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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First "Star Wars" Standalone Film Details, Episode VIII Release Date Revealed

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The first planned "Star Wars" spinoff film is titled "Rogue One," scheduled for release in 2016, to be followed by 2017's "Episode VIII."

Slott Details the Unexpected Origins of Spider-Gwen and Spider-Punk

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott admitted to CBR News that the Spider-Gwen costume isn't what he first envisioned, but he's glad no one listened to him about it.

Paul Jenkins Plots "Massive Change" as the New Writer of "Spawn"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Jenkins tells CBR about his plans for "Spawn," which start this week with the "Spawn Resurrection" one-shot illustrated by Jonboy Meyers.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Grows Dark Circle Line with "The Hangman" by Tieri & Ruiz

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Archie's superhero line expands beyond its initial offerings with "The Hangman" from Frank Tieri & Felix Ruiz, a book the writer calls "disturbing."

Orlando Writes a "Midnighter" with "100% Lack of Fear, 100% Lack of Shame"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Orlando talks to CBR about writing a "hyper-confident" gay character, and pushing Midnighter to be good at something other than fighting.

Palmiotti & Conner Bring "Fun Naughtiness" to New "Starfire" Solo Series

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Harley Quinn" team of Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner & Chad Hardin discuss that book's success, and Palmiotti & Conner talk "Starfire's" future.

EXCLUSIVE: "Powers" Expands to Novels with Book Co-Written By Bendis & Kleid

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Powers" moves to yet another medium, as Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Kleid will co-write the first book set in the world of the comic.

Brian Michael Bendis on The "Surreal" 15-Year Odyssey of the "Powers" TV Series

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The "Powers" co-creator talks with CBR News about the Sony TV series, casting the show and how the long road to production worked in its favor.

Bunn Talks What's Next for "Aquaman," "Sinestro" & "Green Lantern: The Lost Army"

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The always-busy writer talks about his even-busier June, where he adds "Aquaman" and "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" to his DC Comics slate.

Johns, Fabok Promise a "Very Personal" Event-Sized Justice League Story in "Darkseid War"

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns & Jason Fabok discuss the epic scale and personal stakes of the upcoming "Justice League" war between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor.

"Black Canary" and "Batgirl" Teams Talk Converting New Readers, Future Butt-Kicking

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brenden Fletcher, Annie Wu, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr tell CBR News about the launch of "Black Canary" and upcoming "Batgirl" plans.

Lee & DiDio Call June Launches "First of Many Steps" in Building the "New" DC Comics

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee & Dan DiDio detail the inspiration behind the 24 new launches arriving in June, and responding to a changing readership.

Doyle & Tynion Aim to Restore "Constantine: The Hellblazer" as a "Young, Sexy, Dangerous, Bad Dude"

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Constantine: The Hellblazer" co-writers Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV discuss their plans for John Constantine when his book relaunches in June.

Snyder Promises "Boldest, Weirdest" Status Quo Change Coming to "Batman" Post-"Endgame"

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder tells CBR News about the major change coming to "Batman" following "Endgame," and his enthusiasm for DC Comics' new lineup.

BOOM! Studios Responds to "Push #ComicsForward" Criticism

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Some have interpreted BOOM! Studios' current initiative as hypocritical or misplaced. Those involved respond in an interview with CBR News.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: New Art From "Uncanny Avengers," "Guardians Team-Up" and More

Sun, March 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

End your weekend with fresh Marvel art from various series, illustrated by Daniel Acuña, Otto Schmidt, Nik Virella and Steve Epting.

"Gotham" Adds Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Gotham" continues to dive into the Batman mythology, with actor Chris Chalk added to the cast as long-running supporting character Lucius Fox.

First Photos of Melissa Benoist as "Supergirl" Reveal Full Costume

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

CBS' "Supergirl" pilot has entered production, and WBTV marks the occasion with the first two photos of Melissa Benoist in full costume.

'UnionAllied' Looking to Improve Hell's Kitchen in "Daredevil"

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

With nearly a month to go before the debut on Netflix, the latest "Daredevil" tease shows a corporation seeking to "improve the neighborhood."

New "Furious 7" Preview Delivers Two and a Half Minutes of Parachuting Cars

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The latest "Furious 7" teaser provides a tantalizing prelude to the April film: nearly three minutes of cars skydiving out of planes.