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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Illuminating the Darkness: Gibbons talks "Green Lantern Corps: Recharge"

Fri, June 10th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Hal Jordan may be back, but that doesn't mean the Guardians of the Universe can rest any easier. Interstellar war is shaking up the cosmos and powerful, unknown threats lurk in the stygian depths of space. This September the darkness of space is once again lit by emerald light with "Green Lantern Corps: Recharge" at DC. Writer Dave Gibbons spoke to CBR News about the mini-series.

Know Your Enemy: Vzquez talks "El Arsenal: Unknown Enemy"

Fri, June 10th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This July Salvador Vzquez and Daniel Perez take readers south of the border and into a dark futuristic world in "El Arsenal: Unknown Enemy," a world filled with heavily armed mercenaries who are regulated and recruited by an underground organization called The System. We spoke with Vzquez about the Arcana Studios series.

Strength of Character: Casey talks "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"

Thu, June 9th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This July, a new dangerous era for the G.I. Joe team begins in the specially priced $.25 cent issue #0 of the new monthly book "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" by Joe Casey and Stefano Casseli. Casey provided CBR News with an intelligence report on the title.

WW Philly: The Mystery of Death After Life: Bruce Jones talks "Deadman"

Sat, June 4th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Many think that their inevitable death will offer the answers to all of life's mysteries. When Brandon Cayce dies, he discovers the opposite is true: His death is the beginning of a whole new mystery. Cayce is the star of "Deadman," a new ongoing series from Vertigo by writer Bruce Jones and artist John Watkiss coming in 2006. CBR News spoke to Jones about the series.

WW Philly: Kubert draws, writes & talks "Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy"

Sat, June 4th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In January of 2006, legendary artist Joe Kubert returns to writing and drawing one of the characters with whom he's most closely associated, in "Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy," a six-issue mini-series. The story takes Rock and Easy Company into the Russian Front in a desperate mission that just might shorten the war. Kubert spoke to CBR News about the project.

Johns Announces Temporary Break from "JSA." Champagne To Pen Issues #78-80.

Fri, June 3rd, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns has announced he'll be taking a short break from DC's "JSA" title with inker Keith Champagne stepping in to handle the writing chores of "JSA" #78 - 80.

Ushering Marvel's First Family on to the Silver Screen: France talks "Fantastic Four" film

Wed, June 1st, 2005 | Category: TV/Film

On July 8th the characters that ushered in the Marvel Age of comics, The Fantastic Four, finally burst onto the silver screen. CBR News spoke with Michael France, co-writer of the "Fantastic Four" film, about the movie and what it's like adapting the adventures of some of his favorite comic characters for the big screen.

A New Legacy Taking Flight: Simone talk "Teen Titans"

Tue, May 31st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This August in a special two-part storyline of "Teen Titans," Gail Simone and Rob Liefeld revive one of the DCU's heroic legacies, Hawk and Dove. Simone spoke with CBR News about the new duo, fufilling the dream of writing The Titans and working with a controversial artist like Liefeld.

Finding Serenity in Comics: Matthews Talks "Serenity" Mini-Series

Fri, May 27th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The long wait for the fans of the cancelled cult sci-fi western series "Firefly" is almost over. This September, the feature film "Serenity" hits theaters and in July, Dark Horse will release a three-issue "Serenity" mini-series that bridges the gap between the TV series and film, co-written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews. CBR News spoke with Matthews about book.

Roger Stern talks "Superman: The Never-Ending Battle" Novel

Fri, May 20th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

In June, Pocket Books will release "Superman: The Never-Ending Battle," the latest entry in their JLA series of original novels. CBR News spoke with writer Roger Stern about the novel, which not only pushes Superman and the JLA to their limits, but forces the Man of Steel to answer some difficult questions about freedom and security.

The Life of the Hard Luck Soldier: Jerwa talks "Snake-Eyes: Declassified"

Thu, May 19th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Snake-Eyes is one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters, but his past is still something of a mystery. This August, Brandon Jerwa and Emiliano Santalucia give readers the definitive origin of Snake-Eyes in "Snake-Eyes: Declassified" from Devils Due. Jerwa briefed CBR News on the project.

A Storm is Brewing: Sumerak talks "Ororo: Before the Storm"

Wed, May 18th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This June, Marc Sumerak and Carlo Barberi take readers on an action packed adventure across Egypt as they reveal the exploits of the young girl who would become the X-Men member Storm in "Ororo: Before the Storm." Sumerak gave CBR News the scoop on the series.

Fighting Mercenaries and Mythical Beasts for College Credit: Lombard, Guice, and Brown talk "Olympus"

Mon, May 16th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

The graphic novel "Olympus" hits this Wednesday by Geoff Johns, Kris Grimminger and Butch Guice, about a group of college students who find themselves fighting for their lives against heavily armed mercenaries and monsters from Greek mythology come to life. We spoke with Guice, colorist Dan Brown and editor Francis Lombard about the project.

Imagination Overdrive: Jenkins talks "Mythos," "Sentry," "Hulk: Ultimate Destruction" & More

Thu, May 12th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Jenkins doesn't have time to be bored these days. The writer took time out of his busy schedule to chat about "Mythos," a reexamination of the origins of Marvel's most prominent characters, another "Sentry" mini-series for Marvel, "Pitt/Darkness" at Top Cow, "Revelations" at Dark Horse" and the upcoming video game "The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction."

G.I. Jesus and the Merc With a Mouth: Nicieza talks "Cable & Deadpool"

Thu, May 5th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

"Cable & Deadpool" is considered by some to be one of Marvel's most unique and enjoyable reads. Writer Fabian Nicieza's buddy book gives readers action, social issues and a heaping helping of twisted humor. Nicieza spoke to CBR News about what what's in store for Marvel's arsenal toting Odd Couple.

Moving into the East End: Pfeifer talks "Catwoman"

Fri, April 29th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This June Will Pfeifer takes over as the new writer of "Catwoman," following the acclaimed run of Ed Brubaker, who left the book after signing with Marvel, but he's up for the challenge. CBR News got the word on the street from Pfeifer about what's in store for the guardian of Gotham's East End.

The Origin of Fear: Jones talks "Year One: Batman/Scarecrow"

Thu, April 28th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This summer Batman and the Scarecrow will have their first encounter on the silver screen in "Batman Begins." With that in mind DC has decided to reexamine the origin of the Scarecrow in "Year One: Batman/Scarecrow." CBR News spoke with series writer Bruce Jones about the project.

From Smallville to Metropolis: Verheiden Talks "Superman"

Thu, April 21st, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This May, new "Superman" writer Mark Verheiden will have the task of guiding the Man of Steel through the deadly world of the post "Countdown" DC Universe. The former "Smallville" scribe spoke to CBR News about Superman and the challenges that lie in wait for the Man of Steel.

Normal in the Face of Gods: Rucka talks "The OMAC Project" and "Gotham Central"

Mon, April 18th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

This month Greg Rucka takes readers on a quest to solve the mystery of "The OMAC Project," which will cause some big changes in the DCU. Then over in "Gotham Central," some more big changes are afoot. CBR News spoke to Rucka about both of these series with a handful of preview art to whet your appetite.

Hunting Devils in the City of Angels: Andreyko talks 'Manhunter'

Wed, April 13th, 2005 | Category: Comic Books

"Manhunter" is not your standard DC superhero book. It mixes superhero action, with courtroom drama, and gray colored noir style morality. CBR News spoke to "Manhunter" writer Marc Andreyko about the series, its unique character, where the book is headed, and how new readers can try an issue risk free.