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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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.

SDCC: Aaron Rebels Against the Empire in "Star Wars"

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

Jason Aaron tells CBR about Marvel Comics' "Stars Wars," his ongoing series following the exploits of Luke Skywalker after the destruction of the first Death Star.

SDCC: Ewing Teams "Captain America" With "The Mighty Avengers"

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Al Ewing" tells CBR about "Captain America & the Mighty Avengers," a new series that teams Luke Cage's squad with Sam Wilson, the new Captain America.

SDCC: "All-New Captain America" Fights Fear in Hopeless' Infinite Comic

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless talks "All-New Captain America: Fear Him," a Marvel Infinite Comic that bridges the gap between "Captain America" #25 & "All-New Captain America" #1.

SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & Bennett Balance Bloody Debts in "Angela: Asgard's Assassin"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Kieron Gillen & Marguerite Bennett tell CBR about their new "Angela" ongoing series which finds the character plying her deadly skills to balance debts.

SDCC: Remender Forces the Avengers to Confront the "Rage of Ultron"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender reveals details about his 2015 graphic novel, "Avengers: Rage of Ultron," which pits the Avengers of the past & present against Ultron. UPDATED with new art.

SDCC: Remender Chases a "Tokyo Ghost" with Murphy & Hollingsworth

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender talks to CBR about "Tokyo Ghost," his new Image Comics series with Sean Murphy, about a dystopian city of technology run amok.

An Army of Deathloks Target Robinson's "All-New Invaders"

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson explains the story that begins in "All-New Invaders" #8, when the team faces an arm of every incarnation of cyborg super soldier Deathlok.

Hopeless Prepares for the "Avengers Undercover" Endgame

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless takes "Avengers Undercover" three months into the future for the series final arc, promising fans a 'satisfying conclusion' to his epic story.

Remender Discusses Redefining a Legend In "All-New Captain America"

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

Rick Remender takes us deep into Sam Wilson's new role as Captain America, with details about the former Falcon's part in "AXIS" and his new series.

Brevoort Assembles an All-Star Lineup for the "Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration"

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Tom Brevoort tells CBR about the "Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration," an anthology featuring all-star characters and creators from the company's history.

Heroic Identity of Wilson's "Ms. Marvel" Continues To Take Shape

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

"Ms. Marvel" writer G. Willow Wilson discusses what lies ahead for young Kamala Khan, including a team-up with the de-powered Wolverine and the Inhumans.

Acker & Blacker Escalate the Punisher's War Against the "Thunderbolts"

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

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker discuss the fallout from "Thunderbolts" #27, in which Red Hulk had an explosive reaction to Punisher quitting the team.

Jason Aaron Explains "Thor's" New, Female God of Thunder

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

Writer Jason Aaron tells CBR about the mysterious female who will be found worthy to wield mystical hammer Mjolnir and become the new "Thor."

MURDER MOST COSMIC: Aaron, Brevoort Reveal the Secrets of "Original Sin" #5

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

Jason Aaron and Tom Brevoort discuss the twists and turns of "Original Sin" #5, Nick Fury's big secret, a new Marvel U character's intro and more