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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WATCH: Batman Unmasked in New "Batman v Superman" Footage

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

Bat-synergy: Take a look at a new scene from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which aired during the midseason finale of "Gotham."

INTERVIEW: Gail Simone Guides 'Blockbuster Update' of Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gail Simone talks to CBR about Dynamite's update of three major female heroes, and how it was "never about taking away the sex appeal."

Updated "Captain America: Civil War" Synopsis Revealed

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Along with a trailer and a poster, Marvel Studios has released a slightly updated plot synopsis for May's "Captain America: Civil War."

Zoe Saldana Gets Green for "Guardians of the Galaxy" Sequel

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Zoe Saldana tweeted a picture of her getting Gamora-fied for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which is scheduled for release in May 2017.

"Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #1 Reveals Major Status Quo Shift

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The first issue of DC Comics' "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" reveals a significant change to Frank Miller's famous take on Batman. SPOILERS!

"Doctor Strange" Starts Production, Main Cast Confirmed

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is officially in production, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and more on board.

Jeph Loeb Embraces 'Grounded Stories' of Marvel's Netflix Series

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

The Head of Marvel TV talks with CBR about the real-life stakes of Marvel TV's Netflix series, progress on "Iron Fist," and a "Defenders" update.

INTERVIEW: Jeph Loeb Sees "Jessica Jones" as 'Extremely Relatable' and 'Very Aspirational'

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

"Jessica Jones" may be Marvel's darkest live-action adaptation yet, but Jeph Loeb tells CBR that at its core, it's a classic Marvel story.

"Batkid Begins" Filmmaker Thinks Miles' Story is More Than a Viral Sensation

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Filmmaker Dana Nachman discusses her documentary about Miles Scott's dream of becoming Batman and the people who made it a reality.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Enter "The Analog Man" in Lemire & LaRosa's "Bloodshot Reborn" #10

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa's next "Bloodshot Reborn" story arc also features the return of Valiant's "Valiant Prestige" format.

Finn & Rey on the Run in First "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Clip

Sun, November 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

In a newly released 15-second clip from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Rey, Finn and BB-8 look to flee an attack on Jakku.

Goldsman to Lead "G.I. Joe" and "Micronauts" Writers Rooms to Generate Potential Films

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

Following the model of the "Transformers" writers room, the screenwriter will supervise similar creative sessions for "G.I. Joe" and "Micronauts."

"Lost in Space" Remake in Development at Netflix

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

A new version of '60s sci-fi series "Lost in Space" looks to be headed to television, with a remake in the works at Netflix.

Jeph Loeb Says There's 'Never Been Any Change' on "Iron Fist"

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb dismissed rumors that an "Iron Fist" Netflix series may no longer be happening, and told CBR news is on the way.

Extended "Flash"/"Arrow" Crossover Trailer Released

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

It's one full minute of The Flash, Green Arrow and the future Legends of Tomorrow in a new, extended trailer for the upcoming two-part crossover.

EXCLUSIVE: Mondo Teams with Marvel for New Gallery Show

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mondo closes out 2015 with a Marvel-inspired show featuring Becky Cloonan, Mike Mitchell, Matthew Woodson and more, and we've got a first look.

Superman Says 'Lend a Friendly Hand' to Refugees

Thu, November 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Superman advises compassion and understanding towards refugees in a 1960 public service announcement comic by Jack Schiff and Curt Swan.

"Invader Zim" Comic Adds Dave Crosland as New Series Artist

Thu, November 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dave Crosland, whose credits include "Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time!" and "Amazing Joy Buzzards," has joined Oni's "Invader Zim" series.

"Jessica Jones" Showrunner Gives "Defenders" Update

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

Melissa Rosenberg talks how "Defenders" influenced the "Jessica Jones" plotting, and what she's thinking for a potential second season.

"Arrow" Targets HIVE in Plot Synopsis for Midseason Finale "Dark Waters"

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

It looks like the holidays won't be a happy time for Team Arrow, as Damien Darhk attacks Oliver's holiday party on the Dec. 9 episode of "Arrow."