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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WW Philly: "Amazing Spider-Man" Goes (Almost) Weekly, Wacker Explains

Fri, June 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

A number of Spider-Man titles will end this fall, but "Amazing Spider-Man" picks up the slack by publishing three times monthly. We spoke with Editor Stephen Wacker.

Fantastic Voyage: McDuffie Talks "Fantastic Four"

Fri, June 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Yeah, there's a Fantastic Four movie coming out today, but the real action's in the comics. We spoke with "Fantastic Four" writer Dwayne McDuffie about an old group of foes the team will take on in the series.

"New Avengers" #31: Bendis Talks About the Big Twist

Thu, June 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

"New Avengers" #31 hit stores yesterday and contains a shocking twist that will have massive repercussions for the entire Marvel Universe. We spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the issue. Spoilers

If it Bleeds They Can Kill It: "World War Hulk: Gamma Corps"

Wed, June 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

When the Hulk declares world war, his old enemy General Ryker responds by deploying the elite Gamma Corps. CBR News spoke about the mini-series "World War Hulk: Gamma Corps" with writer Frank Tieri.

TALE OF THE TAPE: Final Round-The Hulk vs. Iron Man

Tue, June 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With "World War Hulk" #1 just hours away, CBR News brings you the final installment of Tale of the Tape, in which writer Greg Pak sizes up for us the coming clash between the Hulk and Illuminati member Iron Man.

Brock in Black: Aguirre-Sacasa Talks "Sensational Spider-Man"

Fri, June 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

For comatose Aunt May Parker, a hospital bed might just be a death trap when "Sensational Spider-Man" #38 ships this month. We spoke with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about "The Last Temptation of Eddie Brock."

Tale of the Tape Round 3 - The Hulk vs. Dr. Strange

Wed, June 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In round three of Tale of the Tape, "World War Hulk" writer Greg Pak strategizes with CBR the match up between the Hulk and Illuminati member Dr. Strange. Plus, a first look at the variant to issue #4 by JR Jr.!

TROMA-TIZED: Talking "The Toxic Avenger and Other Tromatic Tales"

Wed, June 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Troma Entertainment brings their singularly shocking vision to comics with the July anthology "Lloyd Kaufman Presents the Toxic Avenger and Other Tromatic Tales" CBR News spoke with the book's contributors.

Battling On: Di Giandomenico Talks: "Daredevil: Battling Jack"

Tue, June 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writer and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico talks to CBR News about tomorrow's "Daredevil: Battling Jack" #1, which explores the life and trials of Matt Murdock's father when the Man Without Fear was just a boy.

Kevin Grevioux Signs Copies of "New Warriors" #1, Discusses Book

Tue, June 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With the first issue of "New Warriors" set for release tomorrow, CBR News caught up with writer Kevin Grevioux for a last minute chat and to find out where Southern California fans can meet him Wednesday.

Zero the Hero: Nelson Talks "Zero Killer"

Tue, May 29th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The NYC of "Zero Killer" is a fear fraught post apocalyptic landscape of ruined skyscrapers, vicious gangs and heavily armed commandos. We spoke with writer Arvid Nelson about the July debuting series.

Joining the Green Party: Romita Talks "World War Hulk"

Wed, May 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June, the Hulk returns to earth and John Romita, Jr. returns to penciling the Green Goliath in "World War Hulk." CBR News spoke with Romita about the book.

Sheathing the "Blade": Guggenheim Talks "Blade" Cancellation

Tue, May 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel announced the cancellation of the ongoing "Blade" series today and CBR News caught up with writer Marc Guggenheim for comment.

A.I.M.-ing for Illumination: Reed's "Ms. Marvel" & "New Avengers: Illuminati"

Fri, May 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "Ms. Marvel and co-author of "New Avengers: Illuminati," Brian Reed has some big things planned for the Marvel Universe. We spoke with him about both books.

World War Hulk: Tale of the Tape Round 2 - The Hulk vs. Mr. Fantastic

Thu, May 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Tale of the Tape is back, and this time around we get "World War Hulk" writer, Greg Pak's thoughts on the Hulk versus Mr. Fantastic.

The Champ is Here: Tieri Talks "JSA Classified" #26-27

Wed, May 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This month, all bets are off as Wildcat sets out to take down an underground superhuman betting ring in "JSA Classified" #26-27. We spoke with writer Frank Tieri about the story.

New Moon (Knight Artist) Rising: Suayan talks "Moon Knight"

Tue, May 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Moon Knight's brutal crusade against crime takes him to the darkest corners of the Marvel U. We spoke with artist Mico Suayan and took a look at next week's issue #10.

Niceiza talks "Cable & Deadpool" & "Deadpool/ GLI-Summer Fun"

Tue, May 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Deadpool's summer will be busy in both "Cable & Deadpool" by Fabian Nicieza and the one-shot "Deadpool/GLI-Summer Fun," co-written with Dan Slott. We spoke with Nicieza about the books.

O Captain! My Captain! Brubaker talks "Captain America"

Mon, May 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Captain America may be dead but his ongoing series is continuing. CBR News spoke with "Captain America" writer Ed Brubaker about the book.

No Law and Disorder: Van Lente talks "Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K.'s 11"

Thu, May 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

It's time for super-crime this July, as the cast of "Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K's 11" unite to pull off the perfect heist. Writer Fred Van Lente told us about the mini-series.