heroic legacy forged by a group of five friends and their teacher. This September in "X-Men: First Class," readers will be taken back to those early days and accompany the original X-Men on a number of adventures. CBR News spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the series. Updated.

Gun Toting Granola Munchers: Nicieza Talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Tue, August 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Cable and Deadpool have been enemies, reluctant partners and most surprisingly they've recently become friends. But will the events of "Civil War" break up the Bosom Buddies? CBR News spoke with "Cable & Deadpool" writer Fabian Nicieza to find out.

You Look Marvelous: Reed Talks "Ms. Marvel"

Mon, August 7th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Ms. Marvel's quest to become a better superhero has been complicated due to the events of "Civil War." "Ms. Marvel' #6 kicks off a storyline that ties into the mega story and CBR News spoke to writer Brian Reed about the book.

WWC: Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund Charity Auction

Sun, August 6th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED Dollar amounts were flying fast Saturday as con attendees in Chicago bid on original art from "Batman/Superman" #26 with all proceeds going to the Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund. CBR News was at the auction and caught the action.

WWC: Marvel Comics' Ultimate Universe Panel

Sat, August 5th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Lots of secrets were revealed at today's Ultimate Marvel Panel at Wizard World Chicago including the announcement of the "Ultimate Wolverine" mini-series and the possible debut of the ultimate incarnation of the King of Wakanda, the Black Panther.

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