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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It's Slade's Army Versus Oliver's in "Epic" "Arrow" Season Finale

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "Arrow" season two nears its end, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg hints at the conflict to come and reflects on the events of the past year.

Loeb & Bell Unpack "Agents of SHIELD" Season Finale and Tease What's Next

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the first season of "Agents of SHIELD" wrapped, Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell talk the finale in-depth, and what might be explored next fall.

"Superior Spider-Man" Returns in August with "Spider-Verse" Prelude

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert bring back Marvel's "Superior Spider-Man" for two issues starting in August.

Zack Snyder Reveals Affleck's Batman Look, New Batmobile

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Zack Snyder dropped two big reveals on Twitter -- the first look at Ben Affleck as the "Man of Steel" sequel's Batman, and the new Batmobile.

Zack Snyder Shares Partial Look at New Batmobile

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Along with the debut of Ben Affleck as Batman, the "Man of Steel" sequel will feature a new Batmobile -- and here's a look at part of it.

Guggenheim Crosses "X-Men" Off His Bucket List in Space-Faring Arc

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim is back at Marvel, fulfilling his "ultimate aspiration" by writing a cosmic "X-Men" story.

Ben McKenzie Shares First "Gotham" Cast Photo

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Now that "Gotham" is official for Fox's 2014-2015 schedule, series lead Ben McKenzie revealed the first promo photo of the show's full cast.

"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.

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