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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Viola Davis Reportedly WB's Pick for Amanda Waller in "Suicide Squad"

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A report says Viola Davis may have landed the key role of Amanda Waller in 2016's "Suicide Squad," provided her TV schedule allows for it.

CBR Unboxes the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 99-Cheese Pizza

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the movie on Blu-ray today, Paramount enlisted an Australian chef to recreate the famed 99-cheese pizza -- and CBR was brave enough to try it.

"MAD" Artist Jack Davis Retires After 60-Plus Year Career

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Davis, veteran illustrator and one of the original "MAD Magazine" cartoonists, has announced his retirement from drawing.

Marvel Promises "Most Controversial Fantastic Four Story of the Century" and More in March

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Highlights from Marvel's March 2015 solicitations include "Fantastic Four" drawing closer towards its finale, and a new character in "Darth Vader."

CM Punk's Second Comic Story Announced for Vertigo's "Strange Sports Stories"

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The former WWE Champion (and future UFC fighter) will make his DC Comics writing debut in the Vertigo "Strange Sports Stories" anthology.

EXCLUSIVE: Samnee, Mack and More Contribute to Dark Circle's "The Fox" #1

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Before "Archie" relaunches in 2015, "The Fox" gets a new #1 in April -- here's a look at covers and solicits for that issue and "Black Hood" #2.

EXCLUSIVE: Loot Crate Delivers "Batman" #36 with New Greg Capullo Variant

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics gets in on the Loot Crate action this month with "Batman" #36 and a new cover illustrated by series artist Greg Capullo.

Archie CEO Says "No Turning Back" Following Waid & Staples' Relaunch

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics publisher Jon Goldwater talks with CBR News in-depth about the new "Archie" #1, and what it means for the company as a whole.

New "Archie" #1 On the Way in 2015 from Mark Waid & Fiona Staples

Sun, December 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics' flagship series will relaunch with a new #1 in 2015, from the high-profile creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.

EXCLUSIVE: New Art From "Wolverines," "Silver Surfer" and "Daredevil"

Sun, December 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peruse new interiors from Marvel's "Wolverines" #2 by Alisson Borges, "Daredevil" #12 by Chris Samnee and "Silver Surfer" #8 by Mike Allred.

EXCL. PREVIEW: G. Willow Wilson & Roland Boschi's Join "X-Men" in January's #23

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Ms. Marvel" writer G. Willow Wilson and "Winter Soldier" artist Roland Boschi take on the all-female X-Men in 2015, and here's a look at their debut.

EXCLUSIVE: "Beastmaster" Star Joins "Arrow" as DC's "Creature Commandos" Leader

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Veteran genre actor Marc Singer has joined the cast of "Arrow" in a recurring role, as a character with established history in the DC Universe.

Robbie Amell Provides Sneak Peek at "Flash" Firestorm Costume

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "The Flash" on midseason hiatus, actor Robbie Amell gave fans a taste of how he'll look as Firestorm when the show returns in 2015.

Taylor Out, Buccellato In on DC's "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Original "Injustice: Gods Among Us" writer Tom Taylor has left the DC Comics series, with Brian Buccellato taking over as of print issue #8.

New "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Character Names Revealed

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm have revealed the names of some of the new characters in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" via mock vintage trading cards.

EXCLUSIVE: Cliff Chiang Joins "Hellbreak" #1 for Variant Cover

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After a delay, Cullen Bunn & Brian Churilla's "Hellbreak" is slated to debut in March, and here's the first look at Cliff Chiang's variant to #1.

"Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners on the Midseason Finale's Marvel "Gamechanger"

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

EPs Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon tell CBR about "Agents of SHIELD's" midseason finale, and the turn of events that will affect the MCU as a whole.

EXCLUSIVE: Aguirre-Sacasa Talks "Afterlife with Archie" Return, Previews #7

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Afterlife with Archie" is back this week after a nearly five-month hiatus, and here's a preview, plus words from series writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Johns Says "Titans" Pilot Shooting Next Year

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the slate of DC Comics-based TV shows growing, Geoff Johns stated that a pilot for TNT's "Titans" will be produced in 2015.

Action Figures Star in Latest "Star Wars" #1 Variant Cover

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The long history of "Star Wars" action figures is celebrated in a "Previews" exclusive variant cover from the soon-to-debut new Marvel series.

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