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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Hero's Journey: Gage Talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar"

Wed, April 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This July in "Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar," the new Quasar Phyla-Vell must live up to the heroic legacy she inherited or the Universe is doomed. CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage.

Quill's Heroes: Giffen talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord"

Tue, April 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Much to Peter Quill's chagrin, the universe is going to need Star-Lord. This July in "Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord," Quill and a team of misfits head out on a desperate mission. We spoke with Keith Giffen.

The Kree With No Name?: Grillo-Marxuach talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith"

Mon, April 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This July, readers will meet Wraith, a new, mysterious character playing a significant role in "Annihilation: Conquest." We got the lowdown on the enigmatic individual from "Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith" writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach.

Riding Off to War: Way Talks "Ghost Rider"

Wed, April 11th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ghost Rider has been keeping busy. Currently he's dealing with a literal casualty of Civil War and this June the Rider will battle another character that's after a reckoning, the Hulk. We spoke with writer Daniel Way about "Ghost Rider."

Magical Mystery Tour: Sexton Talks "Mystic Arcana"

Mon, April 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel fans will believe in magic this May when the "Mystic Arcana" mini-series spotlighting some of their foremost magical characters begins. We spoke with series architect David Sexton.

Life During Wartime: Jenkins talks "World War Hulk: Front Line"

Wed, April 4th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June, the Hulk's angry return to Earth will have a profound impact on the citizens of New York, to be explored in "World War Hulk: Front Line" by writer Paul Jenkins. We spoke with Jenkins about the series.

In the Army Now: Slott Talks "Avengers: The Initiative"

Tue, April 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Tomorrow, a new force protects the US from super powered threats as "Avengers: The Initiative" hits stores. We spoke at length with writer Dan Slott and have looks at issues #1 & #2.

Cosmic Conquistadors: DnA talk "Annihilation: Conquest Prologue" & "Nova"

Fri, March 30th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are plotting war - the duo's battle plans will be revealed this summer in the pages of the "Annihilation: Conquest Prologue" and "Nova." We spoke with the war mongers.

World War Hulk: Tale of the Tape Round 1: Hulk vs. Black Bolt

Wed, March 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In our first installment of "Tale of the Tape," CBR News spoke with "World War Hulk" writer Greg Pak about how the Green King, the Hulk, matches up against the King of the Inhumans, Black Bolt.

David Hine wants to lock you in his "Strange Embrace"

Wed, March 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This May, David Hine will take readers on a journey into one of the darkest places in existence, the human psyche, with a colored reissue of "Strange Embrace," the creator owned book that helped Hine land at Marvel.

"The Black-Tas-Tic Four": Hudlin Talks "Black Panther"

Fri, March 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Next week, Marvel's latest super couple will do a favor for its first super couple, as the Black Panther and Storm fill in for Reed and Sue Richards in the FF. CBR News spoke with "Black Panther" writer Reggie Hudlin about the book.

Legion of Stupid Heroes? Jenkins talks "Sidekick" Changes

Fri, March 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June, twisted hi-jinks and hilarity will ensue as the bizarre, useless and just plain wacky heroes of "Paul Jenkins' Sidekick" return for both a new mini-series and special trade paperback collection. We spoke with Jenkins about both.

Cross-Time Flies: Claremont Talks "Exiles"

Wed, March 21st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Big Changes are in store for the reality hopping cast of the "Exiles." CBR News spoke with writer Chris Claremont about what he has in store for the book and got previews of issues #92 & #93.

WWLA: Parker Talks "X-Men: First Class" Ongoing

Sat, March 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Later this year school will be back in session for the original X-Men as "X-Men: First Class" graduates from a mini-series to an ongoing series. CBR News spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the book.

WWLA: Simons talks "Daredevil: Battling Jack Murdock"

Fri, March 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The death of his father was one of the defining moments in the life of Daredevil. This July, readers will find out about his dad in "Daredevil: Battling Jack Murdock." We spoke with editor Warren Simons about the mini-series.

WWLA: Schmidt talks "Avengers Classic"

Fri, March 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Marvel Comics will give fans something old, something new, and something red, white and blue with release of "Avengers Classic" #1. We spoke with Editor Andy Schmidt about the series.

The Return of the (Green) King: Pak talks "World War Hulk"

Mon, March 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This Summer, green won't be the color of envy it will be the color of rage as the Hulk returns from space to wage war on the heroes that exiled him, in the mini-series "World War: Hulk." We spoke with writer Greg Pak about the series.

Blame it on Rio: Wells and O'Sullivan talk "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Brazil"

Fri, March 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This April, Brazil will become a hotspot of conflict for the G.I. Joe team as both reservists and regular members see action in the pages of "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Brazil." We spoke with writers Sam Wells and Mike O'Sullivan about the book.

Graphic About Novels With Richard K. Morgan

Fri, March 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In our second installment of Graphic About Novels, CBR News speaks in-depth with former "Black Widow" writer Richard K Morgan about his grey hued, dark toned prose novels

Bendis talks "Mighty Avengers" & "Civil War: The Confession"

Tue, March 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With two high profile projects set to debut from Brian Bendis this month, March could unofficially be called Bendis Month. CBR News spoke with him about "Mighty Avengers" & "Civil War: The Confession."