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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Barbiere Embarks on a Strange Journey in "New Avengers Annual" #1

Fri, April 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Frank J. Barbiere tells CBR about his Marvel debut, a solo adventure starring Illuminati member Doctor Strange in June's "New Avengers Annual."

Marts Welcomes New Recruits to the “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Mike Marts tells CBR about "Guardians of the Galaxy" #14, which welcomes Venom & Captain Marvel to the team and artist Nick Bradshaw to the book.

Truth is a Dangerous Weapon in Ewing’s "Loki: Agent of Asgard"

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with "Loki: Agent of Asgard" writer Al Ewing about the power of truth and lies, Loki’s quest for identity and what's next for the trickster.

Mutant Teens, Nova, & Iron Man Unite in Ryan's "Uncanny X-Men Special"

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sean Ryan talks about his "Uncanny X-Men Special" which begins a 3-part story that sees young mutants team with Nova & Iron Man to rescue Cyclops.

Marts Explores "The Trial of Jean Grey's" Aftermath in "All-New X-Men"

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Marts tells CBR about the milestone "All-New X-Men" #25 and pitting the team against the Brotherhood in the wake of "The Trial of Jean Grey."

Gerry Duggan Ties "Deadpool's" Knot, Prepares for Wade's "Original Sin"

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Co-writer Gerry Duggan discusses "Deadpool's" wedding bells, Japanese honeymoon and his "Original Sin" while sharing exclusive art.

Abnett Steals the Galaxy with "Rocket Raccoon and Groot" Novel

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett discusses Marvel's first in-house original prose novel, "Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy," featuring the duo on the run in the cosmos.

Benson Unleashes Shang-Chi's "Deadly Hands of Kung Fu"

Fri, April 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Benson discusses Shang-Chi, Marvel's Master of Kung Fu, stepping back into the shadowy world of espionage and intrigue in "Deadly Hands of Kung Fu."

Wilson Shapeshifts the Heroic Legacy of "Ms. Marvel"

Wed, April 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Willow Wilson discusses the initial arc of "Ms. Marvel," which tells how shape-shifting teen Kamala Khan takes on the mantle of her personal hero.

EXCLUSIVE: Robinson & Kirk Expose the "Original Sin" of the "Fantastic Four"

Mon, March 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

What is the dark secret the FF has kept from Ben Grimm? James Robinson and Leonard Kirk discuss "Fantastic Four's" "Original Sin" tie-in.

David's "Spider-Man 2099" Fights to Reshape the Future

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David returns to "Spider-Man 2099" in a new ongoing series that finds Miguel O'Hara stranded in the present and trying to change Marvel's future.

Gail Simone Makes a "Savage" Return to Marvel With "Wolverine"

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone discusses her first full length Marvel story in over a decade, a flashback to Logan's early adventures with Jubilee in "Savage Wolverine" #19.

Edmondson Drops the Hammer on "Black Widow"

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson tells CBR about the current arc of "Black Widow," in which Natasha works with S.H.I.E.L.D. and takes on a hitman named the Hammer of God.

David Introduces a Dangerous Dynamic in "All-New X-Factor"

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"All-New X-Factor" writer Peter David tells CBR about his new squad, what Danger joining their ranks means and who will appear in upcoming issues.

Cornell Preps "Wolverine" for "The Madripoor Job"

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Wolverine" writer Paul Cornell takes Logan to Madripoor and puts him in conflict with the agents of MI:13 and tells CBR about the upcoming "3 Months to Die" arc.

Claremont Bamfs Back to the X-Men with "Nightcrawler"

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Nightcrawler" scribe Chris Claremont discusses his return to the world of the X-Men and his plans for the blue elf's ongoing adventures.

Ewing Exposes the "Original Sin" of the "Mighty Avengers"

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR about how "Mighty Avengers" will be haunted by a secret '70s super team as the writer kicks off the series' "Original Sin" tie-in arc in June.

Acker & Blacker Pit the Punisher Against the "Thunderbolts"

Tue, March 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker take over "Thunderbolts" in June and tell CBR about their plans, including why the Punisher will try to take out his teammates.

Remender's "Uncanny Avengers" Rise from the Ashes of "Ragnarok Now"

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender discussed the aftermath of "Ragnarok Now" and how it impacts his upcoming "Uncanny Avengers" arc, "Avenge the Earth."

Kot Assembles an All-New Volume of "Secret Avengers"

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ales Kot tells CBR about the "Secret Avengers'" recent battle with A.I.M. and how it impacts the series's new volume debuting this week.