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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Rocketman: Abnett and Lanning talk "Nova"

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

This April, the Human Rocket blasts off into his own ongoing series when "Nova" #1 hits stores. CBR News spoke with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning about the series.

It's About the Art, Bub: Bianchi Talks "Wolverine"

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

Wolverine #50 marked the opening bell in Wolverine and Sabretooth's latest duel and eager fans flocked to the book causing the issue to sell out. CBR News spoke with the book's artist Simone Bianchi about his work on "Wolverine."

Plain & Simple Truths: Castellucci Talks "The PLAIN Janes"

Mon, February 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

High school can be hellish but this May four teenage outcasts all with the same name decide to do something about it in the OGN "The PLAIN Janes." CBR News spoke with Cecil Castellucci and got a preview.

Slaying Alive: Whedon talks "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Thu, February 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Fans were saddened when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ended it's television run, but they'll rejoice this March when Buffy's adventures resume in a new comic series from creator Joss Whedon, which picks up where the series left off. We spoke with Whedon.

Artistic "Hack": Stone Talks "Hack/Slash" ongoing series

Thu, February 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Today CBR News concludes its spotlight on the new "Hack/Slash" ongoing series, beginning this May, by chatting with the artist rendering all the chuckles and chopped off body parts, Emily Stone.

Full Throttle: Simmons Talks "Ghost Rider" The Video Game

Tue, February 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ever wanted to go full throttle on a flaming chopper? Well now you can, and without the worry of third degree burns, because "Ghost Rider" the video game is now in stores. We spoke with game director Mark Simmons.

Those Whom the Godslayer Would Destroy: Holguin Talks "Spawn: Godslayer"

Thu, February 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This May, The Divine better start hiding because the Godslayer is back hunting for them in a new ongoing monthly series. CBR News spoke with "Spawn: Godslayer" writer Brian Holguin about the series.

"Hack" Writer: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash" Ongoing

Thu, February 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Slashers beware! Cassie Hack and Vlad's hunt for you intensifies when "Hack/Slash" the ongoing series launches in May. In part one of a two part feature, CBR News spoke with "Hack/Slash" writer/creator Tim Seeley.

Fantastic Five: Parker talks "Spider-Man/Fantastic Four"

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

This April, old school "Mighty Marvel Manner" style action abounds in the pages of the four-issue mini-series "Spider-Man/Fantastic Four." CBR News spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the series.

A Hell of a Cartoon: Stones Talks "Hellboy Animated" films

Mon, February 5th, 2007 | Category: TV, Film

With the first "Hellboy" animated film hitting DVD this week CBR News caught up with the Supervising Producer, Director, and Co-Writer of the film, Tad Stones, for a chat about "Sword of Storms" and the next Hellboy animated feature "Blood and Iron."

Father's Way: Daniel Way Talks "Wolverine Origins"

Fri, February 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The "Savior" arc of "Wolverine Origins" recently concluded with a bloody face-to-face reunion between Wolverine and his son. CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way about the arc and what's to come in "Swift and Terrible."

End of Daze: Hine Talks "Spawn"

Wed, January 31st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

If you're not reading "Spawn," you might want to start. Writer David Hine is about to take the character in a new direction featuring darker, more cinematic style horror stories and he told CBR News all about his plans.

Animated Hell Raiser: Lacy talks "Hellboy Animated: The Black Wedding"

Tue, January 30th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This Wednesday, the animated Hellboy will return to his four color roots as Dark Horse releases the OGN "Hellboy Animated: The Black Wedding." CBR News spoke with artist Rick Lacy about the book.

A Marvelous Time: Wacker Talks Editing at Marvel

Tue, January 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

New Marvel editor Steve Wacker is working on three of Marvel's biggest titles – "Civil War: The Return," "Silent War" and "Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" – and he chatted with CBR News about each one, with exclusive preview art for each book

Nobody F***s With the Jesus: Norton Talks "Loaded Bible 2: The Blood of Christ"

Tue, January 16th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This month marks the second coming of Christ, in the pages of "Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ" CBR News spoke with Mike Norton, the artist tasked with depicting the books ongoing battle of Jesus vs. the undead.

Ready for the Big Race: Guggenheim Talks "Flash: the Fastest Man Alive"

Tue, January 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The legacy of the Flash has spanned generations and this February a new writer adds a new chapter to that legacy. CBR News spoke with "Flash: The Fastest Man Alive" writer Marc Guggenheim, whose run begins with issue #9.

The Smell of Burning Fear: Huston talks "Legion of Monsters: Man-Thing"

Mon, January 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This March, if you scare easily make sure you've got some burn cream on hand because the Man-Thing is back in the pages of "Legion of Monsters: Man-Thing." CBR News spoke with writer Charlie Huston about the book.

The Marvel U on Your Kitchen Table: Designers Talk "Marvel Heroes" board game

Fri, January 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With "Marvel Heroes" a new strategy board game, Marvel fans can now play out some of their favorite battles on their kitchen table. CBR News spoke with the game's designers.

Going Rogue: Carey Talks "X-Men"

Tue, January 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

It's a hard knock life being a Mutant so you need a team of X-Men that can take the hardest of knocks. The cast of Mike Carey's "X-Men" is that team, and we spoke with the writer about the book.

Spinning the Final Web: Bagley talks "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Fri, December 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Bagley has drawn "Ultimate Spider-Man" since issue #1 and in 2007 his run will finally come to an end. CBR News spoke with Bagley for a look back at his record breaking run on the title.