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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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.

New "Batman v Superman" Image Finds Bruce Wayne Standing Among Ruins

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: Film

"They brought the war to us," according to Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne in the latest promotional image for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Scott Snyder Confirms "Batman" Departure with April's Issue #51

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

Scott Snyder has made it official: He and Greg Capullo will no longer be on "Batman" as of issue #51, scheduled for release in April.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Gets Spooky with New "Haunted Mansion" Variant Covers

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

With "Haunted Mansion" #1 on the way from Marvel, CBR has the exclusive first look at variants by John Tyler Christopher and Brian Crosby.

EXCLUSIVE: "Arrow" Brings Back Amy Gumenick as Cupid

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: TV

Consider it an early Valentine's Day present for "Arrow" fans: Amy Gumenick will return as Cupid later this season on the CW series.

Hayley Atwell Cast in New ABC Pilot, "Agent Carter" Future In Doubt

Wed, February 10th, 2016 | Category: TV

Hayley Atwell will star in new ABC pilot "Conviction," which may mean that "Marvel's Agent Carter" isn't likely to return to the network.

"Welcome to Earth-2" Has a Major Impact on "The Flash"

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: TV

The "Flash" trip to Earth-2 did not go smoothly for the S.T.A.R. Labs team, with a number of big developments in the latest episode. SPOILERS!

Johnny Depp is Universal’s "The Invisible Man"

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: Film

Johnny Depp will star in "The Invisible Man," part of Universal's planned shared continuity of new takes on classic movie monsters.

"Deadpool" Sequel in Motion, Screenwriters to Return

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: Film

"Deadpool" could be back on the big screen sooner than you might think, with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick working on a sequel.

Commercial for Disneyland TV Special Appears to Give Early Look at Star Wars Land Ride

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: Film

A commercial for this months' "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" ABC special may have given an early glimpse of a 'Star Wars Land' ride.

CW's Archie Adaptation "Riverdale" Casts its Betty and Jughead

Tue, February 9th, 2016 | Category: TV

The pilot for the subversive take on Archie and the gang has two actors on board in main roles: Lili Reinhart as Betty and Cole Sprouse as Jughead.

Nyong'o in Talks to Star in Sci-Fi Film from "Jurassic World" Team, DuVernay Eyed to Direct

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Film

Lupita Nyong'o is reportedly in talks to star in "Intelligent Life," co-written by the "Jurassic World" team of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

"Arrow" Promises 'The Sins of the Fathers' Will Be Revealed

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Thea (Willa Holland) star in the latest promotional image for "Arrow," with the latter's life at stake.

Interview Sparks "Deadpool" Creator Credit Controversy; Liefeld, Nicieza Respond

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Rob Liefeld's comments on creating Deadpool with Fabian Nicieza drew sharp criticism, but the artist/writer has called the article "a hit piece."

Michael Cho Returns to Marvel for "Civil War II" Variant Covers

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Following his first wave of Marvel variants, released this month, acclaimed cartoonist Michael Cho will return for a series of "Civil War II" covers.

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