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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Agents of Atlas" Week 4 - Agent Profile: Marvel Boy & a Cryptic Invitation

Sat, June 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News' "Agents of Atlas" coverage continues this week as writer Jeff Parker gets cosmic on us with the Agent Profile for Marvel Boy. Plus CBR News "AOA" coverage seems be making waves in some mysterious circles. We share an enigmatic missive that our spotlight has provoked.

Shout at the Devil: Irvine talks "Son of Satan"

Fri, June 2nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This fall the city of New Orleans will be the site of an epic battle between father and son when Daimon Hellstrom returns in the five issue "Hellstorm: Son of Satan" mini-series. CBR News spoke exclusively with writer Alexander Irvine about the mini-series which debuts this October from Marvel Comics' Max line.

Razor Sharp: Guggenheim talks "Blade"

Fri, June 2nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The life expectancy of the Marvel Universe's undead is about to plunge, because this September, Blade, the scourge of bloodthirsty nosferatus everywhere, returns in a new ongoing series. CBR News spoke with "Blade" writer Marc Guggenheim.

Rule Britannia: Perkins talks "Union Jack"

Tue, May 30th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This fall, England's premier hero Union Jack must save London from an army of supervillains in his own self titled mini-series from Marvel Comics. CBR News spoke with artist Mike Perkins about the series.

The Weight of the World on his Pencil: Leonard Kirk talks "Agents of Atlas"

Fri, May 26th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In part three of our look at Marvel's "Agents of Atlas," CBR News chats with the man charged with bringing to life the exploits of the reunited band of '50s heroes, Leonard Kirk, who CBR News has learned signed an exclusive contract with Marvel recently. Plus, writer Jeff Parker checks in with his latest Agent Profile: The Human Robot.

REVIEW: "X-Men: The Last Stand"

Fri, May 26th, 2006 | Category: TV/Film

X-Men fans have been waiting with bated breath for the third installment in the film franchise, "X-Men: The Last Stand." Dave Richards caught an early screening of the film and checks in with a review that should put some fans fears to rest, but with a few cautions.

The Marvel Universe Now With Extra Pulp: Parker Talks "Agents of Atlas."

Fri, May 19th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our spotlight on Agents of Atlas, "CBR" news spoke in-depth with writer Jeff Parker about the series. Plus Parker continues to reacquaint us with his protagonists in the latest Agent Profile: Venus!

Battler of Britain: Gage talks "Union Jack"

Wed, May 17th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

When an army of super terrorists launches an attack on London, it's up to Union Jack to fight them back. This fall, those stories will be told in a new "Union Jack" mini-series from Marvel. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the series and got a first look at pencils by Mike Perkins.

Secret Avengers Reassembled? Paniccia talks "Agents of Atlas"

Fri, May 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

After the Invaders, but before The Avengers, the Marvel U was protected by a bizarre and diverse band of heroes. The team reunites in the pages of "Agents of Atlas" this August. In part one of our spotlight on the book, CBR News spoke with Editor Mark Paniccia about the book. Plus, Jeff Parker stops by with our first Agent profile: Gorilla-Man.

Bad Break Ups and a Kangaroo: Bendis talks "New Avengers: Disassembled"

Wed, May 10th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This Summer, Brian Michael Bendis will once again put the superheroes of the Marvel U through the wringer. In "New Avengers: Disassembled," the team is shattered upon the rock that is "Civil War" and in "Ultimate Spider-Man Annual" #2, Peter again tangles with the Kingpin. Bendis spoke with CBR about both projects.

The Green Party: Winick Talks "Green Arrow."

Tue, May 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Can a man bring hope to a devastated city by working inside and outside the system? Oliver Queen is going to find out as he splits his time between being the new mayor of Star City and the city's resident costumed vigilante. We spoke with "Green Arrow" writer Judd Winick about the series.

Yippee-Kai-Ay Mother...: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard."

Wed, May 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard," slasher hunters Cassie Hack and Vlad find themselves locked inside a huge complex with a multitude of undead serial killers and the unarmed duo must use their wits to survive. CBR News spoke with writer Tim Seeley about this latest installment.

And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Hama talks "G.I. Joe: Declassified"

Wed, April 26th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The GI Joe team has been fighting for Freedom wherever there's trouble for over 20 years. This June, readers will get to see the early days of the unit in "G.I. Joe: Declassified" from Devil's Due. Writer Larry Hama spoke with CBR News about the series.

Boys in Green: Gibbons Talks "Green Lantern Corps"

Fri, April 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This June, those who worship evil's might won't have anywhere to hide with the return of the Green Lantern Corps in the pages of the new "Green Lantern Corps" ongoing series. CBR News spoke with writer Dave Gibbons about the series.

Our Marvels At War: Millar talks "Civil War"

Wed, April 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The road to "Civil War" has begun and on May 3rd the Marvel Universe will be plunged into chaos as its champions are split into opposing camps in the pages of "Civil War" #1. CBR News spoke with "Civil War" writer Mark Millar about his epic tale.

The (Super)Natural: Golden Talks "Talent"

Mon, April 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Nicholas Dane may have survived a plane crash, but his old life is over. Dane is the star of "Talent," a four issue mini-series from Boom! Studios by writers Chris Golden and Tom Sniegoski, in which Dane finds that after the plane crash, he has been imbued with a strange gift and a mysterious mission.

For Queen and Country: Hudlin Talks "Black Panther"

Fri, March 31st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This May, the eyes of the Marvel U will be on Wakanda as Black Panther weds the love of his life Storm. However, their nuptials will be off to a rocky start as Marvel's epic "Civil War" storyline erupts. We spoke with writer Reginald Hudlin about what both events will mean for "Black Panther."

Drawing Things Together One Year Later: Daniel Talks "Teen Titans"

Thu, March 30th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

DC's "One Year Later" storyline means a lot of story changes to titles across the DCU. It also means the look of many books will be evolving. One such book is "Teen Titans." CBR News spoke with "Teen Titans" artist Tony Daniel about his new approach to the series

Of Civil Wars and Sidekicks: Jenkins talks "Civil War: Front Line" and "Sidekick"

Wed, March 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Paul Jenkins fans will see two unique sides of the writer's work. In "Civil War: Front Line," Jenkins examines the events of Marvel's mega event through the eyes of two journalists and a mysterious character. In "Sidekick," Jenkins explores the twisted relationship between super heroes and their sidekicks. We spoke with Jenkins about both projects.

Fun with Tentacles: Cosby and Stokes talk "Cthulhu Tales"

Tue, March 21st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The great Cthulu and the Old Ones have been inspring writers to tell tales about him for almost 70 years. This April, they're welcomed to the world of comics in Boom! Studios latest anthology book, "Cthulhu Tales." CBR News spoke with two of the creators involved, Andrew Cosby and Johanna Stokes.

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