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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EXCLUSIVE: Nyssa al Ghul Returns in New "Arrow" Images

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Katrina Law reprises her role as Nyssa al Ghul later this month on "Arrow," and CBR has the first look at her return to Starling City.

Peter Tomasi Reveals Batman's Post-"Robin Rises" Partner

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of the "Robin Rises" finale, Peter Tomasi has revealed the identity of Batman's next partner via the cover of "Batman and Robin" #38.

CBR TV: Russell Dauterman is Worthy of the New "Thor"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Russell Dauterman talks with CBR TV about taking on Marvel's "Thor" reluanch with Jason Aaron and creating the new female Thor.

Vinnie Jones Joins "Arrow" as DC Comics Villain Brick

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" has added another antagonist to its mix, played by someone who has experience playing comic book villains -- Vinnie Jones.

Jena Malone Reportedly in "Batman v Superman," Role Not Confirmed

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

According to a new report, Jena Malone is indeed in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," though whether it's as Robin is less certain.

"The Birthday Boys" Celebrate Season Two with Fabio, Dana Carvey and More

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

IFC's "The Birthday Boys" talk bringing their show from the stage to the screen, working with Fabio and the current state of sketch comedy.

NYCC: Johns Talks Early "Flash" TV Success, Seeing Captain Cold in Live-Action

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

DC's Chief Creative Officer talks with CBR about the big debut for "The Flash" TV series, and seeing one of his favorite villains in the flesh.

Rookie Comic Writer Delivers "Buckets of Blood" in DC Digital's "Mortal Kombat X"

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Shawn Kittelsen talks new digital-first series "Mortal Kombat X," based on the latest installment of the long-running fighting game franchise.

Top Cow Launches Latest Talent Hunt, Releases Submission Details

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hoping to break into comics? Top Cow's Talent Hunt is back, and Matt Hawkins has info for budding writers and artists interested in participating.

EXCLUSIVE: Mysterious Marvel Teasers Continue With "Years of Future Past"

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has been promoting content related to past events for summer 2015, and CBR has the first look at the latest, "Years of Future Past."

EXCLUSIVE: Capullo's "Batman" #36 Cover, Reis' "Justice League United" #6 Variant

Tue, October 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Double your DC cover reveal pleasure with Greg Capullo's Joker-ized Superman on "Baman" #36, plus Rod Reis on "Justice League United."

NYCC: Bunn Swaps Zombies for Wade Wilsons in "Return of the Living Deadpool"

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Last year's "Night of the Living Deadpool" gets a sequel in 2015, and Cullen Bunn discusses what could be even worse than a zombie horde.

NYCC: Marvel's "Spider-Verse" Panel, "Spider-Gwen" and "Silk" Ongoings Announced

Sun, October 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, Nick Lowe and more closed out NYCC with series announcements and a look at the forthcoming "Spider-Verse" event.

NYCC: "Guardians of the Galaxy" Screenwriter on "Gamora" Ongoing, Wilson Joins "X-Men"

Sun, October 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

NYCC's "Women of Marvel" panel was a newsworthy one, with Nicole Perlman announced for "Gamora," and G. Willow Wilson on "X-Men."

NYCC: Marvel's Axel-In-Charge Panel Reveals "Fantastic Four" Fate, New "Ant-Man" and More

Sun, October 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The final day of NYCC saw Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso hosting his "Axel-In-Charge" panel, with word on "Fantastic Four's" fate and more.

NYCC: "Powers" TV Panel with Bendis and Cast

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's "Powers" is headed to TV, and the Sony series got a preview Saturday at New York Comic Con.

NYCC: Batman 75th Anniversary Panel with Snyder, Lee, Johns and More

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman's year-long 75th Anniversary celebration continued Saturday at New York Comic Con, with DC Entertainment spotlighting the Caped Crusdaer.

NYCC: Marvel Cup O' Joe Panel with Joe Quesada

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada returned to NYCC for his convention staple (and typically announcement-filled) Cup O' Joe panel.

NYCC: "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" Panel

Fri, October 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" cast and crew gather at NYC to preview the new, Aquaman-centric DC Comics-based animated film.

NYCC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Panel with Jeph Loeb and Clark Gregg

Fri, October 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Just weeks into the new season of "Agents of SHIELD," head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb takes the NYCC stage to talk the latest and debut a new episode.

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