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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Saving the World on a Budget: Gage Talks "Stormwatch: PHD"

Thu, August 10th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Citizens in the Wildstorm U can sleep easier because Stormwatch is back! "Stormwatch: Post Human Division" follows a specially trained unit tasked with aiding law enforcement in combating superhuman threats. We spoke with writer Christos Gage for the scoop.

Superheroes With Class: Parker Talks "X-Men: First Class"

Wed, August 9th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The X-Men is a heroic legacy forged by a group of five friends and their teacher. This September in "X-Men: First Class," readers will be taken back to those early days and accompany the original X-Men on a number of adventures. CBR News spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the series. Updated.

Gun Toting Granola Munchers: Nicieza Talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Tue, August 8th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Cable and Deadpool have been enemies, reluctant partners and most surprisingly they've recently become friends. But will the events of "Civil War" break up the Bosom Buddies? CBR News spoke with "Cable & Deadpool" writer Fabian Nicieza to find out.

You Look Marvelous: Reed Talks "Ms. Marvel"

Mon, August 7th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Ms. Marvel's quest to become a better superhero has been complicated due to the events of "Civil War." "Ms. Marvel' #6 kicks off a storyline that ties into the mega story and CBR News spoke to writer Brian Reed about the book.

WWC: Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund Charity Auction

Sun, August 6th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED Dollar amounts were flying fast Saturday as con attendees in Chicago bid on original art from "Batman/Superman" #26 with all proceeds going to the Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund. CBR News was at the auction and caught the action.

WWC: Marvel Comics' Ultimate Universe Panel

Sat, August 5th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Lots of secrets were revealed at today's Ultimate Marvel Panel at Wizard World Chicago including the announcement of the "Ultimate Wolverine" mini-series and the possible debut of the ultimate incarnation of the King of Wakanda, the Black Panther.

WWC: The (Secret) History Channel: Bendis Talks "Illuminati"

Fri, August 4th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

You think you know all about the biggest events in the Marvel U? You're learn you're wrong this December when "New Avengers: The Illuminati" begins, a five issue series by Brian Bendis and Brian Reed. CBR News spoke with Bendis about the series.

WWC: Drawing on the X Factor: Raimondi talks "X-Factor"

Fri, August 4th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This November, an old friend of Jamie Madrox's becomes part of "X-Factor." That friend is artist Pablo Raimondi who drew the original "Madrox" mini-series. CBR News spoke with Raimondi about his upcoming work on the book.

Tall in the Saddle: Rogers talks "Black Rider"

Fri, August 4th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our feature on Marvel Comics' "Strange Westerns Featuring the Black Rider," CBR News spoke with artist Marshall Rogers about illustrating the Black Rider's adventures on the mean streets of 19th century New York City.

Go East Young Man: Englehart talks "Black Rider"

Thu, August 3rd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

This August, the criminals of New York City circa the 1880s will get a taste of frontier justice when The Black Rider gallops into the Big Apple in "Strange Westerns Featuring the Black Rider." CBR News spoke with writer Steve Englehart about the Marvel Comics project.

Fighting City Hall: Vaughan talks "Ex Machina"

Tue, August 1st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Supervillains are easy and City Council meetings are hard. This is something former superhero, current mayor of NYC and star of "Ex Machina," Mitchell Hundred, has learned. CBR News spoke with writer Brian K Vaughan about the series with a preview of this Wednesday's release.

…Let Slip the Dogs of Cosmic War: Giffen talks "Annihilation"

Mon, July 31st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

A prologue and four minis set the stage and now the cosmos of the Marvel U is on the brink of "Annihilation," which begins the tale of cosmic war beginning this August. CBR News spoke with "Annihilation" writer Keith Giffen about the series.

CCI, Day 1: Still the Mightiest: Bendis talks "Mighty Avengers"

Thu, July 20th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Even as "Civil War" fractures bonds between Marvel superheroes, new bonds will be forged and old ones strengthened. One such bond is illustrated in "Mighty Avengers," a new ongoing Bendis-written title debuting after "Civil War" ends.

We Can Be Heroes: Ades talks "Justice League Heroes"

Mon, July 17th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

The DCU is in danger! This fall, DC Comics fans will get their shot at saving the world in "Justice League Heroes." CBR News spoke with producer Jason Ades about the game.

Getting Some Action: Casey talks Man Of Action Website Relaunch

Fri, July 14th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Next week, the news will come fast and furious from San Diego. Looking for a different perspective? Those guys from Man Of Action Studios will offer up their thoughts at their relaunched Web site. We spoke with Joe Casey about their plans.

Battlefield Photography: McNiven talks "Civil War"

Thu, July 13th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

With only two issues released so far, "Civil War" has created more excitement and thrills than a summer blockbuster film. CBR News spoke with one of the men responsible for those thrills and chills, "Civil War" artist Steve McNiven

Back in Black: Fraction talks "Punisher War Journal."

Wed, July 5th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Castle has had enough. Supervillains have obliterated a small town and heroes are too busy fighting heroes. So, The Punisher launches a new crusade against the super powered criminals of the Marvel U in the pages of "Punisher War Journal," a new ongoing series beginning in September. CBR News spoke to writer Matt Fraction about the series.

From Page to Screen & Back Again: Haley talks "Superman Returns" Movie Poster and Adaptation

Tue, June 27th, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

"Superman Returns" finally hits the big screen this week, with the big screen adventures hitting comic shop shelves next week when the movie adaptation hits stands. CBR News spoke with artist Matt Haley about the adaptation and the "Superman Returns" movie poster which appeared in a recent issue of "USA Weekend."

Friends and Foes: Sacasa talks "Sensational Spider-Man."

Thu, June 22nd, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Last Week, Spider-Man stunned the Marvel Universe by revealing his secret identity to the world. The Webslinger's unmasking will have repercussions for both friends and foes. CBR News spoke with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about the impact Spidey's choice will have on "Sensational Spider-Man."

Drugs and Luchador Masks? Bedard talks "JSA Classified: The Venom Connection"

Wed, June 21st, 2006 | Category: Comic Books

Hourman's time might just be up because the man who broke Batman's back, Bane, is hunting him. Their clash will be chronicled in "The Venom Connection," a two-part story beginning in "JSA Classified" #17. CBR News spoke with writer Tony Bedard about the story.