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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Bad Break Ups and a Kangaroo: Bendis talks "New Avengers: Disassembled"

Wed, May 10th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This Summer, Brian Michael Bendis will once again put the superheroes of the Marvel U through the wringer. In "New Avengers: Disassembled," the team is shattered upon the rock that is "Civil War" and in "Ultimate Spider-Man Annual" #2, Peter again tangles with the Kingpin. Bendis spoke with CBR about both projects.

The Green Party: Winick Talks "Green Arrow."

Tue, May 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Can a man bring hope to a devastated city by working inside and outside the system? Oliver Queen is going to find out as he splits his time between being the new mayor of Star City and the city's resident costumed vigilante. We spoke with "Green Arrow" writer Judd Winick about the series.

Yippee-Kai-Ay Mother...: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard."

Wed, May 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In "Hack/Slash: Slice Hard," slasher hunters Cassie Hack and Vlad find themselves locked inside a huge complex with a multitude of undead serial killers and the unarmed duo must use their wits to survive. CBR News spoke with writer Tim Seeley about this latest installment.

And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Hama talks "G.I. Joe: Declassified"

Wed, April 26th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The GI Joe team has been fighting for Freedom wherever there's trouble for over 20 years. This June, readers will get to see the early days of the unit in "G.I. Joe: Declassified" from Devil's Due. Writer Larry Hama spoke with CBR News about the series.

Boys in Green: Gibbons Talks "Green Lantern Corps"

Fri, April 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This June, those who worship evil's might won't have anywhere to hide with the return of the Green Lantern Corps in the pages of the new "Green Lantern Corps" ongoing series. CBR News spoke with writer Dave Gibbons about the series.

Our Marvels At War: Millar talks "Civil War"

Wed, April 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The road to "Civil War" has begun and on May 3rd the Marvel Universe will be plunged into chaos as its champions are split into opposing camps in the pages of "Civil War" #1. CBR News spoke with "Civil War" writer Mark Millar about his epic tale.

The (Super)Natural: Golden Talks "Talent"

Mon, April 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Nicholas Dane may have survived a plane crash, but his old life is over. Dane is the star of "Talent," a four issue mini-series from Boom! Studios by writers Chris Golden and Tom Sniegoski, in which Dane finds that after the plane crash, he has been imbued with a strange gift and a mysterious mission.

For Queen and Country: Hudlin Talks "Black Panther"

Fri, March 31st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This May, the eyes of the Marvel U will be on Wakanda as Black Panther weds the love of his life Storm. However, their nuptials will be off to a rocky start as Marvel's epic "Civil War" storyline erupts. We spoke with writer Reginald Hudlin about what both events will mean for "Black Panther."

Drawing Things Together One Year Later: Daniel Talks "Teen Titans"

Thu, March 30th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

DC's "One Year Later" storyline means a lot of story changes to titles across the DCU. It also means the look of many books will be evolving. One such book is "Teen Titans." CBR News spoke with "Teen Titans" artist Tony Daniel about his new approach to the series

Of Civil Wars and Sidekicks: Jenkins talks "Civil War: Front Line" and "Sidekick"

Wed, March 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Paul Jenkins fans will see two unique sides of the writer's work. In "Civil War: Front Line," Jenkins examines the events of Marvel's mega event through the eyes of two journalists and a mysterious character. In "Sidekick," Jenkins explores the twisted relationship between super heroes and their sidekicks. We spoke with Jenkins about both projects.

Fun with Tentacles: Cosby and Stokes talk "Cthulhu Tales"

Tue, March 21st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The great Cthulu and the Old Ones have been inspring writers to tell tales about him for almost 70 years. This April, they're welcomed to the world of comics in Boom! Studios latest anthology book, "Cthulhu Tales." CBR News spoke with two of the creators involved, Andrew Cosby and Johanna Stokes.

WWLA Day Two: Kirkman Bugs The Marvel Universe In "The Irredeemable Ant-Man."

Sat, March 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In part one of our coverage of "The Irredeemable Ant-Man" editor Tom Brevoort gave CBR News some small details about the series. In part two of our coverage, writer Robert Kirkman expands our knowledge about the new Ant-Man. Includes preview art.

WWLA Day Two: Picnic Time, As Brevoort Talks "The Irredeemable Ant-Man"

Sat, March 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning this October, a heroic legacy that might be small in stature, but not deeds, continues when Marvel Comics launches the new ongoing series "The Irredeemable Ant-Man." In part one of our look at "Ant-Man," CBR News spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the series.

WWLA Day Two: David Hine Marks "Civil War" With An X

Sat, March 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

When it comes to Marvel Comics' "Civil War," writer David Hine is leaving no mutant stone unturned in "Civil War: X-Men." CBR News caught up with the writer, who discussed his plans and told us why you have to check out the series.

Down Through the Chimney: Posehn & Duggan talk "The Last Christmas"

Thu, March 16th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The apocalypse may have turned the world into one nasty place, but that won't stop Santa from spreading Christmas cheer, even if it means doing it with a gun. That's "The Last Christmas," a six-issue series written by Brian Posehn & Gerard Duggan. CBR News spoke with the writers about their two fisted tale of yuletide action and humor.

Origins and Beginnings: Way talks "Wolverine: Origins"

Tue, March 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In April, the people who secretly pull the strings in the world intelligence communities will be looking for a place to hide, because Wolverine's hunt for answers about his past heats up in the new ongoing series "Wolverine: Origins." Writer Daniel Way spoke about the project in depth and brought some preview art along with him.

On the Road Again: Way Talks "Ghost Rider"

Fri, March 10th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This July, evil doers just might find themselves living out the AC/DC song "Highway to Hell" because the Spirit of Vengeance, Ghost Rider, is back on the road. We caught up with series writer Daniel Way to learn more about the new ongoing "Ghost Rider" series.

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright: Pierce Talks "White Tiger"

Mon, March 6th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

There's a new predator stalking the concrete jungles of New York City. Her name is Angela Del Toro AKA The White Tiger, the star of an upcoming mini-series from Marvel by New York Times best selling author Tamora Pierce. CBR News spoke with Pierce about the project.

"G" For Vendetta: Guggenheim talks "Wolverine"

Fri, March 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This May, the opening shots in Marvel's "Civil War" are fired and the results send a vengeance hungry Wolverine on the payback trail. CBR News spoke with new "Wolverine" writer Marc Guggenheim who begins his run with issue #42, which kicks off a storyline titled "Vendetta."

Springtime for the DCU: Giffen talks "Blue Beetle" and "52"

Thu, March 2nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Soon, the Crisis will be over and a new DC Universe will be born. With his work on the new ongoing "Blue Beetle" series and as a collaborator on "52," Keith Giffen will be heavily involved in introducing readers to the new DCU. CBR News spoke with Giffen about both series.