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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Comic-Con Volunteer Attracts Controversy with Inflammatory Ferguson Tweets

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The grand jury's decision in Ferguson sparked a series of disturbing and inflammatory tweets from a Comic-Con International volunteer.

Guggenheim Says "Flash" Crossover Changed His Mind on Superpowers on "Arrow"

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim told CBR that next week's crossover with "The Flash" could lead to more metahumans in Oliver Queen's world.

EXCLUSIVE: Dragotta's Full "East of West" #16 Interlocking Cover Revealed

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first look at the seven interlocking covers for "East of West" #16 by Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin Jr, plus two interior pages.

Roc Upchurch Off "Rat Queens" Following Domestic Abuse Arrest

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Rat Queens" writer Kurtis J. Wiebe has announced that Roc Upchurch will no longer illustrate the popular Image Comics series.

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Circle Dawns with Francavilla and Chaykin's "Black Hood" #1 Variants

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie's superhero/crime noir imprint is set to launch in February, and CBR has the first look at covers by Francesco Francavill and Howard Chaykin.

CONFIRMED: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Alien is a Kree

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Agents of SHIELD" EP Jeffrey Bell has confirmed speculation that the show's mysterious blue corpse is indeed a member of the Kree race.

"Ultimates" #1 Cover Resurfaces for February's "Avengers" #41, "Elektra" Ends with #11 & More

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In another eventful month for Marvel, a famous Bryan Hitch cover returns in a different universe, "Elektra" wraps up and the Maestro visits 2099.

Marvel Shines Spotlight on Alex Ross's "Secret Wars" #1 Cover

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

First seen in the "Battleworld Revealed!" video, Marvel has released Alex Ross's cover to May 2015's "Secret Wars" #1.

Daniel Bruhl Joins "Captain America: Civil War" in Reported Villain Role

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced that Daniel Bruhl has joined the "Captain America: Civil War" cast, in what's being reported as a villainous role.

Marvel Reveals Ed McGuinness's "Ant-Man" #1 "Shrinking Variant"

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel takes advantage of Scott Lang's size-changing abilities in an individually numbered, January-debuting variant cover by Ed McGuinness.

McKelvie & Wilson Get Up Close and Personal with December Image Variants

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson bring "The Wicked + The Divine" aesthetic to six Image Comics variant covers this December.

"Arrow" Unleashes Oliver Queen's Boxing Glove Arrow

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The boxing glove arrow -- once thought of as a relic from a bygone era in comic books -- made its live-action debut on last night's "Arrow."

Jai Courtney Reportedly in Talks for Potential Deadshot Role in "Suicide Squad"

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Terminator: Genisys" actor Jai Courtney is in discussions with Warner Bros. for a major part in "Suicide Squad," according to a report.

"Batman v Superman" Set Pic Sets Stage for Wayne Murders

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Based on a fan photo, it appears that "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" may include a look back at the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents.

Russ Heath’s Lichtenstein Comic: An Overnight Sensation Two Years in the Making

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 explores the history of "Bottle of Wine," Heath's 1-page comic that went viral this week, and traces its origins to a Hero Initiative benefit book.

Katie Cassidy Suits Up as Black Canary on "Arrow"

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) looks to embrace her family legacy as Black Canary in upcoming "Arrow" episode "Left Behind."

EXCLUSIVE: "Deathlok" Stands Triumphant in Mike Deodato's Issue #3 Variant Cover

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel veteran Mike Deodato provides his take on Henry Hayes in the variant cover to Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins' "Deathlok" #3.

EXCLUSIVE: December Variants for "Harley Quinn," "Batgirl," "Justice League United"

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics goes for the hat trick with variant covers for the "Harley Quinn Holiday Special," "Batgirl" #37 and "Justice League United" #7.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" EPs Talk the Show's "Liberating" New Additions

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon discuss "Agents of SHIELD," promising "answers are coming" regarding the mysterious writing.

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Reis Illustrates Eddie Thawne in "The Flash" Profile Card

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Veteran DC Comics artist Ivan Reis provides his take on Rick Cosnett's Eddie Thawne, a major player on The CW's "The Flash" TV series.

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