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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Spencer Unpacks "Superior Foes of Spider-Man's" Final Caper

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer digs into the twists and turns of the acclaimed series, explaining how one of them dates back to a pitch he made to Marvel 15 years ago.

Latour Gives "Spider-Gwen" a Dangerous Homecoming

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Jason Latour about the new "Spider-Gwen" ongoing, which finds the breakout character returning home after battling in "Spider-Verse."

Sean Ryan & Jai Nitz Spin Tales in "Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #1

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Oft-overlooked villains Doctor Bong and Angar the Screamer make a big comeback in this year's annual, and both writers tell CBR about their stories.

Remender Rebuilds a Many-Headed Hydra in "All-New Captain America"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender discusses the mysterious agendas and agents of Marvel's all-new Hydra, and how they'll plague Sam Wilson in the months to come.

Waid Performs Death Defying Stunts in "Daredevil"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid spoke with CBR about Matt Murdock's ongoing battle with depression and an upcoming clash with a new, reckless and dangerous Stunt-Master.

Kaare Andrews Puts "Iron Fist" on the Path to "Redemption"

Tue, December 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Iron Fist" creator discusses the fallout from "Rage" and prepares to enter the second half of "The Living Weapon's" twelve-issue arc.

Wilson's "X-Men" Find Themselves Battling "The Burning World"

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer G. Willow Wilson opens up about "The Burning World," an X-Men tale that finds the team investigating a mysterious and destructive geological phenomenon.

Ewing & the Avengers Fight to Break Ultron's Grip on "Forever"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing discusses "Avengers: Ultron Forever," a 3-part story featuring a group of Avengers from throughout the team's history battling Ultron 400 years in the future.

Duggan's "Nova" Rockets Through "AXIS," "Black Vortex"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan discusses current and future plans for "Nova," including a battle with Kluh, a confrontation with Carnage, a tie-in to "The Black Vortex" and more.

Tynion Shifts the Shape of Mystique's Destiny in the "Logan Legacy"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV opens up about making his Marvel debut with "Amazing X-Men" #13 and discusses putting Mystique in the spotlight.

Inversions Imperil Ewing's "Captain America & the Mighty Avengers"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing explains why an inverted Captain America & Luke Cage are trying to destroy the team in the book's inaugural arc, which has ties to "AXIS."

David Embroils "Spider-Man 2099" in the Chaos of "Spider-Verse"

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David talks about his "Spider-Verse" tie-in arc, which plunges the title character and "every Spider-Man ever" into a dimension hopping war.

Zdarsky & Quinones Open "Howard the Duck" Investigations

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones discuss turning the foul-mouthed waterfowl into a private dick investigating some of the Marvel U's strangest cases.

Starlin Theorizes the "Relativity" of Thanos and Annihilus

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Jim Starlin discusses pitting the Mad Titan and a team of cosmic heroes against Annihilus in his new graphic novel, "Thanos: The Infinity Relativity."

ALL AXIS PASS: Remender on Inverted Mutants, Doom, & Daredevil Vs. Tony Stark

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender discusses "AXIS" #6, which saw inverted mutants wreak havoc, Doctor Doom embrace democracy, and Sabretooth on the side of the angels!

Bendis Kicks Off New "Powers" Seasons In Print and On Screen

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Powers" scribe Brian Michael Bendis discussed PlayStation Network's upcoming TV adaptation, concluding the comic's current volume and plans for the next.

Edmondson's "Punisher" Unravels a Deadly Criminal Conspiracy

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As "Punisher" heads into 2015, Nathan Edmondson focuses on the Howling Commandos and Frank's relationship with Rachel Cole Alves.

Claremont Explores "Nightcrawler" Post-Afterlife

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Claremont discusses how "Nightcrawler" is dealing with the death of Wolverine and his plans to bring in the Shadow King with exclusive art.

Charles Soule Prepares "She-Hulk's" Closing Argument

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The writer looks back at his critically acclaimed superhero legal procedural and discusses his plans for the book's final issues.

ALL AXIS PASS: Remender Explains Post-Inversion Apocalypse, Magneto & Spider-Man

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender explains how the inversion turned Sam Wilson into a fascist Captain America, and promises more twists and turns as "AXIS" continues!