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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Remender & Tocchini's "Low" Rises to the Surface in "Shore of the Dying Light"

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender talks with CBR as he and Greg Tocchini prepare to send readers to "Low's" radiation-drenched Earth's surface for the first time.

"Black Widow's" Waid & Samnee Promise James Bond-Style Action

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The reunited "Daredevil" team -- Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Joe Caramagna and Matt Wilson -- discusses taking Black Widow international.

"Hyperion" Flies America's Strange Highways with "Star Wars: Aftermath's" Wendig

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Chuck Wendig spoke with CBR about his plans for the god-like Squadron Supreme member including an exploration of America's strangest corners.

DMC & Miranda-Rodriguez Realize their Marvel-ous Dreams with "Guardians of Infinity"

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Rap legend DMC and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discuss their long-awaited Marvel debut, and explain why the Thing, Groot and NYC are all hip-hop.

Bendis Unpacks "Spider-Man" #1, Explains Miles & Peter at Odds

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR News about Miles Morales' Marvel U debut, two Spider-Men and laying the groundwork for "Civil War II."

King Builds a Better Family in "Vision," Marvel's Sci-Fi, Shakespearean Tragedy

Tue, February 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King explains how he and Gabriel Walta's tale of the synthezoid Avenger melds horror, sci-fi, comedy and superheroics into a unique comic.

Barbiere's "Howling Commandos" Mixes Universal Monsters with Early Marvel Comics

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Barbiere discusses his and Brent Schoonover's vision for "Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D." and their fight against the villainous Sphinx.

Thompson Explores the Friendships that Bind "A-Force" Together

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

Kelly Thompson discusses her take on the book's cast and plans for the series when she becomes the book's sole writer with issue #5.

Bennett Promises Hellish War, Epic Smooching in "Angela: Queen Of Hel"

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Angela: Queen of Hel" writer Marguerite Bennett teases what's to come for the warrior after she seizes Hel's infernal crown.

Lemire Pushes "Extraordinary X-Men" Toward an Apocalyptic Future

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

Writer Jeff Lemire tells CBR about wrapping up his first X-Men arc, the team's trip to Weirdworlld and the book's upcoming "Apocalyspe Wars" arc.

Abnett Forces Marvel's "Hercules" to Weather an Uprising Storm

Thu, January 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Abnett spoke with CBR about Herc's battle with the mysterious Uprising Storm and struggle to become a sober, respected, and modern hero.

Spencer Explains Steve Rogers' "Captain America" Return, Sam Wilson's Status

Thu, January 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer is doubling his "Captain America" workload and tells CBR about how "Avengers: Standoff" leads into his new "Steve Rogers" series.

Ewing's "New Avengers" Are Headed Towards An Explosive "Standoff"

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

Al Ewing discusses plans for his series, which include the return of the Avengers 20XX, the former White Tiger, and a major "Avengers: Standoff" tie in.

Hickman & Brevoort Discuss "Secret Wars'" End & Ushering in the New Marvel Universe

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With the final issue of "Secret Wars" on sale, Jonathan Hickman & Tom Brevoort joined CBR to discuss the long-awaited finale and its aftermath.

Max Bemis Explains Why Normal is the New Weird in Marvel's "Worst X-Man Ever"

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

The Say Anything frontman spoke with CBR about his digital first X-Men series and why an "everykid" mutant is a great entry to Marvel's X-universe.

Ewing's "Ultimates" Transform Galactus, Travel "Outside" the Known Marvel Universe

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

Al Ewing spoke with CBR about the cosmic shakeups in "Ultimates," from Galactus' new direction to voyages far beyond the Marvel Universe.

Slott & Allred Celebrate "Silver Surfer's" 50th Anniversary With A Character-Changing Saga

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott spoke with CBR about celebrating 50 years of the iconic Marvel character with a huge, character-redefining arc.

Remender's "Devolution" is a "Classic '80s Action Film" Starring Dinosaurs & Cavemen

Tue, December 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender spoke with CBR about his nightmarish world of evolutionary throwbacks and monstrosities in Dynamite's long-awaited "Devolution."

Marvel's "Mockingbird" Series Explores an "Untapped Well of Complexity"

Wed, December 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Novelist Chelsea Cain spoke with CBR about giving "Mockingbird" a signature look and exploring Bobbi's life as a super hero, spy and scientist.

EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & Aaron's "Vader Down" Tests "Star Wars'" Heroes and Villains

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen tells CBR about his role in Marvel's "Vader Down" Star Wars crossover that finds Vader down, not out, against the Rebel Alliance.