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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"Agent Carter" Adds James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis

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

Jarvis -- the human version -- will make his debut in ABC's "Agent Carter," played by "Broadchurch" actor James D'Arcy.

Vertigo's "Lucifer" in Development at Fox, with Put Pilot Commitment

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

An adaptation of Vertigo series "Lucifer" is in development at Fox, with "Californication" creator Tom Kapinos at the helm.

"Death of Wolverine" #4 Moves to Mid-October, Gets Greg Land Variant

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

The release date for the "Death of Wolverine" finale has moved to Oct. 15, as Marvel debuts a new variant cover illustrated by Greg Land.

EXCLUSIVE: Walker Promises A "More Badass" Shaft in The Character's Comics Debut

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

David F. Walker talks to CBR News about writing the first "Shaft" comic book, taking inspiration from the novels and supporting diversity.

First Official "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Plot Details Released

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Disney has released the official story synopsis for 2015's highly anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron," revealing a key role for Tony Stark.

Amanda Pays to Reprise 1990 "Flash" Role on CW's "The Flash"

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

You read that right: Amanda Pays will play Dr. Tina McGee on The CW's "The Flash," the same role she played in the 1990 CBS "The Flash" series.

EXCLUSIVE: T.J. Miller Tries to Keep Up in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Clip

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "Transformers: Age of Extinction" out this week on digital HD, T.J. Miller discusses keeping up with action movie vet Mark Wahlberg.

EXCLUSIVE: "Captain Marvel" Celebrates 100 Issues in December

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

Carol Danvers hits 100 (combined total) solo issues with "Captain Marvel" #10, an oversized issue by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez.

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn Alive and Well in "Walking Dead" Season Five Portrait

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

Glenn (Steven Yeun) and "The Walking Dead" return on AMC in October, and CBR has the exclusive first look at the character's fifth season promo photo.

"Agents of SHIELD" Season 2 Cast Assembles in Promo Photo

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

New cast members Nick Blood and Henry Simmons join the returning team in the first group promo photo for "Agents of SHIELD" season two.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: Interview the "Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Got a question for Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen? Here's your chance to interact with the "Agents of SHIELD" showrunners before the season premiere!

Geoff Johns Revisits "Forever Evil," Talks Impact on "Justice League"

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

Before a signing in LA, writer and DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns discussed the first line-wide event of the New 52 era, "Forever Evil."

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Debuts Darwyn Cooke Variants in December

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

CBR has the first look at Darwyn Cooke-illustrate variant covers for "Action Comics," "Grayson," "Justice League United" and "Supergirl."

BCC: BOOM! Announces Waid/Jones Collaboration, New Cho Project

Sat, September 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios made it official that Mark Waid and JG Jones are working together, along with the announcement of new material from Frank Cho.

CBR TV: Knisley Travels with "An Age of License," Goes DIY in "Something New"

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Lucy Knisley makes her upcoming wedding the subject of her upcoming book and talks about how the recipes in "Relish" changed her career.

EXCLUSIVE: Annie Wu Channels '60s Romance in Deadpool Anniversary Variant

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Deadpool continues to parody his way through 75 years of Marvel history, with his latest stop the decidedly non-superhero "Patsy Walker" #121.

Palmiotti Caps Nine-Year Run with "All-Star Western" Finale

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jimmy Palimotti talks to CBR News about saying goodbye to Jonah Hex, a character he and Justin Gray have written at DC Comics since 2005.

Matt Nable Cast as Ra's al Ghul on "Arrow"

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

After being discussed throughout "Arrow" season two, Bat-villain Ra's al Ghul will debut four episodes into season three, played by Matt Nable.

CBR TV: Layman Expands "Chew," Returns to Marvel with "Cyclops"

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" creator John Layman stays hungry with his hit Image Comics series and discusses his return to Marvel to work on his favorite X-Men character.

The Rock Confirms Black Adam Casting, "Shazam" Screenwriter Hired

Wed, September 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Following previous teases, Dwayne Johnson has made it clear he's playing Black Adam, with Darren Lemke set to write the "Shazam" film.

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