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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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.

A Stark Contrast: Fraction talks “Invincible Iron Man”

Tue, April 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This May, writer Matt Fraction pits Iron Man against the heir of one of his greatest foes in the new ongoing series, “Invincible Iron Man.” CBR spoke with Fraction about Ezekiel Stane and "The Five Nightmares."

New Fists Of Fury: Swierczynski Talks "Iron Fist"

Mon, April 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman take over “Immortal Iron Fist” from outgoing creators Brubaker. Fraction and Aja, and we spoke with him about his plans for the kung fu series.

SPOILERS OF WAR: Secret Invasion #1

Thu, April 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this first part of a new monthly feature, CBR News and writer Brian Michael Bendis go in-depth and page-by-page through the action shocking revelations in this month’s issue of “Secret Invasion.” - UPDATED with word on the "missing" panel.


Wed, April 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In our final installment, Marvel Senior Editor Tom Brevoort joins CBR's Dave Richards for a final look at the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck with two wild cards - it's the Jokers!


Mon, March 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel editor Tom Brevoort helps CBR unveil The Twos in the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" poker deck, including a longtime Avenger, a veteran news man, and young members of the Kree and Skrull races.

Alex Ross talks "Avengers/Invaders"

Fri, March 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers/Invaders," a 12-issue miniseries by writers Alex Ross & Jim Krueger and artist Steve Sadowski, hits stores this May, and CBR News spoke with Ross about the story and dynamic covers he's created for the project.

Jim Krueger talks "Avengers/Invaders"

Fri, March 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The past and present of the Marvel Universe collide this May in "Avengers/Invaders" by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski. CBR News spoke with co-writer Jim Krueger about the series.

Classmates: Van Lente talks "Wolverine: First Class"

Wed, March 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

X-Men fans are taken back to a time before Kitty Pryde and Wolverine developed their famous friendship with this week's debut of "Wolverine: First Class." CBR News spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about the new ongoing series.


Wed, March 26th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Secret Invasion" writer Brian Michael Bendis rejoins CBR News to unveil The Threes in the Skrull poker deck, including a descendant of Genghis Khan, a living weapon, a classic Avenger, and a notorious underworld figure.

History in the Making: Bendis Talks "Ultimate Origins"

Tue, March 25th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The secret history of the Ultimate Universe will be revealed in June, when "Ultimate Origins" finally hits stores. CBR News speaks with writer Brian Michael Bendis and previews exclusive new artwork from the miniseries.

GREEK WEEK Part V: Enter the God Squad!

Fri, March 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In our final installment, "Incredible Hercules" writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente give CBR News the scoop on the central conflict of their "Sacred Invasion" story arc: Hercules's God Squad vs. The Skrull Gods.

GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future

Thu, March 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In Part IV of our look at "Incredible Hercules," CBR News talk with writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente about current and future storylines including "Sacred Invasion" the book's tie in to "Secret Invasion."


Wed, March 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Secret Invasion" writer Brian Michael Bendis helps CBR unveil The Fours in the Skrull poker deck, a diverse collection of threats that includes a spy, a god, an insane super villain, and even a Skrull.

GREEK WEEK Part III: Artist Rafa Sandoval

Wed, March 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In Part II of our week long spotlight on "Incredible Hercules," CBR News speaks with new series artist Rafa Sandoval, who begins his run with April's issue #116.

GREEK WEEK Part II- "Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Clash"

Tue, March 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In today's installment of GREEK WEEK, we talk with writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak along with assistant editor Nate Cosby about the April one-shot, "Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Clash."

GREEK WEEK Part I -Pak & Van Lente talk Hercules' Past

Mon, March 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In Part I of our weeklong feature on "The Incredible Hercules" series, CBR News speaks with writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak about the Prince of Power's past both as a mythological champion and Marvel superhero.

WWLA: Ketchum Talks "Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft

Sun, March 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Richard Corben will use his trademark style to bring to life the masterpieces of H.P. Lovecraft in "Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft" from Marvel's MAX imprint. We spoke with editor Daniel Ketchum.

WWLA: Loeb & Sale on "Captain America: White"

Fri, March 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

One of comics' most prolific and popular partnerships, writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale, are finally reuniting for "Captain America: White," which looks at the early days of Cap and Bucky. We speak with both creators.


Wed, March 12th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Tom Brevoort and "Secret Invasion" mastermind Brian Michael Bendis join CBR News to help unveil The Fives in the Skrulls' Secret Invasion poker Ddeck, which includes two mutants, a literal hothead, and a certain web-slinger.