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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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.

The Dead and the Diary: Phillips Talks "Marvel Zombies: Dead Days" and "Intersections"

Wed, May 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Sean Phillips talks about his two projects in stores this week: "Marvel Zombies: Dead Days" and his collaborative art book with Duncan Fegredo, "Intersections."

Breaking the Law(less): Brubaker Talks "Criminal"

Tue, May 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The first "Criminal" collection hits stores this week, so CBR News spoke with writer Ed Brubaker about the book and what readers can expect from the next arc, "Lawless."

A Storm's a Brewing: Hama talks "G.I. Joe: Storm Shadow"

Thu, May 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Storm Shadow, one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters, returns to comic shops this month as the star of his own series. We spoke with creator Larry Hama about the new book.

"New Warriors" Come Out to Plaaayy! Grevioux Talks

Tue, May 1st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June a new team of heroes will fight both supervillains and the powers that be in a new ongoing "New Warriors" series. We spoke with writer Kevin Grevioux about the series.

"Spider-Man 3" - An Intricately Woven Web

Mon, April 30th, 2007 | Category: TV, Film

Opening this Friday, "Spider-Man 3" is the super hero fans have been waiting eagerly for. CBR News' Dave Richards filed a review of the film and liked what he saw.

Who is Ronin? Brevoort Listens To Theories

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

Fans have been forming many theories about the identity of the new Ronin. We ran some of those theories by "New Avengers" editor Tom Brevoort for comment. UPDATED with a preview of "New Avengers" #30!

The Deadly Hands & Bullets of Kung-Fu? Fraction Talks "The Immortal Iron Fist."

Thu, April 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Recent issues of "The Immortal Iron Fist" have been filled with intense action and astonishing revelations. CBR News spoke with co-writer Matt Fraction about the series.

Better to Reign in Hell's Kitchen: Brubaker on "Daredevil"

Tue, April 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Daredevil is back fighting injustice on the street and in the court rooms of NYC, but that doesn't mean life is getting easier. CBR News spoke with Ed Brubaker about what's next for Matt Murdock.

The Last Dare: Bendis talks "Daredevil: End of Days"

Mon, April 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In the dystopian landscape of futuristic New York, Daredevil will make his final stand. We spoke with co-writer Brian Bendis about "Daredevil: End of Days" and got the first look at issue #1's Alex Maleev cover.

War Coverage: Rosemann & Artists talk "Annihilation Conquest" covers

Fri, April 20th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This summer fans will know they're in for an exciting ride when they see the distinctive covers for "Annihilation: Conquest." CBR News spoke with Editor Bill Rosemann and some of the cover artists involved.