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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EXCLUSIVE: "Teen Titans Go!" Bags Invade SDCC

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The stars of the mega-popular Cartoon Network show return to Comic-Con International's bags, and we have the exclusive first look!

Pak & Miyazawa Gross Out Kickstarter with "ABC Disgusting"

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frequent collaborators Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa talk with CBR about fart jokes and gross out humor in their new crowd-funded children's book.

EXCLUSIVE: Palumbo Covers Mignola & Golden's "Joe Golem" #2

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden's Joe Golem moves from prose to comics this fall, and here's the first look at Dave Palumbo's cover to #2.

EXCLUSIVE: "Witchblade" to End in October, Sejics Now Top Cow-Exclusive

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of Comic-Con International, CBR has exclusive news from Top Cow Productions, including the end -- for now -- of "Witchblade." UPDATED with confirmation of "Rat Queens" departure from Stjepan Sejic.

WATCH: First "Heroes Reborn" Trailer

Thu, June 25th, 2015 | Category: TV

Heroes new and old are featured in the first, minute-long look at NBC's "Heroes Reborn," the fall-debuting revival of Tim Kring's series.

New "Ant-Man" Character Posters Highlight Cast

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

The cast of "Ant-Man" -- including Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly -- get individual attention in these new posters.

New Spider-Man Tom Holland Screen Tested with Downey and Evans

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Film

The long path towards casting the new live-action Spider-Man included screen tests with Marvel Studios vets Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.

EXCLUSIVE: Hadji Levitates in "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest" Clip

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

Animation icons meet in this clip from "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest," featuring the titular cat and mouse, plus Jonny Quest and Hadji.

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Picks Up Gene Ha's Kickstarter-Funded "Mae"

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gene Ha's first creator-owned work, the Kickstarter-funded sisterly supernatural series "Mae," has found a home at Dark Horse Comics.

EXCLUSIVE: Howard Chaykin Joins Dark Circle's "The Black Hood" for Special Issue

Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary artist Howard Chaykin will illustrate "The Black Hood" #6, part of Archie's Dark Circle line, and CBR has the exclusive first look.

Noelle Stevenson Steps Down From "Lumberjanes"

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson announced that she's leaving the BOOM! Studios series she co-created, with Kat Leyh joining Shannon Watters as co-writer.

The CW, Ciara Renée Refute "Hawkgirl" Solo Series Report

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

It looks like Ciara Renée's Hawkgirl role will be contained within "Legends of Tomorrow" for now, as reports of a solo show have been refuted.

Dark Horse Collected Editions and Graphic Novels Debut on comiXology

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Digital Comics

Dark Horse Comics has finally arrived on comiXology, with its "full digital catalog of collections, graphic novels and manga" now on the platform.

Miles Morales to Star in Bendis & Pichelli's "Spider-Man" Post-"Secret Wars"

Sat, June 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This fall, Miles Morales will move to the Marvel Universe, as the star of the relaunched "Spider-Man," by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli.

comiXology Counting Down to Hellboy's Arrival

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

For years, Dark Horse Comics has been the most prominent comic book publisher not available on comiXology -- though that may change real soon.

Leaked Sony Documents Detail Spider-Man Restrictions

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

A document leaked as part of the Sony hack details that Peter Parker must be depicted as Caucasian and heterosexual, among other specifications.

"Amazing Spider-Dad" Honors Son's Memory with Spectacular Short Film

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Amazing Spider-Dad" has released a short film in honor of his late son's memory, and each view will contribute to a charitable fund.

"Grrl Scouts" Pilot Debuts Online

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

A 15-minute pilot based on Jim Mahfood's "Grrl Scouts" comic book series has debuted online, as part of New Form Digital's Incubator series.

20 Years Later: Remembering the Surprisingly Hip "Batman Forever" Soundtrack

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

1995's "Batman Forever" wasn't a critical hit, but its soundtrack was both ahead of its time and perfectly representative of the its era.

Mark Ruffalo is in "Captain America: Civil War" -- According to Robert Downey Jr.

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Is Bruce Banner/The Hulk in "Civil War"? Robert Downey Jr. says he is, and that's good enough for Mark Ruffalo -- though it's not quite official.