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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"Fantastic Four" International Trailer Offers New Looks at Team

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest peek at Fox's "Fantastic Four" comes courtesy of an international travel, which features snippets of new footage of the team's powers.

"All-New, All-Different Marvel" Teased for Fall

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Following an "8 months later" tease earlier this week, Marvel is now promoting an "All-New, All-Different Marvel" coming this fall.

Reese Witherspoon Attached to Star in Live-Action Tinker Bell Film for Disney

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Film

Reese Witherspoon looks to be taking on live-action Peter Pan spinoff "Tink," both starring as the title character and producing.

EXCLUSIVE: "Harrow County" #1 Sells Out, Gets Bloody Second Print Cover

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at Tyler Crook's spooky second printing cover for he and Cullen Bunn's Dark Horse Comics series.

Robert Kirkman Working on "Transformers" Spinoff Films and Sequels

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

"The Walking Dead" creator will be part of Paramount's "writers' room" shaping its upcoming "Transformers" films, along with Zak Penn and more.

Snyder & Capullo Introduce New "Batman" Villain; "Harley Quinn" Takes a Road Trip

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The new Batman is set to face a new villain, Mr. Bloom, in August's "Batman" #43 -- the same month the Gotham City Sirens are set to reunite.

DC's Movie Flash Likely Barry Allen, Will Be 'Different Take' From TV Show

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

Phil Lord says "The Flash" film he's developing with Chris Miller will most likely feature the Barry Allen version of the title character.

New "Captain America: Civil War" Set Photos Show Cap vs. Crossbones

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Civil War" set photos continue to pour in, this time with Captain America (Chris Evan) taking on Crossbones (Frank Grillo).

Marvel Teases "Secret Wars" Endings & "Manga Artist" Variants

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's August releases come with a new variant cover theme, the rise of Peter Parker's daughter and Thanos vs everyone.

Rubén Blades Joins "Fear The Walking Dead" as Series Regular

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

Actor and singer Rubén Blades is officially on board "Fear The Walking Dead," as the father of Mercedes Mason's character.

EXCLUSIVE: Drew Johnson Joins Dark Circle's "The Shield"

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Williams has stepped away from art duties on upcoming Archie/Dark Circle series "The Shield," with Drew Johnson taking over with issue #1.

"Uncanny X-Men" #600 Delayed Until After "Secret Wars"

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed that the finale to his X-Men run has been moved to October, due to " editorial and commercial reasons."

David Lynch Says "Twin Peaks" Back On at Showtime

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: TV

David Lynch says that the "Twin Peaks" revival is once again happening at Showtime, following the director leaving the project last month.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Comics Cancels Kickstarter, Says Comics Delayed but Still Planned

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has the exclusive first word from Archie Comics Publisher Jon Goldwater on the decision to pull its Kickstarter, and what's next.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Passes $1 Billion in Global Box Office

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest Marvel Studios release is the third to gross more than $1 billion in worldwide box office.

Kate Beckinsale to Return for Fifth "Underworld" Film

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

Kate Beckinsale is set to once again portray the vampire Selene in a new installment of the "Underworld" franchise, with Anna Foerster directing.

Asa Butterfield Reportedly in Negotiations for Spider-Man Role

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

New unconfirmed reports say the "Ender's Game" star is currently in negotiations to be Sony and Marvel's next big-screen Spider-Man.

DC Comics Unveils Promotional Items for June Launches

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC looks to get behind its new series and story arcs with multiple promotional items available at comic shops, including a "Starfire" postcard.

Vandal Savage Announced as "Legends of Tomorrow" Villain

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW's upcoming "Flash" and "Arrow" spinoff has its first major villain: Vandal Savage, who has more than 70 years of history at DC Comics.

"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.

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