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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IMAGE EXPO: Vaughan, Skroce, Lotay and More Talk Creator-Owned Latest

Thu, July 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics creators including Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Skroce and Tula Lotay discuss their latest at the final panel of July's Image Expo.

IMAGE EXPO: A Conversation with Brian K. Vaughan

Thu, July 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer of "Saga" and "We Stand On Guard" was in the spotlight at Image Expo in San Francisco -- including new details on his "Walking Dead" story.

IMAGE EXPO: New Projects Revealed From Rucka, Simone, Aaron and More

Thu, July 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Image Expo's keynote address included comments from Eric Stephenson, plus news of new series from Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Jason Aaron and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Top Cow Talent Hunt to Return, with a Few Changes to the Competition

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins tells CBR News about changes to the publisher's annual Talent Hunt competition, set to launch in the fall.

"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Host Opens Up Marvel's "Secret Wars Journal"

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Aukerman discusses his Doc Samson story in "Secret Wars Journal" #3, and the arrival of new bandleader Kid Cudi on his IFC TV show.

Tess Fowler & Tamra Bonvillain Join "Rat Queens" as New Art Team

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Following the departure of artist Stjepan Sejic, Tess Fowler and Tamra Bonvillain will join writer Kurtis J. Wiebe on fan-favorite series "Rat Queens."

EXCLUSIVE: The Pink Ranger Joins BOOM! Studios' "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"

Tue, June 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at Goñi Montes' Pink Ranger-centric cover for BOOM! Studios' new "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" comic.

Slott Promises Global "Amazing Spider-Man," Reveals New Designs

Tue, June 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker is going global in the new, post-"Secret Wars," "Amazing Spider-Man" series from Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Guillermo del Toro Reportedly No Longer On Board "Justice League Dark"

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Amid the news of "Sandman" moving to New Line Cinema comes word that director Guillermo del Toro is no longer attached to "Justice League Dark."

EXCLUSIVE: Grant Morrison Tells 'Santa Claus: Year One' in "Klaus"

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison talks to CBR exclusively about BOOM! Studios series "Klaus," presenting a "cool" and "contemporary" Santa Claus origin story.

EXCLUSIVE: "Teen Titans Go!" Bags Invade SDCC

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The stars of the mega-popular Cartoon Network show return to Comic-Con International's bags, and we have the exclusive first look!

Pak & Miyazawa Gross Out Kickstarter with "ABC Disgusting"

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frequent collaborators Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa talk with CBR about fart jokes and gross out humor in their new crowd-funded children's book.

EXCLUSIVE: Palumbo Covers Mignola & Golden's "Joe Golem" #2

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden's Joe Golem moves from prose to comics this fall, and here's the first look at Dave Palumbo's cover to #2.

EXCLUSIVE: "Witchblade" to End in October, Sejics Now Top Cow-Exclusive

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of Comic-Con International, CBR has exclusive news from Top Cow Productions, including the end -- for now -- of "Witchblade." UPDATED with confirmation of "Rat Queens" departure from Stjepan Sejic.

WATCH: First "Heroes Reborn" Trailer

Thu, June 25th, 2015 | Category: TV

Heroes new and old are featured in the first, minute-long look at NBC's "Heroes Reborn," the fall-debuting revival of Tim Kring's series.

New "Ant-Man" Character Posters Highlight Cast

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

The cast of "Ant-Man" -- including Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly -- get individual attention in these new posters.

New Spider-Man Tom Holland Screen Tested with Downey and Evans

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Film

The long path towards casting the new live-action Spider-Man included screen tests with Marvel Studios vets Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.

EXCLUSIVE: Hadji Levitates in "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest" Clip

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

Animation icons meet in this clip from "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest," featuring the titular cat and mouse, plus Jonny Quest and Hadji.

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Picks Up Gene Ha's Kickstarter-Funded "Mae"

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gene Ha's first creator-owned work, the Kickstarter-funded sisterly supernatural series "Mae," has found a home at Dark Horse Comics.

EXCLUSIVE: Howard Chaykin Joins Dark Circle's "The Black Hood" for Special Issue

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary artist Howard Chaykin will illustrate "The Black Hood" #6, part of Archie's Dark Circle line, and CBR has the exclusive first look.

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