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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Secrets and Lies: Bendis talks "The Illuminati", "New Avengers" and All Things Marvel

Tue, December 13th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

A secret society of Marvel heroes has a falling out and the Marvel Universe is in for another series big changes, with "New Avengers Special: The Illuminati," a book that sets the stage for Marvel's big summer stories. CBR News spoke with "Illuminati" writer Brian Bendis about the book and his other projects that are having an impact on the Marvel Universe.

Everything "New" Is New Again: Paniccia Talks "Untold Tales of the New Universe"

Mon, December 12th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In 1986 Marvel Comics introduced readers to the New Universe, a line of titles that took place in a shared universe that was meant to be more realistic than the Marvel Universe. In February 2006, old fans and new readers alike will get a chance to revisit the New Universe in a special event. CBR News spoke with Editor Mark Paniccia, and was provided with exclusive preview art.

An Army of O*N*E*: Layman talks "Sentinel Squad: O*N*E*"

Mon, December 12th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of M-Day, the mysterious world wide depowering of Marvel's mutants, the government has activated a new breed of Sentinels, piloted by humans. Beginning in January, readers will learn the origin of this fighting force in "Sentinel Squad: O*N*E" a five issue mini-series and CBR News spoke to wriet John Layman about the series. Includes preview art.

With Great Powers Comes Great Responsibility: Bendis talks "Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Powers"

Wed, November 23rd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

"Powers" and "Ultimate Spider-Man" are two books that made writer Brian Michael Bendis a big name in comics. Years later, Bendis still writes both titles and they remain high quality reads. CBR news spoke with Bendis about his two longest running titles.

Way talks those Weapons of Mass Destruction, "Incredible Hulk" and "Wolverine"

Tue, November 22nd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine are two of Marvel's deadliest characters and writer Daniel Way is taking them places. Way's four-part "Hulk" story began recently, which sends the gamma powered Goliath into the blackness of space. Next week, Way's run on "Wolverine" begins with Logan embarking on a worldwide quest to explore his past.

Surfing the Othernet: Paniccia talks December's "What If?" Event

Thu, November 17th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This December, readers will be transported to Earth 717, a world defended by costumed champions who may have familiar names and abilities, but they have wildly different pasts. Earth 717 is the setting for Marvel Comics "What If?" event this December. CBR News spoke to editor Mark Paniccia about the event and shared loads of preview art.

Captain of a Divided America: Bedard talks "What If: Captain America"

Wed, November 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

During a time of war, America's greatest hero raises his shield to strike a blow for liberty. This may sound familiar, but it's not the war you're expecting. "What If Captain America Fought In the Civil War?" is just one of the one-shots that comprise Marvel Comics "What If?" event in December. CBR News spoke with writer Tony Bedard about the one-shot.

The Invincible Iron Dan: Daniel Knauf Talks "Iron Man"

Wed, November 9th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

A new era begins for Marvel's "Iron Man" in 2006 when Daniel Knauf, creator of the HBO show "Carnivale," and his son Charles take over as the new writers of "Iron Man." CBR News spoke with Daniel Knauf about his views on the character and what readers can expect from his run.

The War at Home: Wood and Burchielli Talk "DMZ"

Wed, November 9th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

America is in the grips of a second Civil War. Armed Militia members clash with US soldiers and one of America's greatest cities is a war ravaged no-man's land. This is the premise of "DMZ," a new ongoing series beginning today from Vertigo by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. CBR News recently spoke with both creators about the series.

Toys 'R Evil: Crosland talks "Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys"

Tue, November 8th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Deadly nightmares and deranged plastic playthings await Cassie Hack and Vlad in their latest adventure, the three issue mini-series "Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys." CBR News spoke with the man in charge of animating the homicidal toys, series artist Dave Crosland.

Touring the Decimation: Hine talks "Son of M" and "X-Men the 198"

Fri, November 4th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Following "House of M," life for mutants in the Marvel U became much more frightening. As part of the "Decimation" story line, David Hine brings two perspectives to the Post "House of M" world. In "Son of M," readers see the world through the eyes of a single mutant, while "X-Men: The 198" shows readers the world through a group perspective.

Runaround: Adrian Alphona talks "Runaways"

Wed, November 2nd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

"Runaways" is one of Marvel Comics' most original titles in part due to the book's dynamic and unique visuals provided by artist Adrian Alphona. In part two of our look at "Runaways," CBR News spoke with Alphona about his past and present work on the series.

The Kids in America: Vaughan talks "Runaways"

Tue, November 1st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The "Runaways" are one of Marvel's most interesting super teams, but they don't wear costumes or call New York City their home. However the cast is about to see how super heroics are done Big Apple style in the current story arc, "East Coast/West Coast." In part one of our two-part look at "Runaways," CBR News spoke with series writer Brian K.Vaughan about the book.

War & Peacekeepers: Gibbons on "Rann- Thanagar," "Green Lantern Corps: Recharge" & More

Fri, October 28th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Dave Gibbons has been busy wreaking havoc in the DCU cosmos. The recently completed "Rann-Thanagar War" set the galaxy ablaze and in "Green Lantern Corps: Recharge," the reborn army of ringslingers must combat an unknown enemy that's targeted them for elimination. CBR News spoke with Gibbons about both series and the "Green Lantern Corps" ongoing series set to begin next year.

REVIEW: "Hack/Slash: Stage Fright" Chicago Style Grand Guignol

Sun, October 23rd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Fans of Tim Seeley's "Hack/Slash" have only one more week to catch the stage adaptation of the play in Chicago. "Hack/Slash: Stage Fright" is a live production of the comic and CBR News' Dave Richards recently made his way to Chicago to catch a performance.

Dangerous Curves Ahead: Hartnell and Bradshaw talk "Danger Girl: Back in Black"

Thu, October 13th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This November, fans of beautiful women, over the top spy action and screwball comedy have something to be thankful for because the Danger Girls are back in "Danger Girl: Back in Black." CBR News spoke with Andy Hartnell and Nick Bradshaw about the series, which sends the girls undercover in pursuit of a dangerous artifact.

King of Pain: Moore and Long talk "X-Men Unlimited" #12

Thu, October 13th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine's healing factor may help him survive any injury, but readers of December's "X-Men Unlimited" #12 will learn that he's no stranger to physical and emotional pain. CBR News spoke with the writers of this upcoming issue, Stuart Moore and Christopher E Long.

Dead Man's Party: Kirkman & Phillips talk "Marvel Zombies"

Tue, October 11th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This December, Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips will take readers back to a world where "The Avengers" are Earth's Mightiest Flesh Eaters and "The X-Men" are out to eat a world that fears and hates them in "Marvel Zombies." CBR News spoke with Kirkman and Phillips about the series which further explores the zombie infected Marvel Universe.

Sweet Fifteen: Pannicia talk "Amazing Fantasy" #15

Thu, October 6th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Over forty years ago, Marvel made history with the debut of Spider-Man in "Amazing Fantasy" #15. In November, Marvel hopes lightning strikes twice when "Amazing Fantasy" Vol. 2 reaches #15. CBR News spoke with editor Mark Pannicia about issue, which features a host of new characters and a star studded list of creators.

Pulp Fiction: Wagner talks "Batman and the Monster Men"

Mon, October 3rd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Early on, Batman's crusade against crime was somewhat simple as he fought mostly mobsters, corrupt cops and politicians. This November, Matt Wagner tells an early tale of the Dark Knight and introduces a new style of opponent-- super villains-- in "Batman and the Monster Men."