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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Williamson & Crystal Shed Light on Marvel's Evil "Illuminati"

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal delve into the secrets and characters of their upcoming villain-centric Marvel Comics series "Illuminati."

Ewing & Sandoval AIM for Global Super Heroics in "New Avengers"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval bring international intrigue, some Young Avengers and a possible Ultimate Universe survivor to "New Avengers."

With "Tokyo Ghost," Remender & Murphy Turn Dystopia Into "Something Beautiful"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender reveals details about his and Sean Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost," a sci-fi tale story inspired by modern society's technology addiction.

Rick Remender Explains Shift to Creator-Owned Comics

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender opens up on his choice to strictly pursue creator-owned projects, and shares an exclusive preview of his and artist Sean Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost."

"Supernatural's" Thompson Goes Errant in Marvel's "Venom: Space Knight"

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Robbie Thompson tells CBR about taking Flash Thompson and his symbiote into space for intergalactic adventures in "Venom: Space Knight."

Nicieza & Brown Promise Ass-Kicking, Hydra-Bashing "Deadpool & Cable" Story

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

Marvel's heavily armed odd couple reunite for "Split Second," a new miniseries from Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown.

Pak Gives Marvel's All-New, All-Different "Hulk" a "Totally Awesome" Life

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran "Hulk" writer Greg Pak returns for a new take on the Jade Giant and explains his plans for the totally mysterious, "Totally Awesome Hulk."

Magneto Forms an Unlikely Band of Allies in Bunn's "Uncanny X-Men"

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Magneto stakes his claim to Charles Xavier's Legacy, assembling his own team to protect mutantkind in Cullen Bunn and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men."

Hickman: "Secret Wars'" Battleworld is Not on a "Solid Foundation"

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jonathan Hickman joins CBR to discuss Battleworld's third architect, the loss of Doctor Strange and the conclusion of his "SHIELD" saga.

INTERVIEW: Soule's "Daredevil" Reinvents Itself on the Mean Streets of Chinatown

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Charles Soule spoke with CBR News about the Man Without Fear's return to NYC with a new job and a new crime fighting partner this October.

INTERVIEW: Bendis on the Changing Face of Marvel's "Guardians" and their "Galaxy"

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Guardians of the Galaxy" returns in October and Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR about the team's new members and a cosmic landscape in disarray.

Houser Sends in "The Cavalry" for SHIELD's 50th Anniversary

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jody Houser talks Cyber-Wolves, exploring Melinda May's comic book backstory and collaborating with artist Luke Ross in "The Cavalry" one-shot.

Hopeless Talks "Spider-Woman" and Balancing Crime Fighting with Motherhood

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless tells CBR about the "All-New, All-Different" "Spider-Woman" which finds the hero still fighting crime, but also expecting a baby.

Duggan Talks Adding Deadpool, Inhumans and More to "Uncanny Avengers"

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Uncanny Avengers" returns in October, and CBR spoke with writer Gerry Duggan about new additions and working with artist Ryan Stegman.

INTERVIEW: Bendis On "Spider-Man," Miles' New World & Working with Mark Waid

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis discusses his and Sara Pichelli's series, the importance of Miles Morales and why he nearly passed on writing the new title.

Immonen Invites "Agent Carter" & Lady Sif to Her "SHIELD 50th Anniversary" Celebration

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Kathryn Immonen about reuniting with Peggy Carter and teaming her up with Sif in a new "SHIELD" one-shot drawn by Rich Ellis.

INTERVIEW: Duggan's "Deadpool" Deals with the Pressures of High Profile Heroics

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan explains how Deadpool will be one of the Marvel U's most high profile and popular heroes when his and Mike Hawthorne's series debuts.

Ewing and Rocafort's "Ultimates" Stand Guard Against Alien Empires & Cosmic Entities

Thu, July 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR News about his plans for Marvel's new "Ultimates" squad, working with artist Kenneth Rocafort and dealing with cosmic threats.

EXCLUSIVE: "Hercules" Returns in New Marvel Series by Abnett & Ross

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Abnett explains how the brash Olympian turns over a new leaf and attempts to become the hero he once was in his and artist Luke Ross' new series.

Kelly & McGuiness Unsheathe Razor Sharp Wits in "Spider-Man/Deadpool"

Tue, July 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Joe Kelly tells CBR about reteaming with artist Ed McGuiness to cross over the Marvel Universe's quippiest heroes in "Spider-Man/Deadpool."