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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UNLOCKING THE CAGE: Gage talks "House of M: Avengers"

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

When "House of M: Avengers" begins in November, readers will return to a world where being human can be an act of rebellion. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the miniseries.

WAR PARTY: Pak Talks "World War Hulk: Warbound"

Thu, August 30th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Warbound have lead a life of struggle and things won't be getting any easier in December when "World War Hulk: Warbound" begins. We spoke with Greg Pak about the miniseries.

Stark. Tony Stark: Gage Talks "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual"

Tue, August 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This November, readers of "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual" #1 can expect a tale of high stakes espionage and explosive action. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the book.

John Romita, Jr. Returns to "Amazing Spider-Man" in 2008

Tue, August 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker will welcome back an old friend next year when artist John Romita, Jr. joins the creative team of "Amazing Spider-Man." CBR News spoke with Romita about returning to his old title.

Alphona takes on "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane"

Sat, August 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In 2008, former "Runaways" artist Adrian Alphona will take over penciling duties on "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane," joining new writer Terry Moore. We spoke with the artist about the book.

Brian K. Vaughan has Faith in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Thu, August 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The second arc of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" begins in September with issue #6, featuring fan favorite character Faith. CBR News spoke with writer Brian K. Vaughan about his story.

"BUMP"-'N-UGLIES: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash"

Wed, August 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

DDP's ongoing "Hack/Slash" series has been building up some pretty big buzz as of late, and CBR News spoke with creator Tim Seeley about the brutal series and its crossover with Fangoria's "Bump."

PREVIEW: "Lions, Tigers and Bears" Vol. II #4

Wed, August 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR News brings you an advance look at the very long-awaited new issue of the award-winning "Lions, Tigers and Bears," which ships September 5.

DATE KNIGHT: Swierczynski talks "Moon Knight Annual"

Mon, August 20th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Readers will see Moon Knight from a different point of view when crime novelist Duane Swierczynski makes his comics-writing debut in "Moon Knight Annual" #1.

THE HUNTED: Benson & Campbell Talk "Punisher MAX Annual" #1

Wed, August 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

One man will find out how dangerous a life of crime can be when he tries to escape the Punisher. CBR News spoke with creators Mike Benson and Lawrence Campbell about "Punsher MAX Annual" #1.

THE FOUR VIRTUES: Morrell Talks "Captain America: The Chosen"

Mon, August 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Rambo creator David Morrell tackles Marvel Comics' iconic soldier this September in the pages of "Captain America: The Chosen." We spoke with Morrell about the new miniseries.

WWC: Mark Millar is the New "Fantastic Four"-Man

Sat, August 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

2008 will be a grand year for "Fantastic Four" fans, because the acclaimed "Ultimates" team of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch will take over the book. CBR News spoke with Millar about his plans for the series. Updated with an FF Trailer!

WWC: Michelinie Talks "Iron Man: Legacy of Doom"

Sat, August 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Iron Man and Dr. Doom will be forced to join forces once again in "Iron Man: Legacy of Doom," a new miniseries by legendary Iron Man writers David Michelinie and Bob Layton.

WWC: Warren Ellis Talks "Ultimate Hulk/Iron Man

Sat, August 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Ultimate Universe's two living weapons, the Hulk and Iron Man,l find themselves reluctant allies in "Ultimate Hulk/Iron Man a six-issue miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cary Nord.

WWC: War Journalists Walker & Stewart talk "Punisher War Journal"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle's crusade against super-crime will be brought to life by a new artistic team when penciller Cory Walker and colorist Dave Stewart come aboard "Punisher War Journal" for a three-issue arc.

WWC: Spurrier Talks "The Silver Surfer: In Thy Name"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In the pages "In Thy Name," the Surfer will find his vast power might not be enough to bring peace to a troubled galactic empire. We spoke with writer Simon Spurrier about the series.

WWC: Future Avengers Assemble! Kirkman talks "Killraven"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld reintroduce readers to Marvel's Martian-fighter "Killraven" in a five-issue miniseries, which also introduces a new version of one Marvel's classic teams.

CCI: Ultimate Changes: Loeb Talks "Ultimatum" and Ultimates 3"

Sat, July 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The next two years will be big for the Ultimate Universe. CBR News spoke with one of the architects of these changes, "Ultimates 3" and "Ultimatum" writer Jeph Loeb.

CCI: Terry Moore is on The Run(aways)

Fri, July 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The cast of "Runaways" has been through the wringer lately and they'll face a host of new challenges in 2008 when new writer Terry Moore takes over the book. We spoke with him about his plans for the series.

CCI: Astonishing Evolution - Alonso Talks "Astonishing X-Men"

Fri, July 27th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In 2008, writer Warren Ellis and artist Simone Bianchi will take over "Astonishing X-Men," CBR News spoke with X-Men Group Editor Axel Alonso about the new team.