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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Bendis Explains Importance of "Old Man Logan" to "Secret Wars," Marvel Universe

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

Promising "something even bigger is coming out the other side," Brian Bendis discusses how his series helps shape the Marvel Universe's next chapter.

Slott Unwraps the Twisted Secrets of Peter Parker's "Spider-Verse" Adventure

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

Dan Slott explains how "Spider-Verse" was nearly a Doc Ock tale, shares the Inheritors' origins, reveals why a Spider-Ham title is off the table for now and more!

EXCLUSIVE: "Secret Wars" Resurrects a Mutant Nightmare in "Years of Future Past"

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

Marguerite Bennett speaks exclusively with CBR about putting a new spin on Chris Claremont and John Byrne's dystopic mutant future in the new Marvel title.

Kot Unwraps the Near-Dystopian Mysteries of "The Surface"

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ales Kot explores the consequences of globalization, and the quest for a mythical place that can change Earth's future for the better in his and Langdon Foss' series.

Soule Discusses Building His "Inhuman" Empire at Marvel

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule tells CBR about the growing scope of the story he's telling with Marvel's Inhumans and that "Secret Wars" is just the beginning.

Bennett Probes the Mysteries of "Angela's" Allies and Culture

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Angela: Asgard's Assassin" co-writer Marguerite Bennett tells CBR News about Sera, Angela's enigmatic traveling companion, and Marvel's 10th realm.

Cap, Spidey and Inhumans Attempt to Prevent "Cosmic Collateral Damage"

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" writer Jeff Loveness talks about bringing disparate heroes together to confront the threat of one of Marvel's oldest characters.

Cullen Bunn Uncovers the "Secret" of "Secret Wars" with Deadpool

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn tells CBR about his new "Secret Wars" series that finds the Merc With a Mouth embroiled in the events of Marvel's original 1980s epic.

Yost's "MODOK: Assassin" May Be Designed for Killing and Kissing

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Yost discusses how his series fits into the "Secret Wars" picture, and why romance may threaten to derail everything the villain believes.

EXCLUSIVE: Noelle Stevenson Revives Marvel's "Runaways" During "Secret Wars"

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson discusses "Runaways," a new "Secret Wars" series featuring a fresh incarnation of the beloved team rebelling against a growing evil.

Blackman Trains with a "Master of Kung Fu" to Battle "Secret Wars"

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Haden Blackman discusses "Master of Kung Fu," his "Secret Wars" series starring Shang-Chi as an outcast in Battleworld's kung fu-dominated K'un Lun.

Exploring Untold Tales of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Comics Form

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Studios' Will Corona Pilgrim talks his new Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins from the adventures of Young Hank Pym to Hawkeye's Hydra vendetta.

"Supernatural's" Robbie Thompson Cautions Dark Times Ahead for Winchester Bros.

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Supernatural" writer Robbie Thompson talks about the tenth season's menaces and and what's ahead as the season finale nears.

Thompson Untangles "Silk" #1's Post-"Spider-Verse" Secrets

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Robbie Thompson talks to CBR in-depth about Cindy Moon's first post "Spider-Verse" adventure in "Silk" #1, and his future plans for the series.

Bennett Assembles Battleworld's Mightiest Heroes in "A-Force"

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"A-Force" co-writer Marguerite Bennett reveals the all-female's battle plan going into the Battleworld-set opening arc.

Caramagna Brings the Animated "Guardians of the Galaxy" to Comics

Thu, February 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Caramagna discusses the challenge and importance in adapting Marvel's animated series to comics to help create a new generation of readers.

Bunn Explains "Magneto's" Fight to Stave Off Marvel's "Last Days"

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

The "Last Days" of the Marvel U are near, but Magneto is going to do his best to prevent them as Cullen Bunn leads him into the "Secret Wars."

Abnett Races Against Time in "Guardians 3000"

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett discusses the universe-threatening time collapse and his futuristic crew's impending team-up with the present day Guardians of the Galaxy.

Peter David Brings the Dark Future of "2099" to "Secret Wars'" Battleworld

Mon, February 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Spider-Man 2099" writer discusses the series' finale and how he and artist Will Sliney will continue to explore the future in "Secret Wars 2099."

EXCLUSIVE: Humphries Invades "Planet Hulk" with Steve Rogers & Devil Dinosaur

Thu, February 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Humphries discusses "Planet Hulk," his "Secret Wars" series about a gladiator Steve Rogers and Devil Dinosaur battling Hulks on Battleworld.