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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Marvel Asks Fans to "Vote Loki" in New Presidential Election-Based Series

Tue, March 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

It's Super Tuesday, and as primaries in multiple states unfold, a new candidate has entered the fray: Marvel's God of Mischief, Loki.

Comics Vet Matt Idelson Looks Forward to "Incredible Transformation" at Dynamite

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime industry vet Matt Idelson is now a Senior Editor at Dynamite Entertainment, and CBR News has the first interview with him on the move.

Billy Crudup in "Alien: Covenant" Talks

Thu, February 25th, 2016 | Category: Film

Billy Crudup looks to be the latest addition to Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" cast, with a new report stating he's in talks for a key part.

"Supernatural" Actress Moves to "Arrow" in Unnamed Role

Thu, February 25th, 2016 | Category: TV

Madison McLaughlin, who has appeared on "Supernatural" and "Chicago P.D.," will appear on "Arrow" later this season in an unspecified role.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Coloring Books Continue with "Color Your Own Women of Power"

Thu, February 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The adult coloring book trend continues, with a new wave coming in the fall from Marvel, including September's "Color Your Own Women of Power."

"Riverdale" Casts its Archie and Josie

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Two main roles for The CW's Archie Comics-based "Riverdale" pilot have been cast: KJ Apa will play Archie, and Ashleigh Murray will play Josie.

"Supergirl" Has a New Costume, New Attitude in Images from "Falling"

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: TV

Red Kryptonite leads Kara to a bad attitude and a new look, as seen in 11 images from "Falling," March 14's episode of CBS' "Supergirl."

Donald Trump Cameos in "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

You really can't escape Donald Trump these days -- not even in the pages of DC Comics' recently released "Dark Knight: The Master Race" #3.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Takes "Sonic" Back to 16-Bit Roots with "Mega Drive"

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The "Worlds Unite" team of Ian Flynn & Tyson Hesse reunite for "Mega Drive," a one-shot celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog.

"Pacific Rim 2" in Motion with Steven S. DeKnight as Director

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: Film

The "Pacific Rim" sequel is once again in motion at Legendary Pictures, with Steven S. DeKnight on board as director.

Home Version of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Gets R Rating

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: Film

It looks like the "Ultimate Edition" will have added violence -- enough to earn an R from the Classification and Rating Administration.

DC Unveils "Batman v Superman" Variant Covers by Chris Daughtry & Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Take a look at two new "Batman v Superman" variants: One by singer Chris Daughtry & Jim Lee, one by "The Walking Dead" artist Charlie Adlard.

Bernthal Talks Punisher on "Daredevil," New Poster Released

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

Marvel TV has unveiled a static version of the previously released Punisher motion poster, as Jon Bernthal discusses bringing Frank Castle to life.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: "Limitless" Channels Comic Book Art in Flashback Sequences

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

On tonight's "Limitless"," comics artists bring flashback sequences to life. This CBR-exclusive clip features James Harvey and Mark Bright.

Snyder & Momoa Photo Appears to Reveal "Justice League" Flash Costume

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Film

Tucked in the background of a picture of Zack Snyder and Jason Momoa appears to be the first glimpse at the "Justice League" Flash costume.

Dan DiDio Teases 'The Single Most Controversial Scene' in his DC Comics Tenure

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio teased that May's "DC Universe: Rebirth" one-shot contains "the single most controversial scene" in his 14 years at DC Comics.

EXCLUSIVE: Wilson's Variant Cover for Hill & Rodriguez's "Tales from the Darkside" #1

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez are back with "Tales from the Darkside," and CBR has the debut of Charles Paul Wilson III's variant cover to #1.

Andrews, Ottley's "Batman v Superman" Variant Covers Revealed

Fri, February 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

To cap off the week, DC Comics released Kaare Andrews and Ryan Ottley's "Batman v Superman"-themed variant covers, part of a March-debuting series.

Image Unveils "Image+" Magazine, Which Will Tell Negan's "Walking Dead" Origin Story

Fri, February 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics is set to debut a new monthly magazine, and the first 12 issues with serialize a new Negan story by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard.

EXCLUSIVE: Steranko's Back with a New Captain America Variant Cover

Fri, February 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at comics legend Jim Steranko's second Captain America variant cover for Marvel Comics.