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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How CW's "The Flash" Did Justice to Each Version of the DC Hero

Sat, May 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

CBR's Dave Richards reflects on the first season of "The Flash" from the perspective of a fan whose favorite Flash isn't Barry Allen.

Duggan Brings Old West Justice to "Secret Wars" in 1872

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Gerry Duggan about reimagining the Marvel Universe through an Old West filter as gunslingers and lawmen walk Battleworld in "1872."

Bennett & Gillen Channel Gaiman, Hunt Witches on Battleworld with "Angela"

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Marguerite Bennett & Kieron Gillen about "1602: Witch Hunter Angela," their "Secret Wars" series combining two Neil Gaiman creations.

Hickman Talks "Secret Wars" #2, Shines Light on Battleworld's Secrets

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman talks with CBR about the events and major players of "Secret Wars" #2, revealing some of the secrets of patchwork planet known as Battleworld.

Aaron Talks Unmasking the New "Thor," Expanding the Thunder in "Thors"

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Today's "Thor" #8 unmasks the mystery of the Goddess of Thunder. Jason Aaron explains his motives to CBR, as well as his "Secret Wars" procedural.

Al Ewing Enlists His "Mighty Defenders" for "Secret Wars"

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ewing discusses his and Alan Davis' "Captain Britain & The Mighty Defenders," which pits a violent Battleworld domain against its Utopian neighbor.

Gillen Lays "Siege" to "Secret Wars'" Battleworld

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen discusses his plans for "Siege," a series the writer calls his "love song to the Marvel Universe."

DeConnick, Thompson Bring Retro-Futurism to "Secret Wars" in "Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps"

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson and Kelly Sue DeConnick talks with CBR News about taking flight with Carol Danvers and friends in Marvel's high-flying series.

Hickman & Brevoort Unravel "Secret Wars" #1, Tease Event's Future

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of our post-game interviews about each issue of Marvel's "Secret Wars," writer Jonathan Hickman and editor Tom Brevoort unpack issue #1.

Bendis' "Guardians" Clean up the Corruption of "Secret Wars'" Knowhere

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis discusses the Guardians of the Galaxy's new mission, teases their post-"Secret Wars" status and shares exclusive Mike Deodato art.

Ales Kot's "Wolf" Stalks the Mean, Mystical Streets of Los Angeles

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer opened up to CBR about his plans to usurp "Hellblazer's" status as the premiere supernatural detective comic with his latest Image series.

Spurrier Pits Elsa Bloodstone Against Undead Hordes In "Marvel Zombies"

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Spurrier discusses his upcoming "Secret Wars" series that dives into the heart of the Deadlands, the most dangerous domain on Battleworld.

Soule Discusses Inciting a "Civil War" Amidst Marvel's "Secret Wars"

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The ideological conflict between Captain America & Iron Man reignites and writer Charles Soule tells CBR about bringing "Civil War" to Battleworld.

Slott & Allred Call on Readers to Free the "Silver Surfer" From a Time Loop

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

Dan Slott & Mike Allred discuss "Silver Surfer" #11, a special Möbius Strip-style story that forces readers to play with its pages to escape.

Loveness Explores the Roots of the Friendship Between Rocket & "Groot"

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

Marvel's mighty oak of a hero steps into the spotlight with his own series, and writer Jeff Loveness spoke with CBR about exploring Groot's mysterious past.

"Secret Wars" and Guggenheim Feed "Squadron Sinister's" Power Addiction

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim discusses his latest Battleworld domain, one dominated by a ruthless, power hungry gang of supervillains.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Spencer Prepares "Ant-Man" for His "Last Days"

Sat, April 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Lang is about to be thrown into the "Secret Wars" mix, and CBR has the exclusive first interview with writer Nick Spencer.

Duggan Talks Invading Battleworld with "Mrs. Deadpool & the Howling Commandos"

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gerry Duggan tells CBR about unleashing the Queen of the Monster Metropolis and her subjects in a new "Secret Wars" series from Marvel.

Ales Kot Talks Mining Real Life For "Material"

Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer discusses his new creator-owned Image series, which chronicles the wonders and ugliness of real life through its diverse cast of characters.

Bendis Talks Iceman's Outing: "I'm Not Done With This Story Yet"

Wed, April 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis speaks with CBR News about the revelation that the time-displaced, original X-Man Bobby Drake is gay.

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