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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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.

MI:13 Agent Profile - Blade? Cornell talks "Captain Britain"

Mon, July 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The cast of Marvel's hit "Captain Britain and MI:13" grows by one in September, when none other than Blade the Vampire Hunter joins the team. Writer Paul Cornell tells CBR about his plans.

WW Chicago: Hickman & Bendis on "Secret Warriors"

Sun, June 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

When "Secret Invasion" ends, a new war begins for Nick Fury and his new team in the ongoing series "Secret Warriors." CBR spoke with writers Jonathan Hickman and Brian Bendis about their new title.

WW Chicago: Bendis on "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Sun, June 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The second half of 2008 is going to be a memorable one for "Ultimate Spider- Man" fans. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about his plans for the book through "Ultimatum" and beyond.

WW Chicago: Spurrier on “Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider”

Sun, June 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In October's “Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider,” Simon Spurrier and artist Javier Saltares reveal the title character as more than the villain he currently appears to be. We spoke with Spurrier.

WW Chicago: Bendis Talks "Spider-Woman"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Secret Invasion" revealed Spider-Woman to be a Skrull, but despite that setback, next year the long awaited "Spider-Woman" ongoing series finally hits stores. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the book

WW Chicago: Tan, Banning, & Bendis on "New Avengers"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Billy Tan is one of a number of artists penciling the "Secret Invasion" tie-ins of "New Avengers," but once the cross-over wraps, Tan and inker Matt Banning become the title's regular art team.

WW Chicago: Yost on "Storm-Worlds Apart"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Storm may currently a member of the X-Men and Queen of Wakanda, but that may change come October when "X-Men: Storm-Worlds Apart" begins. CBR News spoke with writer Christopher Yost about the mini-series.

WW Chicago: Blaze Vs. Ketch: Aaron on "Ghost Rider"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Ghost Rider" will see Johnny Blaze's mission of vengeance against Zadkiel get even more personal as Blaze faces off against his own brother, Danny Ketch. Jason Aaron gave us the details.

WW Chicago: Aaron Talks "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny"

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This October, Wolverine's history with San Francisco's Chinatown comes back to haunt him in "Wolverine: Manifest Destiny." CBR spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the project.

War’s End: Powers & O’Sullivan talk “G.I. Joe: America’s Elite” Finale

Tue, June 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The battle of “World War III” ends this week in “G.I. Joe: America’s Elite” #36, the series finale. We spoke with creators Mark Powers & Mike O’Sullivan about the title, and the possible end of 26 years of Real American Continuity.

Mayhew & McKeever talk Jean Grey One-Shot

Mon, June 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the fully painted “X-Men Origin: Jean Grey,” Sean Mckeever & Mike Mayhew take fans back to the early years of the X-Men. We speak with the pair and editor Nick Lowe about the August one-shot.

Magnetized: Gage talks "Civil War: House of M"

Fri, June 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In September's "Civil War: House of M," writer Christos Gage takes readers back to the alternate reality for a look at how Magneto became master of the world. CBR spoke with him about the Andrea Di Vito-drawn series.