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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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.

NYCC: Daniel Way Talks About "Deadpool," "Secret Invasion"

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

This September, that loquacious gun for hire is back as a new "Deadpool" ongoing series launches. CBR news spoke with writer Daniel Way about the series which ties into "Secret Invasion" in a major way.

NYCC: DnA talk "Nova" & "Guardians of the Galaxy" tie-ins to "Secret Invasion"

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

Starting this August, even heroes in the farthest reaches of space will become embroiled in the Skrulls' Invasion of Earth. CBR News spoke with writers DnA about the "Secret Invasion" tie in arcs in "Nova" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."

NYCC Exclusive: Simons Talks "Secret Invasion: Thor"

Fri, April 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This August, the invading Skrulls will learn to fear the hammer as the three issue "Secret Invasion: Thor" mini-series kicks off. In an exclusive interview, CBR News spoke with editor Warren Simons who revealed to us the writer of the project.

NYCC: Waid and Wacker Talk "Amazing Spider-Man"

Fri, April 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The "Amazing Spider-Man" creative team is about to get a little bigger because veteran comics writer Mark Waid has signed on to do an arc of the series. CBR News spoke with Waid and Editor Stephen Wacker about their plans for the Wall- Crawler.

OFF TO WAR: Slott & Gage on “Avengers: The Initiative”

Wed, April 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Things aren't easy for the heroes of Avengers: The Initiative, with those who pass their exams and survive graduation still having to battle a Skrull Invasion. CBR spoke with writers Dan Slott & Christos Gage about their plans for the book.

Homing In: Brandon & Postic on “Secret Invasion: Home Invasion”

Tue, April 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel’s newest character, Kinsey, made her debut in a live-action MySpace video, in which it was revealed her brother’s a Skrull! Her adventures continue in the free web comic, “Secret Invasion: Home Invasion.”

Stranger Than Fiction: Cornell on “Fantastic Four: True Story”

Thu, April 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine meets some of the world’s greatest literature this July in the pages of “Fantastic Four: True Story.” CBR News spoke with writer Paul Cornell about the new miniseries.