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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WWC: War Journalists Walker & Stewart talk "Punisher War Journal"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle's crusade against super-crime will be brought to life by a new artistic team when penciller Cory Walker and colorist Dave Stewart come aboard "Punisher War Journal" for a three-issue arc.

WWC: Spurrier Talks "The Silver Surfer: In Thy Name"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In the pages "In Thy Name," the Surfer will find his vast power might not be enough to bring peace to a troubled galactic empire. We spoke with writer Simon Spurrier about the series.

WWC: Future Avengers Assemble! Kirkman talks "Killraven"

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld reintroduce readers to Marvel's Martian-fighter "Killraven" in a five-issue miniseries, which also introduces a new version of one Marvel's classic teams.

CCI: Ultimate Changes: Loeb Talks "Ultimatum" and Ultimates 3"

Sat, July 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The next two years will be big for the Ultimate Universe. CBR News spoke with one of the architects of these changes, "Ultimates 3" and "Ultimatum" writer Jeph Loeb.

CCI: Terry Moore is on The Run(aways)

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

The cast of "Runaways" has been through the wringer lately and they'll face a host of new challenges in 2008 when new writer Terry Moore takes over the book. We spoke with him about his plans for the series.

CCI: Astonishing Evolution - Alonso Talks "Astonishing X-Men"

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

In 2008, writer Warren Ellis and artist Simone Bianchi will take over "Astonishing X-Men," CBR News spoke with X-Men Group Editor Axel Alonso about the new team.

CCI: The Art of Astonishment: Bianchi Talks "Astonishing X-Men"

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

"Astonishing X-men" will continue to feature the work of an all-star artist when Simone Bianchi takes over as the books regular artist in 2008. We spoke with Bianchi about the book.

CCI: A Mar-Vellous Mystery: Reed Talks "Captain Marvel"

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

There are plenty of mysteries surrounding the return of the former Kree soldier known as Mar-Vell and starting this November, they'll be explored in the five issue "Captain Marvel" mini-series. We spoke with writer Brian Reed about the series.

CCI: The Gold, the Bad, and the Ugly: Weston Talks "The Twelve"

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

In January of 2008, the Golden Age of the Marvel Universe will slam up against the Modern Age with explosive results in the pages of "The Twelve." CBR News spoke with artist Chris Weston about the series.

CCI: Mystery Men's Dozen: Brevoort Talks "The Twelve"

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

In January 2008, readers will get to know some of the forgotten heroes of Marvel Comics' Golden Age when "The Twelve," a twelve-issue mini-series begins. CBR News spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about the series.

Writer Mike Benson Gets (Moon) Knighted

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

With issue #14, a new co-writer joins regular scribe Charlie Huston in chronicling the adventures of Marvel's Moon Knight. CBR News spoke with new "Moon Knight" co-writer Mike Benson.

THE COOL AND THE DEAD: Bendis Talks "Powers" #25

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

With Powers about to reach its 25th Icon issue, CBR News caught up with writer Brian Michael Bendis to find out what's next for the series and discuss some special issues he has planned.

LOGAN'S HEROES: Daniel Way Talks "Wolverine: Origins"

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

Big developments are in stores for Wolverine in this week's "Wolverine: Origins Annual" and new storyline, "Our War." CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way.

Picking Up the Pieces: David Lapham Talks "Terror Inc."

Fri, July 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

An assassin called Terror has his (and literally other people's) eyes upon his enemies when Marvel MAX's "Terror, Inc." miniseries begins in August. In Part I of CBR's look at the series, we spoke with writer David Lapham.

PIECE MAKER: Artist Patrick Zircher Talks "Terror, Inc."

Fri, July 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part II of our spotlight on the Marvel MAX "Terror, Inc" miniseries, CBR News speaks with artist Patrick Zircher about drawing guts, gore, comedy and ultra-violence.

THE LONG, COLD DARK: Garth Ennis Talks "Punisher" #50

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

Next Month, the Marvel MAX "Punisher" series reaches its milestone 50th issue. CBR News spoke with writer Garth Ennis about the brutal series and its next storyline, "Long, Cold Dark."

Graphic About Novels with Mike Carey

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

CBR News returns with another installment of Graphic About Novels. This time, we speak with Mike Carey about his first prose novel, "The Devil You Know," which hits U.S. stores this week.

Funeral for a Friend: Loeb & Cassaday talk "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America - Iron Man"

Mon, July 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This Thursday, Jeph Loeb and John Cassaday bury and praise Captain America in the pages of "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America - Iron Man." We spoke with both about the issue.

MR. HORRIFIC: Avrid Nelson Talks "JSA Classified"

Thu, June 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This August, the JSA's past comes back to haunt Mr. Terrific in a three-part story arc beginning in "JSA Classified" #29, written by "Rex Mundi" creator Avrid Nelson and we've go the details.

Surfs Up: Carey Talks "Ultimate Fantastic Four"

Tue, June 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This Wednesday, readers will meet the ultimate version of Norrin Rad in "Ultimate Fantastic Four" #43. We spoke with Mike Carey about what fans can expect from the rest of the "Silver Surfer" story arc and beyond.