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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WATCH: Johns Declares "Rebirth" "Not Just An Event," but "An Ongoing Mission"

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive debut of DC Comics' "Rebirth" announcement video, featuring Geoff Johns explaining the upcoming initiative.

EXCLUSIVE: CBS' "Limitless" Enlists "Spider-Gwen" Artist Robbi Rodriguez

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Next week's "Limitless" will feature art from comics creators including Robbi Rodriguez, and CBR talked to the "Spider-Gwen" artist about it.

DC Comics Announces Exclusive Deals with Tom King, Clay Mann & John Timms

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced exclusive deals with "Omega Men" writer Tom King, "Poison Ivy" artist Clay Mann and "Harley Quinn" artist John Timms.

Joshua Hale Fialkov Signs Exclusive Deal with Oni Press

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press will now be the exclusive home for creator-owned works from Josh Fialkov, the writer of "The Life After" and "The Bunker."

Steranko Returns to Marvel for "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7 Cover

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary artist Jim Steranko is back at Marvel for a variant cover for March's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7 -- stop reading and look at it!

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant Launches "A&A" with Animated Trailer, 10-Page Preview

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at Valiant's trailer for "A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong," plus a 10-page preview of issue #1.

Julianne Moore in Talks to Play "Kingsman 2" Villain

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Film

Oscar winner Julianne Moore is in talks to play the villain in 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman 2," the sequel to the 2015 comic book-based hit.

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Comedy Duo Smosh Expand to Comics at Dynamite

Wed, February 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The comedy duo of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla bring their comedy to comics with a six issue Dynamite miniseries titled "Super Virgin Squad."

EXCLUSIVE: Comic Strip Heroes Reunite in Dynamite's "Kings Quest"

Tue, February 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Flash Gordon, the Phantom -- two Phantoms, actually -- Mandrake the Magician, and Prince Valiant join forces again in Dynamite's "Kings Quest."

EXCLUSIVE: "Harry Potter," "Game of Thrones" Vet David Bradley Guests on "Beowulf"

Tue, February 16th, 2016 | Category: TV

David Bradley, known for his roles on "Game of Thrones" and the "Harry Potter" films, guests this week on "Beowulf," as seen in this new clip.

REPORT: "Batman v Superman" Response Could Lead to Major Shifts in DC Films Plans

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: Film

A report claims that internal response to "Batman v Superman" isn't what Warner Bros. wanted, and big changes to the DC Films slate may be the result.

DC Comics' Latest "Rebirth" Tease: "It's Not a Reboot"

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Co-Publisher Jim Lee have each posted two new, slightly different teasers for DC's "Rebirth."

5 Ways "Deadpool" Flipped the Superhero Movie Script

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: Film

It's clear that "Deadpool" isn't a typical superhero movie, but it subverted the genre in important ways beyond f-words and fourth-wall breaking.

"Twin Peaks" Revival Adds Ashley Judd

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: TV

Ashley Judd has joined the revival of "Twin Peaks," but the details of her role -- like most everything involving the show -- are under wraps.

How Many Faces Can You Recognize From Mike Allred's "Silver Surfer" #5 Cover?

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Mike Allred drew dozens of recognizable faces from the comics industry for the cover of May's "Silver Surfer" #5 -- how many can you name?

Atom and Heat Wave in Chains in New "Legends of Tomorrow" Photos

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

It's Cold War calamity on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," and The CW has released 15 new images from "Fail-Safe," which takes the team to a Russian gulag.

Merc With A Movie: The 16-Year Odyssey of the "Deadpool" Film

Fri, February 12th, 2016 | Category: Film

"Deadpool" may already be breaking box office records, but it's no overnight success: The Marvel-based movie has been in the works since 2000.

Dorkin & Thompson's "Beasts of Burden" Returns with "What the Cat Dragged In!"

Thu, February 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer and Jill Thompson are back at Dark Horse for "Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In," a one-shot scheduled for May.

James Gunn Shares Look at His "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" Chair, Quotes Whitesnake

Thu, February 11th, 2016 | Category: Film

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is now filming, and James Gunn shared a photo of his director's chair from the Marvel Studios' sequel's set.

Comic Art Auction Aims to Raise Funds for Creator's Wife's Chemotherapy

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

Sketches by artists including Darwyn Cooke are up for auction to benefit Sylv Taylor, wife of "A Voice in the Dark" creator Larime Taylor.

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