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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FAN EXPO: Darkhawk Returns in "Nova"

Sat, August 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In September’s “Nova” #17, the Human Rocket teams with Darkhawk to fight the Skrulls. CBR News spoke with “Nova” writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning about Darkhawk and his possible future with the series.

FAN EXPO: Gage & Alberti on "X-Men / Spider-Man"

Fri, August 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In November’s “X-Men/Spider-Man,” miniseries, mutants and spider-men from different eras come together for a series of stand-alone adventures by Christos Gage and Mario Alberti, who spoke with us about the project.

Seeley talks Hack/Slash, Re-Animator Crossover

Wed, August 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Worlds collide in this week’s “Hack/Slash” #15, where undead killer Cassie Hack meets undead creator Dr. Herbert West, star of the cult horror “Re-Animator” films. We speak with writer Tim Seeley about the crossover.

SPOILERS OF WAR: "Secret Invasion" #5

Mon, August 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In stores now, “Secret Invasion” #5 sees the Skrulls reveal that their invasion is actually a mission of peace! Writer Brian Michael Bendis walks us through the issue page-by-page to help illuminate what’s going on.

The Uncanny Matt Fraction

Wed, August 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Uncanny X-Men” #500 saw Marvel's premier mutants relocate to San Francisco, and CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what the move means for the book and what waits for the X-Men on the streets of their new home.

Monkey Business: Kesel Talks "Marvel Apes"

Thu, August 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In September's "Marvel Apes" #1, the Gibbon will find himself haunted by a strange but somewhat familiar battle cry: Ape-Vengers Assemble! CBR News spoke with writer Karl Kesel about the anarchic miniseries.

No Way Home: Liu talks "NYX"

Wed, August 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale this week is issue #1 of "NYX: No Way Home," the return of Marvel's east coast runaways. CBR News spoke with writer Marjorie Liu about her plans for the series’ cast of homeless mutant teenagers.

Back to the Future: Swierczynski Talks “Cable”

Wed, August 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With issue #6 on sale now, CBR talks with "Cable" writer Duane Swierczynski about how Cable's quest to protect the possible mutant messiah will affect both the present and future of the Marvel Universe.

Swierczynski Talks The Mortal Iron Fist

Mon, August 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the “The Mortal Iron Fist” storyline, new "Immortal Iron Fist" writer Duane Swierczynski explores the past, present and future of the Iron Fist legacy. CBR News spoke with the writer about his plans for Danny Rand.

CCI: D’Orazio talks “Cloak & Dagger”

Mon, July 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Cult-favorite characters Cloak & Dagger return next year in a five-issue series that forces them to confront new villains as well as their own conflicts with each other. CBR spoke with writer Valerie D’Orazio about the book.

CCI: Mark Millar Pulls Off The "Ultimate" Return

Sun, July 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Next year, Mark Millar, one of the original architects of Marvel Comics' Ultimate line, returns to the Ultimate Universe with a brand new series. CBR News spoke with Millar about his new book.

CCI: DnA and Rosemann on “War of Kings”

Sun, July 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In December, two of the Marvel U's foremost cosmic empires meet on the fields of battle in “War of Kings." CBR News spoke with Editor Bill Rosemann and writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning about the event.

CCI: Diggle and Rosemann Talk "Thunderbolts"

Sun, July 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Starting this November, changes are in stores for Marvel Comics' "Thunderbolts." CBR News spoke with new writer Andy Diggle and Editor Bill Rosemann about their plans for the villainous book.

CCI: Pak, Rosemann on "War Machine"

Fri, July 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This December, terrorists, madmen and despots better run and hide - James Rhodes is suited up and ready to do what he does best. We spoke with Greg Pak and Bill Rosemann about the ongoing "War Machine" series

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Parker and Paniccia on "Agents of Atlas"

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

For the title characters of "Agents of Atlas," crime does pay- it's how they're going to save the world. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker and Editor Mark Paniccia about the new ongoing series

CCI: Cebulski and Lowe Talk "Ex Infernus"

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This December, the fires of hell burn bright as one of the X-Men's old comrades comes looking for them in "Ex Infernus," a follow up mini-series to the hit 1989 X- Men storyline, "Inferno."

KEEP 'EM HONEST: Bates on "True Believers"

Mon, July 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel Universe is a shadowy and secretive place, but the cast of the new miniseries “True Believers” is looking to change that. CBR News spoke with veteran writer Cary Bates about the Paul Gulacy-drawn project.

Good (K)night Moon? Benson talks “Moon Knight”

Mon, July 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Moon Knight’s actions have made him the target of characters even crazier than he is, the Thunderbolts. We spoke with writer Mike Benson about "The Death of Marc Spector."

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #4

Thu, July 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With Iron Man disabled, S.H.I.E.L.D. compromised and the Skrull Invasion ravaging the Earth, is there any hope left? Brian Michael Bendis takes us through the intricacies of this week's issue #4 page-by-bloody-page.

Crime Wave: Brubaker talks “Criminal”

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Issue #4 of Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips’s “Criminal” kicks off “Bad Night.” We spoke with Brubaker about the story as well as those collected in “The Dead and the Dying,” the new trade paperback on sale this week.