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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Blame it on Rio: Wells and O'Sullivan talk "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Brazil"

Fri, March 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This April, Brazil will become a hotspot of conflict for the G.I. Joe team as both reservists and regular members see action in the pages of "G.I. Joe Special Missions: Brazil." We spoke with writers Sam Wells and Mike O'Sullivan about the book.

Graphic About Novels With Richard K. Morgan

Fri, March 9th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In our second installment of Graphic About Novels, CBR News speaks in-depth with former "Black Widow" writer Richard K Morgan about his grey hued, dark toned prose novels

Bendis talks "Mighty Avengers" & "Civil War: The Confession"

Tue, March 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

With two high profile projects set to debut from Brian Bendis this month, March could unofficially be called Bendis Month. CBR News spoke with him about "Mighty Avengers" & "Civil War: The Confession."

Big Green War Machine: Gage Talks "WWH: X-Men" & "Iron Man"

Fri, March 2nd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June, in "World War Hulk: X-Men" and "Iron Man" #19-20, Writer Christos Gage reveals how the Hulk's vendetta impacts on the X-Men and Tony Stark. We spoke with Gage about both books and learned which veteran artist will be drawing his "Iron Man" issues.

Soldiering On: Fraction Talks "Punisher War Journal"

Thu, March 1st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Civil War may be over, but the Punisher's war against crime in the Marvel U continues in the pages of "Punisher War Journal." We spoke with writer Matt Fraction about the book. Plus, previews of issues #5 & 6.

NYCC, Day 2: Cherniss and Johnson Talk "Sub-Mariner Revolution"

Sat, February 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This July, the Monarch of Atlantis will discover his actions have consequences in "Sub-Mariner: Revolution." We spoke with writers Matthew Cherniss and Peter Johnson about the mini-series.

NYCC, Day 2: Moore, Rosemann and Ryall talk "New Avengers/ Transformers"

Sat, February 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Pop culture icons the Transformers and Spider-Man will dominate the silver screen and the comic page this summer when they meet in the pages of "New Avengers/Transformers." We've got all the details.

NYCC, Day 2: Rosemann Talks "Annihilation Conquest"

Sat, February 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

The fires of interstellar war are still smoldering in the Marvel U and this July they'll reignite when "Annihilation: Conquest" begins. CBR News spoke with Editor Bill Rosemann about the event.

NYCC, Day 1: Barry Kitson talks "Champions" & Exclusive

Fri, February 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our spotlight on "Champions," CBR News speaks with artist Barry Kitson about depicting the Marvel U's newest group of heroes and his new exclusive deal with Marvel.

NYCC, Day 1: Matt Fraction talks "Champions"

Fri, February 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This July, a group of strangers will gather in the City of Angels and get a second chance to do something extraordinary. This is the premise of "Champions," a new ongoing Marvel series and we got the scoop from writer Matt Fraction.

NYCC, Day 1: Paniccia talks "World War Hulk"

Fri, February 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This June another war erupts in the Marvel U. This time it's the heroes versus just one guy, but he's big, angry and gamma powered. CBR News begins its spotlight on "World War Hulk" by chatting with Editor Mark Paniccia.

Rocketman: Abnett and Lanning talk "Nova"

Fri, February 23rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This April, the Human Rocket blasts off into his own ongoing series when "Nova" #1 hits stores. CBR News spoke with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning about the series.

It's About the Art, Bub: Bianchi Talks "Wolverine"

Wed, February 21st, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine #50 marked the opening bell in Wolverine and Sabretooth's latest duel and eager fans flocked to the book causing the issue to sell out. CBR News spoke with the book's artist Simone Bianchi about his work on "Wolverine."

Plain & Simple Truths: Castellucci Talks "The PLAIN Janes"

Mon, February 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

High school can be hellish but this May four teenage outcasts all with the same name decide to do something about it in the OGN "The PLAIN Janes." CBR News spoke with Cecil Castellucci and got a preview.

Slaying Alive: Whedon talks "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Thu, February 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Fans were saddened when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ended it's television run, but they'll rejoice this March when Buffy's adventures resume in a new comic series from creator Joss Whedon, which picks up where the series left off. We spoke with Whedon.

Artistic "Hack": Stone Talks "Hack/Slash" ongoing series

Thu, February 15th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Today CBR News concludes its spotlight on the new "Hack/Slash" ongoing series, beginning this May, by chatting with the artist rendering all the chuckles and chopped off body parts, Emily Stone.

Full Throttle: Simmons Talks "Ghost Rider" The Video Game

Tue, February 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ever wanted to go full throttle on a flaming chopper? Well now you can, and without the worry of third degree burns, because "Ghost Rider" the video game is now in stores. We spoke with game director Mark Simmons.

Those Whom the Godslayer Would Destroy: Holguin Talks "Spawn: Godslayer"

Thu, February 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This May, The Divine better start hiding because the Godslayer is back hunting for them in a new ongoing monthly series. CBR News spoke with "Spawn: Godslayer" writer Brian Holguin about the series.

"Hack" Writer: Seeley talks "Hack/Slash" Ongoing

Thu, February 8th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Slashers beware! Cassie Hack and Vlad's hunt for you intensifies when "Hack/Slash" the ongoing series launches in May. In part one of a two part feature, CBR News spoke with "Hack/Slash" writer/creator Tim Seeley.

Fantastic Five: Parker talks "Spider-Man/Fantastic Four"

Tue, February 6th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

This April, old school "Mighty Marvel Manner" style action abounds in the pages of the four-issue mini-series "Spider-Man/Fantastic Four." CBR News spoke with writer Jeff Parker about the series.