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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Marvel to Give Away Free Digital Collections with Select Print Single Issues

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As part of the All-New Marvel NOW! initiative, select print issues will include a download code for a previous digital collection of that series.

"Arrow" Team Calls Grant Gustin "The Perfect Flash"

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Grant Gustin, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg discuss Barry Allen's "Arrow" debut, and address Nightwing speculation.

WATCH: Barry Allen Meets Felicity in New "Arrow" Clip

Tue, December 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Grant Gustin debuts as Barry Allen -- better known as The Flash -- on this week's "Arrow," and quizzes Felicity about "the vigilante."

Millarworld Gets Cosmic with Millar & Parlov's Sci-Fi "Starlight"

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov are set to team for sci-fi miniseries "Starlight," described as "Flash Gordon meets 'The Dark Knight Returns.'"

"Thrilling Adventure Hour" Creators Get Meta with "Deadpool," Strange with "Thunderbolts"

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, the writing duo behind podcast/live radio drama "The Thrilling Adventure Hour," talk their two new Marvel annuals.

Marvel's "Future" is in Latour & Asrar's Hands

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest All-New Marvel NOW! one-word teaser promotes a series debuting in March from the team of Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar.

Marvel's "Inhuman" #1 Moves from January to April

Wed, November 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has confirmed that the first two issues of Marvel's "Inhuman" series are now scheduled to go on sale in April and May, respectively.

Bunn Promises "New Take on the Zombie Apocalypse" in "Night of the Living Deadpool"

Wed, November 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn talks to CBR News about "Night of the Living Deadpool," featuring Wade Wilson versus the undead. Plus, exclusive art!

LBCC '13: Mark Waid Talks "Daredevil," Character Legacy & More

Tue, November 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Daredevil" writer Mark Waid answered a variety of fan questions about his storied career at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con.

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Ross Covers Marvel's New "Daredevil" #1

Tue, November 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A new "Daredevil" volume launches from Marvel Comics in March, and with it comes a variant cover from "Marvels" painter Alex Ross.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Viral Site Connects Magneto to JFK Assassination

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

New viral marketing for 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" film plays up a connection between Magneto and the real-life JFK assassination.

LBCC '13: Scott Lobdell vs. Marv Wolfman

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marv Wolfman and Scott Lobdell faced off at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con to compare their experiences writing "Teen Titans" past and present.

EXCLUSIVE: Rocket Raccoon Stars in Marvel's All-Ages FCBD Offering

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Free Comic Book Day may be several months away, but CBR News has the exclusive reveal of Marvel's all-ages book starring Rocket Raccoon.

CBR's Guide to In-Development Comic Book-Based TV Shows

Fri, November 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Hollywood is developing an unprecedented amount of comic book-based TV shows, and CBR is here to help make sense of it all.

Affleck & Damon Producing Adaptation of Brubaker & Phillips' "Sleeper"

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. is developing Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Sleeper" for film, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attached as producers.

Geoff Johns Talks "Forever Evil's" First Act

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With three issues down and four to go, Geoff Johns talks "Forever Evil" with CBR News, and what it's like getting in Lex Luthor's head.

"Thor: The Dark World" Passes $500M in Global Box Office

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

After three weeks of international release, "Thor: The Dark World" is the latest Marvel Studios film to gross more than $500 million worldwide.

IDW Developing Michael Chiklis-Created "Pantheon" for TV

Wed, November 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest comic book-based TV show in the works is "Pantheon," an adaptation of the 2010 IDW miniseries co-created by actor Michael Chiklis.

DC's "Stormwatch" to End with April's #30

Wed, November 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics series "Stormwatch," the last former Wildstorm property with a New 52 ongoing series, is set to end in April 2014 with issue #30.

Geoff Johns Discusses DC's Busy TV Slate

Tue, November 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns talks five of the DC Comics-based shows in development, including "The Flash," "Gotham" and "Hourman."

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