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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Immonen Invites "Agent Carter" & Lady Sif to Her "SHIELD 50th Anniversary" Celebration

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Kathryn Immonen about reuniting with Peggy Carter and teaming her up with Sif in a new "SHIELD" one-shot drawn by Rich Ellis.

INTERVIEW: Duggan's "Deadpool" Deals with the Pressures of High Profile Heroics

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan explains how Deadpool will be one of the Marvel U's most high profile and popular heroes when his and Mike Hawthorne's series debuts.

Ewing and Rocafort's "Ultimates" Stand Guard Against Alien Empires & Cosmic Entities

Thu, July 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR News about his plans for Marvel's new "Ultimates" squad, working with artist Kenneth Rocafort and dealing with cosmic threats.

EXCLUSIVE: "Hercules" Returns in New Marvel Series by Abnett & Ross

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Abnett explains how the brash Olympian turns over a new leaf and attempts to become the hero he once was in his and artist Luke Ross' new series.

Kelly & McGuiness Unsheathe Razor Sharp Wits in "Spider-Man/Deadpool"

Tue, July 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Joe Kelly tells CBR about reteaming with artist Ed McGuiness to cross over the Marvel Universe's quippiest heroes in "Spider-Man/Deadpool."

Taylor Discusses Unsheathing X-23's Claws in "All-New Wolverine"

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tom Taylor tells CBR about putting Wolverine's clone daughter in the title role and continuing her predecessor's fight in "All-New Wolverine."

"Veep" Showrunner Talks Marvel Debut, "Secret Wars" & Funny Comics

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Mandel discusses his "Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra" one-shot which explores the Marvel U's terrorist organization from a different angle.

INTERVIEW: Aaron Casts Magic with "Doctor Strange" Ongoing Series

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron discusses his take on the character, why Chris Bachalo is the artist for the book, and their long term plans for Marvel's Sorceror Supreme.

Ewing's "Contest of Champions" Pits Hero Against Hero in Battles to the Death

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing discusses bringing heroes and villains together across time and space for epic battles, and how their fights will affect the greater Marvel U.

INTERVIEW: Marvel's Mockingbird is Out for Vengeance in Cain's "SHIELD" One-Shot

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

Chelsea Cain discusses the dangers Marvel's super spy will face, and how "Fight Club" writer Chuck Palahniuk egged her into comics.

Soule Ushers "Uncanny Inhumans" to the Forefront of the Marvel Universe

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Charles Soule about his new cast, villains and the "All-New, All-Different" challenges his "Uncanny Inhumans" will face this fall.

Hopeless Brings "Spider-Woman" Back Into the Avengers Fold for Her "Last Days"

Tue, July 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jessica Drew's street level status is threatened when the Marvel Universe ends and CBR spoke with Dennis Hopeless about the book's "Last Days" arc.

Spencer Talks Conflict Between "Sam Wilson, Captain America" & Steve Rogers

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Wilson and former Cap Steve Rogers will be at odds this October and CBR spoke with new "Captain America" writer Nick Spencer about his series.

SDCC: North Makes Sure "Squirrel Girl" Remains "Unbeatable"

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's most unstoppable hero returns with a new #1 in October and CBR spoke with Ryan North about Squirrel Girl's all-new, all-different status quo.

SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Seeley Makes Fighting a Family Affair in Marvel's "Blade"

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's Daywalker returns with a new title and a new partner -- his teenage daughter, Fallon Grey, and CBR spoke with Tim Seeley about the series.

SDCC: Taylor Pits Battleworld's "Agents of Atlas" Against Zemo & SHIELD

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Tom Taylor about his "Secret Wars" one-shot where the Agents fight for justice in a domain run by Baron Zemo and S.H.I.E.L.D.

Spencer's "Astonishing Ant-Man" Blurs the Line Between Heroes & Villains

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Lang is surrounded by villains when "Ant-Man" returns in a new series, and writer Nick Spencer tells CBR News whether or not he's broken bad.

Remender's Nomad Assaults Battleworld's Evil Empire in "Hail Hydra"

Tue, July 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender tells CBR News about his "Secret Wars" set in the Hydra Empire and starring Ian Rogers that bookends his "Captain America" Run.

Hickman & Brevoort Discuss Bringing a Classic Marvel Rivalry to Battleworld in "Secret Wars" #4

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman Tom Brevoort joined CBR to discuss "Secret Wars" #4, in which one of Marvel's oldest rivalries was revived on Battleworld.

Waid Assembles Big Stories for "All-New All-Different Avengers"

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid promises big things for Marvel's new team, telling CBR the series is "shaping up to be an Avengers book you've never seen before, in any way."