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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Descent into Hell: Aaron talks "The Other Side"

Fri, February 24th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The shadow of the Vietnam War still looms over many Americans. This summer, writer Jason Aaron takes readers back to that conflict in "The Other Side" a five issue mini-series from Vertigo. CBR news spoke to Aaron about the series which follows the strange and frightening journey of soldiers on opposite sides of the war.

Logan Wolf and Cub: Moore talks "Wolverine" #41

Fri, February 24th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Before Wolverine gets involved in Marvel's epic "Civil War" storyline, he will risk everything to save the life of an innocent baby girl who is the key to ending civil war in an African nation. This is the plot of April's "Wolverine" #41, from writer Stuart Moore and artist C.P. Smith. CBR News spoke with Moore about the issue.

Drawing On the Pain: Moder Talks "Painkiller Jane"

Mon, February 20th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, we spoke with Jimmy Palmiotti about the adventures in store for Painkiller Jane in her new, ongoing series from Dynamite Entertainment. In part two of our feature on "Painkiller Jane," we talk with artist Lee Moder about brining the crime plagued world of New York to life.

New York Hardcore: Palmiotti Talks "Painkiller Jane"

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

New York City criminals are running scared because Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti's gun-toting, urban vigilante Painkiller Jane is back in an all new ongoing series beginning later this month. In part one of our two part look at the series, we spoke with Palmiotti about the book.

The Seven Deadly Smiths: Nelson Talks "Killer 7"

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

When a monstrous terrorist group threatens the world, the only hope for peace is a bizarre clan of assassins known as the Killer 7. This is the premise of "Killer 7," a twelve issue mini-series based on the video game. CBR News spoke with writer Arvid Nelson about the series.

Hand of Providence: Nicieza talks "Cable & Deadpool"

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

2006 is a big year for Cable and Deadpool. In the coming months, the duo will encounter a number of familiar friends and foes and find themselves involved in some of Marvel's biggest events. CBR News spoke with "Cable & Deadpool" writer Fabian Nicieza about the book.

Jesus Saves: Seeley Talks "Loaded Bible"

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

This April, vampires will fear both the cross and the guy who hung from it when Jesus returns to battle the blood thirsty undead hordes that threaten humanity. This is the premise of the 48 page one-shot "Loaded Bible: Jesus vs. Vampires." CBR News spoke with writer Tim Seeley about the book

Waxing Moon Knight: Huston talks "Moon Knight"

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

Moon Knight was originally set to return to the Marvel U in a six-issue mini-series, but now the Fist of Khonsu bursts back onto the scene in an ongoing book this April. CBR News spoke with "Moon Knight" writer Charlie Huston for more details, plus we've got new, first look preview art.

Apocalypse How? Lillie-Paetz talks "Elsinore"

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

When a psychiatrist takes a job at an insane asylum, little does he know that the keys to saving humanity reside within. This is the premise behind "Elsinore," a nine-issue series that moves to Devil's Due Publishing with March's issue #4. CBR News spoke with writer Ken Lillie-Paetz about the series.

From Abraxas to Arnim Zola: Christiansen talks "All New Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe A to Z"

Wed, January 25th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel U is a huge place that can be difficult to learn about, but the "All New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z" will help change that. We spoke with head writer Jeff Christiansen about the Handbook, the first issue of which hit stores today.

Truth or Daredevil: Bendis talks the end of his "Daredevil" Run

Wed, January 25th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Five years ago, Brian Michael Bendis began his run on "Daredevil" with artist Alex Maleev. Today, their acclaimed run comes to an end with issue #81. CBR News spoke with Bendis for some final thoughts on chronicling the adventures of the Man Without Fear.

Keep Em Flying: Bedard talks Image's "Retro Rocket"

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

The title character of the four-issue Image Comics mini-series "Retro Rocket" is feeling like an obsolete piece of junk, but when an alien army invades Earth the archaic Man-Mech may be mankind's last hope. CBR News spoke with writer Tony Bedard about the action packed scifi series.

Going Feral: Sacasa talks "Sensational Spider-Man"

Mon, January 23rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This February, Spider-Man must be both a crime fighter and animal wrangler in the five part "Feral" story line that begins in the newly titled "Sensational Spider-Man" #23. CBR News spoke with new "Sensational Spider-Man" writer Roberto Aguirre- Sacasa about his tale of urban terror.

I'll Take Manhattan: Moore and O'Sullivan talk "G.I. Joe: Special Missions: Manhattan"

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

This February, in "G.I. Joe: Special Missions: Manhattan" from Devil's Due, readers will learn what happens when a crisis arises and the regular G.I. Joe team is too busy to tackle it. CBR News spoke with the writers involved, B. Clay Moore and Mike O'Sullivan

Surfing Safari: Giffen talks "Silver Surfer"

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

This Spring, the Silver Surfer will face a number of immensely powerful threats that will lead to sweeping changes for the character. CBR News spoke with Keith Giffen, the writer of the four-issue "Silver Surfer" limited series that ties into Marvel's "Annihilation," about the character and what he has in store for him.

Playing in the Trailer Park: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash: Trailers"

Tue, January 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

No movie going experience is complete without the coming attractions. In March, 2006 Tim Seeley keeps that in mind with "Hack/Slash: Trailers." CBR News spoke with Seeley about the book, which places slasher hunters Cassie Hack and Vlad in a number of wild and wacky situations.

A House (of Ideas) Divided: Quesada talks "Civil War"

Fri, December 30th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This May, The Marvel Universe is shattered by a conflict that will pit hero against hero when Marvel comics launches its latest big event, "Civil War" a seven issue mini-series by writer mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven. CBR News spoke with Marvel Editor In Chief Joe Quesada for some inside info on this mega-story.

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These: Van Lente talks "Untold Tales of the New Universe: Nightmask"

Thu, December 22nd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In 1986 many criminals were forced to become insomniacs. This was the only way they could escape "Nightmask", a hero whose powers allowed him to enter and manipulate their dreams. "Nightmask" is one of the characters from Marvel Comics' 1986 "New Universe" line who returns in a series of one-shot specials this March. CBR News spoke with Fred Van Lente writer of "Untold Tales of the New Universe: Nightmask."

Magic, Monsters and Raccoons, Oh My! Stone talks "The Grimoire"

Wed, December 21st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Today, readers can once again return to a world of monsters, magic, and raccoon sidekicks when issue #7 of Speakeasy Comics "The Grimoire" hits stores. CBR News spoke with new writer Chris Stone about his plans for the series.

Vandalism: Moore talks "JSA Classified"

Mon, December 19th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Time has little meaning for Vandal Savage but beginning in March, the malevolent Methuselah will learn that even his life can be irrevocably altered in a year. The effects of Savage's twelve month ordeal are chronicled in "JSA Classified" #10-13 and CBR spoke with writer Stuart Moore about this tale, which ties into DC Comics' "One Year Later" story line.