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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The Mystique of Revenge: Aaron talks "Wolverine"

Thu, February 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine finds revenge is a dish best served hot, fast and raw in "Get Mystique," a four-part arc beginning in "Wolverine" #62. CBR News spoke with writer Jason Aaron about the Ron Garney-drawn storyline.

Taking Another (Web) Swing: Kitson Talks "Amazing Spider-Man"

Wed, February 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The artistic roster of "Amazing Spider-Man" is already filled with unique voices and in May, another acclaimed artist joins the "Amazing" team. CBR News spoke with Barry Kitson about his upcoming work on "Amazing Spider-Man."

Blazing a New Trail: Aaron Talks "Ghost Rider"

Tue, February 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After the recent revelations about their origins, Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider's appetite for vengeance is bigger than ever. CBR News spoke with new "Ghost Rider" writer Jason Aaron about his plans for the series.


Mon, February 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

This week, CBR News completes a Royal Flush as Marvel's Tom Brevoort joins us to reveal the next four threats to Skrulls' plans for "Secret Invasion," the Tens.

SUPER NOVA WEEKEND: Asrar talks "Nova Annual" #1

Sun, February 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Nova Annual" #1 gives readers an in-depth look into Richard Rider's past and present by three different artists. We close out SUPER NOVA WEEKEND by taking with one of those artists, Mahmud Asrar.

SUPER NOVA WEEKEND: Pelletier talks "Nova"

Sat, February 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

As we continue our SUPER NOVA WEEKEND, we speak with new penciller Paul Pelletier, who takes over the title with issue #11 and show off more exclusive art from the issue.

SUPER NOVA WEEKEND: DnA talk "Nova" + "Annihilation"

Fri, February 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

As part of our SUPER NOVA WEEKEND, CBR previews exclusive artwork by Paul Pelletier and speaks with writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning about why "Nova" is so important to "Annihilation: Conquest."

SHIELD OF FREEDOM Part 5: Steve Rogers Lives!

Fri, February 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the final part of our weeklong look at Captain America, CBR News chats with writer Marc Sumerak about a book in which Steve Rogers still fights the good fight as Captain America, "Marvel Adventures: The Avengers."

SHIELD OF FREEDOM Part 4: Writing Captain America

Thu, January 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In Part Four of our weeklong look at "Captain America," CBR News speaks with writer Ed Brubaker about his work on the top-selling and critically lauded tile and what's next for the new Sentinel of Liberty.

SHIELD OF FREEDOM Part 3: The Art of Captain America

Wed, January 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In Part 3 of our weeklong series on "Captain America," CBR News speaks with artist Steve Epting about his lauded work on the top-selling title which this week saw the debut of a new Sentinel of Liberty.

SHIELD OF FREEDOM Part 2: Captain America & The Avengers

Tue, January 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News chats with Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis about Steve Rogers' ties to the "New" and "Mighty" heroes, and what the emergence of a new Cap could mean for both teams in the future.


Mon, January 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's installment, CBR News and Marvel's Tom Brevoort discuss and unveil the Jacks, the next suit of threats to the Skrulls' master plan for "Secret Invasion."

Fraction talks Iron Fist and "Green Mist of Death"

Mon, January 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Iron Fist fans will learn more about two enigmatic characters in the February one-shot "Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death." Writer Matt Faction spoke with CBR about the book and previewed exclusive artwork.

SHIELD OF FREEDOM Part 1: The Mourning of Captain America

Mon, January 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In anticipation of Captain America's return in this week's issue #34 of the eponymous series, CBR News begins a weeklong look at the Sentinel of Liberty starting with editor Tom Brevoort and an exclusive page from the new issue.

Daring to Dream: Carey Talks "X-Men: Legacy"

Thu, January 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Spinning out of "Messiah CompleX," "X-Men: Legacy" is a new series which examines the impact Charles Xavier's dream has had on the Marvel Universe. CBR News spoke with writer Mike Carey about the series.

Cubism: Carey Talks "Ultimate Fantastic Four"

Wed, January 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimate Fantastic Four" #50, in stores today, marks the beginning of a new storyline pitting the team against the awesome might of Thanos for control of the Cosmic Cube. We spoke with Mike Carey.


Fri, January 18th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest edition of EARTH'S MOST WANTED, CBR News speaks with Marvel editor Tom Brevoort about the four women most dangerous to the Skrulls' "Secret Invasion" plans, The Queens.

Jeph Loeb talks "Ultimates" #3.2, Previews Exclusive Pages

Thu, January 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimates" #3.2 blasts into stores next week, and CBR News has a new interview with writer Jeph Loeb plus exclusive preview pages from the new issue.

"Deep End" of the 'Pool: Way talks "Wolverine Origins"

Wed, January 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"The Deep End" begins in this week's "Wolverine: Origins" #21, guest-starring the inimitable Deadpool, who's got Logan in his distorted sights. CBR spoke with writer Daniel Way about the arc and his future on the series.

Getting Defensive: Casey Talks "The Last Defenders"

Mon, January 14th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

A new incarnation of Marvel's Defenders team debuts in "The Last Defenders," a six-issue miniseries beginning in March. CBR News spoke with writer Joe Casey about the book.