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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Fear And Hatred: Van Lente & Calero on "X Men Noir"

Tue, September 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's mutants are re-imagined this December in a way that's both distinctly different yet somehow familiar in "X Men Noir." We spoke with Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero about the miniseries.

Ma's Home! Ennis talks "Punisher: War Zone"

Tue, September 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The fan-fave team of Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon return to Frank Castle in December's "Punisher: War Zone" miniseries, which sees the return of some much missed psychopaths. Ennis spoke with us about the project.

Van Lente talks Marvel Zombies 3

Fri, September 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Everyone's favorite undead, super-powered cannibals are back in October, and this time they're looking to feast on the entire Marvel Universe. We spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about "Marvel Zombies 3."

Love, Olympian Style: Pak & Van Lente talk "Incredible Hercules"

Thu, September 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Action! Adventure! Heavily armed beautiful woman! "Love and War," the new "Incredible Hercules" arc, kicks off in this month's issue #121. We spoke with writers Fred Van Lente & Greg Pak.

Brian Reed on Ms. Marvel's Universe

Thu, September 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with writer Brian Reed about his post-Secret Invasion plans for "Ms. Marvel" as well as the November "Ms. Marvel Special: Storyteller" one-shot and "Ms. Marvel Annual" #1, in stores now.

PLANET SKAAR: Pak talks "Savage World of Sakaar"

Tue, September 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak and a host of artists illuminate the mysterious pasts of both the planet Sakaar and the Hulk's son in the September one-shot "Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar." We spoke with Pak about the book.

Carey on "Manifest Destiny" and "X-Men Orgins: Beast"

Thu, August 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Carey talks to CBR about "X-Men: Manifest Destiny" #1, which depicts Iceman's journey to San Francisco, and "X-Men Origins: Beast," which looks at the O.G. X-Man's early days.

SPIDER-GASM: Slott talks "New Ways To Die"

Wed, August 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With "Amazing Spider-Man" #569 in stores now, CBR speaks with "New Ways to Die" writer Dan Slott about his plans for Spidey, Norman Osborn, and the "spider- gasm" he says readers can expect from his story.

FAN EXPO: Sumerak and Seeley on "Weapon X: First Class"

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

November’s "Weapon X: First Class" flashes back to Charles Xavier's early attempts to help Wolverine recover his lost memories. We spoke with Marc Sumerak and Tim Seeley about the mini.

FAN EXPO: Yost Talks “X-Men: Kingbreakerâ€

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

The saga of Vulcan, the insane emperor of the Shi’ar, continues this December in the four issue “X-Men: Kingbreaker.†CBR News spoke with Christopher Yost about the series which sets the stage for the “War of Kings†event.

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.