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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HULK SLASH! Pak talks “Skaar: Son of Hulk”

Tue, June 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale this week, “Skaar: Son of Hulk” #1 sends fans back to the savage world of Sakaar for the epic adventure of Bruce Banner’s barbarian offspring. We talk with writer Greg Pak about the Ron Garney-drawn series.

Northern Exposure: Immonen talks "Patsy Walker: Hellcat”

Tue, June 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Alaska gets its own superhero in July, when “Patsy Walker: Hellcat” #1 hits the stands courtesy of Kathryn Immonen and David Lafuente. CBR spoke with Immonen about the miniseries and why Patsy Walker stands out in the Marvel Universe.

Mike Carey & Daniel Way's “Dark Deception”

Fri, June 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

One of Charles Xavier’s biggest mistakes comes looking for him in September's “Dark Deception,” a multipart crossover between “X-Men: Legacy” and “Wolverine: Origins.” We spoke writer Mike Carey about the storyline.

From Jersey to Coney: Gale talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Thu, June 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Spidey reached a personal milestone in this week's “Amazing Spider-Man," but things won’t be getting easier for him if Bob Gale has any say. We spoke with the writer.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #3

Wed, June 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's “Secret Invasion” #3, the Skrulls take Manhattan, heroes turn on each other, and a long-absent ... well, we won't spoil it. Writer Brian Michael Bendis joins CBR to help navigate the intricacies of the issue page-by-bloody-page.

Spurrier talks “Wolverine: Dangerous Game”

Tue, June 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the June one-Shot “Wolverine: Dangerous Game,” Logan shows a fox hunting party of brutal, blood thirsty British aristocrats how it really feels to be stalked. CBR News spoke with writer Simon Spurrier about the book.

Swierczynski talks “King Size Cable Spectacular”

Mon, June 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

September’s “King Sized Cable Spectacular” one-shot promises to change the hunter-hunted dynamic between Cable and Bishop. CBR News spoke with writer Duane Swierczynski about what he calls a "hyper-paced" epic.

WW Philly: Devil-Slayer Returns in "Dead of Night"

Sat, May 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

One man will battle horrors both real and supernatural this September in the pages of the 4-issue miniseries “Dead of Knight: Devil Slayer.” We spoke with the writer of the MAX mini, acclaimed horror novelist Brian Keene.

WW Philly: Paniccia and Parker on "Age of the Sentry"

Sat, May 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with co-writer Jeff Parker about September's "Age of the Sentry" mini-series which chronicles unrevealed tales of the Avenger while revering and satirizing Silver Age style storytelling.

WW Philly: Pak talks "Magneto: Testament"

Sat, May 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In September, “Magneto Testament” writer Greg Pak and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico chronicle the horrors Magneto faced growing up in Hitler’s Germany. CBR spoke with Pak about the Marvel Knights miniseries.

WW Philly: Way talks "Dark Deception" Crossover with "X-Men: Legacy"

Fri, May 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The coming months will see a number of big things happens in Daniel Way's “Wolverine Origins,” but the biggest has to be “Dark Deception,” a multi-part crossover with “X-Men: Legacy" co-written with Mike Carey.

WW Philly: Deodato to Draw "Wolverine: Origins"

Fri, May 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Deodato, Jr. takes over as the new regular artist on “Wolverine: Origins” with September’s issue #28. CBR News spoke with him about the book as well as his previous gig, "Thunderbolts!"

WW Philly: Way Writes "Deadpool"

Fri, May 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

When Deadpool’s new series launches in September, he finds himself smack in the middle of “Secret Invasion” with Paco Media handling the art. Writer Daniel Way tells us what makes Deadpool tick.

Cohen & Parsons talk "Marvel Comics Presents"

Wed, May 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This week's "Marvel Comics Presents" #9 features a Hulk tale written by Mark Parsons & Tom Cohen and drawn by none other than Ed McGuinness. We spoke with the writers and took an EXCLUSIVE look at the art.

Young Avengers Presents Kevin Grevioux

Tue, May 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale this week, "Young Avengers Presents" #5 sees tragedy befall Cassie Lang, the hero known as Stature. CBR News spoke with series writer Kevin Grevioux about this special issue.

THE RETURN: Slott talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Thu, May 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On sale now, “Amazing Spider-Man” #560 comes with huge implications for Peter Parker, and CBR News speaks with writer Dan Slott about just what the final page means. Plus exclusive art and MAJOR SPOILER WARNINGS!

Aaron talks “Ghost Rider” Revelations

Wed, May 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

A major figure of the Ghost Rider mythos returns in the pages of “Ghost Rider” #23, on sale now. CBR News spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the issue and what’s coming next. SPOILER ALERT!

Moore Welcomes Moviegoers in "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Tue, May 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this week’s “Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.” #29, Stuart Moore kicks off a four-issue stint as writer, and CBR News spoke with him about the new-reader- friendly arc, “With Iron Hands.”

Mercy Rule: Spurrier talks “Ghost Rider Annual” #2

Fri, May 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In August’s “Ghost Rider Annual” #2, Johnny Blaze’s quest for vengeance sends him to the eerie little town of Mercy, Idaho, and into the middle of a macabre mystery. CBR spoke with writer Simon Spurrier about the book.

Reed talks “Secret Invasion: Spider-Man - Brand New Day”

Fri, May 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Reed talks about August’s “Secret Invasion: Spider-Man - Brand New Day" miniseries, which sees Spidey's cast reacting to the Skrull invasion. Also: exclusive first look artwork.