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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GIRLS GONE SKINLESS: Seeley Talks "Hack/Slash"

Fri, December 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Hormones will race and horror will ensue this month when the new "Hack/Slash" storyline begins in issue #7. CBR News spoke with writer Tim Seeley about the bloody "Tub Club."

GONE FISHIN': "The Punisher: Force of Nature"

Fri, December 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Duane Swierczynski talks to CBR News about his dream assignment, the new Punisher MAX one-shot, "Force of Nature," a story that sees Frank Castle hit open water to reel in some scumbags.

Ed Brubaker on His Burgeoning "Criminal" Enterprise

Wed, December 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With a new collection in stores now and a new #1 issue in February, more readers are discovering Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' award-winning series, "Criminal," and CBR News spoke with Brubaker about the book's future.

Days of the New: Wacker Talks "Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day"

Tue, December 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

2008 promises to be an interesting year for "Amazing Spider-Man" fans. CBR News spoke with editor Stephen Wacker about what fans can expect from next year's "Brand New Day" batch of stories.

The Fuse is Lit: Loeb Talks "Ultimates 3"

Thu, December 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimates 3.1" is in stores and fans are already reeling from the shock. CBR News spoke exclusively with writer Jeph Loeb and previewed exclusive artwork from issue #3.2. SPOILER WARNING IN FULL EFFECT!

A Carey Little X-Mas: "Marvel Holiday Special" + "Wolverine: Firebreak"

Wed, December 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This season, Mike Carey has two very different holiday gifts for fans: a story in the new "Marvel Holiday Special" and the one-shot "Wolverine: Firebreak." CBR News spoke with Carey about both projects.

Duane Swierczynski is your new "Cable" provider

Tue, December 4th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This March, one of Marvel's most intrepid and heavily armed time travelers make his return, when "Cable #1 hits stores. CBR News spoke with writer Duane Swierczynski about the series.

Fear Himself: Brubaker talks "Daredevil"

Tue, November 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The villainous Mister Fear's attack on Matt Murdock's wife threaten to push Daredevil over the edge. CBR News spoke with series writer Ed Brubaker about the storyline he's planned from the beginning.

Poison Control: Hine Talks "Poison Candy"

Mon, November 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The teenagers of David Hine's TOKYOPOP series "Poison Candy" deal with the pressures of adolescence as well as a mysterious disease that gives them psychic powers - before killing them. CBR spoke with Hine about the book.

The "Select" Few: DnA Talk "Annihilation: Conquest

Wed, November 21st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

If the Kree Empire falls in "Annihilation: Conquest" so does the rest of the Marvel Universe. CBR checked in with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning for the scoop on Marvel's latest cosmic epic.

Junior and Big Red: Paniccia Talks "Skaar: Son of Hulk" and "Hulk"

Thu, November 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Bruce Banner's war looks to be over but two new Gamma powered Goliaths are ready for action. CBR News spoke with editor Mark Paniccia about the "World War Hulk" spin-off series "Skaar: Son of Hulk" and "Hulk."

The Greek Goliath? Van Lente Talks "The Incredible Herc"

Thu, November 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This December, a new Marvel hero is set for some incredible adventures as "The Incredible Hulk" becomes "The Incredible Herc" CBR News spoke with co-writer Fred Van Lente about the series.

Flames of Truth: Way Talks "Ghost Rider"

Wed, November 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"Ghost Rider" scribe Daniel Way's final arc - "Revelations," part 4 of which is on sale this week- will answer some big questions about the Spirit of Vengeance. CBR News spoke with Way about the story and his exit from the title.

ISLAND HOPPING: Doe talks "Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte"

Wed, November 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Puerto Rico is pretty light in terms of its superhero population, but that changes this December in "Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte." CBR News spoke in-depth with artist Juan Doe about his work on the book.

TALE OF THE TAPE: Pak talks Hulk vs. Sentry

Mon, November 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This week's "World War Hulk" #5 presents one of the most anticipated fights in recent Marvel history. In honor of the big bout, CBR's TALE OF THE TAPE returns for a bonus round with Greg Pak featuring new artwork.

This One Goes to 11: Moore Talks "Ghost Rider Annual" #1

Fri, November 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In next week's "Ghost Rider" Annual #1, a sinister new being emerges to plague the Spirit of Vengeance. CBR News spoke with writer Stuart Moore about the annual.

Claremont Talks "Die By the Sword" and "New Exiles"

Thu, November 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Exiles' activities in "X-Men: Die by the Sword" will lead to some big changes for the group in January's "New Exiles" #1. CBR News spoke about both series and previewed new artwork with Chris Claremont in this exclusive interview.

Modern Fighting Marvels: Slott Talks "Avengers: The Initiative"

Mon, November 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Initiative has seen plenty of action, much of it within the walls of its own HQ! CBR News spoke with "Avengers: The Initiative" writer Dan Slott about what's next for the soldiers of the superpowered armed forces.

Stairway to Heaven: Fraction Talks "The Immortal Iron Fist"

Fri, November 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Fists and historical revelations have been flying fast and furious in recent issues of Marvel's "The Immortal Iron Fist," and CBR News spoke with co-writer Matt Fraction about the popular kung-fu series.

Waxing Shellhead Part 5: Sumerak talks "Iron man and Power Pack"

Fri, October 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Today in the final part of our week-long and in-depth feature on Iron Man, CBR News speaks with "Iron Man and Power Pack" writer Marc Sumerak about his story, which stars a perhaps more familiar Tony Stark.