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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EXCLUSIVE: Tedesco's Space-Faring "Original Sin Annual" Cover

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Announced at Comic-Con, Marvel's "Original Sin Annual" will explore the history of Woodrow McCord. Here's the cover by Julian Totino Tedesco.

EXCLUSIVE: Skottie Young Covers "Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three -- The Prisoner" #1

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young steps outside of the Marvel Universe for a "Stephen King's Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three -- The Prisoner" #1 variant cover.

EXCLUSIVE: Guera, Bisley Help Say Goodbye to "Thor: God of Thunder"

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Thor: God of Thunder" ends in October before the new "Thor" debuts, and CBR has the first look at variants by R.M. Guéra and Simon Bisley.

REVIEW: Risk Meets Reward in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios branches out with "Guardians of the Galaxy," and the unconventional approach by writer/director James Gunn pays off.

Grant Morrison Says "The Multiversity" is a "Culmination" of His DC Comics Work

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Grant Morrison in San Diego to discuss long in-the-works project "The Multiversity," and its place in the comics industry.

EXCLUSIVE: Jurgens Returns to Doomsday for "Superman: Doomed" #2 Variant

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Doomsday creator Dan Jurgens returns to the character to help bring "Superman: Doomed" to a close with a variant cover for August's issue #2.

EXCLUSIVE: "Time Runs Out for The Avengers in Alessio's Variant Covers

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Time Runs Out" for both "Avengers" and "New Avengers" this September, and CBR has the first look at variant covers by Agustin Alessio.

SDCC: Waid Sends the Agents of "SHIELD" on Marvel Universe Missions

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid talks writing a "full-on, in-continuity Marvel Universe version" of Agent Phil Coulson and crew in the newly announced "S.H.I.E.L.D." ongoing series.

SDCC: Soule Follows "Death of Wolverine" with "The Weapon X Program"

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule isn't done with Wolverine's world after his death -- he's exploring the further ramifications with a new "Weapon X Program" miniseries.

SDCC: Marvel Comics' 75th and Daredevil's 50th

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid, Dan Slott and Joe Quesada discuss the 75th anniversary of Marvel and the 50th anniversary of Daredevil on Sunday at Comic-Con.

SDCC: Marvel: Next Big Thing; "S.H.I.E.L.D." Series and More Announced

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid will write a TV-inspired "S.H.I.E.L.D." series, Charles Soule will explore "The Weapon X Program," plus more from Sunday at Comic-Con.

SDCC: Mark Waid Sees Infinite Potential in "Star Wars: Princess Leia"

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Star Wars" back at Marvel, Mark Waid talks working with Terry Dodson on a solo "Princess Leia" miniseries, set directly after Episode IV.

SDCC: Skybound Entertainment with Robert Kirkman and Norman Reedus

Sat, July 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Robert Kirkman -- and "Walking Dead" co-star Norman Reedus -- make the transition to movies with "AIR," and both talk the project in San Diego.

SDCC: Marvel TV Presents "Agents of SHIELD" and "Agent Carter"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Mockingbird coming to TV? CBR has the full rundown of Friday's panel featuring Jeph Loeb and the "Agents of SHIELD" and "Agent Carter" casts.

SDCC: Marvel: Avengers & X-Men "AXIS"

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Axel Alonso and more talk this fall's Marvel event, "AXIS," at Comic-Con in San Diego, and CBR News has full coverage.

SDCC: comiXology Announces DRM-Free Backups

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Monkeybrain Comics and more join comiXology's just announced DRM-free backup program.

SDCC: "WWE Superstars" Meets "Secret Wars" in Era-Spanning Comic Book Arc

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold and more dream matches are happening in the "WWE Superstars" comic, and co-writer Shane Riches tells CBR about it.

SDCC: McFarlane Plans New Creative Team, Character Return & Digital Debut for "Spawn" #250

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Spawn" headed to a major anniversary, Todd McFarlane shares plans with CBR on Al Simmons' return, and a new creative team for the series.

SDCC: Image Expo Keynote Address; New Projects from Busiek, Lemire, Cloonan, Remender and More

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson addressed fans and retailers, and CBR has all the details from the announcement-filled presentation.

"Arrow's" Roy Harper Becomes Arsenal

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The CW has debuted the first photo of star Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Roy Harper's costumed identity on the third season of "Arrow."

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