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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DeConnick Takes "Captain Marvel" Back to Earth for a Milestone Celebration

Wed, December 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick discussed her plans for "Captain Marvel" #10, a celebration of Carol Danvers' 100th solo appearance, and beyond.

Conway's Return Sends "Amazing Spider-Man" Into an Underworld "Spiral"

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary writer Gerry Conway discussed his return to "Amazing Spider-Man" in March with "Spiral," a story that finds Spidey trying to stop a brewing mob war.

Barbiere Jumps Back in Time with "Avengers World"

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Barbiere talks about rewinding the clock to show how the stage was set for Jonathan Hickman's "Time Runs Out" Avengers storyline.

EXCLUSIVE: Bunn Guides "Moon Knight" Down Marvel's Mean, Supernatural Streets

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has the exclusive first word about the five 'street-level supernatural' adventures Cullen Bunn has planned for the fist of Khonshu.

ALL AXIS PASS: Brevoort on "AXIS" #7's Big Revelation, New York Battle

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Tom Brevoort joins CBR to discuss the bombshell revelation about Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch and the mayhem of "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #7.

Spencer Unpacks "Superior Foes of Spider-Man's" Final Caper

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer digs into the twists and turns of the acclaimed series, explaining how one of them dates back to a pitch he made to Marvel 15 years ago.

Latour Gives "Spider-Gwen" a Dangerous Homecoming

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Jason Latour about the new "Spider-Gwen" ongoing, which finds the breakout character returning home after battling in "Spider-Verse."

Sean Ryan & Jai Nitz Spin Tales in "Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #1

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Oft-overlooked villains Doctor Bong and Angar the Screamer make a big comeback in this year's annual, and both writers tell CBR about their stories.

Remender Rebuilds a Many-Headed Hydra in "All-New Captain America"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender discusses the mysterious agendas and agents of Marvel's all-new Hydra, and how they'll plague Sam Wilson in the months to come.

Waid Performs Death Defying Stunts in "Daredevil"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid spoke with CBR about Matt Murdock's ongoing battle with depression and an upcoming clash with a new, reckless and dangerous Stunt-Master.

Kaare Andrews Puts "Iron Fist" on the Path to "Redemption"

Tue, December 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Iron Fist" creator discusses the fallout from "Rage" and prepares to enter the second half of "The Living Weapon's" twelve-issue arc.

Wilson's "X-Men" Find Themselves Battling "The Burning World"

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer G. Willow Wilson opens up about "The Burning World," an X-Men tale that finds the team investigating a mysterious and destructive geological phenomenon.

Ewing & the Avengers Fight to Break Ultron's Grip on "Forever"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing discusses "Avengers: Ultron Forever," a 3-part story featuring a group of Avengers from throughout the team's history battling Ultron 400 years in the future.

Duggan's "Nova" Rockets Through "AXIS," "Black Vortex"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan discusses current and future plans for "Nova," including a battle with Kluh, a confrontation with Carnage, a tie-in to "The Black Vortex" and more.

Tynion Shifts the Shape of Mystique's Destiny in the "Logan Legacy"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV opens up about making his Marvel debut with "Amazing X-Men" #13 and discusses putting Mystique in the spotlight.

Inversions Imperil Ewing's "Captain America & the Mighty Avengers"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing explains why an inverted Captain America & Luke Cage are trying to destroy the team in the book's inaugural arc, which has ties to "AXIS."

David Embroils "Spider-Man 2099" in the Chaos of "Spider-Verse"

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David talks about his "Spider-Verse" tie-in arc, which plunges the title character and "every Spider-Man ever" into a dimension hopping war.

Zdarsky & Quinones Open "Howard the Duck" Investigations

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones discuss turning the foul-mouthed waterfowl into a private dick investigating some of the Marvel U's strangest cases.

Starlin Theorizes the "Relativity" of Thanos and Annihilus

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Jim Starlin discusses pitting the Mad Titan and a team of cosmic heroes against Annihilus in his new graphic novel, "Thanos: The Infinity Relativity."

ALL AXIS PASS: Remender on Inverted Mutants, Doom, & Daredevil Vs. Tony Stark

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender discusses "AXIS" #6, which saw inverted mutants wreak havoc, Doctor Doom embrace democracy, and Sabretooth on the side of the angels!