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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Elizabeth Perkins Cast in "Preacher" as Jesse's Mom

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

Add one more to AMC's "Preacher" cast: Elizabeth Perkins has joined the pilot as Vyla Quinncannon, lead character Jesse Custer's mother.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Trailer Officially Released

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Following a blurry, bootleg recording of the "Batman v Superman" trailer surfacing online Thursday, a clear, official version has been released.

Stan Lee & Steve Wozniak Join Forces for Silicon Valley Comic Con

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The co-creator of many of Marvel's biggest heroes and the co-founder of Apple have teamed together for a new conventions in San Jose.

CBR TV: "Star Wars Rebels" Vet Greg Weisman Reveals "Huge Piece of the Puzzle" in "Kanan"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Gargoyles" creator Greg Weisman discusses fleshing out Kanan Jarrus' backstory in Marvel Comics' "Kanan - The Last Padawan" at WonderCon.

Marvel Reveals "Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens -- Shattered Empire" Creative Team

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Punisher" team of Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto reunite to help bridge the gap between "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens."

Dominic Cooper Official in "Preacher" Lead Role

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

AMC's "Preacher" has its Jesse Custer: Dominic Cooper has been cast in the lead role of the Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg-developed pilot.

"12 Years a Slave" Screenwriter Reportedly Working with Marvel on TV Project

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

A new report states that John Ridley, the Oscar-winning writer of "12 Years a Slave," is working on a TV adaptation of an existing Marvel property.

EXCLUSIVE: Darick Robertson-Drawn Poster for Action Film ‘The Dead Lands’

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Comics veteran Darick Robertson illustrated a poster for New Zealand martial arts film "The Dead Lands," and SPINOFF HAS the first look.

SWCA: Abrams & Kennedy Talk "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gets the spotlight at Star Wars Celebration, with J.J. Abrams & Kathleen Kennedy on stage for a preview.

Zack Snyder Teases "Batman v Superman" Trailer Event with 20-Second Clip

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Zack Snyder confirmed an IMAX teaser event for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" with a 20-second clip focused on the film's two main heroes.

Warner Bros. Names New "Wonder Woman" Director

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Patty Jenkins, once on board to direct Marvel Studios' "Thor" sequel, has joined "Wonder Woman" following the departure of Michelle MacLaren.

Robert Kirkman's Skybound Signs First-Look Film Deal with Universal

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Robert Kirkman's creations could be getting new life on the big screen, as Skybound has reached a two-year first-look film deal with Universal.

Brubaker Discusses Creator-Owned Comics Love and Why He Doesn't Miss Superheroes

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker talks to CBR about his creative satisfaction at Image Comics, his new TV gig and why he doesn't miss superhero comics.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Sets Lineup for "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Comic

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Georgia Ball joins IDW's Transformers franchise in July with the adaptation of animated series "Transformers: Robots in Disguise."

NBC's "The Blacklist" Jumps From TV to Comics at Titan in July

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The Blacklist" is the latest television series to make the leap to comic books, with a new series from Titan starting this summer.

New "Arrow" Posters Hype Arrival of Final Five Episodes

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

The third season of "Arrow" is nearing its conclusion, and The CW has released two new posters of Oliver and Roy before the final stretch.

"Incredible Hulk," "G.I. Joe" Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at Age 75

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Herb Trimpe, an era-defining artist of "The Incredible Hulk" who illustrated the first appearance of Wolverine, has passed away at age 75.

DC Unveils Lineup for Second Week of Eight-Page June Previews

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Superman's new status quo in "Action Comics" and more June DC Comics storylines will get previews in May, in the midst of "Convergence."

Director Michelle MacLaren Leaves "Wonder Woman" Following 'Creative Differences'

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Noted television director Michelle MacLaren, who was to develop and direct "Wonder Woman," has left the film due to creative differences.

Olivia Munn Cast as Psylocke in "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Bryan Singer has revealed that Olivia Munn has joined the "X-Men: Apocalypse" cast as popular team member Psylocke.

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