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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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.

The Devil Went Down to Georgia: Way Talks "Ghost Rider"

Tue, October 31st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Ghost Rider is on the road again looking for vengeance, but will he end up hurting more people than he helps? CBR News spoke with "Ghost Rider" writer Daniel Way about the book.

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Nicieza Talks "Zemo: Born Better"

Mon, October 30th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This February readers will see some of the forces that turned Helmut Zemo into one of the most complex characters in the Marvel U in "Zemo: Born Better." We spoke with Fabian Nicieza about the series.

From the Moon to the Earth: Hine Talks "Silent War"

Thu, October 26th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

It will be Inhuman versus human this January as war between the two races erupts in the pages of "Silent War." CBR News spoke with writer David Hine about the series.

CBR Visits Raven Studios, Home of "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance"

Wed, October 25th, 2006 | Category: Video Games

Today, video gamers get to take control of their favorite Marvel heroes as "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance" has finally arrived. Last Week, CBR News flew to Wisconsin to tour the studios of Raven Software, the birthplace of the game.

Ain't That a Kick in the Side: Talking "Paul Jenkins' Sidekick"

Tue, October 24th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

When cash strapped Eddie sells his services as a sidekick to four different superheroes, wacky hijinks ensue. We spoke with Jenkins about the satirical superhero series.

Devil's Holiday: Brubaker talks "Daredevil"

Fri, October 20th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"Daredevil" readers are seeing the sites as they accompany Matt Murdock on his tour through Europe in the current "The Devil Takes a Ride" storyline. CBR News spoke with "Daredevil" writer Ed Brubaker about current and future storylines.

The Winter of Cap's Discontent: Brubaker talks "Captain America" & "Winter Soldier: Winter Kills"

Wed, October 18th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The events of "Civil War" are having a huge impact on Captain America and his supporting cast as seen in the current "Drums of War" storyline and the upcoming "Winter Soldier: Winter Kills" one-shot. We caught up with Ed Brubaker to learn more.

Hell Comes to Glasgow: Mina Talks "Hellblazer" & "A Sickness In the Family"

Tue, October 17th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In Denise Mina's comic stories, strange and horrible things often happen in the city of Glasgow. CBR News spoke with the writer about her work on "Hellblazer" and the OGN "A Sickness In the Family," both set in the Scottish City.

You Better Watch Out: Moore Talks "Punisher X-Mas Special"

Mon, October 16th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

It's almost that time of year again, where lists are checked twice to see who is naughty or nice. This November, the Punisher will be checking his own list when the "Punisher X-Mas Special" hits stores. We spoke with writer Stuart Moore about the special.

Drawing in Bullet Time: Edwards talks "Bullet Points"

Wed, October 11th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning this November, readers will see how important two lives can be to the Marvel Universe in "Bullet Points." CBR News spoke with artist Tommy Lee Edwards about bringing the story and a significantly altered Marvel Universe to life.

Broken Bonds: Gage Talks "Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War"

Mon, October 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This December, two heroes at the center of Marvel's "Civil War" will try one last time to resolve their differences in the pages of "Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War." CBR News spoke with writer Christos Gage about the book.

Ellis Gets Thunderstruck: Brevoort talks "Thunderbolts"

Fri, October 6th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Issue #110 of "Thunderbolts" hits in January 2007 with some changes to the tile: new members and the new creative team of Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato. CBR News spoke with T-Bolts editor Tom Brevoort about the book and the coming changes.

Cable Guy: Kirkman talks "Ultimate X-Men"

Thu, October 5th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Next week in "Ultimate X-Men" #75, a storyline begins that will see the return of the Big Gun '90s, but done Ultimate style, as Cable makes his Ultimate Universe debut. CBR News spoke with "Ultimate X-Men" writer Robert Kirkman about the "Cable" story arc.