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?).


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"We Agree": DC Comics Responds to Sexist T-Shirt Criticism

Tue, September 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC has responded to an outcry from licensed apparel widely deemed sexist, saying it agrees the shirts are offensive and changes may be made.

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim Says Oliver Will Get "New Toys" in Season 3

Sat, September 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marc Guggenheim previewed "Arrow" season three on Jonah Weiland's talk radio show, discussing Oliver Queen's new bow, Ra's al Ghul and more.

Disney's Second "Big Hero 6" Trailer Arrives

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The second trailer for "Big Hero 6," based on a Marvel Comics team, provides the best look yet at the animated film's plot and characters.

"Lucifer" Writer Mike Carey Shares Early Reaction to TV Adaptation News

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A TV show based on DC/Vertigo's "Lucifer" is in the works, and Mike Carey -- who wrote the entire series -- shares his initial reaction with CBR.

Alonso Says Manara Cover Cancellation "Only a Scheduling Problem"

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso has informed CBR News that the decision to shift Milo Manara off scheduled variant covers was due to the artist's scheduling issues.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Cast, Crew "Start Fresh" with Season Two

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." cast, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and more discuss Tuesday's season two premiere and the show going forward.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners Answer Your Pre-Season Premiere Questions

Tue, September 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the debut of Season 2 mere hours away, "Agents of SHIELD" EPs Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon answer your questions about the new episodes!

EXCLUSIVE: Full Long Beach Comic Con Programming Lineup

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman's 75th and tributes to "Spectacular Spider-Man and "Young Justice" are among the highlights of this weekend's Long Beach Comic Con.

EXCLUSIVE: "Detective Comics," "Batman/Superman" and "Lobo" Variants

Sun, September 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, here's the first look at a trio of variant covers illustrated by Cliff Chiang, Matteo Scalera and Ben Oliver.

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse's "Prometheus" #2 Preview, Epilogue Cover Reveal

Sat, September 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A discovery heats up Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra's "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #2, plus a look at David Palumbo's cover for the March finale.

David Ayer Reportedly WB's Choice to Direct DC's "Suicide Squad"

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

DC's villains-turned-mercenaries team may be headed to the big screen courtesy of David Ayer, director of "End of Watch" and "Sabotage."

"Supergirl" Gets Series Commitment from CBS

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Supergirl" TV series developed by "Arrow" executive producer Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler has landed a series commitment from CBS.

Sony Reveals Early Look at Genndy Tartakovsky's "Popeye" Film

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sony has released an animation test from 2016's big-screen "Popeye," introduced by director and famed animator Genndy Tartakovsky.

Machinima and DC Team for "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles"

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Machinima has teamed with DC Entertainment for new digital animated series, exploring a "darker" version of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Kevin Smith's "Tusk" in Development as a Comic Book at Dynamite

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

CBR has confirmed that a comic book based on the new Kevin Smith film "Tusk" is in the works at Dynamite Entertainment.

"Arrow" Cast Stands Tall in Season Three Poster

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Oliver, Felicity, Laurel, Diggle and Roy get ready to face new threats in The CW's "Arrow" season three promotional poster.

"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.