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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Marvel NOW! Teasers Pay Off With Enigmatic 'Divided We Stand' Group Shot

Thu, June 30th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Two weeks of Marvel NOW! teasers have culminated in a new group shot by Mike Deodato that raises even more post-"Civil War II" questions.

Petition Seeks to Make Orlando Victim First LGBT Star Wars Movie Character

Mon, June 27th, 2016 | Category: Film

Comics journalist Joshua Yehl has started a petition for the "Star Wars" franchise to name its first LGBT film character after his late best friend.

Gal Gadot Describes "Wonder Woman" as a "Coming-of-Age Story"

Fri, June 24th, 2016 | Category: Film

The actress offers her insight into the differences between the DC Comics icon in her solo film and the upcoming "Justice League."

'Caught Off-Guard' By "Batman V Superman" Reaction, Snyder's Ready to 'Blow the Doors Off' with "Justice League"

Thu, June 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The director opens up about the negative reaction to "Dawn of Justice," and the effect it had on his approach to 2017's "Justice League."

Affleck's "Justice League" Batman Seeks Redemption, For Himself and Humanity

Wed, June 22nd, 2016 | Category: Film

Ben Affleck says the Batman of "Justice League" is less "extreme" than in "Batman v Superman," and wants "to make the world better."

Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Confirmed for Major "Supergirl" Role

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: TV

Lynda Carter will return to DC in more ways than one -- she's playing the President of the United States on "Supergirl."

"Justice League" Film Plot Details, Logo Revealed

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Film

Warner Bros. has started to unveil more of 2017's "Justice League," including the first plot synopsis and logo from the DC Comics-based film.

"Batman" Movie Update: Affleck Has 'Highest of Standards' for Solo Film

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Film

On the set of "Justice League," Ben Affleck told reporters that a "Batman" solo film won't happen until he's completely satisfied with the script.

"Justice League" Aims to Be 'More Inclusive,' Less Dark than "Batman v Superman"

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Film

Following the highly criticized "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Zack Snyder and company aim for a comparatively brighter Justice League" film.

First Look at "Justice League's" Upgraded Batmobile, More New Bat-Tech Revealed

Tue, June 21st, 2016 | Category: Film

As the threats get bigger in "Justice League," Batman will respond accordingly -- here are details and the first look at the latest Batmobile.

Hydra Cap is 'Divided' in First Marvel NOW! 2016 Teaser

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The first teaser for Marvel's upcoming Marvel NOW! initiative, illustrated by Mike Deodato, stars Captain America: Steve Rogers and Mosaic.

A Massive Marvel Character Returns in "Civil War II" #2 -- But What Does That Mean?

Thu, June 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

One of Marvel's biggest names resurfaces in "Civil War II" #2, and it doesn't appear to be good news for anyone involved.

INTERVIEW: Miller & Romita Reunite for New "Dark Knight Returns" Story

Wed, June 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. discuss collaborating more than 20 years after "Man Without Fear" to tell the story of Jason Todd's "Last Crusade."

Marvel's Latest "Dead No More" Update: 'Everything You've Been Told is Wrong'

Tue, June 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The promotion for upcoming Spider-Man story "Dead No More" continues, with Marvel teasing that a "conspiracy" will be revealed.

EXCLUSIVE: Go Inside IDW's Hasbro Crossover "Revolution" with Video, New Variant

Fri, June 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Revolution" brings Transformers, G.I. Joe and more together, and CBR has the first look at a behind-the-scenes video and Art Baltazar variant.

"The Flash" Includes the First Follow-Up to DC's Surprise "Rebirth" Crossover

Wed, June 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"The Flash: Rebirth" #1 contains the first direct follow-up to the biggest surprise of the "DC Universe: Rebirth" one-shot. SPOILERS!

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Enlists Vixen as Series Regular -- But Not the One You Expect

Tue, June 7th, 2016 | Category: TV

Vixen will join the main cast of "Legends of Tomorrow" for season two, but it won't be Megalyn E.K. returning to the role.

Superman to Appear on "Supergirl," Casting Underway

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: TV

The Man of Steel will arrive on The CW for the first two episodes of "Supergirl's" second season.

Marvel's "Civil War II" #1 Reveals One Major Casualty -- And Maybe a Second

Wed, June 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

War isn't pretty, and Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez' "Civil War II" #1 revealed a major Marvel casualty -- and maybe a second to come. SPOILERS!

Bendis & Oeming Aim for a "Powers" TV Show Closer to the Comic Book

Tue, May 31st, 2016 | Category: TV

"Powers" co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming tell CBR News about their stepped up roles on season two of the Sony TV series.