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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David & Sliney Bring "Spider-Man 2099" Back To The Present

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Spider-Man 2099" writer Peter David and artist Will Sliney tease Miguel O'Hara's new series, which gives him a new job and a new costume.

Tom King Shares His Familial "Vision" for Marvel's Synthezoid Avenger

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In a new series by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta & Jordie Bellaire, the Vision adjusts to suburban life with a wife and children of his creation.

Ryan's "Nova" Sees Two Generations of Human Rockets Take Flight

Tue, September 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sean Ryan spoke with CBR about the "All-New, All-Different" volume of of "Nova" which features a partnership between Sam Alexander and his father.

Robbie Thompson Spins A Sinister New Thread For "Silk"

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

When Thompson and Stacey Lee's "Silk" returns this fall, Cindy Moon will be on the wrong side of the law -- but will it be for the right reasons?

EXCLUSIVE: "Gargoyles" Co-Creator & "Archer" Artist Launch Marvel's "Starbrand & Nightmask"

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Weisman and artist Dominike Stanton introduce two of the Avengers' heaviest hitters to college life in a new ongoing series.

Williamson & Crystal Shed Light on Marvel's Evil "Illuminati"

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal delve into the secrets and characters of their upcoming villain-centric Marvel Comics series "Illuminati."

Ewing & Sandoval AIM for Global Super Heroics in "New Avengers"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval bring international intrigue, some Young Avengers and a possible Ultimate Universe survivor to "New Avengers."

With "Tokyo Ghost," Remender & Murphy Turn Dystopia Into "Something Beautiful"

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender reveals details about his and Sean Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost," a sci-fi tale story inspired by modern society's technology addiction.

Rick Remender Explains Shift to Creator-Owned Comics

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender opens up on his choice to strictly pursue creator-owned projects, and shares an exclusive preview of his and artist Sean Murphy's "Tokyo Ghost."

"Supernatural's" Thompson Goes Errant in Marvel's "Venom: Space Knight"

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Robbie Thompson tells CBR about taking Flash Thompson and his symbiote into space for intergalactic adventures in "Venom: Space Knight."

Nicieza & Brown Promise Ass-Kicking, Hydra-Bashing "Deadpool & Cable" Story

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

Marvel's heavily armed odd couple reunite for "Split Second," a new miniseries from Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown.

Pak Gives Marvel's All-New, All-Different "Hulk" a "Totally Awesome" Life

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran "Hulk" writer Greg Pak returns for a new take on the Jade Giant and explains his plans for the totally mysterious, "Totally Awesome Hulk."

Magneto Forms an Unlikely Band of Allies in Bunn's "Uncanny X-Men"

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Magneto stakes his claim to Charles Xavier's Legacy, assembling his own team to protect mutantkind in Cullen Bunn and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men."

Hickman: "Secret Wars'" Battleworld is Not on a "Solid Foundation"

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jonathan Hickman joins CBR to discuss Battleworld's third architect, the loss of Doctor Strange and the conclusion of his "SHIELD" saga.

INTERVIEW: Soule's "Daredevil" Reinvents Itself on the Mean Streets of Chinatown

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Charles Soule spoke with CBR News about the Man Without Fear's return to NYC with a new job and a new crime fighting partner this October.

INTERVIEW: Bendis on the Changing Face of Marvel's "Guardians" and their "Galaxy"

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Guardians of the Galaxy" returns in October and Brian Michael Bendis spoke with CBR about the team's new members and a cosmic landscape in disarray.

Houser Sends in "The Cavalry" for SHIELD's 50th Anniversary

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jody Houser talks Cyber-Wolves, exploring Melinda May's comic book backstory and collaborating with artist Luke Ross in "The Cavalry" one-shot.

Hopeless Talks "Spider-Woman" and Balancing Crime Fighting with Motherhood

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless tells CBR about the "All-New, All-Different" "Spider-Woman" which finds the hero still fighting crime, but also expecting a baby.

Duggan Talks Adding Deadpool, Inhumans and More to "Uncanny Avengers"

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Uncanny Avengers" returns in October, and CBR spoke with writer Gerry Duggan about new additions and working with artist Ryan Stegman.

INTERVIEW: Bendis On "Spider-Man," Miles' New World & Working with Mark Waid

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis discusses his and Sara Pichelli's series, the importance of Miles Morales and why he nearly passed on writing the new title.