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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Brave New Worlds: Schmidt talks "Annihilation" Spin-Offs

Fri, September 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's cosmic characters won't disappear from comic stores after "Annihilation" concludes, as a number of these characters will appear in spin-off books that launch in the aftermath. CBR News spoke with Editor Andy Schmidt about these books.

Turning Japanese: O'Sullivan & Rodi talk "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo"

Tue, September 19th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This week, in the pages of "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Tokyo," readers will see some old school Real American Heroes search Japan's capital for a missing member. CBR News spoke with writers Robert Rodi & Mike O'Sullivan about the book.

Graphic About Novels: Talking With Charlie Huston About Novels

Mon, September 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With so many novelists trying their hand at comics these days, we figured it was time to shine the spotlight on some of them. In the first of a semi-regular feature, we spoke with current "Moon Knight" writer Charlie Huston about his novel work and have an excerpt from his latest, "A Dangerous Man," out on Tuesday.

Green World: Pak talks "Incredible Hulk"

Fri, September 15th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In "Planet Hulk," Ole' Jade Jaws is on a different planet but in a familiar situation as he finds himself on the run once again. We spoke with writer Greg Pak at length about the storyline and the saga that follows, "World War Hulk."

I'm an Ordinary (Wonder)Man: David talks "Wonder Man: My Fair Supervillain."

Thu, September 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Can a savage supervillain be reformed? Simon Williams will find out this December as he tries to reform one on Marvel's monstrous miscreants in the pages of "Wonder Man: My Fair Supervillain." We spoke with Peter David about the series.

Defending the Realm: Tieri Talks "New Excalibur"

Wed, September 13th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"New Excalibur" #11 shipped today, which continues Frank Tieri's run on the book as he fills in for Chris Claremont, but his stories are anything but filler. CBR News spoke with Tieri about what fans can expect.

The Ant Bully-Pen: Hester Talks "The Irredeemable Ant-Man"

Tue, September 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Because of the protagonist's abilities, the action in this October's "The Irredeemable Ant-Man" might be small, but that doesn't mean it will be any less exciting or detailed. CBR News spoke to the man in charge of depicting the action in the book, artist Phil Hester.

Dawn of the Dread: Blaylock talks "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified"

Tue, September 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This November, readers will learn the secret origin of the fearsome master of disguise Zartan in the mini-series "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified." CBR News spoke with writer Josh Blaylock about the series.

On the Run: Joss Whedon Takes Over "Runaways"

Mon, September 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

It's the end of an era for "Runaways" fans when series creators Vaughan and Alphona leave the book. In April, a new era begins as Joss Whedon and artist Michael Ryan take over the title. We spoke with Whedon about his plans.

Heroes Helping Heroes: Cebulski talks "Loners"

Mon, September 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In 2007, the teen heroes of the Marvel U will see their numbers expand. Spinning out from "Runaways," "Loners" is a new mini-series featuring the members of "Excelsior," a self help team for teen superheroes. CBR News spoke with writer C.B. Cebulski about the series.

The Joy of Pride: Vaughan talks "Pride of Baghdad"

Mon, September 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This Wednesday, Brian K Vaughan and Niko Henrichon's tale of lions trapped in a chaotic and violent concrete jungle, "Pride of Baghdad," hits stores. CBR News got the scoop on the original graphic novel from Vaughan.

WWJD?: Seeley talks "Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ"

Fri, September 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

If you're attacked by a horde of vampires you might want to scream, "Jesus Christ!" because he might just respond! In January, Jesus returns with more vampire destroying action in "Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ" from Image. We spoke with writer Tim Seeley for the scoop.

X-Tra Credit: Kyle & Yost Talk "New X-Men"

Fri, September 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The cast of "New X-Men" are having a rough year; some have lost their powers and many friends have died. In order to survive the remainder of this year, they must pull together and face one last seemingly unstoppable foe. We spoke with writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost about the book.

A Study in Scarlett: O'Sullivan talks "GI Joe: Scarlett Declassified"

Mon, September 4th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

For the forces of Cobra, Scarlett isn't just a shade of red, it's the name of one of G.I. Joe's most cunning operatives. This Wednesday, readers will learn Scarlett's origin in "GI Joe - Scarlett: Declassified." CBR News spoke with writer Mike O'Sullivan about the one-shot.

Re-Disassembled: Parker Talks "What If? Avengers Disassembled"

Fri, September 1st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers: Disassembled" ended with the team stopping the architect of their darkest day, their teammate the Scarlet Witch. But did they catch the true master mind? This November, "What If? Avengers Disassembled" takes a different look at the controversial Avengers tale. We spoke with writer Jeff Parker.

The Man Comes Around: Lee talks "Stan Lee Meets"

Thu, August 24th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The inhabitants of the Marvel U have met some unusual characters, but this October they'll meet the biggest -- the man who co-created them. "Stan Lee Meets" celebrates Lee's 65th year at Marvel and we sat down with "The Man" himself for the scoop.

Born to Die in Berlin: Way talks "Wolverine: Origins"

Wed, August 23rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With the revelation in "Wolverine: Origins" #5 that his son is alive and held by his enemies, Wolverine's world was turned upside down. CBR News spoke with "Origins" writer Daniel Way about the book, which will soon reexamine an ill-fated mission to Berlin.

Live Free or Slice Hard: Seeley Talks "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard"

Fri, August 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

When Cassie Hack and her partner Vlad get trapped in a building with six slashers they don't panic - they make like "Die Hard's" John McClane! This is the premise of October's "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard" and we spoke with Tim Seeley about the one-shot and what's next.

Alpha & Omega: Gabrych talks "The Omega Men"

Thu, August 17th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning this October, in the pages of a six issue mini-series everybody is out to get "The Omega Men." CBR News spoke to writer Andersen Gabrych about the series.

Strange Medicine: Vaughan Talks "Dr. Strange: The Oath."

Mon, August 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This October, the Sorcerer Supreme will embark on a personal quest that will take him across dimensions and the darker corners of New York City. CBR News spoke with "Dr. Strange: The Oath" writer Brian K. Vaughan about the series.