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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Shooting From The Hip: Starkings talks "Hip Flask: Mystery City"

Tue, August 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Hieronymous "Hip " Flask is back on a case. Hip is the star of Richard Starkings and Jose Ladronn's annual "Pulp Science Fiction" series "Hip Flask." The latest installment of the series "Mystery City" is in stores now. CBR News spoke to Starkings about the book, which has his hippopotamus protagonist investigating a mysterious air car crash.

Storming into a Crisis: Moore talks "Firestorm

Tue, August 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Firestorm is a rookie hero in the DCU and with "Countdown" & "Infinite Crisis," Firestorm is going to learn the same truths about power and responsibility that a certain web-slinging Marvel Comics hero once learned. Includes 3-page preview of "Firestorm #17," shipping in September. Updated

Tangled in the Web: Morgan talks "Black Widow 2"

Wed, August 10th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In September, Natasha Romanov AKA The Black Widow once again stalks the shadowy, gray hued corners of the Marvel Universe in "Black Widow 2: The Things They Say About Her" the follow up to last year's Black Widow mini-series. CBR News spoke to writer Richard K Morgan about the mini-series, which finds a number of characters reluctantly drawn into the Black Widow's world of intrigue.

Dark Side of the Moon Knight: Huston talks "Moon Knight: The Bottom"

Mon, August 8th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Spector, AKA Moon Knight, has fallen on hard times. His body and his spirit are broken, but in February 2006, novelist turned comic writer Charlie Huston will rescue Spector from his personal demons in "Moon Knight: The Bottom." CBR News spoke to Huston about the series, which will return Moon Knight to the forefront of the Marvel U.

Zeroing In: Dixon Talks Wildstorm's "Team Zero"

Thu, August 4th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This December writer Chuck Dixon and artists Doug Mahnke and Sandra Hope take readers back to final days of World War II with the Wildstorm mini-series "Team Zero," which chronicles the mission of the first soldier to use the code name Deathblow and the elite unit he assembled. Dixon spoke with CBR News about the project

In the Name of the Father: Quesada talks "Daredevil: Father"

Wed, July 20th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Last year Marvel released the first chapter of "Daredevil: Father" by Marvel EiC Joe Quesada, but issue two never hit stores. The series is back on track and #2 arrives in stores this August along with a special "Director's Cut" edition of #1. CBR News spoke with Quesada about "Daredevil: Father."

CCI, Day 3 - Pirates, Prohibition, and Past Lives: Oni Press Panel at CCI

Sun, July 17th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press presented a diverse collection of upcoming titles at CCI Saturday afternoon. A large number of creators were present to introduce their projects to the crowd and those attending the panel also got a look at a live-action trailer for the Oni title "Ojo."

CCI, Day 3 - All the Stars Over Gotham City: Jim Lee's "All-Star" Panel @ CCI

Sun, July 17th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

A large crowd turned out to hear superstar artist Jim Lee dish about the creation of his latest project, "All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder," at the DC All-Stars panel at CCI. Lee fielded questions from fans and gave some insight into the book.

CCI, Day 2 - Counseling Session: DC Comics Crisis Counseling @ CCI

Sat, July 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The DCU won't be the same after "Infinite Crisis," the universe-altering mini-series which begins in October. CCI was the site of the latest "Crisis Counseling" session, a panel discussion where DC's Dan DiDio, joined by special guests, fields questions from fans about "Infinite Crisis" and its effects upon the DC Universe.

CCI, Day 2 - Orientation: Top Cow Panel San Diego Comic-Con

Fri, July 15th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow's panel at CCI Friday proved informative and hilarious. The panel highlighted the studio's offerings for the rest of the year with a particular spotlight on "Freshmen," the new series by Hugh Sterbakov and Seth Green about a group of college students given powers that aren't quite super.

CCI, Day 2 - Taking Another Bite: Chaykin talks "Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit"

Fri, July 15th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In spring 2006 Howard Chaykin and David Tischman take readers back to sun-drenched and vampire-infested Miami with "Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit." Artist David Hahn is also back providing interiors and Frank Quitely returns to do covers for the series, which looks at the vampire crime family, the Del Toros, through the eyes of the members of an elite police unit. CBR News spoke to Chaykin about the series.

CCI, Day 1 - History Lesson: David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" Panel at CCI

Fri, July 15th, 2005 | Category: TV/Film

This September, the silver screen adaptation of John Wagner and Vince Locke's graphic novel "A History of Violence" hits theaters. Convention goers were given a sneak peek of the film and a chance to chat with the film's writer, Josh Olson, and the film's director, the legendary David Cronenberg.

CCI, Day 1 - Timelessness and Extinction: Ultimate Marvel Panel at CCI

Thu, July 14th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Many details were revealed at today's Ultimate Marvel panel, include the effects of Galactus' arrival in the Ultimate Marvel Universe and that many Ultimate characters would have a subtly implied super power -- they would not age. Includes monkey-loads of preview art.

Mystery, Mutants and Murder: Hine talks "Mutopia X" and "X-Men: Colossus - Bloodline"

Tue, July 12th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Even mutant utopias have a seedy underbelly. David Hine and Lan Medina examine the cops and criminals of the "House of M" in "Mutopia X," a mini-series featuring the characters of "District X," which begins this week. Hine and Jorge Lucas tell another mutant based crime story in "X-Men: Colossus - Bloodline," which begins in September. CBR News spoke to Hine about both projects.

Crime Reporting: Gabrych talks "War Crimes"

Fri, July 8th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

During the "War Games" story line, Batman made a fatal mistake that cost the life of a young girl. A mysterious figure intends to make him pay dearly for that mistake in "War Crimes," a four-issue story line that runs through "Batman and "Detective Comics" during the month of August. CBR News spoke to Andersen Gabrych, one of the writers of "War Crimes," about the story.

REVIEW #2: "Fantastic Four"

Fri, July 8th, 2005 | Category: TV/Film

Checking in with review #2, CBR's Dave Richards shares his thoughts on the film. Did the movie capture the feel and history of the comic? Which characters worked the best and which failed? How about Dr. Doom?

Saving the World is Easy, Comedy is Hard: Hogan talks "Hero@Large"

Thu, July 7th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This August Erick Hogan and Jeremy Treece take readers to the city of Megalaotropolis for a wacky and sometimes touching look at the city's costumed defenders in "Hero@Large." Hogan gave CBR News the scoop on the comedic superhero series.

Evolution Revolution: Bendis talks "House of M"

Wed, July 6th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Reality in the Marvel Universe has been spun on its head. Mutants are now the dominant species on earth, mumans are treated like second class citizens and Magneto is the most influential person on the planet. This is the setting of "House of M" by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Copiel. CBR News spoke to Bendis about the series, plus a preview of issue #3.

Yo-Ho! A Pirate's Un-Life for Me. MacPherson talks "Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Tue, July 5th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This August readers will be taken to a time when the high seas were ruled by blood thirsty buccaneers in the mini series "Dead Men Tell No Tales." CBR News spoke to writer Dwight MacPherson about the series, which has three of history's most notorious pirates searching for fabled mystical treasure.

Getting Knighted: Helfer Talks "Batman: Journey Into Knight"

Wed, June 29th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Batman was not always the grim guardian of Gotham, but then something happened. Beginning this August, Andrew Helfer and Tan Eng Huat will show readers how Batman became the Dark Knight in "Batman: Journey Into Knight," a new 12 issue maxi series. Helfer spoke to CBR News about the dark transforming road that Batman took.