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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
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To cap off the week, DC Comics released Kaare Andrews and Ryan Ottley's "Batman v Superman"-themed variant covers, part of a March-debuting series.
Image Comics is set to debut a new monthly magazine, and the first 12 issues with serialize a new Negan story by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard.
CBR has the exclusive first look at comics legend Jim Steranko's second Captain America variant cover for Marvel Comics.
At ComicsPRO in Portland, Valiant unveiled a retailer-exclusive time capsule that can't be unlocked until the conclusion of the "4001 A.D." event.
Two fan-favorite X-Men characters -- one with a current hit movie, one with a film on the way -- co-star in an upcoming Marvel miniseries.
You can call it a comeback: Though nothing is yet official, Fox is "over the moon" with the "X-Files" revival and up for more.
DC CCO Geoff Johns talks exclusively with CBR News about what DC Comics' "Rebirth" is all about, and his "DC Universe: Rebirth" one-shot.
CBR has the exclusive debut of DC Comics' "Rebirth" announcement video, featuring Geoff Johns explaining the upcoming initiative.
Next week's "Limitless" will feature art from comics creators including Robbi Rodriguez, and CBR talked to the "Spider-Gwen" artist about it.
DC Comics has announced exclusive deals with "Omega Men" writer Tom King, "Poison Ivy" artist Clay Mann and "Harley Quinn" artist John Timms.
Oni Press will now be the exclusive home for creator-owned works from Josh Fialkov, the writer of "The Life After" and "The Bunker."
Legendary artist Jim Steranko is back at Marvel for a variant cover for March's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7 -- stop reading and look at it!
CBR has the exclusive first look at Valiant's trailer for "A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong," plus a 10-page preview of issue #1.
Oscar winner Julianne Moore is in talks to play the villain in 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman 2," the sequel to the 2015 comic book-based hit.
The comedy duo of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla bring their comedy to comics with a six issue Dynamite miniseries titled "Super Virgin Squad."
Flash Gordon, the Phantom -- two Phantoms, actually -- Mandrake the Magician, and Prince Valiant join forces again in Dynamite's "Kings Quest."
David Bradley, known for his roles on "Game of Thrones" and the "Harry Potter" films, guests this week on "Beowulf," as seen in this new clip.
A report claims that internal response to "Batman v Superman" isn't what Warner Bros. wanted, and big changes to the DC Films slate may be the result.
DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Co-Publisher Jim Lee have each posted two new, slightly different teasers for DC's "Rebirth."
It's clear that "Deadpool" isn't a typical superhero movie, but it subverted the genre in important ways beyond f-words and fourth-wall breaking.