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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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.

Spurrier Tells Tales of Damaged People in Dangerous Lands

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Spurrier opens up about "X-Force," "Six-Gun Gorilla" and "Disenchanted," explaining why they all feature damaged characters and dangerous locales.

Nero's Marvelous Times Continue in "Hulk Annual"

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Monty Nero tells CBR about his Marvel work, including this September's "Hulk Annual," which finds the Hulk dealing with a new threat to all of humanity.

MURDER MOST COSMIC: Aaron & Brevoort Deconstruct "Original Sin" #6

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Tom Brevoort explain why Nick Fury remains the most dangerous man in the Marvel U as he heads into his showdown with the Avengers.

Marts & Kubert Examine "Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy"

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editors Mike Marts and Katie Kubert explain how each issue of "The Logan Legacy" explores Wolverine's death and sets the stage for the future.

Taylor Forges a "Superior Iron Man"

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Taylor spills some secrets about November's "Superior Iron Man" debut, which stars a Tony Stark whose ego and intellect have been unleashed.

SDCC: Layman Sets a Course for Interstellar Adventure with "Cyclops"

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman takes over Marvel's "Cyclops" in October and tells CBR his plans for the cosmic adventure series starring a teen Scott Summers and the Starjammers.

SDCC: Latour's "Original Sin Annual" Reveals the Origin of Woodrow McCord

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Woodrow McCord defended Earth against alien threats prior to Nick Fury, and Jason Latour tells CBR about his origin story in the "Original Sin Annual.

SDCC: Hopeless Sends "Spider-Woman" to the Front Lines of "Spider-Verse"

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless tells CBR News about launching a new "Spider-Woman" ongoing in the midst of "Spider-Verse" and Jessica Drew's role in the event.

SDCC: Bendis Traverses Time & Space in the "Uncanny X-Men Annual"

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brian Michael Bendis about the new "Uncanny X-Men Annual" which solves the mystery of time-altering mutant Eva Bell's disappearance.

SDCC: Gillen Explores the Dark Side in "Star Wars: Darth Vader"

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen uses the Dark Side of the Force in Marvel's "Star Wars: Darth Vader," following the villain's path following the first Death Star's destruction.

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