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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Sony & Marvel Reportedly Narrow "Spider-Man" Director Choices to Five

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

A report states that serious contenders to direct the next "Spider-Man" include Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") and Jason Moore ("Pitch Perfect").

Quote of the Day | James Gunn on Joss Whedon’s Twitter Departure

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

When it comes to angry fans on Twitter, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn urges for responding with compassion rather than more anger.

"Star Wars"-Centric "Disney Infinity 3.0" Officially Announced

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Video Games

The next installment of "Disney Infinity" will, as predicted, focus on all eras of "Star Wars," along with new Marvel additions and more.

Martin Freeman Joins "Captain America: Civil War" Cast

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

The actor known for playing Watson in "Sherlock" and bringing Bilbo Baggins to life in "The Hobbit" trilogy is the latest "Civil War" addition.

EXCLUSIVE: "The Only Living Boy" Comes to Print at Papercutz

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

Webcomic veterans David Gallaher and Steve Ellis will bring their collaboration "The Only Living Boy" to print at Papercutz in March 2016.

"The Simpsons" to Continue its Run on Fox with Renewal for 27th and 28th Seasons

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Simpsons" will continue its unprecedented run on Fox, stretching at least to 2017 and hitting 625 episodes.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW and Marvel Announce "Star Wars" Partnership for Artist's Edition and More

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Marvel and IDW commemorate May 4 with word that classic "Star Wars" comics will get the Artist's Edition treatment, plus more on the way.

Will Smith Shares First Look at Masked Deadshot in "Suicide Squad"

Sun, May 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

Following the first look at the full team, star Will Smith released an image of himself in character as Deadshot, wearing a comics-esque mask.

Ayer Reveals Full "Suicide Squad" in Costume in New Group Photo

Sun, May 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

Writer/director David Ayer has given fans a first look at the team in costume, including Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Josh Trank Leaves "Star Wars" Standalone Film

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

"Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank will no longer direct a "Star Wars" Anthology film, stating he's instead focusing on original creations.

Official "X-Men: Apocalypse" Photo Showcases Jubilee's Yellow Jacket, Hoop Earrings

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Bryan Singer has released a totally '80s set photo of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey and Lana Condor as Jubilee in "X-Men: Apocalypse."

Purported "Batman v Superman" Poster Offers Clear Look at Affleck in Cowl

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

An unconfirmed version of a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" poster has surfaced, giving fans a new look at Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader.

Director James Wan Reportedly in Talks for Live-Action "Robotech"

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Fresh off the billion-plus (and still growing) gross of "Furious 7," James Wan is reportedly in talks to helm Sony's "Robotech" adaptation.

Gerry Conway Calls Out DC for "Obnoxious and Despicable" Credit and Equity Policies

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: TV

Veteran writer Gerry Conway has written a public criticism for DC Comics' policies towards credit and equity of a main character on "The Flash."

"Suicide Squad" Adds "Twilight" Actor

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Suicide Squad" cast keeps growing, with "Twilight" franchise veteran Alex Meraz cast in an as-yet unrevealed role.

CBR TV: Greg Weisman Reunites Voice Actors for "Rain of the Ghosts"

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: TV

Animation veteran Greg Weisman discusses his first-ever Kickstarter campaign, for an audio play version of his novel "Rain of the Ghosts."

EXCLUSIVE: Things Get Hairy in Skottie Young's "Inhumans," "Old Man Logan" Variants

Tue, April 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young journeys to Battleworld for his latest Marvel variants, for "Secret Wars" books "Old Man Logan" and "Inhumans: Attilan Rising."

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" Casts a New Shredder

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Film

2016's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel looks to bring new life to the famed villain, with actor Brian Tee cast in the role.

Team "Arrow" Tries to Move On in New Clip, Photos

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

Life without Oliver isn't easy for Felicity, Diggle and Thea, as seen in a clip and photos from this Wednesday's episode, "Al Sah-Him."

EXCLUSIVE: Grodd Strikes in New "The Flash" Photos

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

Gorilla Grodd is set to finally be fully unleashed next week on "The Flash" -- and CBR has exclusive images from the episode.