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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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.

Immonen Gathers Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends for "Amazing X-Men" Adventure

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

Writer Kathryn Immonen discusses her issue of "Amazing X-Men," which features Spider-Man, Iceman, Firestar and "alien babies and ham sandwiches."

EXCLUSIVE: Sook's "New 52: Futures End" #7 Cover Takes It to the Streets

Tue, May 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first look at Ryan Sook's cover for "The New 52: Futures End" #7, showing a street-level look at DC Comics' grim future.

Gerry Duggan Takes Over "Hulk" from Mark Waid in August

Tue, May 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gerry Duggan will join Mark Bagley on Marvel's "Hulk" series starting with August's issue #5 and a story titled "The Omega Hulk."

First "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Trailer Brings Millar and Gibbons' Comic to Screen

Tue, May 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The first trailer for the Matthew Vaughn-directed "Kingsman: The Secret Service" has arrived, based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' miniseries.

Six DC Titles to End in August, Including "Birds of Prey" and "Superboy"

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A half-dozen DC Comics titles will wrap in August: "All-Star Western," "Phantom Stranger," "Pandora," "Superboy," "Birds of Prey" and "Batwing."

EXCLUSIVE: Edwards, Liefeld Cover July's "Starlight" #5

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive look at Tommy Lee Edwards and Rob Liefeld's covers for Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #5, on sale July 9.

Simone & Van Sciver Kick-Off Digital-First "Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman"

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Wonder Woman will star in DC Comics' next digital-first anthology series, starting with a story by Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Celebrates Selfies with August Variant Covers

Sat, May 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest variant cover theme month from DC Comics sees the company's superheroes embrace the selfie, on multiple books out in August 2014.

New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Poster Arrives, Next Trailer Coming Soon

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios has released a new poster for August's "Guardians of the Galaxy," with a second trailer scheduled to arrive on Monday.

EXCLUSIVE: Seagle Returns to Superheroes with 'Bromantic' New Image Series "Imperial"

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest creator-owned series from Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle combines superheroes and wedding planning with potential delusion.

"Arrow" Adds John Barrowman as Series Regular

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Malcolm Merlyn looks to be making a full-time return to Starling City this fall, with John Barrowman now a series regular on the CW series.

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