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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"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim Takes On "X-Men" After Brian Wood

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenheim will return to Marvel during his "Arrow" downtime, taking over the adjectiveless "X-Men" series with August's issue #18.

ABC Renews "Agents of SHIELD," Picks Up "Agent Carter"

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel TV scores two wins, with "Agents of SHIELD" renewed for a second season on ABC, and a series order from the network for "Agent Carter."

"Comedy Bang Bang's" Scott Aukerman Talks Theme Shows, Comics & Season 3

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Comedian Scott Aukerman talks with SPINOFF about his IFC series' new season, diverging from the podcast and his "Amazing Spider-Man 2" apprehension.

"The Flash," "iZombie" Get Series Orders from The CW

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Two DC Comics-based pilots, "The Flash" and "iZombie" have been picked up by The CW for the 2014-2015 season.

"Sgt. Fury," "Ghost Rider" Artist Dick Ayers Passes Away at Age 90

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hall of Fame artist Dick Ayers, who co-created Marvel's original Ghost Rider, has passed away at age 90, according to multiple reports.

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Ross Channels "Hulk" History in "Savage" Variant Cover

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross's latest Marvel 75th Anniversary variant is for June's "The Savage Hulk" #1, and CBR has the exclusive first look at the cover.

Bendis & McGuinness to Reveal Richard Rider's Fate in "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Guardians of the Galaxy" will tie-in to "Original Sin" in August, revealing what happened to the former Nova and Star-Lord in the Cancerverse.

CBR TV: Sana Amanat on TED Talk, "Ms. Marvel" & More

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Ms. Marvel" editor Sana Amanat joined CBR TV at WonderCon 2014 to discuss her Marvel work, her recent TED Talk and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Olivetti, Mooneyham, Reynolds Illustrate Dark Horse's "AvP" Franchise

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ariel Olivetti, Chris Mooneyham and Patric Reynolds are all illustrating "Aliens" and "Predator" projects for Dark Horse, and CBR has an exclusive look at interior pages.

Layman Says Next "Chew" Animation Announcement "Guaranteed to Blow Minds"

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Chew" co-creator talks the "pleasant surprise" of the "Chew" animated feature, and details his decision to leave "Batman Eternal."

Tim Blake Nelson Reportedly in "Final Negotiations" to Join "Fantastic Four"

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Actor Tim Blake Nelson may be close to the role of Harvey Elder -- better known as the Mole Man -- in Fox's 2015 "Fantastic Four" reboot.

Bendis & Quesada Welcome Marvel Super Heroes to "Disney Infinity 2.0"

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: Video Games

Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quesada helped unveil "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes," a Marvel-centric new version of the toy/video game franchise.

Blackthorne Says Final Season 2 "Arrow" Eps are "All Hands on Deck"

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Paul Blackthorne, better known as "Arrow's" Officer Quentin Lance, discusses the season so far and hints at what's yet to come.

Richards "Wants Redemption" for Deathlok on "Agents of SHIELD"

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

J. August Richards talks with CBR News about what he'd like to see for Mike Peterson in the final few episodes of "Agents of SHIELD" season one.

Further "Batman Day" Details Revealed, Including Free "Detective Comics" #27

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This July 23, DC Entertainment celebrates "Batman Day" with masks, capes, a free reimagined "Detective Comics" #27 scripted by Brad Meltzer and more.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Alonso Reloads Marvel's "Young Guns" with New Round of Artists

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks to Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso about the six artists picked for the publisher's first "Young Guns" class in years.

"Batman: Assault on Arkham" Trailer Summons the Suicide Squad

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "Son of Batman" out on Blu-ray and DVD early next month, Warner Bros. has released the trailer for the next DC-based animated feature.

EXCLUSIVE: Kirkman Talks "Walking Dead" Changes on "The Writers' Room"

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In an exclusive clip from SundanceTV's "The Writers' Room," Robert Kirkman discusses retaining Rick's hand on AMC's "The Walking Dead."

REPORT: Ray Fisher to Play Cyborg in "Man of Steel" Sequel

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The still-untitled 2016 Batman/Superman film has reportedly added another superhero: Cyborg, to be played by Ray Fisher.

Marvel Teases a Sister for Thor and Loki in "Original Sin"

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Original Sin" tie-ins continue, with Marvel suggesting that Thor and Loki have a sister, with more information promised for C2E2 this weekend.

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