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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"Arrow" Producers Call Nyssa al Ghul "One of the Best Characters" in Show History

Tue, February 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Actress Katrina Law and producers Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim discuss what the arrival of Ra's al Ghul's daughter brings to "Arrow."

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Sook Covers Straczynski's "The Adventures of Apocalypse Al" #1

Tue, February 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan Sook illustrated a variant to the JMS-written "The Adventures of Apocalypse Al" #1, out this week, and CBR has the exclusive reveal.

Marc Webb Reveals B.J. Novak's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Role

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The former "Office" temp will play Alistair Smythe in the Spidey sequel, a character recently seen in writer Dan Slott's Spider-Man run.

EXCLUSIVE: "Justice League: War" Launches "First Salvo" for Future DC Animated Features

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The creative minds behind "Justice League: War" explain how it will influence future DC Comics-based animation projects. Plus, an exclusive clip from the film.

DC's Mike Marts Returns to Marvel as Executive Editor

Fri, January 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman group editor Mike Marts will return to Marvel, joining the publisher in February as an executive editor.

UPDATED: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Posters, Set Pics Offer New Looks

Fri, January 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

UPDATED: Cap, Black Widow and Nick Fury star in new "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" character and ensemble posters, plus the first look at Batroc.

Bryan Singer Offers Early "X-Men: Apocalypse" Details

Thu, January 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director opens up -- a bit -- about what's planned for the 2016 film, and dismisses some rumors.

Brandon Graham Creates a Shared Sci-Fi Universe in Image's "8House"

Thu, January 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The writer and artist behind "Prophet" and "King City" gives fellow creators a chance to play in a new shared universe sandbox at Image Comics.

Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost to Write Third "Thor" Film

Wed, January 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The long-running writing duo of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are on board to script the third "Thor" film from Marvel Studios.

"iZombie" Gets CW Pilot Order

Wed, January 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest in-development DC Comics-based TV project to get a pilot order is "iZombie," based on the 2010-2012 Vertigo series.

Russo Brothers Reportedly Expected Back for "Captain America 3"

Tue, January 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is still a couple of months away, but a report says Marvel Studios is already making plans for a third film.

Survivors On the Run in Latest "Walking Dead" Trailer

Tue, January 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest look at the second half of "The Walking Dead" season four shows the survivors on the move, adjusting to post-prison life.

EXCLUSIVE: Killer Frost Chills Out on "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." #5 Cover

Tue, January 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Trevor and Killer Frost get close in the penultimate issue of DC Comics' "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." miniseries, out in February.

Marvel Creative Director Bill Rosemann Conjures Unique Corporate Pairings

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Bill Rosemann discusses balancing his new job as Marvel's Creative Director with editing books like "Avengers Undercover." Plus, exclusive art!

"Agents of SHIELD" Crew Opens Up on Criticism, Expectations & the Remainder of Season One

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Stars Clark Gregg & Chloe Bennet, and exec. producers Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen discuss the future of "SHIELD."

Two More Added to "The Flash" Pilot in Comics-Inspired Roles

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker have been cast in "The Flash" pilot, in the comic book-based roles of Eddie Thawne and Caitlin Snow.

"Agents of SHIELD" Ups Comics Cred with Deathlok, Lorelei

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb confirmed that long-running comic book character Deathlok will appear later this season on "Agents of SHIELD."

Latest "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Tease Offers Quick Glimpse at New Footage

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" approaches, Fox has released another quick-cut teaser with new footage from the film.

Gadot's Three-Picture WB Deal Reportedly Includes "Wonder Woman" Solo Film

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A new report says Gal Gadot has a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., including a "Justice League" movie and a solo "Wonder Woman" film.

Animated "JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time" Gets "Stealth Release"

Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With little in the way of advance hype, a new DC Comics-based direct-to-video animated feature arrived at Target stores this week.

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