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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"Person of Interest' Officially Ending After Five Seasons on CBS

Wed, March 16th, 2016 | Category: TV

As was widely expected, the Jonathan Nolan-created "Person of Interest" will end its run on CBS after its still-to-debut fifth season.

Deathmate is Back at Valiant -- But It's Not What You Think

Wed, March 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant's new Deathmate isn't an event, it's a character -- and she's headed to Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan's "Bloodshot Island."

INTERVIEW: Steve Wozniak Blends Pop Culture and Tech with Silicon Valley Comic Con

Tue, March 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Silicon Valley Comic Con CEO Trip Hunter talk to CBR News about thinking different with their new convention.

Old Man Logan Stars in Marvel's Latest "Civil War II" Teaser

Mon, March 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The "Civil War II" teasers continue, this time with the aged version of Wolverine taking focus as promotion for the upcoming event continues.

11 Character-Focused "Captain America: Civil War" Promo Images Surface Online

Mon, March 14th, 2016 | Category: Film

Eleven character-focused "Captain America: Civil War" promo images have arrived on, of all places, a temporary tattoo manufacturer's website.

WATCH: New Trailer for "Captain America: Civil War" Character Pack in "LEGO Marvel's Avengers"

Mon, March 14th, 2016 | Category: Video Games

The conflict between Captain America and Iron Man extends to video games, as seen in this new "Civil War" trailer for "LEGO Marvel's Avengers."

Marv Wolfman Returns to "Cyborg" with April's Issue #10

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Marv Wolfman will join DC Comics' "Cyborg," starring a character he co-created in 1980, a month earlier than originally solicited.

"Supergirl" Cuts Loose in New Clips from "Falling"

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: TV

Red Kryptonite has plagued Kryptonians for decades, and the substance hits CBS' "Supergirl" this Monday, as seen in these new clips.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Gets WonderCon Poster Illustrated by Mike McKone

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

WonderCon attendees can obtain a poster illustrating highlights from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." season three, as rendered by Mike McKone.

"The Tick" Live-Action Reboot Gets Pilot Order from Amazon

Thu, March 10th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"The Tick" is making its way back to live-action, and creator Ben Edlund is on board, though original star Patrick Warburton is not.

Hawkeye Takes Aim in Latest "Civil War II" Teaser

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest Phil Noto-illustrated "Civil War II" teaser features Hawkeye, and again asks readers to choose a side in the upcoming event.

First "Supergirl"/"Flash" Crossover Details Revealed, Plus New Promo Art

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Official details of Grant Gustin's appearance on "Supergirl" have been revealed, including insight into how The Flash gets there in the first place.

"Supergirl" Speeds Forward in 11 New Images from "Manhunter"

Tue, March 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

If you're feeling withdrawals after no new "Supergirl" this past Monday, here are 11 new photos from the March 21 episode, "Manhunter."

Delilah Dirk Returns in First Second's "The Pillar of Hercules"

Tue, March 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tony Cliff's acclaimed "Delilah Dirk" series will continue with a third volume, "Delilah Dirk and the Pillar of Hercules."

"Agents of SHIELD's" Mitchell Says Lincoln is 'Playing with the Darkness'

Tue, March 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

Luke Mitchell, who plays Daisy's Inhuman guide and Secret Warriors teammate, discusses his new status, potential romance and more in Season Three.

"Agents of SHIELD's" Simmons Promises More Secret Warriors, More Surprises

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Actor Henry Simmons spoke with CBR about Mack's new role as SHIELD interim director, never knowing what to expect and his dynamic with Coulson.

"The Fifth Beatle" Optioned as TV Miniseries

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: TV

Vivek Tiwary, Andrew Robinson, and Kyle Baker's graphic novel "The Fifth Beatle" is in motion at Sonar Entertainment as a TV "event series."

"Scalped" Adaptation Gets Pilot Order from WGN America

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The in-development TV adaptation of Jason Aaron & R.M. Guéra's DC/Vertigo series "Scalped" has gotten a pilot order at WGN America.

"Assassin's Creed" Movie Sequel Already in Motion, with Fassbender On Board

Fri, March 4th, 2016 | Category: Video Games, Film

Months before its release, a sequel to the video game adaptation is already in the works with Michael Fassbender set to return in the lead role.

"Agents of SHIELD's" Brett Dalton Talks Ward's Death, Rebirth & Terrifying Transformation

Fri, March 4th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The actor behind Agent Grant Ward discusses that big midseason finale twist, what happens next, and how "SHIELD" got him back into comics.