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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Soule Finds a Weakness in the Afterlife, Discusses Surprise "Inhuman" Return

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Inhuman" writer Charles Soule spoke with CBR about the shocking revival in issue #13 and the turbulent times ahead for the Inhuman Royal Family.

Costa Ensnares "Secret Wars" in the Web of "Spider-Verse"

Tue, March 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Multiversal Spider-Men & Women arrive on Battleworld and writer Mike Costa tells CBR about the series which picks up from the recent Spider-event.

Hopeless Talks Creating Hell on Earth During "Secret Wars" in "Inferno"

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless spoke with CBR News about "Inferno," his "Secret Wars" series set in a Battleworld domain where the X-Men lost the 1989 storyline.

David Talks The Maestro's "Future Imperfect" Return During "Secret Wars"

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Peter David discusses the might and machinations of his malevolent Hulk persona the Maestro as he brings "Future Imperfect" to Battleworld.

Abnett's "Korvac Saga" Mashes Medieval Intrigue, Modern Heroics & "Secret Wars"

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Abnett discusses his tale of the original Guardians of the Galaxy serving as knights in a Battleworld domain ruled by the titular character.

Edmondson Arms "Punisher" & "Black Widow" for their "Last Days"

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel U is ending and "Punisher" & "Black Widow" are going out fighting as CBR spoke with writer Nathan Edmondson about his "Last Days" arcs.

Duggan Discusses Bringing New Novas, Thanos to "Secret Wars" in "Infinity Gauntlet"

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan discusses his cosmic "Secret Wars" series that follows a young girl and her family trying to survive a nightmarish world -- and Thanos!

Bendis Explains Importance of "Old Man Logan" to "Secret Wars," Marvel Universe

Wed, March 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Promising "something even bigger is coming out the other side," Brian Bendis discusses how his series helps shape the Marvel Universe's next chapter.

Slott Unwraps the Twisted Secrets of Peter Parker's "Spider-Verse" Adventure

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott explains how "Spider-Verse" was nearly a Doc Ock tale, shares the Inheritors' origins, reveals why a Spider-Ham title is off the table for now and more!

EXCLUSIVE: "Secret Wars" Resurrects a Mutant Nightmare in "Years of Future Past"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marguerite Bennett speaks exclusively with CBR about putting a new spin on Chris Claremont and John Byrne's dystopic mutant future in the new Marvel title.

Kot Unwraps the Near-Dystopian Mysteries of "The Surface"

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ales Kot explores the consequences of globalization, and the quest for a mythical place that can change Earth's future for the better in his and Langdon Foss' series.

Soule Discusses Building His "Inhuman" Empire at Marvel

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule tells CBR about the growing scope of the story he's telling with Marvel's Inhumans and that "Secret Wars" is just the beginning.

Bennett Probes the Mysteries of "Angela's" Allies and Culture

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Angela: Asgard's Assassin" co-writer Marguerite Bennett tells CBR News about Sera, Angela's enigmatic traveling companion, and Marvel's 10th realm.

Cap, Spidey and Inhumans Attempt to Prevent "Cosmic Collateral Damage"

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" writer Jeff Loveness talks about bringing disparate heroes together to confront the threat of one of Marvel's oldest characters.

Cullen Bunn Uncovers the "Secret" of "Secret Wars" with Deadpool

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn tells CBR about his new "Secret Wars" series that finds the Merc With a Mouth embroiled in the events of Marvel's original 1980s epic.

Yost's "MODOK: Assassin" May Be Designed for Killing and Kissing

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Yost discusses how his series fits into the "Secret Wars" picture, and why romance may threaten to derail everything the villain believes.

EXCLUSIVE: Noelle Stevenson Revives Marvel's "Runaways" During "Secret Wars"

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson discusses "Runaways," a new "Secret Wars" series featuring a fresh incarnation of the beloved team rebelling against a growing evil.

Blackman Trains with a "Master of Kung Fu" to Battle "Secret Wars"

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Haden Blackman discusses "Master of Kung Fu," his "Secret Wars" series starring Shang-Chi as an outcast in Battleworld's kung fu-dominated K'un Lun.

Exploring Untold Tales of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Comics Form

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Studios' Will Corona Pilgrim talks his new Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins from the adventures of Young Hank Pym to Hawkeye's Hydra vendetta.

"Supernatural's" Robbie Thompson Cautions Dark Times Ahead for Winchester Bros.

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Supernatural" writer Robbie Thompson talks about the tenth season's menaces and and what's ahead as the season finale nears.