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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SWCA: Abrams & Kennedy Talk "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gets the spotlight at Star Wars Celebration, with J.J. Abrams & Kathleen Kennedy on stage for a preview.

Zack Snyder Teases "Batman v Superman" Trailer Event with 20-Second Clip

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Zack Snyder confirmed an IMAX teaser event for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" with a 20-second clip focused on the film's two main heroes.

Warner Bros. Names New "Wonder Woman" Director

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Patty Jenkins, once on board to direct Marvel Studios' "Thor" sequel, has joined "Wonder Woman" following the departure of Michelle MacLaren.

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Signs First-Look Film Deal with Universal

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Robert Kirkman's creations could be getting new life on the big screen, as Skybound has reached a two-year first-look film deal with Universal.

Brubaker Discusses Creator-Owned Comics Love and Why He Doesn't Miss Superheroes

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker talks to CBR about his creative satisfaction at Image Comics, his new TV gig and why he doesn't miss superhero comics.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Sets Lineup for "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Comic

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Georgia Ball joins IDW's Transformers franchise in July with the adaptation of animated series "Transformers: Robots in Disguise."

NBC's "The Blacklist" Jumps From TV to Comics at Titan in July

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The Blacklist" is the latest television series to make the leap to comic books, with a new series from Titan starting this summer.

New "Arrow" Posters Hype Arrival of Final Five Episodes

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

The third season of "Arrow" is nearing its conclusion, and The CW has released two new posters of Oliver and Roy before the final stretch.

"Incredible Hulk," "G.I. Joe" Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at Age 75

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Herb Trimpe, an era-defining artist of "The Incredible Hulk" who illustrated the first appearance of Wolverine, has passed away at age 75.

DC Unveils Lineup for Second Week of Eight-Page June Previews

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Superman's new status quo in "Action Comics" and more June DC Comics storylines will get previews in May, in the midst of "Convergence."

Director Michelle MacLaren Leaves "Wonder Woman" Following 'Creative Differences'

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Noted television director Michelle MacLaren, who was to develop and direct "Wonder Woman," has left the film due to creative differences.

Olivia Munn Cast as Psylocke in "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Bryan Singer has revealed that Olivia Munn has joined the "X-Men: Apocalypse" cast as popular team member Psylocke.

CBR TV: Brian Lynch Says "Bill & Ted" is "The Most Fun Comic to Write"

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Lynch visited with CBR TV during WonderCon 2015 to discuss why he couldn't let his schedule stop him from writing Bill & Ted's adventures.

Netflix Releases Full "Daredevil" Costume Images

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

Following the release of all 13 episodes this past Friday, Netflix has released images showcasing the classic red Daredevil costume in full.

Dynamite Partners with BitTorrent for Pay-What-You-Want Comics Bundle

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Digital Comics

Popular peer-to-peer file-sharing site BitTorrent is now offering its first comics bundle, featuring "Bob’s Burgers," "Red Sonja" and more.

Mike Marts Leaves Marvel, Joins AfterShock Comics as Editor-in-Chief

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Executive Editor Mike Marts has left the company to work with writer Joe Pruett in launching new publisher AfterShock Comics.

Two New "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Clips Highlight Intra-Team Relationships

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Newly released "Avengers: Age of Ultron" scenes focus on Black Widow & Hulk and Thor & Iron Man, as the release date nears for the Marvel sequel.

CBR TV: "Grayson" Co-Writer King Connects CIA Past to DC Comics Future

Sat, April 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

At WonderCon 2015, writer Tom King discussed how his time in counterterrorism informs his DC Comics work including "Grayson" and "Omega Men."

"Power Rangers" Reboot Enlists "Project Almanac" Director

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

Dean Israelite, director of found footage sci-fi movie “Project Almanac,” is Liongate’s choice to direct its in-development “Power Rangers” film.

Marvel Releases First Three "Spider-Gwen"-Inspired Variant Covers

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Meet the InGwenible Hulk, Gwenverine and Dr. Gwenge in three freshly released variant covers illustrated by Nick Bradshaw and Chris Samnee.

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