CBR takes a look at some of the fantasy comics being published by Marvel and Image Comics, and what the genre's resurgence means for the medium.
When Dave Richards was a young boy his mother bought him several comics as a way of encouraging a love of reading. She was successful in her endeavor, but she also created a lifelong comics fan. In the early 2000s he began writing about comics for CBR shortly after earning his journalism degree from the University of Michigan’s Dearbon campus, and in 2005 he took over the site’s Marvel Comics beat and continues to write about their books to this day. He’s also a frequent contributor to Macmillan Publishing’s crime fiction blog, Criminal Element, where he frequently writes about comics and the other areas of pop culture they inspire.
Articles by Dave Richards
Gerry Duggan digs into Kulan Gath's plans for Conan and the Savage Avengers, and the new characters destined to be drawn into the plot.
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Mark Waid, Al Ewing & Jim Zub discuss setting up new eras for Hercules and Vision, and fans' belief the series meant death for an Avenger.
Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub talk the final climatic battle of Avengers: No Road Home, which was set in a literal House of Ideas.
Writer Al Ewing shares insight into Immortal Hulk, from the return of Rick Jones to an antagonist who will serve as the character's 'opposite number.'
Al Ewing opens up on recent revelations about the Immortal Hulk’s motivations and how the Devil Hulk persona comes into play.
Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub talk bringing Conan the Barbarian back into Marvel Universe continuity in Avengers: No Road Home.
Gerry Duggan spills the secrets on War of the Realms Punisher, which pits Frank Castle and a unit of armed criminals against a monstrous army.
Tom Brevoort opens up about Fantastic Four #10, a War of the Realms tie-in where the FF will defend their new home.
Jason Aaron discusses Thor's War of the Realms tie-in that takes readers behind enemy lines with Asgard's God of Fear, Cul Borson.
Jason Aaron talks May's Avengers #19, a War of the Realms tie-in which finds the team under siege by Malekith's marauding armies.
Gail Simone talks her War of the Realms tie-in arc of Tony Stark: Iron Man, where the titular Avenger's high tech heroics collide with JRR Tolkein-style fantasy
Jason Aaron runs down the major characters that play roles in War of Realms, Marvel's event series six years in the making.
Tim Seeley chats about his Apocalypse and the X-Tracts miniseries where the titular character is a guru for a band of '70s-style revolutionaries.
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto talk about their Daredevil run, in which Matt Murdock deals with the fallout of a life-shattering, near-death experience.
Rick Remender discusses Syfy's Deadly Class adaptation, the comic's next arc, and the other projects coming from Giant Generator.
Greg Pak talks Hulkverines, a miniseries that pits Weapon H against the two beings who inspired his creation, Wolverine and the Immortal Hulk.
CBR examines the cocktail of scientific, psychological and supernatural horror that makes Immortal Hulk such an exciting take on the character.
Writer Christos Gage talks with CBR about bringing Spider-Geddon to a close, and continuing Otto Octavius' adventures in Superior Spider-Man.