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 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.

One of the Good Guys: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash vs. Chucky"

Thu, December 21st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This March it won't be child's play for Cassie Hack and Vlad as they battle a horror movie icon in "Hack/Slash vs. Chucky." We spoke with Tim Seeley about the one-shot and major developments for the future.

New Moon Rising: Alonso Talks Suayan on "Moon Knight"

Thu, December 21st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning with March's "Moon Knight" #9, the dark twisted world of Marc Spector will have a new look courtesy of new artist Mico Suayan. CBR News caught up with Editor Axel Alonso for a quick chat about Suayan and a preview.

Planet She-Hulk? Slott and Burchett talk "She-Hulk"

Mon, December 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The Hulk may have vanished, but his villains remain. This January, its She-Hulk's job to stop them. CBR News spoke with the "She-Hulk" creative team of Dan Slott and Rick Burchett about the book.

Criminal Minds: Tieri talks "Civil War: War Crimes"

Thu, December 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In this month's "Civil War: War Crimes," Iron Man must consider an offer of aid from the Kingpin. CBR News spoke with writer Frank Tieri at length about the one-shot which explores how "Civil War" has affected the criminals of the Marvel U.

The Marshall Plan for the Marvel U: Bendis talks "Civil War: The Initiative" & "New Avengers"

Tue, December 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This February, "Civil War" ends and the rebuilding begins. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Bendis about the rebuilding he's doing in "Civil War: The Initiative" and "New Avengers."

Not Your Average Joes: Powers & O'Sullivan talk "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"

Tue, December 12th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The war between G.I. Joe and Cobra is about to heat up and CBR News spoke with the men in charge of the escalation, the new writers of "G.I. Joe America's Elite," Mike O'Sullivan and Mark Powers

Odd Couple No More? Nicieza talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Fri, December 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"Cable & Deadpool" may be angry with each other but that doesn't mean the duo's adventures will be coming to an end. CBR News spoke with writer Fabian Nicieza about his plans for Marvel's Odd Couple.

Staying Sharp: Guggenheim Talks "Blade"

Thu, December 7th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Blade is famous for having a foot in both the human and vampire worlds and his ongoing series walks in two worlds as well: the supernatural and the mainstream Marvel U. CBR News spoke with writer Marc Guggenheim about the series.

O'Sullivan & Dabb talk "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Antarctica"

Wed, December 6th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Later this month in the pages of "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Antarctica," the Joe team will need some special help in rooting out a nest of Cobras in the Artic Tundra. CBR News spoke with writers Andrew Dabb and Mike O'Sullivan about the book.

Iron Drawing Hand: Aja talks "The Immortal Iron Fist"

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

For months now, Iron First has played a key role in "Daredevil" and "Civil War." This month, he punches his way back into comic shops with "The Immortal Iron Fist." We spoke with artist David Aja and got a look at upcoming art.

Robinson talks "What If? Wolverine Enemy of the State"

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

In "Enemy of the State," the heroes of the Marvel U managed to stop a brainwashed Wolverine. In "What If? Wolverine Enemy of the State" readers will visit a world where Wolverine's rampage wasn't halted. We spoke with Jimmy Robinson about the book.

Seeley Talks "How to Be a Comic Book Artist (Not Just How to Draw)"

Thu, November 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Talent isn't always a surefire way to become a successful comic book artist. This January, Tim Seeley hopes to provide aspiring artists with helpful tips in "How to Be a Comic Book Artist (Not Just How to Draw)."

Hail to the King: Hudlin talks "Black Panther"

Thu, November 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

When "Civil War" began, the Black Panther chose not to get involved, but now circumstances have forced the King of Wakanda to take a side. CBR News spoke with "Black Panther" writer Reginald Hudlin for the latest.

Twas the Fight Before Christmas: Williams & Campbell Talk "Wolverine" #49

Wed, November 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This December, in the pages of "Wolverine" #49, Logan discovers just how perilous last minute shopping can be. CBR News spoke to the team behind the issue, writer Rob Williams and artist Lawrence Campbell.

The 800 lb Gorillas of Civil War: Jenkins talks "Civil War: The Return"

Tue, November 7th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This January in "Civil War: The Return," two Marvel characters – the Sentry and another whose identity is secret – will face some tough choices that could drastically alter the Marvel U. CBR News spoke with writer Paul Jenkins about the book.

Paul Cornell Shares His "Wisdom"

Wed, November 1st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

It's Pete Wisdom's job to protect England from otherworldly threats. This November, readers will see him at work in the "Wisdom" mini-series from Marvel's Max line. CBR News spoke with the Hugo nominated writer of "Wisdom," Paul Cornell.