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

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Fighting City Hall: Vaughan talks "Ex Machina"

Tue, August 1st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Supervillains are easy and City Council meetings are hard. This is something former superhero, current mayor of NYC and star of "Ex Machina," Mitchell Hundred, has learned. CBR News spoke with writer Brian K Vaughan about the series with a preview of this Wednesday's release.

…Let Slip the Dogs of Cosmic War: Giffen talks "Annihilation"

Mon, July 31st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

A prologue and four minis set the stage and now the cosmos of the Marvel U is on the brink of "Annihilation," which begins the tale of cosmic war beginning this August. CBR News spoke with "Annihilation" writer Keith Giffen about the series.

CCI, Day 1: Still the Mightiest: Bendis talks "Mighty Avengers"

Thu, July 20th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Even as "Civil War" fractures bonds between Marvel superheroes, new bonds will be forged and old ones strengthened. One such bond is illustrated in "Mighty Avengers," a new ongoing Bendis-written title debuting after "Civil War" ends.

We Can Be Heroes: Ades talks "Justice League Heroes"

Mon, July 17th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The DCU is in danger! This fall, DC Comics fans will get their shot at saving the world in "Justice League Heroes." CBR News spoke with producer Jason Ades about the game.

Getting Some Action: Casey talks Man Of Action Website Relaunch

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

Next week, the news will come fast and furious from San Diego. Looking for a different perspective? Those guys from Man Of Action Studios will offer up their thoughts at their relaunched Web site. We spoke with Joe Casey about their plans.

Battlefield Photography: McNiven talks "Civil War"

Thu, July 13th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With only two issues released so far, "Civil War" has created more excitement and thrills than a summer blockbuster film. CBR News spoke with one of the men responsible for those thrills and chills, "Civil War" artist Steve McNiven

Back in Black: Fraction talks "Punisher War Journal."

Wed, July 5th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle has had enough. Supervillains have obliterated a small town and heroes are too busy fighting heroes. So, The Punisher launches a new crusade against the super powered criminals of the Marvel U in the pages of "Punisher War Journal," a new ongoing series beginning in September. CBR News spoke to writer Matt Fraction about the series.

From Page to Screen & Back Again: Haley talks "Superman Returns" Movie Poster and Adaptation

Tue, June 27th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"Superman Returns" finally hits the big screen this week, with the big screen adventures hitting comic shop shelves next week when the movie adaptation hits stands. CBR News spoke with artist Matt Haley about the adaptation and the "Superman Returns" movie poster which appeared in a recent issue of "USA Weekend."

Friends and Foes: Sacasa talks "Sensational Spider-Man."

Thu, June 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Last Week, Spider-Man stunned the Marvel Universe by revealing his secret identity to the world. The Webslinger's unmasking will have repercussions for both friends and foes. CBR News spoke with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about the impact Spidey's choice will have on "Sensational Spider-Man."

Drugs and Luchador Masks? Bedard talks "JSA Classified: The Venom Connection"

Wed, June 21st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Hourman's time might just be up because the man who broke Batman's back, Bane, is hunting him. Their clash will be chronicled in "The Venom Connection," a two-part story beginning in "JSA Classified" #17. CBR News spoke with writer Tony Bedard about the story.

The Weekend Flies By with Superman in "USA Weekend"

Tue, June 20th, 2006 | Category: TV/Film

Updated With New Image The Man of Steel flies back onto the big screen and fans eagerly anticipating "Superman Returns" will want to make sure they picked up a newspaper last weekend. Last week's edition of "USA Weekend" contained a one of a kind "Superman Returns" collectable.

Agents of Atlas: The Final Agent Profile

Fri, June 16th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News' spotlight on Marvel Comics "Agents of Atlas" concludes this week as writer Jeff Parker brings us the final Agent profile. Who is the mysterious golden age Marvel character that resurfaces in the present to complete the team? Click on the link and find out!

"Agents of Atlas" Agent Profile: Woo, Jimmy Woo

Mon, June 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In our continuing feature on "Agents of Atlas", CBR News gets some hard Intel from writer Jeff Parker for the agent profile: Jimmy Woo. Plus, we have news about our expanded coverage of "Agents of Atlas" as well as new interiors from issues #1 & #2.

Signing new Talent: Richie Talks "Talent" Film Deal

Mon, June 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Only one issue of Boom! Studios "Talent" has hit stands, but the mini- series has caught the eye of Hollywood. CBR News spoke with Boom! publisher Ross Richie about the recently signed deal that will bring "Talent" to the silver screen.

Following in the Footsteps: Romita Talks "Eternals"

Fri, June 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Today, CBR News continues its cosmic powered spotlight on Marvel Comics "Eternals" with an interview with the man bringing Neil Gaiman's scripts to life, series artist John Romita Jr. Plus, we've got three pages of new art from "Eternals" #1.

From Here to Eternalty: Lowe Talks "Eternals"

Thu, June 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With a few notable exceptions, the Eternals have been primarily lurking in the background of the Marvel Universe. That will change this June with the launch of "Eternals" by Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. In part one of our look at the "Eternals," CBR News spoke with Editor Nick Lowe.

A Helluva Town: Wood Talks "DMZ"

Wed, June 7th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With the first trade paperback of "DMZ" hitting stores today, CBR News checks in with writer Brian Wood for a chat about the series and what's next for the book's protagonist, the burgeoning Journalist Matty Roth, as he continues his exploits in a war torn New York City. Plus, a preview of issue #8.

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.