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: 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.

Ewing's "Mighty Avengers" Prepare for the "Last Days" Before "Secret Wars"

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing talks about the "Last Days of Captain America, She-Hulk and the rest of his team, as they prepare for "Secret Wars."

Bendis Kicks Off a "Guardians Team-Up" of Intergalactic Proportions

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis talks working with Arthur Adams to launch Marvel's new title and how it affects his ongoing "Guardians" plans. Plus, exclusive art!.

Gillen & Bennett Cut a Swath Through the Marvel U with "Angela"

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett dig deep into the secrets of Angela's current mission, and how "Secret Wars" will affect her future.

EXCLUSIVE: Bendis Announces "X-Men" Departure with "Uncanny" #600

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

Brian Michael Bendis' X-Men run ends with "Uncanny X-Men" #600. We have the exclusive first word on what to expect in his final months, and his Marvel future.

Doc Green Flexes Mental & Physical Might in Act II of Duggan's "Omega Hulk"

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

Writer Gerry Duggan tells CBR about the schemes of super smart Hulk, Doc Green, and how the greater Marvel Universe becomes embroiled in them.

Brevoort Lays Out The Battle Plans For "Secret Wars"

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

Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort reveals what readers can expect from "Secret Wars" and discusses everything from Battleworld to accessibility.

EXCLUSIVE: Ewing, "Secret Wars" Usher in the "Last Days" of "Loki: Agent of Asgard"

Tue, January 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Last Days" dawn for "Loki: Agent of Asgard," as writer Al Ewing tells CBR News about his new "Secret Wars" related arc!

Death Comes for Wade Wilson in Duggan's "Deadpool" Finale

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan's run and the current volume both end in April's "Deadpool" #250, and the writer tells CBR about his favorite moments and why he's killing Deadpool.

Hopeless' "Spider-Woman" Fires a Venom Blast at Street Crime

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Before Jessica Drew dons a new costume and targets Manhattan street crime, we spoke with Dennis Hopeless about the book's new direction.