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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"Deadpool's" Done-in-One Crossover Unites Duggan, Soule & Walker

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The writers of "Deadpool," "Power Man & Iron Fist" and "Daredevil" spoke with CBR about Marvel's special four-part crossover -- in a single issue.

Ewing Explains Battleworld's Return, Maestro's Ascent in Marvel's "Contest of Champions"

Wed, April 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR how Battleworld was refashioned and why Marvel's heroes and villains are fighting to the death to appease a god-like Maestro.

Lemire Takes an Unbalanced Approach to "Moon Knight," Marvel's Craziest Hero

Tue, April 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about his favorite Moon Knight stories and why Marc Spector begins the new ongoing series in a mental institution.

Latour Welcomes Marvel's "Spider-Women" to Spider-Gwen's Earth-65

Fri, April 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Latour explains how "Spider-Gwen" impacts the upcoming "Spider Women" arc, and where the series will head post-crossover.

Bunn Explains How Magneto's Actions Push the "Uncanny X-Men" into "Civil War II"

Tue, March 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn tells CBR how the Master of Magnetism's anger compromises his team in "Uncanny X-Men" and sets the stage for his event tie-in series.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Hastings Urges America to "Vote Loki"

Sun, March 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Christopher Hastings about his political satire series about the silver-tongued trickster's U.S. Presidential campaign.

C2E2 EXCL: Abnett's "Civil War II: Gods of War" is Hercules Meets Ancient Expendables

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett tells CBR about his "Civil War II" tie-in that separates Herc from the main conflict as he leads a team of heroes from ancient myth.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Leth Brings "Patsy Walker" & Jessica Jones Together for the First Time

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat" writer Kate Leth tells CBR about writing the first Marvel Universe crossover between Patsy and the super powered P.I.

C2E2: Gage's "Civil War II: Spider-Man" Sets Peter Up to Lose, Even if He Wins

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage tells CBR about Peter Parker trying to impart lessons about power and responsibility to an Inhuman in his new "Civil War II" tie-in.

Soule Haunts "Daredevil" with Old Foes, Flames -- and Elektra

Fri, March 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule discusses Matt Murdock's comic book future, including encounters with cult leader Tenfingers, the Hand and, of course, Elektra.

Leth's "Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat" Makes New Friends, Battles Old Foes

Thu, March 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth tells CBR about old Defenders foes haunting Patsy Walker's newest series and some (furry) new friends heading her way.

Asmus' "All-New Inhumans" Walk Into a Dangerous, Morally Murky World

Wed, March 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

James Asmus tells CBR about the dangerous political realities of the Marvel series' first arc and what inspired the new additions to his cast.

Walker Reforges the Bonds Between "Power Man & Iron Fist"

Tue, March 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker spoke with CBR News about the book's focus on Luke and Danny's friendship, looming challenges and their role in "Civil War II."

Hopeless' "Spider-Woman" Embraces Her Crazy New Life, Motherhood

Mon, March 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless spoke with CBR about how Jessica Drew's life has changed now that she has a son and plans to return to her duties as a superhero.

Bendis Unpacks Miles Morales' Life-Changing "Spider-Man" #2, Seeds "Civil War"

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR about the day that turned Miles' world upside down in and how it's another step down the road to "Civil War II."

Hastings' "Gwenpool" Lives Out the Dangerous Fantasies of a Comic Fan

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Christopher Hastings tells CBR about creating Marvel's most irresponsible merc and her ongoing series that proves how dangerous her world is.

Thompson's "Venom: Space Knight" Explores the Cosmos -- with Giant Alien Panda Bears

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Robbie Thompson spoke with us about working with Dan Nevins of the Wounded Warrior Project, tying into "Civil War II," and cuddly space pandas.

"Deadpool v Gambit" Writers Embrace Power, Shirk Responsibility for Big Score

Fri, March 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker discuss their upcoming miniseries, what pulls Gambit and Deadpool into a high stakes con and the mutant mayhem that ensues.

Nick Spencer Dissects the Avengers' "Standoff" at Pleasant Hill

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha" writer Nick Spencer tells CBR News about the origins of "Avengers: Standoff" event and "Alpha's" revelations.

Soule's "Uncanny Inhumans" Turns Up The Noise In The Quiet Room

Wed, March 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule reveals to CBR News how the Quiet Room outlasted "Secret Wars" and teases what's ahead for the Inhumans in "Civil War II."