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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LeBron James on a Potential "Space Jam 2": 'Maybe'

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Should Bugs Bunny be practicing his layups? LeBron James isn't saying no to a "Space Jam" sequel.

Gene Yang Talks "Superman" #42's Major Developments

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks in-depth with writer Gene Luen Yang about the reveal of a new villain and Lois confronting Clark with his big secret.

Channing Tatum Reportedly Planning to Leave "Gambit"

Tue, July 28th, 2015 | Category: Film

Fox's "Gambit" movie may be in trouble, as a report says star Channing Tatum is close to exiting the long-discussed X-Men spinoff film.

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Wada's "Constantine: The Hellblazer" #3 Variant Cover

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

Noted cover artist Kevin Wada brings his talents to "Constantine: The Hellblazer" for a cover starring Georgiana Snow, and CBR has the first look.

"The Walking Dead" Gets 'Blood-Drenched' Pop-Up Book

Tue, July 28th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Pop-up books finally get the bloody, zombie-filled treatment they deserve, courtesy of "The Walking Dead: The Pop-Up Book."

INTERVIEW: DiDio & Lee on "Dark Knight 3," Vertigo's Future & DC's Evolving Readership

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

DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee discuss what to expect from "Dark Knight 3" - including Frank Miller's art - and what keeps Vertigo viable.

"Star Wars" Collected Edition Expected to Sell More Than 225,000 in Initial Orders

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The trade paperback of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday's "Star Wars" is a major hit in the direct market, according to sales numbers from Marvel.

Mark Hamill Reportedly Official for "Batman: The Killing Joke" Adaptation

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

A new report says that not only will Mark Hamill return to voice the Joker for an animated "Killing Joke," he's already recorded his part.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Adds "Limitless" Actor

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: TV

Andrew Howard is the latest addition to "Agents of SHIELD" season three, playing an agent in what's said to be a "major recurring role."

Ted Cruz Criticized for Naming "Watchmen" Character as One of His Favorite Superheroes

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Observers questioned Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for saying that "Watchmen" character Rorschach was one of his top five superheroes.

CBR TV: Timm on "Justice League: Gods & Monsters," Harley Quinn's Explosion & More

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Legendary animator Bruce Timm spoke with CBR TV at Comic-Con Interantional about his new feature and reimagining Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman.

Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks (According to the 'Real' Jar Jar)

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Film

The King of Pop wanted to play the most reviled character in Star Wars history, according to Jar Jar Binks performer Ahmed Best.

WATCH: New ‘X-Files’ Teaser Asks, ‘Are You Ready For This?’

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

A new look at Fox’s “The X-Files” revival sees Mulder (David Duchovny) asking Scully (Gillian Anderson), “Are you ready for this?”

Salt Lake Comic Con Claims Trademark Victory, SDCC Says Litigation Still Ongoing

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Salt Lake Comic Con has claimed victory in its dispute with Comic-Con International, but SDCC says the issue is far from settled.

Latest "Arrow" Casting: J. R. Bourne Joins as Flash Villain

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

"Teen Wolf" and "Stargate" actor J. R. Bourne will play Double Down on "Arrow," a villain primarily associated with The Flash.

"Jurassic World" Sequel Gets a Release Date

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Film

A "Jurassic World" sequel is official for 2018, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard both scheduled to return to the franchise.

Does LeBron James’ Warner Bros. Deal Mean a "Space Jam" Sequel?

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

LeBron James has a new deal with Warner Bros., leading to renewed speculation that a rumored “Space Jam” sequel may be a possibility.

"Wynonna Earp" TV Series Lands at Syfy

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Syfy has landed the rights to a TV series based on the "Wynonna Earp" comic book, most recently published by IDW.

First Promo for "Guardians of the Galaxy" Animated Series Arrives

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

The first look at the "Guardians of the Galaxy" animated series promises a team that's "a little good, a little bad and a little bit of both."

"Jurassic World" Passes "Avengers" for #3 in All-Time Global Box Office

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Dinosaurs continue to dominate the box office, as "Jurassic World" now has a worldwide total of $1.522 -- good for #3 on the all-time list.