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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Fox's "Gambit" Film Lands its Director

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Rupert Wyatt, director of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," is set to direct "Gambit," based on the popular X-Men character.

CBR TV: Greg Weisman Talks Comics Background, Leaving His Mark on "Watchmen"

Sat, June 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The "Gargoyles" and "Young Justice" veteran discusses his early career at DC Comics, where he wrote "Captain Atom" and left a literal mark on "Watchmen."

Latest Spider-Man Casting Report Narrows Candidates Down to Two

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

According to a new report, Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe are the last two candidates left standing to play the new live-action "Spider-Man."

Loeb & Sale's Long-Delayed "Captain America: White" Scheduled for September

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

First announced in 2008, Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale's "Captain America: White" has arrived on Marvel's schedule, with two issues slated for September.

"Constantine" Set Taken Down, Matt Ryan Thanks Fans

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

With "Constantine" officially dead and the show's sets taken down, star Matt Ryan took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support.

Animation Adaptation of Stevenson's "Nimona" Gets Director, Screenwriter

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

Patrick Osborne, the director of Disney animated short "Feast," is on board to adapt Noelle Stevenson's "Nimona" for Fox Animation.

Chris Hemsworth Joins Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" Reboot

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

The big-screen Thor will take another swing at comedy with a supporting role in the Paul Feig-directed “Ghostbusters.”

New "Supergirl" Promo Image Finds Kara in Flight

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

A poster-like promotional image for CBS' "Supergirl" has surfaced, featuring Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) flying high among the clouds.

CBR TV: Fletcher & Tarr on 'Throwback' Nature of "Batgirl," New Batman Status Quo

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Batgirl" co-writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Babs Tarr spoke with CBR TV about their book's old school vibe and what to expect after "Convergence."

Titan to Publish Comics Based on NBC's "Heroes Reborn"

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

The relationship between "Heroes" and comic books will begin again, with Titan announcing plans for a comic based on the new TV series.

Jon Bernthal to Play The Punisher on "Daredevil" Season 2

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Walking Dead" alum is the latest actor to take on the role of the Punisher, and will debut on season two of "Daredevil" on Netflix.

DiDio Says Upcoming Stories Bring "Clarity" to the End of "Convergence"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio tells CBR News that there are more stories stemming from "Convergence" on the way, bringing with them a clarification of the event's ending.

DiDio Talks Post-"Convergence" DC: 'We Should Always Be Looking Forward"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio talks to CBR about DC Comics' new slate of series, the significance of "Convergence" and the importance of having the publisher under one roof.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Unveils Comic-Con Releases, Including New Fiona Staples Cover

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International is less than a month away, and here's a look at what Archie Comics is offering, including a new cover by Fiona Staples.

"Daredevil" Showrunner Added as Final Member of "Transformers" Writers' Room

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

Steven S. DeKnight brought "Daredevil" to life on Netflix, and now he's joining forces with other big names to work on the "Transformers" films.

Geoff Johns Talks Waging "Darkseid War" in "Justice League," Falling in Love with Mister Miracle

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Chief Creative Officer talks the beginning of "Darkseid War," and how the event story ignited a love for Jack Kirby's Fourth World characters.

"Fun Home" Wins Five Tony Awards, Including Best Musical

Sun, June 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Bendis & Marquez to Relaunch "Invincible Iron Man" Under All-New, All-Different Marvel

Sat, June 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are set to team once again, this time for an "Invincible Iron Man" series, debuting post-"Secret Wars."

Axel Alonso Clarifies "All-New, All-Different Marvel": "This Is Not a Reboot"

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

While the post-"Secret Wars" era looks to shake Marvel up in a major way, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso says it's definitely "not a reboot."

Josh Trank Talks "Star Wars" Departure, Denies Previous Reports

Thu, June 4th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Josh Trank has opened up on his departure from his "Star Wars" film, calling it "the hardest decision he's ever had to make in his life."