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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Vin Diesel Enters First-Look TV Deal with Universal, "Riddick" Series Possible

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Vin Diesel looks to turn some of his attention to television, and the plans involve a potential TV series based on the "Riddick" films.

"The Flash" TV Series Adds DC Comics Villain Geomancer

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Adam Stafford will play Geomancer when "The Flash" returns in the new year, a character created during the Geoff Johns-written run of "JSA."

Vin Diesel Confirms Samuel L. Jackson in "xXx" Sequel, UFC Star a Possibility

Tue, December 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Samuel L. Jackson will return for the "xXx" sequel and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has reportedly also been offered a role.

DC Releases New "Suicide Squad" Synopsis

Tue, December 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

An official synopsis for Warner Bros.' upcoming "Suicide Squad" film has been released via DC Comics' March 2016 solicitations.

"Supergirl" Shakes Things Up as a Big Secret Gets Discovered

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Supergirl" heads into its midseason finale with a significant change in the dynamic between Kara and another one of the show's main players.

X-Men Unite in Lashley & Woodard's "Apocalypse Wars" Interlocking Cover

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Extraordinary X-Men," "Uncanny X-Men" and "All-New X-Men" come together in interlocking "Apocalypse Wars" covers by Ken Lashley & Nolan Woodard.

EXCLUSIVE: "Archer & Armstrong" #1 Variant Covers by Hairsine, Jimenez & More

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong" is on the way from Valiant Entertainment in March, and CBR has the first look at four variant covers.

Signatures Won't Keep Comic-Con in San Diego

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Responding to a proposed ballot initiative, Comic-Con International has clarified that signatures have no effect on the convention's location.

RUMOR: DC Seeking Creative Talent to Join "Batman" Ongoing Series

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

After more than four years of Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo on "Batman," a rumor says DC Comics is looking for a new writer and artist on the book.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Trailer to Debut Next Week

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

The first trailer for the upcoming "Harry Potter" spinoff film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is coming on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

EXCLUSIVE: Dynamite Offers "Bob's Burgers," "Grumpy Cat" on Free Comic Book Day

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Free Comic Book Day 2016 is less than five months away, and CBR has the first word on what Dynamite Entertainment will offer on May 7, 2016.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" Trailer Arrives Online Early

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Set to "It's Tricky" by Run–D.M.C., the first trailer for the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel introduces Bebop & Rocksteady and Casey Jones.

REPORT: Idris Elba Frontrunner for Lead in "The Dark Tower" Adaptation

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Idris Elba may play gunslinger Roland Deschain in the film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower," according to a new report.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Sequel Gets Official Title, New Posters

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Gary Anthony Williams & WWE Champion Sheamus star in the latest promotion for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."

Clean-Up Chaos in New Clip From "Arrow" Midseason Finale

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

With the midseason finale of "Arrow" nearly here, a new clip shows Star City under attack during a photo-op for mayoral candidate Oiver Queen.

"Wabbit" Cast, Producer Say Classic "Looney Tunes" Characters 'Fit Like a Glove'

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

The actors behind Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig & Wile E. Coyote discuss how the Cartoon Network series delivers a classic take with a modern twist.

OPINION: I Don't Want an Asian-American Iron Fist

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

CBR Managing Editor Albert Ching explains why he'd prefer it if Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist wasn't played by an Asian-American actor.

"Kingsman's" Boutella In Talks for "Mummy" Lead Role

Tue, December 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

Sofia Boutella may star in Universal's 2017 reboot of "The Mummy," slated to be the first in a series of interconnected monster movies.

It's Thor vs. Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Deleted Scene

Tue, December 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection on sale today, a new deleted scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has arrived online.

DC Reveals New "Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion" Art by Ethan Van Sciver

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has unveiled new art by Ethan Van Sciver for "Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion," the January-debuting series written by Tom Taylor.

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