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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A New Legacy Taking Flight: Simone talk "Teen Titans"

Tue, May 31st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This August in a special two-part storyline of "Teen Titans," Gail Simone and Rob Liefeld revive one of the DCU's heroic legacies, Hawk and Dove. Simone spoke with CBR News about the new duo, fufilling the dream of writing The Titans and working with a controversial artist like Liefeld.

Finding Serenity in Comics: Matthews Talks "Serenity" Mini-Series

Fri, May 27th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The long wait for the fans of the cancelled cult sci-fi western series "Firefly" is almost over. This September, the feature film "Serenity" hits theaters and in July, Dark Horse will release a three-issue "Serenity" mini-series that bridges the gap between the TV series and film, co-written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews. CBR News spoke with Matthews about book.

Roger Stern talks "Superman: The Never-Ending Battle" Novel

Fri, May 20th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In June, Pocket Books will release "Superman: The Never-Ending Battle," the latest entry in their JLA series of original novels. CBR News spoke with writer Roger Stern about the novel, which not only pushes Superman and the JLA to their limits, but forces the Man of Steel to answer some difficult questions about freedom and security.

The Life of the Hard Luck Soldier: Jerwa talks "Snake-Eyes: Declassified"

Thu, May 19th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Snake-Eyes is one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters, but his past is still something of a mystery. This August, Brandon Jerwa and Emiliano Santalucia give readers the definitive origin of Snake-Eyes in "Snake-Eyes: Declassified" from Devils Due. Jerwa briefed CBR News on the project.

A Storm is Brewing: Sumerak talks "Ororo: Before the Storm"

Wed, May 18th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Marc Sumerak and Carlo Barberi take readers on an action packed adventure across Egypt as they reveal the exploits of the young girl who would become the X-Men member Storm in "Ororo: Before the Storm." Sumerak gave CBR News the scoop on the series.

Fighting Mercenaries and Mythical Beasts for College Credit: Lombard, Guice, and Brown talk "Olympus"

Mon, May 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The graphic novel "Olympus" hits this Wednesday by Geoff Johns, Kris Grimminger and Butch Guice, about a group of college students who find themselves fighting for their lives against heavily armed mercenaries and monsters from Greek mythology come to life. We spoke with Guice, colorist Dan Brown and editor Francis Lombard about the project.

Imagination Overdrive: Jenkins talks "Mythos," "Sentry," "Hulk: Ultimate Destruction" & More

Thu, May 12th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Jenkins doesn't have time to be bored these days. The writer took time out of his busy schedule to chat about "Mythos," a reexamination of the origins of Marvel's most prominent characters, another "Sentry" mini-series for Marvel, "Pitt/Darkness" at Top Cow, "Revelations" at Dark Horse" and the upcoming video game "The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction."

G.I. Jesus and the Merc With a Mouth: Nicieza talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Thu, May 5th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

"Cable & Deadpool" is considered by some to be one of Marvel's most unique and enjoyable reads. Writer Fabian Nicieza's buddy book gives readers action, social issues and a heaping helping of twisted humor. Nicieza spoke to CBR News about what what's in store for Marvel's arsenal toting Odd Couple.

Moving into the East End: Pfeifer talks "Catwoman"

Fri, April 29th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This June Will Pfeifer takes over as the new writer of "Catwoman," following the acclaimed run of Ed Brubaker, who left the book after signing with Marvel, but he's up for the challenge. CBR News got the word on the street from Pfeifer about what's in store for the guardian of Gotham's East End.

The Origin of Fear: Jones talks "Year One: Batman/Scarecrow"

Thu, April 28th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This summer Batman and the Scarecrow will have their first encounter on the silver screen in "Batman Begins." With that in mind DC has decided to reexamine the origin of the Scarecrow in "Year One: Batman/Scarecrow." CBR News spoke with series writer Bruce Jones about the project.

From Smallville to Metropolis: Verheiden Talks "Superman"

Thu, April 21st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This May, new "Superman" writer Mark Verheiden will have the task of guiding the Man of Steel through the deadly world of the post "Countdown" DC Universe. The former "Smallville" scribe spoke to CBR News about Superman and the challenges that lie in wait for the Man of Steel.

Normal in the Face of Gods: Rucka talks "The OMAC Project" and "Gotham Central"

Mon, April 18th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This month Greg Rucka takes readers on a quest to solve the mystery of "The OMAC Project," which will cause some big changes in the DCU. Then over in "Gotham Central," some more big changes are afoot. CBR News spoke to Rucka about both of these series with a handful of preview art to whet your appetite.

Hunting Devils in the City of Angels: Andreyko talks 'Manhunter'

Wed, April 13th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

"Manhunter" is not your standard DC superhero book. It mixes superhero action, with courtroom drama, and gray colored noir style morality. CBR News spoke to "Manhunter" writer Marc Andreyko about the series, its unique character, where the book is headed, and how new readers can try an issue risk free.

All Out Chaos: Bedard talks "Spider-Man: Breakout"

Mon, April 11th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The massive villain jailbreak that took place in "New Avengers" left a huge mess for Marvel's heroes. This month in the pages of "Spider-Man: Breakout" Spidey begins cleaning up that mess by trying to end a gang war between two groups of villain escapees. CBR News spoke to writer Tony Bedard for the lowdown on the project.

War is Hell. Here Come the Demons; Denton Talks "Common Foe"

Fri, April 8th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In the Battle of the Bulge American forces had to contend with a surprise German onslaught and arctic like temperatures. In Image's "Common Foe," those same soldiers find themselves hunted by something ancient, evil, and ravenous. CBR News spoke with co-writer Shannon Denton for the latest.

Angst & Espionage: Van Lente on "Amazing Fantasy"

Mon, March 28th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

As if being a teenager wasn't trouble enough Carmilla Black has to deal with guilt over her adopted parents' death, the effects of an unwanted super power and her megalomaniac birth mother. Black AKA The Scorpion is the star of a new arc of Marvel's "Amazing Fantasy." CBR News spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about the book. Includes an 11-page preview of #7.

Action, Espionage, Romance & Betrayals: Marks Powers talks "G.I. Joe"

Fri, March 25th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This May the long war between G.I. Joe and Cobra comes to a conclusion, to be followed by "G.I. Joe: America's Elite," a new ongoing series from Devils Due. CBR News got an intelligence briefing from "G.I. Joe" editor Mark Powers on all things Joe, plus a whole transports worth of preview art.

A Night at the Space Opera; Gibbons talks "The Rann/Thanagar War" and the "Watchmen" Film

Tue, March 22nd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This May, the fuse lit in DC Comics' "Adam Strange" erupts a cosmic powder keg in "The Rann/Thanagar War" which stars a host of DC's science fiction characters. CBR News spoke With writer Dave Gibbons for a battlefield report and his feelings on the upcoming film version of "Watchmen."

Summer Vacation in an Infinite City; Kennedy talks "Superman: Infinite City"

Mon, March 21st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Superman and Lois Lane travel to a city filled with fantastic creations, monsters, magic and a possible connection to the planet Krypton. Mike Kennedy and Carlos Meglia recount Lois and Clark's adventures in "Superman: Infinite City." CBR News spoke to Kennedy about the book.

Vote for Me. Or I'll Kill You! Englehart talks "Dark Detective"

Wed, March 9th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Many comic readers feel Englehart & Rogers run on "Detective Comcis" in the '70s told the definitive Batman story. This May, the duo return to comics with their follow up "Batman: Dark Detective." CBR News caught up with with Englehart for a chat about the series. Updated 3/14/05 with new cover images.

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