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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Blackman Ignites a War of Assassins in "Elektra"

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Series writer Haden Blackman discusses Elektra's upcoming war with the Assassins' Guild, and the events that lead to the "massive showdown."

Spears, "AXIS," Help "Carnage" Take a Stab at Superheroics

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"AXIS: Carnage" writer Rick Spears discusses unleashing the morally "inverted" symbiote-enhanced serial killer on new prey: the criminals of NYC.

Kalan Heads Back to School with "Spider-Man & the X-Men"

Tue, September 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Daily Show" head writer Elliott Kalan discusses his ongoing "Spider-Man & the X-Men," which brings the Wall-Crawler to the Jean Grey School.

Duggan's Deadpool Investigates the "Death of Wolverine," and "AXIS" Reveals 'Zenpool'

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan discusses the "Death of Wolverine: Deadpool and Captain America" and upcoming events in "Deadpool," including the introduction of Zenpool!

MURDER MOST COSMIC: Aaron & Brevoort Close the Case in "Original Sin" #8

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In our final post-game chat about each issue of Marvel's "Original Sin" event, writer Jason Aaron and editor Tom Brevoort discuss the wild finale.

DeConnick Guards the Galaxy with "Captain Marvel"

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Sue DeConnick talks with CBR about Carol Danvers current star-flung adventures in the pages of "Captain Marvel." Plus, exclusive art!

Doc Green Opens His Gamma-Powered Practice in Duggan's "Hulk"

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan tells CBR about kicking off his "Hulk" and the introduction of Hulk's newest persona, the super strong, hyper intelligent Doc Green.

Abnett Explores the Marvel Universe via Prose & Comics

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett tells CBR about his original prose novel "Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and October's "Guardians 3000" ongoing series.

Soule Plots a Return of the Kings in "Inhuman"

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule discusses the return of two kings in "Inhuman," more Nuhuman introductions and the long-term importance of the series to the Marvel U.

Bechko & Hardman Send the "Savage Hulk” Back to the Crossroads

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman tell CBR about their upcoming "Savage Hulk” arc, which revisits a classic Bill Mantlo story and guest-stars Doctor Strange.

Shinick's "Hobgoblin" Breaks Into the Hero Business

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kevin Shinick explains how Hobgoblin applies his business acumen to the world of superheroics when the alignment inversions of "AXIS" hit the Marvel U.

Kot & Rudy Traverse the Marvel Universe with "The Winter Soldier"

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Ales Kot & Marco Rudy about "Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier," which finds the title character operating on an intergalactic scale.

Edmondson's "Punisher" Set To Do Some Hard Time

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson discusses sentencing Frank Castle to a Central American prison while he remains the target of powerful and shadowy forces.

Fraction Sets the Stage for His "Hawkeye" Finale

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about recent developments in his Eisner Award-winning "Hawkeye" series and what's in store for his last three issues.

MURDER MOST COSMIC: Jason Aaron Examines "Original Sin" #7

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's series of post-game chats about Marvel's "Original Sin" continues as writer Jason Aaron provides insight into the twists and turns of issue #7.

Latour, Rodriguez & Renzi Web-Swing Gwen Stacy Into "Spider-Verse"

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi take readers to a world where Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider in "Edge of Spider-Verse."

Anderson Cooper Files a Special Report on Edmondson's "Black Widow"

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson discusses "Black Widow's" guest stars including Anderson Cooper, who alerts the world and the Avengers to Natasha's solo exploits.

Cinar Constructs a "Superior Iron Man"

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Superior Iron Man" artist Yildiray Cinar tells CBR what it's like bringing to life an egomaniacal Tony Stark and his new silver battle suit.

Bendis and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" Explore "Planet of the Symbiotes"

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis tells CBR about his "Guardians" plans, including a trip to the "Planet of the Symbiotes" and the fate of Richard Rider.

Bendis' "All-New X-Men" Take an Ultimate Journey with Miles Morales

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with "All-New X-Men" writer Brian Michael Bendis about the book's next arc, which finds the time-displaced teens stranded in the Ultimate U.