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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"BUMP"-'N-UGLIES: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash"

Wed, August 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

DDP's ongoing "Hack/Slash" series has been building up some pretty big buzz as of late, and CBR News spoke with creator Tim Seeley about the brutal series and its crossover with Fangoria's "Bump."

DATE KNIGHT: Swierczynski talks "Moon Knight Annual"

Mon, August 20th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Readers will see Moon Knight from a different point of view when crime novelist Duane Swierczynski makes his comics-writing debut in "Moon Knight Annual" #1.

THE HUNTED: Benson & Campbell Talk "Punisher MAX Annual" #1

Wed, August 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

One man will find out how dangerous a life of crime can be when he tries to escape the Punisher. CBR News spoke with creators Mike Benson and Lawrence Campbell about "Punsher MAX Annual" #1.

THE FOUR VIRTUES: Morrell Talks "Captain America: The Chosen"

Mon, August 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Rambo creator David Morrell tackles Marvel Comics' iconic soldier this September in the pages of "Captain America: The Chosen." We spoke with Morrell about the new miniseries.

WWC: Warren Ellis Talks "Ultimate Hulk/Iron Man

Sat, August 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Ultimate Universe's two living weapons, the Hulk and Iron Man,l find themselves reluctant allies in "Ultimate Hulk/Iron Man a six-issue miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cary Nord.

WWC: Michelinie Talks "Iron Man: Legacy of Doom"

Sat, August 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Iron Man and Dr. Doom will be forced to join forces once again in "Iron Man: Legacy of Doom," a new miniseries by legendary Iron Man writers David Michelinie and Bob Layton.

WWC: Mark Millar is the New "Fantastic Four"-Man

Sat, August 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

2008 will be a grand year for "Fantastic Four" fans, because the acclaimed "Ultimates" team of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch will take over the book. CBR News spoke with Millar about his plans for the series. Updated with an FF Trailer!

WWC: Future Avengers Assemble! Kirkman talks "Killraven"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld reintroduce readers to Marvel's Martian-fighter "Killraven" in a five-issue miniseries, which also introduces a new version of one Marvel's classic teams.

WWC: Spurrier Talks "The Silver Surfer: In Thy Name"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In the pages "In Thy Name," the Surfer will find his vast power might not be enough to bring peace to a troubled galactic empire. We spoke with writer Simon Spurrier about the series.

WWC: War Journalists Walker & Stewart talk "Punisher War Journal"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle's crusade against super-crime will be brought to life by a new artistic team when penciller Cory Walker and colorist Dave Stewart come aboard "Punisher War Journal" for a three-issue arc.

CCI: Ultimate Changes: Loeb Talks "Ultimatum" and Ultimates 3"

Sat, July 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The next two years will be big for the Ultimate Universe. CBR News spoke with one of the architects of these changes, "Ultimates 3" and "Ultimatum" writer Jeph Loeb.

CCI: The Art of Astonishment: Bianchi Talks "Astonishing X-Men"

Fri, July 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"Astonishing X-men" will continue to feature the work of an all-star artist when Simone Bianchi takes over as the books regular artist in 2008. We spoke with Bianchi about the book.

CCI: Astonishing Evolution - Alonso Talks "Astonishing X-Men"

Fri, July 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In 2008, writer Warren Ellis and artist Simone Bianchi will take over "Astonishing X-Men," CBR News spoke with X-Men Group Editor Axel Alonso about the new team.

CCI: Terry Moore is on The Run(aways)

Fri, July 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The cast of "Runaways" has been through the wringer lately and they'll face a host of new challenges in 2008 when new writer Terry Moore takes over the book. We spoke with him about his plans for the series.

CCI: Mystery Men's Dozen: Brevoort Talks "The Twelve"

Thu, July 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In January 2008, readers will get to know some of the forgotten heroes of Marvel Comics' Golden Age when "The Twelve," a twelve-issue mini-series begins. CBR News spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the series.

CCI: The Gold, the Bad, and the Ugly: Weston Talks "The Twelve"

Thu, July 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In January of 2008, the Golden Age of the Marvel Universe will slam up against the Modern Age with explosive results in the pages of "The Twelve." CBR News spoke with artist Chris Weston about the series.

CCI: A Mar-Vellous Mystery: Reed Talks "Captain Marvel"

Thu, July 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

There are plenty of mysteries surrounding the return of the former Kree soldier known as Mar-Vell and starting this November, they'll be explored in the five issue "Captain Marvel" mini-series. We spoke with writer Brian Reed about the series.

THE COOL AND THE DEAD: Bendis Talks "Powers" #25

Tue, July 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With Powers about to reach its 25th Icon issue, CBR News caught up with writer Brian Michael Bendis to find out what's next for the series and discuss some special issues he has planned.

Writer Mike Benson Gets (Moon) Knighted

Tue, July 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With issue #14, a new co-writer joins regular scribe Charlie Huston in chronicling the adventures of Marvel's Moon Knight. CBR News spoke with new "Moon Knight" co-writer Mike Benson.

LOGAN'S HEROES: Daniel Way Talks "Wolverine: Origins"

Wed, July 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Big developments are in stores for Wolverine in this week's "Wolverine: Origins Annual" and new storyline, "Our War." CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way.