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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Chiwetel Ejiofor Reportedly Up for Key "Doctor Strange" Role

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Oscar-nominated "12 Years a Slave" actor is eyed for an "unspecified role" in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, a new report says.

RUMOR: Karl Urban Potentially Up for "Aquaman" Role, Director Candidates Named

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

An unconfirmed rumor has surfaced naming Karl Urban as potentially playing a role in "Aquaman," along with two frontrunners to direct.

Hudlin & Cowan on Why a Live-Action "Static Shock" is "More Timely Than Ever"

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan update CBR on the new "Static Shock" series, and why the time is right for greater superhero diversity.

Trailer Released for "Attack on Titan: No Regrets" Finale

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

While the finale of animated prequel "No Regrets" doesn’t arrive until April, "Attack on Titan" fans can check out a preview now.

Second "Secret Wars" Title Branding Revealed: "Battleworld"

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Secret Wars" will be waged on "the last remaining fragments of dead universes" in the "Battleworld" titles.

Hudlin & Cowan on "Milestone 2.0": "We're Not in the Nostalgia Business"

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Reginald Hudlin & Denys Cowan talk to CBR about the new Milestone Media, and share early plans of working with DC and other publishers.

Wells and Barry Have a Subtext-Laden Chat in New "Flash" Clip

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The latest "Revenge of the Rogues" clip sees Harrison Wells -- recently established as Reverse-Flash -- tell Barry Allen, "I hope we're not enemies."

EXCLUSIVE: Ellis Talks "Project Superpowers: Blackcross," Plus Issue #1 Preview

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis tells CBR News about his new take on Dynamite's "Project Superpowers" universe, alongside Colton Worley's pages from issue #1.

Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe Set to Combine in "Secret Wars"

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe are on a "Secret Wars" collision course, and Axel Alonso and Tom Brevoort explain what that means.

Amell & Garber Prepare for Banter, Conflicts as "The Flash's" Firestorm

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Robbie Amell and Victor Garber talk with CBR about playing Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein, the DC Comics superhero collectively known as Firestorm.

EXCLUSIVE: "Black Hood" #1 Returnable for Retailers, First Interior Pages Revealed

Tue, January 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Take a look inside Michael Gaydos' art from "The Black Hood" #1, and read why Archie Comics is making the issue returnable for retailers.

EXCLUSIVE: New Art from "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Angela" and "Guardians 3000"

Sun, January 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kick back this Sunday with new Marvel interior pages from David Marquez, Phil Jimenez and Gerardo Sandoval.

The Court of Owls Makes Its Animated Debut in "Batman vs. Robin" Trailer

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Straight from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's run on "Batman," The Court of Owls get animated in the first look at "Batman vs. Robin."

"Arrow" EP Guggenheim Tells One-Shot "Daredevil" Story

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

April's "Daredevil" #15.1 will include stories written by both "Arrow" co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim and series artist Chris Samnee.

Marvel SVP Talks "Star Wars" Success, Reveals Sales of #2 Near 200K

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel SVP David Gabriel talks "Star Wars" #1 selling a million copies, and reveals to CBR that February's issue #2 is near 200,000 in initial sales.

EXCLUSIVE: Image Comics Introduces "Image Direct" Mail-Order Subscription Service

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Saga," "The Walking Dead" and more can now be delivered right to your mailbox, directly from Image. CBR has the first details of the new program.

Sony Denies Spider-Man/"Avengers: Infinity War" Rumor

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Sony has dismissed a widespread rumor that Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Marvel Studios-produced "Avengers" film.

New "Arrow" Promo Focuses on Those "Left Behind"

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" is back next week, and a new minute-long promo shows Starling City in the aftermath of last month's fateful season finale.

Kevin Conroy, Weird Al Join "Batman vs. Robin" Voice Cast

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The animated feature, based on Snyder & Capullo's "The Court of Owls," will include Kevin Conroy and "Weird Al" Yankovic in its voice cast.

EXCLUSIVE: First Look Inside de Campi and Ruiz's "Archie Vs. Predator"

Tue, January 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Alex de Campi & Fernando Ruiz pit "Archie Vs. Predator" in April, and CBR has the exclusive debut of pages from the unexpected crossover.

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