Albert Ching

Senior Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, senior 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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"Arrow" EP Kreisberg On the "Flash"-Tinged Latest Episode

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg details the big revelations of the latest "Arrow," including the debut of two members of "The Flash" cast.

DC's Third Weekly Series Revealed: "Earth 2: World’s End"

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics had made a third weekly official, announcing "Earth 2: World's End" with Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz and Marguerite Bennett and more contributing.

DC Previews Darwyn Cooke's "Batman Beyond" Short

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Acclaimed writer and artist Darywn Cooke returns to animation with a new "Batman Beyond" short debuting this weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim.

WATCH: Final "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Trailer

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The third and final trailer for next month's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has arrived -- with plenty of Sentinels, Magneto vs. a stadium and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Arthur Adams' Variant Covers Connect "Original Sin"

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

All eight issues of "Original Sin" will ship with an interconnecting variants by Arthur Adams, and CBR has the exclusive look at his cover to #1.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Meets Mondo in Upcoming Exhibition

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Austin-based gallery spotlights Mike Mitchell’s Marvel character portraits this month, and CBR has the exclusive first look at three pieces.

Dick Grayson Turns Secret Agent in New DC Series

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson," from the creative team of Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janín, places the former Nightwing in a new role: superspy.

"Scalped" TV Adaptation in Development at WGN America

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra's acclaimed Vertigo series is reportedly in the works as a TV show at WGN America.

comiXology, Amazon Look Forward to "Huge Potential" Post-Acquisition

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

comiXology's David Steinberger and Amazon's David Naggar explain what prompted Thursday's acquisition, and what it means going forward.

Amazon to Acquire comiXology

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Online retailer Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the digital comics distributor has announced.

EXCLUSIVE: Williamson Promises "Hard R" Take on "RoboCop" in New Ongoing Series

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson spoke exclusively with CBR about BOOM! Studios' new "RoboCop" comic, a "hardcore, gritty crime drama."

Paolo Rivera Illustrates "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD"

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Eisner winner Paolo Rivera renders the "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" cast for the ABC series' latest promotional art piece, teasing next week's episode.

DC Deploys "New Suicide Squad" in July with Ryan & Roberts

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Deathstroke, Black Manta and Joker's Daughter will join "New Suicide Squad" in July, from the creative team of Sean Ryan and Jeremy Roberts.

Tancharoen & Whedon Detail the Fateful Post-"Winter Soldier" "Agents of SHIELD"

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" had a big impact on "Agents of SHIELD," and the showrunners talk the Clairvoyant reveal and that final scene. MAJOR SPOILERS!

Matt Fraction Talks Collaborating with his Son on an "Adventure Time" Story

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction shares with CBR News the experience of successfully pitching an "Adventure Time" comic book story with his six-year-old son.

Remender Promises a "Major Status Quo Change" for "Captain America"

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" a certified box office hit, writer Rick Remender talks to CBR News about Steve Rogers' comic book future. UPDATED with new art from May's issue #20.

Alex Ross, Mike Allred and More Cover the "Death of Archie"

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Life With Archie" #36 and #37 will feature 12 different covers, from artists including Alex Ross, Mike Allred, Cliff Chiang and more.

Riverdale Prepares for "Life Without Archie" Following His "Very Heroic" Death

Tue, April 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater discusses the company's titular character's "sudden and shocking" death in July's "Life With Archie" #36.

OFFICIAL: "Captain America 3" to Challenge "Man of Steel 2" on May 6, 2016

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel has made it official that the third "Captain America" film will open against DC icons Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in May 2016.

Feige Unlocks the Major "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Developments

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In a spoiler-filled interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discusses the big reveals of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

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