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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Thompson Unleashes Marvel's Big, Bad Symbiote in "Venom: Space Knight"

Mon, May 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Robbie Thompson sends Flash Thompson on a frantic hunt for his rampaging symbiote - and that's before entering "Civil War II" and encountering Spider-Man!

INTERVIEW: "Han Solo" Races Toward Self-Discovery in Liu's "Star Wars" Miniseries

Fri, May 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Marjorie Liu tells CBR about Marvel's "Han Solo" comic book and the legendary intergalactic race that forces Han to choose between scoundrel and hero.

"Avengers'" Waid Explains All-New Wasp Inspiration, Cosmic Prison Breaks

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid tells CBR about "All-New, All-Different Avengers'" new Wasp and the interstellar adventure that pits his team against Annihilus.

Remender Talks His & Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost," Says "#10 Is The End -- For Now

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender discusses his and Sean Murphy's dystopian epic, their nursery rhyme-inspired villains and providing readers with genuine surprises.

In "Standoff's" Aftermath, Hank Pym Encounters Duggan's "Uncanny Avengers"

Fri, May 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan tells CBR about how "Avengers: Standoff" affects his series and the new arc that brings founding Avenger Hank Pym back to Earth.

INTERVIEW: The Gages Fly "Captain Marvel" into the Heart of "Civil War II"

Wed, May 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Christos & Ruth Gage spoke with CBR about their upcoming "Captain Marvel" arc which explores the full impact of "Civil War II" on Carol Danvers.

Slott Explains How "Dead No More" is a Creepy, Emotional Spider-Man Epic

Tue, May 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Slott exclusively reveals "Before Dead No More," a series of special issues that lay the groundwork for the "Amazing Spider-Man" event.

"Civil War II" Means Drama, Big Action & Cosmic Mystery for Ewing's "Ultimates"

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Thanos is coming, Galactus' cosmic mystery deepens, and the Ultimates pick sides in Marvel's latest event, writer Al Ewing tells CBR.

Cloonan's "Punisher" Is A "Violent, Bullet-Riddled, Bleeding" Good Time

Wed, May 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Becky Cloonan maps out her "Punisher" run, which sends Frank on a road trip to wipe out a dangerous new drug cartel.

"Nova" Battles Isolation, Doubt as "Civil War II" Approaches

Tue, May 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Nova" writer Sean Ryan spoke with CBR News about his title's "Civil War II" tie-in, as Sam Alexander ponders his place in the larger hero community.

INTERVIEW: Gillen's "Darth Vader" Prepares for the "End of Games"

Mon, May 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Kieron Gillen spoke with CBR about "End of Games," the next arc of his Star Wars series that pays off a number of long running storylines.

Spencer Promises "Avengers Standoff" Fallout Leads to Major Marvel Stories

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer breaks down the event's biggest twists, explaining what a new Quasar, Mariah Hill's situation and the Thunderbolts mean for Marvel's future.

Bunn's "Deadpool & The Mercs for Money" Lets Him Cash in on Bigger Stories

Tue, April 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Cullen Bunn about telling ongoing stories with Marvel's misfit soldiers of fortune in "Deadpool & The Mercs for Money" this July.

"Civil War II: Kingpin" Writer Says Wilson Fisk "Could Have Been a Hero"

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Matthew Rosenberg spoke with CBR about the Kingpin exploiting the chaos of Marvel Comics' next event in a bid to reclaim his underworld throne.

"New Avengers'" Ewing on American Kaiju in "Standoff," Taking AIM at "Civil War II"

Wed, April 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR how giant monsters ended up in his "Avengers: Standoff" issues and how they set the stage for the team's role in "Civil War II."

EXCLUSIVE: Walker Explains How "Civil War II" Tests "Power Man & Iron Fist's" Friendship

Tue, April 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker tells CBR about Luke Cage & Danny Rand's new case, its ties to the ideological schism of Marvel's big event and how it affects them.

Williamson's "Illuminati" Lead a Super Villain Jailbreak During "Avengers: Standoff"

Fri, April 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson tells CBR how "Standoff" affects his series, Absorbing Man's time in a Pleasant Hill prison and the crossover's fallout.

Pak's "Totally Awesome Hulk" Prepares to Smash into "Civil War II"

Mon, April 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak spoke with CBR News about his plans for the book, which include a battle with the Enchantress and a "Civil War II" tie-in.

"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.