Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Spider-Man

Articles By Albert Ching

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Murray, Gjokaj Added as "Agent Carter" Series Regulars

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Hayley Atwell will have company at the Strategic Scientific Reserve, with Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj both cast in the ABC series.

Atwell and Producers Release Intel on "Agent Carter"

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Though "Agent Carter" info remains scarce, the show's executive producers and star Hayley Atwell discuss the "huge responsibility" of getting it right.

"Arrow" Adds Nolan Funk as Felicity's Hacker Ex-Boyfriend

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The new season of "Arrow" looks to delve into Felicity's past, including a hacker ex-boyfriend from her college days named Cooper Seldon.

Purported Doctor Doom Pics from New "Fantastic Four" Leak Online

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In the second such reported leak from Fox's "Fantastic Four" set, images allegedly depicting the film's Doctor Doom have surfaced online.

Jason Fabok Takes on "Justice League" Starting with November's #36

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced that artist Jason Fabok will move on from the Bat-titles to join writer Geoff Johns on "Justice League."

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Andrews Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fictional characters are now getting in on the Ice Bucket Challenge, including Archie -- who throws down the gauntlet to some heavy-hitters.

Marvel to Reprint Dark Horse's "Star Wars" Comics Starting in April 2015

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The first "Star Wars Legends Epic Collection" will include "Star Wars: Dark Times," "Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command" and more.

Henry Cavil, Amy Adams and More Join the Ice Bucket Challenge

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams took a dousing while on the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" set, as the Ice Bucket Challenges keep coming.

Larime Taylor Adds Color to "A Voice in The Dark: Get Your Gun"

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Disabled creator Larime Taylor discusses the new, in-color volume of his Top Cow series, and his both encouraging and frustrating past year.

CBR TV: Tim Seeley on Guiding "Grayson" & "Batman Eternal"

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley boarded the CBR Yacht to discuss the development and buildup to "Grayson," as well as his experience as part of the "Batman Eternal" team.

New "Flash" Poster Invites Viewers to "Discover What Makes a Hero"

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the series premiere approaching, The CW promotes "The Flash" with a poster showing the title hero zipping through Central City.

Officially licensed "Dancing Groot" Bobblehead On the Way

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "first" official Dancing Groot toy will soon be on sale from Funko, as part of the company's Pop! line.

Manara Responds to Criticism of His "Spider-Woman" #1 Cover

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following rampant criticism from mainstream media outlets, Milo Manara shared his thoughts on his controversial "Spider-Woman" #1 variant cover.

EXCLUSIVE: Starfox gets "Avengers: Rage of Ultron" Redesign from Jerome Opeña

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The upcoming "Avengers: Rage of Ultron" original graphic novel will include some new duds for former Avengers, Starfox -- here's an early look.

Bendis, Snyder and More Comic Pros Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As the ALS awareness-raising Ice Bucket Challenge continues to captivate social media, multiple comics industry pros have gotten involved.

"Agents of SHIELD" Season Premiere to Introduce the Absorbing Man

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Agents of SHIELD" will introduce a major Marvel villain, with Brian Patrick Wade playing Crusher Creel -- better known as the Absorbing Man.

BOOM! Studios, 20th Century Fox Extend Relationship to TV

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox TV have signed a first-look deal, similar to the publisher's existing relationship with Fox's film division.

Milo Manara's "Spider-Woman" #1 Variant Cover Draws Criticism, Brevoort Responds

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Multiple outlets have criticized Marvel's recently released "Spider-Woman" cover by Milo Manara, for an argued sexualization of the character. UPDATED with response from Tom Brevoort.

Rosemann Details the "Guardians of the Galaxy" Comic Book Origin

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel editor Bill Rosemann discusses the early days of the 2008 "Guardians of the Galaxy" comic book series that inspired the hit film.

"Agents of SHIELD" Looks to Rebuild in Season Two

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon and star Clark Gregg talk the new challenges facing "Agents of SHIELD."

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