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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DC Comics Reveals Full "Rebirth" Cast of Characters

Tue, May 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has unveiled a new double-page spread by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Hi-Fi, featuring a large gathering of the company's "Rebirth" heroes. SPOILERS!

ComiXology CEO Answers the Big Questions About New "Unlimited" Subscription Service

Tue, May 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks in-depth with comiXology CEO David Steinberger about the freshly launched monthly subscription service comiXology Unlimited.

New "Star Trek Beyond" Trailer Pits Idris Elba Against the Enterprise Crew

Fri, May 20th, 2016 | Category: Film

The second "Star Trek Beyond" trailer has arrived, with Idris Elba's Krall targeting Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the Enterprise.

WATCH: Bunn & Hurtt Want to Know Why You Love "The Sixth Gun"

Fri, May 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With the final issue of "The Sixth Gun" approaching, series creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt want fans to tell them why they love the book.

"Black Panther" #2 Sells Out, Gets Run the Jewels Variant Cover

Thu, May 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel once again takes inspiration from acclaimed hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, this time for the second-printing cover of "Black Panther" #2.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW's "X-Files: Origins" Introduces Teen Scully & Mulder

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

IDW's debut digital-first series is "X-Files: Origins," a four-issue miniseries focusing on (separate) adventures of teenage Mulder & Scully.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Emphasizes 'Creator-Driven' Comics with Five New Series in August

Tue, May 17th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

IDW has five new series launching in August under the "Creator Visions" umbrella, including the return of "Superf*ckers" and "Atomic Robo."

Robert Kirkman's "Demonic" Revived at Skybound with New Creative Team

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Christopher Sebela & Niko Walter will team for "Demonic," based on a concept originally introduced in 2010 by Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri.

"Supergirl's" Move to The CW: The Four Biggest Questions

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: TV

With "Supergirl" now officially moving from CBS to The CW, CBR examines the biggest questions surrounding the DC Comics-based show's network shift.

Darwyn Cooke, Celebrated Comics Artist and Writer, Passes Away

Sat, May 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning artist, writer and animator known for such acclaimed works as "DC: The New Frontier," has died at age 53.

DC Entertainment Addresses Harassment Issues, Plans to Review and Expand Policies

Fri, May 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

After multiple incidents became public, DC states the company is taking steps to ensure anti-harassment policies are "respected and reinforced."

"Marvel's Most Wanted" Not Moving Forward at ABC

Thu, May 12th, 2016 | Category: TV

The planned "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" spinoff isn't happening, as the network has officially passed on "Marvel's Most Wanted."

Archie-Based "Riverdale" Gets Series Order from The CW

Thu, May 12th, 2016 | Category: TV

Add yet another comic book-based series to The CW's lineup: Archie Comics-based drama "Riverdale" has landed on the network's schedule.

Superheroes Get Cute and Stackable in "Marvel Tsum Tsum" Comic and Variants

Thu, May 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Disney's hit line of "Tsum Tsum" stuffed toys come to comics with the "Marvel Tsum Tsum" miniseries from Jacob Chabot and David Baldeon.

Comic-Con in Talks with Lionsgate About Potential Awards Show

Wed, May 11th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

A new awards show may be coming to Comic-Con in San Diego, with the organization confirming that talks have happened but nothing is yet final.

Paolo Rivera Unveils His Stunning "Captain America: Civil War" Poster

Wed, May 11th, 2016 | Category: Film

Eisner-winning artist Paolo Rivera has revealed the "Captain America: Civil War" poster he illustrated exclusively for the film's cast and crew.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: "Arrow" Star Paul Blackthorne Talks Laurel's Death

Tue, May 10th, 2016 | Category: TV

Paul Blackthorne, who plays Captain Lance on "Arrow," talks how he approached the scene where his character discovered Laurel had died.

Fish Mooney is Back, and In Costume, in New "Gotham" Photos

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: TV

Jada Pinkett Smith will return to "Gotham" next week, and with a new look -- here are images of her in costume on "A Legion of Horribles."

EXCLUSIVE: "Rick and Morty," "Heartthrob" Variants Available at New Con

Sun, May 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press has teamed with Georgia's 2nd & Charles for the Fried Pie Con, and CBR has the first look at two variant covers available at the show.

Seth Rogen Shares Fabry-Inspired "Preacher" TV Posters

Fri, May 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

AMC's soon-to-debut "Preacher" series shows its commitment to the source material with two character posters inspired by Glenn Fabry's covers.