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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Two New Posters Released for Disney/Marvel's "Big Hero 6"

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Baymax stars in two new posters for "Big Hero 6," the first Disney animated feature based on a Marvel Comics property.

Steven Spielberg Helps Welcome USC’s New IMAX Theater and Lab

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Legendary director Steven Spielberg helped unveil the University of Southern California film school's new IMAX training center.

Extended "Guardians of the Galaxy" TV Spot Released, Gunn Hypes 3D Experience

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The first "Guardians of the Galaxy" television ad has arrived, and director James Gunn shared his enthusiasm for the 3D version of the film. UPDATED with extended TV spot.

DC Comics Celebrates "Batman Day" with Timeline Poster, Cover Reveal

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman Day" hits comics shops July 23, celebrating the DC Comics icon's 75th anniversary, and along with it comes a new timeline of Bat-history.

Wood & Smallwood Take Over "Moon Knight" with September's Issue #7

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced that writer Brian Wood and artist Greg Smallwood will follow Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey on "Moon Knight."

Marvel Studios Reportedly Finds Its "Doctor Strange" Director

Tue, June 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Multiple outlets report that Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct "Doctor Strange," something apparently confirmed by the director himself.

Archie Releases Details of New "Sabrina" Horror Series

Tue, June 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack team for the new "Sabrina" ongoing series, debuting in October and in the "Afterlife with Archie" spirit.

Costume Illustrator Shares "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Designs

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A look at designs for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" showcase early takes on the characters -- and reveal Jubilee was planned to play a part.

"Constantine" Scheduled for Late October Debut

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Constantine," starring Matt Ryan as long-running DC Comics character John Constantine, is scheduled to premiere on NBC on Oct. 24.

Update: McKay, Thurber, Fleischer Reported "Ant-Man" Director Contenders

Sat, May 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A report says Rawson Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer are among the candidates to replace Edgar Wright as Marvel's "Ant-Man" director. Update: McKay no longer in talks with Marvel.

"Fantastic Four" May Live On-Screen, Disappear From Comics

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel may be without a "Fantastic Four" series in the near future, stemming from Fox's long-held movie rights.

Real-Life Author Inspires New Disabled Archie Character

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Veronica's cousin Harper is set to join the Riverdale gang in June, and CBR News talks to Dan Parent and the character's inspiration, Jewel Kats.

Comic-Con Responds to Anti-Harassment Petition: "Safety and Security is a Major Concern"

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con in San Diego, explains the show's "deliberately broad" anti-harassment policy.

Marvel Officially Announces Charlie Cox as "Daredevil" Star

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Actor Charlie Cox, who's appeared in "Boardwalk Empire" and "Stardust," will play Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series.

John Wesley Shipp's Role on "The Flash" Confirmed

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

TV's original Flash will play Henry Allen, Barry Allen's father, in the new DC Comics-based series set to debut on The CW this fall.

Edgar Wright Leaves "Ant-Man" Film Due to Creative Differences

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Edgar Wright, who has been attached to "Ant-Man" since 2006, has left the 2015 film due to "differences in vision" with Marvel Studios.

Sales Exec Bob Wayne to Leave DC Comics Before Burbank Move

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has confirmed that Bob Wayne, who's worked in the sales department at DC Comics since 1987, will exit the company in 2015.

Kieron Gillen Announces "Iron Man" Departure

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Due to "an enormous opportunity," Kieron Gillen reports that he'll be leaving "Iron Man" following the "Original Sin: Iron Man vs. Hulk" story. UPDATED with comment from Axel Alonso.

Goyer Compares She-Hulk to a Porn Star, Calls Martian Manhunter Goofy

Wed, May 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David S. Goyer's controversial comments on She-Hulk and Martian Manhunter have prompted vocal objections from fans and industry observers.

"Man of Steel" Sequel Has a Title, Logo: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

Wed, May 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The 2016 Batman-Superman film -- and "Justice League" prelude? -- now has an official title, with shooting starting today in Detroit. UPDATED with logo.

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