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?).


Articles By Albert Ching

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Simone & Van Sciver Kick-Off Digital-First "Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman"

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Wonder Woman will star in DC Comics' next digital-first anthology series, starting with a story by Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Celebrates Selfies with August Variant Covers

Sat, May 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest variant cover theme month from DC Comics sees the company's superheroes embrace the selfie, on multiple books out in August 2014.

New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Poster Arrives, Next Trailer Coming Soon

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios has released a new poster for August's "Guardians of the Galaxy," with a second trailer scheduled to arrive on Monday.

EXCLUSIVE: Seagle Returns to Superheroes with 'Bromantic' New Image Series "Imperial"

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest creator-owned series from Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle combines superheroes and wedding planning with potential delusion.

"Arrow" Adds John Barrowman as Series Regular

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Malcolm Merlyn looks to be making a full-time return to Starling City this fall, with John Barrowman now a series regular on the CW series.

Marvel Games Exec Hopes for Mass Appeal From "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes"

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Video Games

Marvel's VP of game production TQ Jefferson talks with CBR News about his hopes for the recently announced "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes."

See More of "The Flash" with Five-and-a-Half Minute Trailer, New Clip

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The CW has revealed even more of "The Flash," with an extended sizzle reel and a 30-second clip showing Barry Allen embracing his new identity.

"The Flash" Outruns an Arrow in First Teaser Trailer

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The first teaser trailer for "The Flash" provides the first look at Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in motion, and plays up the "Arrow" connection.

DC Animated Composer Scores "Big Emotional Core" in "Son of Batman"

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

CBR News talks to composer Frederik Wiedmann, who's worked on DC animated projects including "Son of Batman" and "Green Lantern: The Animated Series."

It's Slade's Army Versus Oliver's in "Epic" "Arrow" Season Finale

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "Arrow" season two nears its end, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg hints at the conflict to come and reflects on the events of the past year.

Loeb & Bell Unpack "Agents of SHIELD" Season Finale and Tease What's Next

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the first season of "Agents of SHIELD" wrapped, Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell talk the finale in-depth, and what might be explored next fall.

"Superior Spider-Man" Returns in August with "Spider-Verse" Prelude

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert bring back Marvel's "Superior Spider-Man" for two issues starting in August.

Zack Snyder Reveals Affleck's Batman Look, New Batmobile

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Zack Snyder dropped two big reveals on Twitter -- the first look at Ben Affleck as the "Man of Steel" sequel's Batman, and the new Batmobile.

Zack Snyder Shares Partial Look at New Batmobile

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Along with the debut of Ben Affleck as Batman, the "Man of Steel" sequel will feature a new Batmobile -- and here's a look at part of it.

Guggenheim Crosses "X-Men" Off His Bucket List in Space-Faring Arc

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim is back at Marvel, fulfilling his "ultimate aspiration" by writing a cosmic "X-Men" story.

Ben McKenzie Shares First "Gotham" Cast Photo

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Now that "Gotham" is official for Fox's 2014-2015 schedule, series lead Ben McKenzie revealed the first promo photo of the show's full cast.

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim Takes On "X-Men" After Brian Wood

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenheim will return to Marvel during his "Arrow" downtime, taking over the adjectiveless "X-Men" series with August's issue #18.

ABC Renews "Agents of SHIELD," Picks Up "Agent Carter"

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel TV scores two wins, with "Agents of SHIELD" renewed for a second season on ABC, and a series order from the network for "Agent Carter."

"Comedy Bang Bang's" Scott Aukerman Talks Theme Shows, Comics & Season 3

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Comedian Scott Aukerman talks with SPINOFF about his IFC series' new season, diverging from the podcast and his "Amazing Spider-Man 2" apprehension.

"The Flash," "iZombie" Get Series Orders from The CW

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Two DC Comics-based pilots, "The Flash" and "iZombie" have been picked up by The CW for the 2014-2015 season.