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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Spencer Promises "Avengers Standoff" Fallout Leads to Major Marvel Stories

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer breaks down the event's biggest twists, explaining what a new Quasar, Mariah Hill's situation and the Thunderbolts mean for Marvel's future.

Bunn's "Deadpool & The Mercs for Money" Lets Him Cash in on Bigger Stories

Tue, April 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Cullen Bunn about telling ongoing stories with Marvel's misfit soldiers of fortune in "Deadpool & The Mercs for Money" this July.

"Civil War II: Kingpin" Writer Says Wilson Fisk "Could Have Been a Hero"

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Matthew Rosenberg spoke with CBR about the Kingpin exploiting the chaos of Marvel Comics' next event in a bid to reclaim his underworld throne.

"New Avengers'" Ewing on American Kaiju in "Standoff," Taking AIM at "Civil War II"

Wed, April 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR how giant monsters ended up in his "Avengers: Standoff" issues and how they set the stage for the team's role in "Civil War II."

EXCLUSIVE: Walker Explains How "Civil War II" Tests "Power Man & Iron Fist's" Friendship

Tue, April 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker tells CBR about Luke Cage & Danny Rand's new case, its ties to the ideological schism of Marvel's big event and how it affects them.

Williamson's "Illuminati" Lead a Super Villain Jailbreak During "Avengers: Standoff"

Fri, April 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson tells CBR how "Standoff" affects his series, Absorbing Man's time in a Pleasant Hill prison and the crossover's fallout.

Pak's "Totally Awesome Hulk" Prepares to Smash into "Civil War II"

Mon, April 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak spoke with CBR News about his plans for the book, which include a battle with the Enchantress and a "Civil War II" tie-in.

"Deadpool's" Done-in-One Crossover Unites Duggan, Soule & Walker

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The writers of "Deadpool," "Power Man & Iron Fist" and "Daredevil" spoke with CBR about Marvel's special four-part crossover -- in a single issue.

Ewing Explains Battleworld's Return, Maestro's Ascent in Marvel's "Contest of Champions"

Wed, April 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing tells CBR how Battleworld was refashioned and why Marvel's heroes and villains are fighting to the death to appease a god-like Maestro.

Lemire Takes an Unbalanced Approach to "Moon Knight," Marvel's Craziest Hero

Tue, April 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about his favorite Moon Knight stories and why Marc Spector begins the new ongoing series in a mental institution.

Latour Welcomes Marvel's "Spider-Women" to Spider-Gwen's Earth-65

Fri, April 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Latour explains how "Spider-Gwen" impacts the upcoming "Spider Women" arc, and where the series will head post-crossover.

Bunn Explains How Magneto's Actions Push the "Uncanny X-Men" into "Civil War II"

Tue, March 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn tells CBR how the Master of Magnetism's anger compromises his team in "Uncanny X-Men" and sets the stage for his event tie-in series.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Hastings Urges America to "Vote Loki"

Sun, March 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with writer Christopher Hastings about his political satire series about the silver-tongued trickster's U.S. Presidential campaign.

C2E2 EXCL: Abnett's "Civil War II: Gods of War" is Hercules Meets Ancient Expendables

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett tells CBR about his "Civil War II" tie-in that separates Herc from the main conflict as he leads a team of heroes from ancient myth.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Leth Brings "Patsy Walker" & Jessica Jones Together for the First Time

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat" writer Kate Leth tells CBR about writing the first Marvel Universe crossover between Patsy and the super powered P.I.

C2E2: Gage's "Civil War II: Spider-Man" Sets Peter Up to Lose, Even if He Wins

Sat, March 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage tells CBR about Peter Parker trying to impart lessons about power and responsibility to an Inhuman in his new "Civil War II" tie-in.

Soule Haunts "Daredevil" with Old Foes, Flames -- and Elektra

Fri, March 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule discusses Matt Murdock's comic book future, including encounters with cult leader Tenfingers, the Hand and, of course, Elektra.

Leth's "Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat" Makes New Friends, Battles Old Foes

Thu, March 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth tells CBR about old Defenders foes haunting Patsy Walker's newest series and some (furry) new friends heading her way.

Asmus' "All-New Inhumans" Walk Into a Dangerous, Morally Murky World

Wed, March 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

James Asmus tells CBR about the dangerous political realities of the Marvel series' first arc and what inspired the new additions to his cast.

Walker Reforges the Bonds Between "Power Man & Iron Fist"

Tue, March 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

David Walker spoke with CBR News about the book's focus on Luke and Danny's friendship, looming challenges and their role in "Civil War II."

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