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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ISLAND HOPPING: Doe talks "Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte"

Wed, November 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Puerto Rico is pretty light in terms of its superhero population, but that changes this December in "Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte." CBR News spoke in-depth with artist Juan Doe about his work on the book.

TALE OF THE TAPE: Pak talks Hulk vs. Sentry

Mon, November 12th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This week's "World War Hulk" #5 presents one of the most anticipated fights in recent Marvel history. In honor of the big bout, CBR's TALE OF THE TAPE returns for a bonus round with Greg Pak featuring new artwork.

This One Goes to 11: Moore Talks "Ghost Rider Annual" #1

Fri, November 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In next week's "Ghost Rider" Annual #1, a sinister new being emerges to plague the Spirit of Vengeance. CBR News spoke with writer Stuart Moore about the annual.

Claremont Talks "Die By the Sword" and "New Exiles"

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

The Exiles' activities in "X-Men: Die by the Sword" will lead to some big changes for the group in January's "New Exiles" #1. CBR News spoke about both series and previewed new artwork with Chris Claremont in this exclusive interview.

Modern Fighting Marvels: Slott Talks "Avengers: The Initiative"

Mon, November 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The Initiative has seen plenty of action, much of it within the walls of its own HQ! CBR News spoke with "Avengers: The Initiative" writer Dan Slott about what's next for the soldiers of the superpowered armed forces.

Stairway to Heaven: Fraction Talks "The Immortal Iron Fist"

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

Fists and historical revelations have been flying fast and furious in recent issues of Marvel's "The Immortal Iron Fist," and CBR News spoke with co-writer Matt Fraction about the popular kung-fu series.

Waxing Shellhead Part 5: Sumerak talks "Iron man and Power Pack"

Fri, October 26th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Today in the final part of our week-long and in-depth feature on Iron Man, CBR News speaks with "Iron Man and Power Pack" writer Marc Sumerak about his story, which stars a perhaps more familiar Tony Stark.

Waxing Shellhead 4: Gage on "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual"

Thu, October 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part 4 of Waxing Shellhead, we talk to "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual" writer Christos Gage about Tony Stark and the working vacation he's got planned for the Armored Avenger.

Waxing Shellhead 2: Knaufs Talk "Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Wed, October 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part Two of Waxing Shellhead, CBR News peeks into the tumultuous world of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest director by chatting with "Iron Man" writers Daniel and Charles Knauf.

Waxing Shellhead Part 3: Bendis talks Iron Man and Avengers

Wed, October 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's week-long look at Iron Man continues today with a chat with "New Avengers" writer Brian Michael Bendis about Shellhead and his relationships with the Avengers and the controversial Illuminati.

California Love: Fraction Talks "The Order"

Mon, October 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Californians can rest easy knowing "The Order" is out there protecting them from super crime. CBR News spoke with writer Matt Fraction about what's next for Marvel's premiere Golden State super team.

Waxing Shellhead Part 1: Brevoort Talks Iron Man

Mon, October 22nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Part 1 of a week-long, in-depth look at Iron Man, CBR's Dave Richards speaks with editor Tom Brevoort about some of the formative experiences of the hero's career and addresses fan reaction to Tony Stark's recent controversies.

World Class Heroes: Nicieza Talks "The 99"

Wed, October 17th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

American comics readers discover an international sensation today as issue #1 of Teshkeel Comics' "The 99" hit stands. CBR News spoke with Fabian Nicieza, co-writer of the all-new U.S. version.

A Hell of a Comic: David Hine Talks "Spawn"

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

If you haven't read "Spawn" in a long time, series writer David Hine says you might not know what you're missing, and spoke with CBR News about the past, present and future of the Image Comics mainstay.

Lifting the Veil: Bendis Talks "Ultimate Origins"

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

Many of the mysteries of the Ultimate Universe will come to light in 2008 when the six-issue miniseries "Ultimate Origins" begins. CBR News spoke with writer Brian Michael Bendis about the revelatory project.

Jon Malin Comes Out to Play in "New Warriors" #7-8

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

Newcomer John Malin temporarily takes over the artistic reigns of "New Warriors" this December for a two-issue fill-in. CBR News speaks with Mailin and previews new artwork from the book.

Annihilation Makes Things Civil: Hine talks "What If? Annihilation"

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

Earth becomes the central battleground against the Annihilation Wave in November's "What If? Annihilation." CBR spoke with writer David Hine about the one-shot which reexamines Marvel's epic cosmic event from a different angle.

Wade & Bob's Bogus Adventure: Nicieza talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Wed, October 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Cable's gone but Deadpool has a new partner watching his back, Marvel's newest superstar: Bob, Agent of Hydra? CBR News spoke with writer Fabian Nicieza about the conclusion of "Cable & Deadpool."

Hunting the Hunter: Fraction talks "Punisher War Journal"

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

The Punisher's war against super crime will pit him against invaders from "World War Hulk" and a reborn Kraven the Hunter. We spoke with "Punisher War Journal" writer Matt Fraction about his plans for Frank Castle.

Mark Powers Wants You to get "Drafted"

Mon, October 1st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In Devil's Due Publishing's new series "Drafted," the conflict is truly global. CBR News spoke with writer Mark Powers about the ongoing, which pits all of humanity against a massive interstellar threat.