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 On War Machine's Death, She-Hulk's Fate & Raising the "Civil War II" Stakes

Mon, June 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis joins CBR for an in-depth discussion of the pivotal players, twists, and turns in the first two issues of the Marvel event series.

EXCL.: Hickman & Coker's "Black Monday Murders" Builds a World of Mystery, Magic & Money

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman discusses his and Tomm Coker's world of high finance and secret magical societies, and shares an exclusive look at the first issue.

Walker's "Nighthawk" Battles for the Soul of Marvel's Chicago

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker opens up about the real world problems that inspired his series, and the new and familiar characters Nighthawk will work with and run afoul of.

Shalvey & Moss Help Marvel's Heroes In "Choosing Sides" for "Civil War II"

Fri, June 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Declan Shalvey and Wil Moss explain how Nick Fury fits into "Civil War II," discuss Power Pack's reunion, Night Thrasher's return & more!

Thompson Heats Up "Silk's" Undercover Op With Heists & Dangerous Decisions

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Robbie Thompson discusses Cindy Moon's undercover operation inside Black Cat's criminal organization, and her impending journey to the Negative Zone.

Zdarsky Talks "Howard the Duck's" Meta Reunion with Film Star Lea Thompson

Fri, June 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky discusses how real life actress Lea Thompson, star of 1986's "Howard the Duck" film, came to hire Marvel's comic book duck detective.

Soule Pushes "Uncanny Inhumans" to the Front Lines of "Civil War II"

Wed, June 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Despite tumultuous recent issues, Soule tells CBR that's nothing compared to his book's "Civil War II" arc and the return of Maximus the Mad.

Remender Breaks Down the Aftermath of "Deadly Class'" Freshmen Finals

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender opens up on the series latest arc, which closes with several violent shocks in order to set up the book's next major chapter.

Ewing Explains How His "Civil War II" Prequel Puts Ulysses at the Conflict's Center

Fri, June 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing spoke with CBR about his Marvel Infinite Comic that serves as a "Civil War II" prequel and the Inhuman precognitive at its heart.

Reeder & Montclare Tease "Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur's" New Foe, Powers & More

Tue, May 31st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare discuss the introduction of Moon Girl's all-new enemy, Kid Kree, and their young Inhuman's new powers.

Guggenheim Says Ward Switching Sides Leads "Agents of SHIELD" into "Civil War II"

Fri, May 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenheim tells CBR how "The Coulson Protocols" and "Avengers: Standoff" set his team up up for a fall in the coming "Civil War II" conflict.

Duggan's "Deadpool" Goes Back to the Future, Gets Drafted into "Civil War II"

Wed, May 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gerry Duggan discusses the series' latest "Deadpool 2099" chapter, and hints at what's to come when "Civil War II" breaks out.

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.