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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"Officer Downe" is Ready to Fire in First Film Image

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

The first image of actor Kim Coates in the title role of "Officer Downe," based on the comic by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, has been released.

Bradley Cooper Guests in CBS' First "Limitless" Trailer

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

Bradley Cooper meets Jake McDorman in the first trailer for CBS' "Limitless" series, based on the 2011 film of the same name.

WATCH: CBS Unveils First "Supergirl" Trailer

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Supergirl" TV series is official for fall, and CBS has debuted the first trailer from the show, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role.

"Agents of SHIELD" Season Finale Overnight Ratings Hit Series Low

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" has been renewed for a third season, but the two-hour second season finale drew a series-low overnight rating.

"X-Men" Spinoff Film "New Mutants" Official at Fox

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Fox's X-Men film franchise looks to expand with "The New Mutants," to be directed and co-written by Josh Boone of "The Fault in Our Stars."

"The Flash" Runs Towards First Season Finale in 20 New Photos

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW has released images from next week's season finale of "The Flash," titled "Fast Enough" and guest starring Robbie Amell and Victor Garber.

Diego Luna Reportedly Cast in "Star Wars: Rogue One" Lead Role

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

The acclaimed actor has reportedly joined the cast of the first Star Wars "Anthology" film, out in 2016 and directed by Gareth Edwards.

Oliver Talks 'Rebirth' in "Arrow" Season Finale Clip

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

The third season finale of "Arrow" is right around the corner, and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) talks becoming the next Ra's al Ghul in this clip.

"Director's Cut" Versions of "Star Wars" #1 and "Darth Vader" #1 Coming in June

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Star Wars" #1 and "Darth Vader" #1 will get the "Director's Cut" treatment, with new editions including script pages and early artwork.

Archie Comics Publisher Responds to Kickstarter Criticism

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics CEO and Publisher Jon Goldwater spoke with CBR News to address criticism over the company's Kickstarter campaign to fund three new series.

Synopses for New Seasons of "Agents of SHIELD," "Agent Carter" Released

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

Both of Marvel Television's ABC series will return for new seasons, and the network has offered a taste of what to expect from upcoming episodes.

EXCLUSIVE: "Bravest Warriors" Variant Comes to Loot Crate

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Loot Crate's latest variant is for BOOM! Studios' "Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John" one-shot. CBR has the first look at the cover art.

New "The Muppets" Trailer Previews ABC's 'Sort of An Adult Muppet Show'

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

The first trailer for "The Muppets" has arrived, with slightly more "adult" situations -- like Fozzie meeting his (human) girlfriend's parents.

Final "Flash" and "Arrow" 'Fight Club' Posters Showcase Ra's, Firestorm and Rogues

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

The final round of promotional posters for this season of "The Flash" and "Arrow' have debuted, starring Matt Nable, Wentworth Miller and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Kindt's "MIND MGMT" Under "NEW MGMT" in August

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has details of Dark Horse's one-shot finale to Matt Kindt's "MIND MGMT," along with the first look at a variant cover by Geof Darrow.

Dark Horse Readies "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomics Collection"

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Masters of the Universe" minicomics are back -- this time as part of a 1,232-page hardcover collection from Dark Horse Comics.

Archie Launches Kickstarter to "Go All In" On Three New Series

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics Publisher Jon Goldwater talks with CBR about its campaign to fund new "Jughead," "Betty and Veronica" and "Life with Kevin" series.

"Secret Wars" #1 Marvel's Best-Selling Single-Day Digital Comic

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Months of build seem to be paying off for "Secret Wars," as the first issue of the event series has already set digital sales records for Marvel.

Tynion & Doyle Depart DC's "Dark Universe"

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV & Ming Doyle have departed yet-to-debut DC Comics' series "Dark Universe," but the duo remain on "Constantine: The Hellblazer."

"Flash"/"Arrow" Spinoff Gets Series Order, Official Title

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW's untitled "Flash"/"Arrow" spinoff now has a title -- "Legends of Tomorrow" -- and a series order, along with the first plot details.

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