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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Burnham, Culver & Villalobos Establish a Mutopia on Battleworld in "E is For Extinction"

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with the creators of Marvel's "Secret Wars" series inspired by characters from Grant Morrison's acclaimed "New X-Men" run.

Remender & Tocchini's "Low" Examines the Buoyancy of the Human Spirit in an Aquatic Dystopia

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender spoke with CBR about the aquatic-set Image series' return, the fallout from the first arc finale and the story's next deep dive.

North Takes "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" on an Adventure of Mythic Proportions

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ryan North spoke with CBR News about teaming Squirrel Girl with past and present Thors in a battle against an evil Asgardian Squirrel God.

Aaron & Latour Prepare for a "Southern Bastards"-Style Homecoming

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Jason Aaron & Jason Latour spoke in depth with CBR about their hit Image Comics, its most recent arc and what's in store for "Homecoming."

Hickman Talks "Secret Wars" #3, Battleworld's Key Players

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman discusses the latest "Secret Wars" reveals with CBR, including the key roles Doctor Doom and Doctor Strange play in the conflict.

Thompson Readies "Silk" For the "Last Days" of the Marvel Universe

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with "Silk" writer Robbie Thompson about the action so far, the upcoming "Last Days" arc and if Cindy Moon will survive "Secret Wars."

Bendis Discusses Armoring Up with "Invincible Iron Man"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Brian Michael Bendis about "Invincible Iron Man," "All-New, All-Different Marvel's" flagship title drawn by David Marquez.

Seeley Brings Rocket Raccoon & Deadpool Together in "Guardians Team-Up"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Tim Seeley about August's "Guardians Team-Up" #10, which finds two of Marvel's toughest mercenaries meeting for the first time.

Bendis Brings Secret Projects & "Secret Wars" To Special Edition: NYC

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis opens up about his current projects and reveals what inspired him to attend this weekend's Special Edition: NYC convention.

Remender & Scalera Set to Shift "Black Science" Into A New, "Unexpected" Direction

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender explains how everything we've learned about the dimensionauts has been leading to a major change in the series' direction.

Slott Answers Questions of Power & Responsibility in "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows"

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Dan Slott about "Renew Your Vows," a "Secret Wars" series starring Peter Parker as a married father living on Battleworld.

Hopeless' "House of M" Examines Intrigues of Magneto's Battleworld Monarchy

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless explains where his story diverges from the original, his large cast of characters and Cullen Bunn joining the series as co-writer.

EXCLUSIVE: Seeley Pits "Deadpool vs. Thanos" in "Very Twisted" New Series

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Tim Seeley tells CBR that when Death disappears from the Marvel U, it's up to her exes to uncover her whereabouts and restore balance to the universe.

Remender, Craig Build a Curriculum of Intrigue, Pain & Pathos in "Deadly Class"

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender spoke with CBR about "Deadly Class," his and Wes Craig's series about teen misfits at a high school for assassins in the 1980s.

Aaron Explains Putting the Weird in "Weirdworld" During "Secret Wars"

Wed, May 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron tells CBR about Arkon the Imperion's exploration of a bizarre Battleworld domain in his new "Secret Wars" series with Mike Del Mundo.

Joshua Williamson Sends Winter Soldier and More on the Hunt for "Red Skull"

Tue, May 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson talks to CBR about "Red Skull," featuring a team of Marvel antiheroes on a zombie-infested search for the titular "evil bastard."

How CW's "The Flash" Did Justice to Each Version of the DC Hero

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

CBR's Dave Richards reflects on the first season of "The Flash" from the perspective of a fan whose favorite Flash isn't Barry Allen.

Duggan Brings Old West Justice to "Secret Wars" in 1872

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Gerry Duggan about reimagining the Marvel Universe through an Old West filter as gunslingers and lawmen walk Battleworld in "1872."

Bennett & Gillen Channel Gaiman, Hunt Witches on Battleworld with "Angela"

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Marguerite Bennett & Kieron Gillen about "1602: Witch Hunter Angela," their "Secret Wars" series combining two Neil Gaiman creations.

Hickman Talks "Secret Wars" #2, Shines Light on Battleworld's Secrets

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman talks with CBR about the events and major players of "Secret Wars" #2, revealing some of the secrets of patchwork planet known as Battleworld.