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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EXCLUSIVE: Ewing, "Secret Wars" Usher in the "Last Days" of "Loki: Agent of Asgard"

Tue, January 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Last Days" dawn for "Loki: Agent of Asgard," as writer Al Ewing tells CBR News about his new "Secret Wars" related arc!

Death Comes for Wade Wilson in Duggan's "Deadpool" Finale

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan's run and the current volume both end in April's "Deadpool" #250, and the writer tells CBR about his favorite moments and why he's killing Deadpool.

Hopeless' "Spider-Woman" Fires a Venom Blast at Street Crime

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Before Jessica Drew dons a new costume and targets Manhattan street crime, we spoke with Dennis Hopeless about the book's new direction.

Taylor Discusses Iron Man's "Superior" Attitude

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Taylor explains why an inverted Tony Stark isn't a villain, casting Pepper Potts as Iron Man's most dangerous opponent and more.

Aaron on Building an Epic Saga, Revealing "Thor's" Identity

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron on building Asgard, "Game of Thrones" style, and revealing Thor's identity sooner than later. Plus, the debut of Rob Guillory's "Thor Annual" cover!

Spurrier Sends "X-Force" on a Final Mission

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Si Spurrier explains to CBR News how the team's final mission -- taking down former teammate Fantomex -- has been seeded since his run began.

Ewing Forces "Loki" to Confront His Greatest Sins

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing surveys the aftermath of "Agent of Asgard's" "AXIS" tie-in, explaining why Loki will now be forced to confront some of his greatest sins.

Spencer's "Ant-Man" Faces New Challenges as a Superhero Single Dad

Fri, January 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Ant-Man" writer Nick Spencer tells CBR about the struggles Scott Lang will encounter as a hero and father now that his daughter Cassie has returned.

Soule Sends Black Bolt Down a New Path in "Uncanny Inhumans"

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule tells CBR News about "Uncanny Inhumans," an "Inhuman" companion title drawn by Steve McNiven that chronicles Black Bolt's adventures.

Pak Makes "Storm" America's Most Wanted

Tue, January 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with “Storm” writer Greg Pak about his plans for Ororo Munroe now that her enemies have framed her for an act of terrorism.

Chaos Creeps Into the Life of Edmondson's "Black Widow"

Mon, January 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Black Widow" writer Nathan Edmondson tells CBR about Natasha's battle with the shadowy organization known as Chaos and its impact on her world.

Edmondson Builds Mysteries & Machine Men in "Deathlok"

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson spoke with CBR News about the web of intrigue surrounding the new Deathlok and how he connects to the writer's other Marvel titles.

ALL AXIS PASS: Remender & Brevoort Unpack the Grand Finale

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender and Tom Brevoort run down which Marvel characters remain inverted post-"AXIS," and how it leads to the new "Uncanny Avengers."

Kot Gets Surreal with "Secret Avengers"

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ales Kot explains what goes into crafting his surreal "Secret Avengers" tale, and what to expect as it enters its climactic arc.

ALL AXIS PASS: Brevoort Talks Heroic Returns & Surprising Revelations

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Tom Brevoort discusses the surprising returns and huge heroic moments of "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #8, the event series penultimate chapter.

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.

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