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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SDCC: Marvel TV Presents "Agents of SHIELD" and "Agent Carter"

Fri, July 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Mockingbird coming to TV? CBR has the full rundown of Friday's panel featuring Jeph Loeb and the "Agents of SHIELD" and "Agent Carter" casts.

SDCC: Marvel: Avengers & X-Men "AXIS"

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Axel Alonso and more talk this fall's Marvel event, "AXIS," at Comic-Con in San Diego, and CBR News has full coverage.

SDCC: comiXology Announces DRM-Free Backups

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Monkeybrain Comics and more join comiXology's just announced DRM-free backup program.

SDCC: "WWE Superstars" Meets "Secret Wars" in Era-Spanning Comic Book Arc

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold and more dream matches are happening in the "WWE Superstars" comic, and co-writer Shane Riches tells CBR about it.

SDCC: McFarlane Plans New Creative Team, Character Return & Digital Debut for "Spawn" #250

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Spawn" headed to a major anniversary, Todd McFarlane shares plans with CBR on Al Simmons' return, and a new creative team for the series.

SDCC: Image Expo Keynote Address; New Projects from Busiek, Lemire, Cloonan, Remender and More

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson addressed fans and retailers, and CBR has all the details from the announcement-filled presentation.

"Arrow's" Roy Harper Becomes Arsenal

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The CW has debuted the first photo of star Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Roy Harper's costumed identity on the third season of "Arrow."

Sony Sets "Sinister Six" for 2016, Pushes "Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sony has moved the third "Amazing Spider-Man" film to 2018, with "Sinister Six" scheduled for 2016.

SDCC: IDW to Publish "Orphan Black" Comics in 2015

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Popular BBC America series "Orphan Black" makes the leap to comic books next year at IDW Publishing, with no further details revealed.

Brian Michael Bendis Helps Aspiring Comics Pros Write "Words for Pictures"

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The prolific writer explains how he wants to help future creators with his book "Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels."

Dynamite Acquires Will Eisner's "The Spirit"

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In a pre-Comic-Con announcement, Dynamite has revealed that it plans to publish new adventures of legendary creator Will Eisner's "The Spirit."

Steven Seagle Plans "Small Announcement" for SDCC

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This week at Comic-Con in San Diego, Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle will unveil "The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini," limited to 1,000 copies.

EXCLUSIVE: Burnham Covers "Multiversity," Stewart's "Teen Titans" Variant

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman Incorporated" alumni Chris Burnham and Cameron Stewart illustrate variant covers for "Multiversity" and "Teen Titans," respectively.

EXCLUSIVE: Skottie Young Covers "Deathlok," "Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier"

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's tradition of unveiling new series with covers illustrated in Skottie Young's distinct style continues with "Deathlok" and "Bucky Barnes."

Marvel Studios Claims Release Dates for Five Unrevealed Films, From 2017 to 2019

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios continues to play the long game by claiming five release dates for as-yet unrevealed films from July 2017 through May 2019.

Wacker & Lane Explain "Spider-Verse" Infestation on "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors"

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel animation execs Stephen Wacker & Cort Lane discuss the upcoming third season of "Ultimate Spider-Man," and the cross-media "Spider-Verse" arc.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Director Emphasizes Love for Franchise, Importance of Pizza

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Andrew Form say they are "embracing everything" about the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise.

"Superior Iron Man" and More Headline Marvel's "Avengers NOW!"

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Two years after "Marvel NOW," the publisher's latest initiative includes "Superior Iron Man," "All-New Captain America" and the female "Thor."

Falcon Picks Up the Shield in Remender & Immonen's "All-New Captain America"

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Wilson is Marvel's "All-New Captain America," in a new series set to debut this fall from writer Rick Remender and artist Stuart Immonen.

"Powers" TV Casts Deena Pilgrim and Two More

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Susan Heyward, recently seen on "The Following," has been cast as co-lead Deena Pilgrim on the PlayStation Network's "Powers" TV show.