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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"Captain Marvel" #1 Introduces the New Alpha Flight

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's new "Captain Marvel" series also functions as something of a team book, with several Alpha Flight characters in a new, space-faring role.

New "Xena: Warrior Princess" Comic Debuting in April From Dynamite

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Xena" will return to Dynamite Entertainment this spring, with a new series from writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Ariel Medel.

"Arrow" Co-Showrunner on 'Blessing and Curse' of Crossovers, Oliver's Dangerous Old Habits

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Wendy Mericle spoke with CBR about the second half of "Arrow" Season 4, the ongoing fight against Damien Darhk and balancing all those characters.

Morrison & Mora's "Klaus" Gets "Pen & Ink" Treatment from BOOM! Studios in April

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The first two issues of Grant Morrison & Dan Mora's Santa Claus origin story will be reprinted in an oversized format with new commentary.

Sony/Marvel "Spider-Man" Film Moves Up Release Date

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Film

The next "Spider-Man" solo movie, co-produced by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, is now scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.

"Star Wars: Episode VIII," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" Shift Release Dates

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Film

Can't wait for "Star Wars: Episode VIII"? Well, you're going to have to wait a few months longer, as the film will now open in December 2017.

"Agent Carter" Ratings Down in Second Season Premiere

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV

"Marvel's Agent Carter" returned to ABC on Tuesday night, but the overnight ratings were down compared to the shows initial run in 2015.

Marvel Announces Steve Rogers to Return as Captain America

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Rogers is back as Captain America in Marvel Comics this summer, as announced during the "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" special.

Seeley & King Off DC's "Grayson" in April, Lanzing & Kelly Join

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Changes are coming to DC Comics' "Grayson," with Tim Seeley & Tom King stepping off the book and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly coming on board.

"Darkseid War" Concludes, "Super League" Begins and More from DC in April

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

It's a busy month for DC Comics in April, with the "Darkseid War" story ending in "Justice League" and Superman crossover "Super League" starting.

New "Arrow" Trailer Highlights Second Half of Season Four, Return of Roy

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: TV

The return of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and much more are highlighted in the brand-new trailer for the second half of "Arrow" season four.

EXCLUSIVE: Zoom Puts Patty in Peril in New "The Flash" Clip

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: TV

"The Flash" returns tonight on The CW, and CBR has an exclusive clip of Barry and Patty's date taking a definite turn for the worse.

New "Suicide Squad" Poster Features Full Team

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Film

The latest "Suicide Squad" poster features the full team -- and Jared Leto's Joker -- in live-action, in advance of tonight's trailer release.

Jim Lee to Illustrate "Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special"

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Lee teams with writer Rob Williams for an upcoming Harley Quinn/Suicide Squad one-shot, also featuring art by Sean Galloway.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Brings "Bloodlines" Back in April 2016

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Bloodlines" was a major event for DC Comics in 1993, and the publisher is revisiting the title and concept for a new miniseries staring in April.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Totally Awesome Hulk" #3 Pages and More from Marvel

Sun, January 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Make your Lazy Sunday even better with new Marvel art from the likes of Frank Cho, Dalibor Talajić, Stacey Lee, Mike Perkins and more.

"X-Men" Spinoff EPs Exit to Join "24: Legacy"

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: TV

Evan Katz & Manny Coto, who co-created the in-development X-Men spinoff series "Hellfire," have left the project to work on Fox's new "24" series.

Marvel to Preview "Civil War II" and Introduce All-New Wasp in FCBD Issue

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Readers will get the first taste of "Civil War II" with a Free Comic Book Day by Brian Michael Bendis & Jim Cheung, plus meet an All-New Wasp.

EXCLUSIVE: John Romita Jr. Illustrates the DC Universe in April Variant Month Theme

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar artist John Romita Jr. has drawn 26 variant covers for DC Comics, and CBR has the exclusive first look at five of them.

"Street Fighter X G.I. Joe" Writer Previews Round 1 of Crossover Tournament

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Aubrey Sitterson provides CBR with a tale of the tape for the initial bouts of IDW's upcoming "Street Fighter X G.I. Joe" miniseries.

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