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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Walter Simonson's New Thor-Themed Mailbox Brings the Thunder

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary comic book writer and artist Walter Simonson has a new, Thor-themed mailbox -- let's hope the postal workers are worthy to open it.

"Hannibal" Star Reportedly in Talks for Villainous "Doctor Strange" Role

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Film

Mads Mikkelsen, the star of "Hannibal" who is also appearing in "Star Wars: Rogue One," is reportedly in talks to join the "Doctor Strange" cast.

Self-Transforming Optimus Prime Cake is a True Birthday Miracle

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: TV

In an achievement of both modern technology and baking ingenuity, a father crafted an Optimus Prime cake for his son that actually transforms.

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" Extended Edition Gets Surprise R-Rating

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Thanks to "some violence," the Extended Edition of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" has earned an unexpected R-rating.

Brosnan Says Gay Bond Would be "Interesting Viewing," Talks Turning Down Batman

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Promoting "No Escape," Pierce Brosnan opened up on turning down playing Batman and said he'd have no problem with a gay James Bond.

"The Flash" Brings Linda Park Back for Season 2

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: TV

Malese Jow returns to "The Flash" in its second season, potentially making Barry Allen's personal life even more complicated.

Panel Syndicate Teases New Vaughan & Martín Series

Tue, August 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

"The Private Eye" has wrapped, but it looks like Panel Syndicate has a new series on the way from Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martín.

"Star Wars: Rogue One" May Include a Digital Peter Cushing

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

Peter Cushing passed away more than 20 years ago, but according to a new report, that may not stop him from appearing in "Rogue One."

"War of the Planet of the Apes" Casts One of Its Human Leads

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

The next "Planet of the Apes" film has found one of its two main humans: Gabriel Chavarria, the star of Hulu series "East Los High."

Fox Picks Léa Seydoux for "Gambit" Female Lead

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

Léa Seydoux, best known for her role in "Blue Is the Warmest Colour," has been offered the role of Bella Donna in 20th Century Fox's "Gambit" film.

"Fear the Walking Dead" Debuts with Record-Breaking 10.1 Million Viewers

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

AMC has announced record-setting ratings for Sunday's series premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead," the much-hyped "Walking Dead" companion series.

PREVIEW: Loeb & Sale Reunite in "Captain America: White" #1

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The team of Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale return to comic shops this September with "Captain America: White," telling an early Steve Rogers story.

AMC Strikes Back Against Darabont and CAA's "Walking Dead" Lawsuit

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

AMC has alleged that CAA and Frank Darabont's "Walking Dead"-related lawsuit may have a major flaw: Misrepresenting an executive as a lawyer.

"Jonny Quest" Producer Says Live-Action Film Will 'Honor' '60s Animated Series

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Hitman: Agent 47" producer Adrian Askarieh has opened up on the live-action "Jonny Quest," saying it'll be closely inspired by the '60s cartoon.

Christopher Yost to Write "Masters of the Universe" Film

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

Comics veteran and "Thor: The Dark World" screenwriter Christopher Yost looks to bring He-Man back to the big screen at Sony Pictures.

Stephen Amell and Stardust's WWE Feud Inspires Fan Art

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Arrow" star Stephen Amell will make his professional wrestling debut at "WWE SummerSlam" on Sunday, which has inspired a variety of fan art.

Dwayne Johnson to Star in Disney's "Jungle Cruise" Film

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

Following a voice acting role in "Moana," Dwayne Johnson looks to extend his relationship with Disney by starring in a "Jungle Cruise" film.

Yvonne Craig, TV's '60s Batgirl, Dead at 78

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

Yvonne Craig, who famously portrayed Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the third season of the 1960s "Batman" TV series, has passed way at age 78.

Stephen Amell & WWE Team Up for Fundraiser Before "SummerSlam" Match

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

With Stephen Amell poised to make his pro wrestling debut this weekend, the "Arrow" star has unveiled a new t-shirt to raise money for charity.

EXCLUSIVE: "Jughead" #2 Covers by Henderson, Francavilla and More

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The relaunched "Jughead" continues in November, and CBR has the first look at all five covers from the issue, by Erica Henderson and more.

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