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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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.

Defense of the Realms: Cornell on “Captain Britain and MI:13”

Thu, May 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With “Captain Britain and MI:13” #1, CBR speaks with writer Paul Cornell about the book's twists, turns and explosive climax as well as his plans for upcoming issues with exclusive artwork.

Total War: Aaron talks Black Panther / Secret Invasion Tie-In

Wed, May 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The kingdom of Wakanda will be under siege from Skrulls in July, when a "Secret Invasion" tie-in storyline begins in "Black Panther." CBR News spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the "total war" arc.

The Xavier Identity: Carey talks “X-Men: Legacy”

Tue, May 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In "X-Men: Legacy" #211, a new storyline finds Xavier on a quest to reclaim his lost past by seeking out those who knew him as a child. We speak with Mike Carey and preview all-new artwork from "Sins of the Father."

There Will Be Blood: Huston on “X-Force Special: Ain’t No Dog”

Fri, May 9th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Charlie Huston and artist Jefte Palo depict a classic Wolverine doing what he does best in the one-shot, “X-Force Special: Ain’t No Dog,” and we spoke with Huston about the project.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #2

Thu, May 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With “Secret Invasion” #2 in stores now, writer Brian Michael Bendis returns to CBR News for a page-by-page discussion of the best-selling Marvel Comics event. MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!

Mike Carey's "Secret Invasion" Plans

Wed, May 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Secret Invasion" is firing the imaginations of Mike Carey, who spoke with CBR about his short story in "Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?" and previewed first look Cary Nord artwork from "Secret Invasion: X-Men."

Brian Reed talks "Secret Invasion: Front Line"

Mon, May 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks to writer Brian Reed about the man-on-the-street's perspective on the Skrull invasion and premieres exclusive artwork from "Secret Invasion: Front Line" #1.

Enemies at the Gates: Wacker Talks “Amazing Spider-Man”

Thu, May 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This summer, the “New Ways to Die” storyline finds Spider-man at odds with three familiar foes and one new one -- Anti-Venom. CBR News spoke with “Amazing Spider-Man” editor Stephen Wacker.

HAMMER TIMES PAST: Fraction & Zircher on “Thor: Ages of Thunder”

Wed, April 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In “Thor: Ages of Thunder,” in stores now, Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher offer readers an epic tale of the Thunder God’s violent past. CBR News spoke with both creators about the one-shot.

Counter Force Majeure: Grevioux talks “New Warriors”

Tue, April 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The coming months will test the New Warriors’ mettle and their solidarity. CBR spoke with writer Kevin Grevioux about his plans for the series, which include a two part “Secret Invasion” tie-in arc.

Monsters and Marvels: Gage Talks “Thunderbolts”

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

Lighting strikes twice for writer Christos Gage with two upcoming Thunderbolts projects. We spoke with him about his "Secret Invasion" arc on "Thunderbolts" and his one-shot “Reason in Madness.”

VISION QUEST: Cornell talks Young Avengers Presents

Wed, April 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's Young Avengers Presents #4, the spotlight falls on the Vision as the hero finally decides who he is and what he wants. CBR News spoke with writer Paul Cornell about the issue.

Yost talks Secret Invasion: Runaways / Young Avengers

Tue, April 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED! Even the youngest Marvel heroes will have to battle the invading Skrulls when the Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers miniseries begins in June. We spoke with Chris Yost about the project.

NYCC: Blood and Babes: Seeley Talks "Hack/Slash"

Sat, April 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

It's been almost a year since Tim Seeley launched "Hack/Slash" the ongoing series. We spoke with him about his plans which include an Annual, the Suicide Girls and the latest "Hack/Slash" film developments.

NYCC: Fraction Talks "Secret Invasion: Thor"

Sat, April 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This August, it’s the armies of the Earth-invading shapeshifting Skrulls versus the gods of Asgard in the pages of the mini-series, "Secret Invasion: Thor." CBR News spoke with writer Matt Fraction about the series.

NYCC: Kirkman Talks "Destroyer MAX"

Sat, April 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This September, writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker chronicle the final days of a hero of World War II in the "Destroyer MAX" mini-series. CBR News spoke with Kirkman about the project.