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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Sweet Fifteen: Pannicia talk "Amazing Fantasy" #15

Thu, October 6th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Over forty years ago, Marvel made history with the debut of Spider-Man in "Amazing Fantasy" #15. In November, Marvel hopes lightning strikes twice when "Amazing Fantasy" Vol. 2 reaches #15. CBR News spoke with editor Mark Pannicia about issue, which features a host of new characters and a star studded list of creators.

Pulp Fiction: Wagner talks "Batman and the Monster Men"

Mon, October 3rd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Early on, Batman's crusade against crime was somewhat simple as he fought mostly mobsters, corrupt cops and politicians. This November, Matt Wagner tells an early tale of the Dark Knight and introduces a new style of opponent-- super villains-- in "Batman and the Monster Men."

Destroying Towns for Fun and Profit: Breitweiser talks "Drax the Destroyer"

Thu, September 29th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Yesterday saw the publication of the first issue of "Drax the Destroyer." The issue saw the brutal, deadly and cosmic powered Drax reintroduced to the Marvel Universe. CBR News spoke with "Drax" artist Mitch Breitweiser about the series, his artwork and his next project.

Talking About My Generation: Jenkins talks "Generation M"

Thu, September 22nd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Not all mutants in the Marvel U have fantastic powers; some have been cursed with mutations that offer no powers and normal life an impossibility. Sally Floyd will tell these mutants stories in "Generation M," a mini-series from Marvel coming in November. We spoke with "Generation M" writer Paul Jenkins about the series.

Crop of Dark Secrets: Howard Talks "Black Harvest"

Mon, September 19th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

That small, rural town may seem nice, but lurking just beneath that quaint exterior are secrets, lies, and unspeakable horrors. This November Josh Howard takes readers to one such town in the mini-series "Black Harvest," described as a cross between "The X-Files" and "Smallville." CBR News spoke with Howard about the series.

Weird War II: Kirby talks "The Lost Squad"

Thu, September 15th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In the darkest days of World War II, a secret war was waged. Nazi Germany unleashed their secret division of soldiers capable of wielding sinister occult forces. Standing in their way was America's best defense against supernatural evil, "The Lost Squad." CBR News spoke to writer Chris Kirby about the mini-series, plus got loads of preview art from issues #1 & 2.

Testifying: Rushkoff talks Vertigo's "Testament"

Tue, September 13th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This December, Douglas Rushkoff and Liam Sharpe take a closer look at the power of stories in their new ongoing series "Testament" from Vertigo. CBR News spoke to Rushkoff about the series, which examines the struggles of a resistance cell in a dark dystopian world and looks at how these battles are similar to the trials and tribulations of many Old Testament biblical characters.

Monsters, Merlin, and Mentally Challenged Alien Avengers: Giffen talks "Howling Commandos" and "Drax the Destroyer"

Mon, August 29th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This fall, the Marvel Universe will be invaded by weird, otherworldly characters, courtesy of writer Keith Giffen's "Drax The Destroyer" and "Nick Fury's Howling Commandos." The scribe spoke to CBR News about both the Marvel projects and hinted at things to come.

Picking Up the Toys: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys"

Wed, August 24th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Undead serial killers better start running now because in November, "slasher" hunters Cassie Hack and her partner Vlad, the stars of Tim Seeley's "Hack/Slash," return in Devil's Due Publishing's "Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys," the first ever "Hack/Slash mini-series. CBR News spoke to Seeley about the series and a number of other "Hack/Slash" projects that are in the works.

Cowboys and Superheroes: Kesel talks Vegas arc in "Amazing Fantasy" #13-14

Fri, August 19th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This October, in the pages of Marvel Comics "Amazing Fantasy," writer Karl Kesel introduces readers to a man named "Vegas" in a two-part story that takes readers to a rough and tumble unexplored corner of the Marvel Universe. Includes a ten page preview of "Amazing Fantasy #13." Updated

Reconstructing the Western: Azzarello talks "Loveless"

Thu, August 18th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This October, Brian Azzarello takes readers back to the Old West and send them on the run from the law in "Loveless" a new ongoing monthly series from Vertigo about a pair of married outlaws. Included is a three page preview of the first issue.

Shooting From The Hip: Starkings talks "Hip Flask: Mystery City"

Tue, August 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Hieronymous "Hip " Flask is back on a case. Hip is the star of Richard Starkings and Jose Ladronn's annual "Pulp Science Fiction" series "Hip Flask." The latest installment of the series "Mystery City" is in stores now. CBR News spoke to Starkings about the book, which has his hippopotamus protagonist investigating a mysterious air car crash.

Storming into a Crisis: Moore talks "Firestorm

Tue, August 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Firestorm is a rookie hero in the DCU and with "Countdown" & "Infinite Crisis," Firestorm is going to learn the same truths about power and responsibility that a certain web-slinging Marvel Comics hero once learned. Includes 3-page preview of "Firestorm #17," shipping in September. Updated

Tangled in the Web: Morgan talks "Black Widow 2"

Wed, August 10th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In September, Natasha Romanov AKA The Black Widow once again stalks the shadowy, gray hued corners of the Marvel Universe in "Black Widow 2: The Things They Say About Her" the follow up to last year's Black Widow mini-series. CBR News spoke to writer Richard K Morgan about the mini-series, which finds a number of characters reluctantly drawn into the Black Widow's world of intrigue.

Dark Side of the Moon Knight: Huston talks "Moon Knight: The Bottom"

Mon, August 8th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Spector, AKA Moon Knight, has fallen on hard times. His body and his spirit are broken, but in February 2006, novelist turned comic writer Charlie Huston will rescue Spector from his personal demons in "Moon Knight: The Bottom." CBR News spoke to Huston about the series, which will return Moon Knight to the forefront of the Marvel U.

Zeroing In: Dixon Talks Wildstorm's "Team Zero"

Thu, August 4th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This December writer Chuck Dixon and artists Doug Mahnke and Sandra Hope take readers back to final days of World War II with the Wildstorm mini-series "Team Zero," which chronicles the mission of the first soldier to use the code name Deathblow and the elite unit he assembled. Dixon spoke with CBR News about the project

In the Name of the Father: Quesada talks "Daredevil: Father"

Wed, July 20th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Last year Marvel released the first chapter of "Daredevil: Father" by Marvel EiC Joe Quesada, but issue two never hit stores. The series is back on track and #2 arrives in stores this August along with a special "Director's Cut" edition of #1. CBR News spoke with Quesada about "Daredevil: Father."

CCI, Day 3 - Pirates, Prohibition, and Past Lives: Oni Press Panel at CCI

Sun, July 17th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press presented a diverse collection of upcoming titles at CCI Saturday afternoon. A large number of creators were present to introduce their projects to the crowd and those attending the panel also got a look at a live-action trailer for the Oni title "Ojo."

CCI, Day 3 - All the Stars Over Gotham City: Jim Lee's "All-Star" Panel @ CCI

Sun, July 17th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

A large crowd turned out to hear superstar artist Jim Lee dish about the creation of his latest project, "All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder," at the DC All-Stars panel at CCI. Lee fielded questions from fans and gave some insight into the book.

CCI, Day 2 - Counseling Session: DC Comics Crisis Counseling @ CCI

Sat, July 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The DCU won't be the same after "Infinite Crisis," the universe-altering mini-series which begins in October. CCI was the site of the latest "Crisis Counseling" session, a panel discussion where DC's Dan DiDio, joined by special guests, fields questions from fans about "Infinite Crisis" and its effects upon the DC Universe.