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?).


Articles By Albert Ching

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POLL: What Should Fox Do Next with "Fantastic Four"?

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

With the future of the "Fantastic Four" film franchise now in question, what would you like to see Fox do next with Marvel's First Family?

"LEGO Batman" Casts its Joker: Zach Galifianakis

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

Zach Galifianakis looks to be the latest comedy star in the "LEGO Batman" voice cast, in negotiations to join as famed archvillain the Joker.

"Supergirl" Casts Brit Morgan as Livewire

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

Livewire, a character first introduced in the "Superman" animated series, will be portrayed in live-action by "True Blood" alum Brit Morgan.

"Friday the 13th" TV Series In Development at The CW

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

Jason Voorhees could share a network with "Jane the Virgin," as a "Friday the 13th" series is in development from the creators of "The Pretender."

EXCLUSIVE: Adoption is a Dangerous Game in BOOM! Studios' "Last Sons of America"

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first details of a new BOOM! Studios series, from the creative team of Phillip Kennedy Johnson & Matthew Dow Smith.

"The Flash" Unveils First Look at Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Flash" TV series pays tribute to one of the most iconic comic book covers in history with a new image promoting the arrival of Jay Garrick.

WATCH: "Arrow" Star Stephen Amell Tussles with Stardust on "WWE Raw"

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

WWE has released video of Stephen Amell jumping into the ring and attacking pro wrestler Stardust as part of Monday night's "WWE Raw."

Ronda Rousey Talks Marvel Superhero Ambitions

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

Undefeated UFC women's bantamweight champion and burgeoning movie star Ronda Rousey expressed interest in playing a Marvel superhero on screen.

"Grumpy Cat" Writer Promises "Laugh-Loaded Shenanigans" in Comic Series

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ben McCool talks adapting an Internet phenomenon to comic books, and CBR has an exclusive look at Steve Uy's art from issue #1.

Latest "Jem and the Holograms" Trailer Shifts Gears, Slightly

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest "Jem and the Holograms" trailer moves closer to the '80s animated source material, thanks to a hologram-projecting robot.

"Arrow" Star Stephen Amell Confronts Stardust on "WWE Raw," "SummerSlam" Match Official

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

Following weeks of teases and back-and-forth taunting, "Arrow" star Stephen Amell confronted WWE pro wrestler Stardust live in the ring on "Raw."

"Millar & McNiven's Nemesis" Film Adaptation Moves Studios

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest news on a potential film adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" sees the film moving from Fox to Warner Bros.

"Fantastic Four" Box Office Estimates Lower with Poor Word of Mouth

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Film

Current estimates show "Fantastic Four" struggling to hit the $30 million mark, following nearly universally poor reviews for the film.

"Fantastic Four" On Track to Debut at #1 Despite Poor Reviews

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Fantastic Four" grossed $2.7 million in Thursday night showings, though the film currently has a 9 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

FX Renews "The Strain" for Season 3

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: TV

With season two currently unfolding, FX has already renewed Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's "The Strain" TV series.

"Doctor Strange" to Look 'Dark' and 'Psychedelic,' According to Cinematographer

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

Veteran Marvel Studios cinematographer Ben Davis has said that the upcoming "Doctor Strange" is "not your typical Marvel action movie."

"The Flash" Casts Wally West

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: TV

Wally West -- the main Flash of DC Comics for many years -- will join the cast of "The Flash" season two, as played by Keiynan Lonsdale.

Sony Sets Release Dates for "The Dark Tower," "Bad Boys" Sequels and More

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

Sony has set release dates for 16 films, including "The Dark Tower," new "Bad Boys" and "Underworld" installments and a new "Ghostbusters" date.

"Archie" Broadway Musical in the Works, Written by Adam McKay

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Anchorman" writer/director is teaming with Archie Comics for a "slightly demented" Broadway musical based on the Riverdale gang.

Frank Darabont Files New Lawsuit Against AMC Over "The Walking Dead"

Tue, August 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

Frank Darabont and Creative Artists Agency are once again seeking millions in damages from AMC over profits from "The Walking Dead."