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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EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & Aaron's "Vader Down" Tests "Star Wars'" Heroes and Villains

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen tells CBR about his role in Marvel's "Vader Down" Star Wars crossover that finds Vader down, not out, against the Rebel Alliance.

Bendis & Maleev Send "International Iron Man" On A Quest for His True Parentage

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR about teaming with Alex Maleev to send Tony Stark on an adventure to to find his birth parents.

Edmondson's "Red Wolf" Is A Man Out of Time and Space

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson spoke with CBR about what's next for Red Wolf as he adjusts from his life in the Old West town of Timely to the modern Marvel U.

Remender & Craig's New "Deadly Class" Arc is a "Snapshot of Human Frailty & Viciousness"

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender & West Craig tell CBR about "Die for Me," the deadly new arc that spins their Image Comics series in a bold new direction.

Thompson's "Silk" Balances a Dangerous Double Life

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Robbie Thompson spoke with CBR about "Silk's" big twist, and how it complicates the character's quest to build both a heroic career and a social life.

EXCLUSIVE: Bunn's "Uncanny X-Men" Wade Into the "Apocalypse Wars"

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn spoke with CBR about his and Ken Lashely's Archangel-focused "Apocalypse Wars" arc, and teases the return of the Hellfire Club.

Bendis & Marquez March "Iron Man" Down the Path to "Civil War II"

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis tells CBR News about how "Invincible Iron Man" with David Marquez sets the stage for their pairing on "Civil War II."

Hickman Sets the Stage for "Secret Wars'" Finale

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman joins CBR for a look at "Secret Wars" #8's big moments, which escalated Battleworld's chaos and set the stage for the series' explosive close.

Duggan Plugs Cable Into "Uncanny Avengers" to Complete His Roster

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gerry Duggan spoke with CBR about upsetting the "Uncanny Avengers" status quo and what's next for Cable and his comrades moving into 2016.

Duggan Prepares "Deadpool" for a Twisted, Tumultuous Birthday

Tue, December 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan spoke with CBR about the special stories that pave the way for February's milestone issue, celebrating the character's 25th anniversary.

Peter David's "Spider-Man 2099" Launches a War on Terror

Tue, December 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with the writer about Marvel's "Spider-Man 2099" and Miguel's new quest to hunt down the perpetrators of a brutal terrorist bombing.

Ewing Escalates the Marvel Universe-Changing "Contest of Champions"

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing spoke with Punisher 2099 joining the cast, the emergence of the mysterious substance Iso-8, and the Batman-esque character on his way.

Aaron Teases A Thor and Loki Battle Unlike Any We've Seen Before

Fri, December 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With all out war brewing between the Ten Realms, Jason Aaron lays out his battle plan for the Mjolnir-wielding Jane Foster, Loki and more.

James Robinson's "Squadron Supreme" Takes Lethal, Pre-Emptive Action

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Robinson discusses his new Marvel series that walks the line between hero & villain and begins with the team targeting Namor for assassination.

Bunn Plots Adventure for Marvel's Misfits in "Deadpool & the Mercs for Money"

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn spoke with CBR about sending Wade Wilson's soldiers of fortune on a global adventure, and introducing a new threat from the Ozarks.

Lemire's "All-New Hawkeye" Explores the Avenging Archers' Past, Present & Future

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire spoke to CBR about his second "All-New Hawkeye" #1 with Ramon Perez and continuing to explore the dynamic betwen Clint and Kate.

Guggenheim Channels Bond to Bring "Agents of SHIELD" from TV to Comics

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim spoke with CBR News about taking inspiration from the ABC series to deliver an espionage thriller for Marvel Comics.

Tieri's "Black Knight" is an Addict Surrounded by Messed Up People in Weirdworld

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Tieri spoke with CBR about his Weirdworld-set new Marvel series and fighting against injustice and the addictive power of the Ebony Blade.

Seeley Sets the Stage for "Revival's" Final Year

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley opens up to CBR about the recent twists and turns in the undead "rural noir" comic, and how they'll lead into the series' final year.

Hickman Explains "Secret Wars" #7's Major Payoff, Plunging Battleworld Into Chaos

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman & Tom Brevoort discuss the action and plot twists of "Secret Wars," breaking a giant issue into two parts and paying off stories.