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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Snyder Asked Nolan for His Bat-Blessing for "Batman v Superman"

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Film

Zack Snyder has revealed that he asked "Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan for his blessing on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Eric Stephenson Previews What's Next for Image, Laments "Bland" Comics Industry

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Publisher Eric Stephenson discusses Image's 2015 numbers, renumbering series, and what's to come in 2016, in the first half of our two-part interview.

Sony Releases New "Angry Birds Movie" Trailer

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: Video Games, Film

Flying out of your phone and onto theater screens, the latest trailer for “The Angry Birds Movie” has landed.

Sony/Marvel "Spider-Man" Film to Get IMAX Treatment

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: Film

The Jon Watts-directed Sony/Marvel Studios "Spider-Man" solo movie will play in IMAX theaters when it opens in July 2017.

"Batman v Superman" Gets LEGO-ized Poster

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: Film

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" gets the full LEGO treatment in a new promotional image from the famed construction toy company.

Marvel Teams with Wounded Warrior Project for "Venom: Space Knight" Arc

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Venom: Space Knight" writer Robbie Thompson consulted with the Wounded Warrior Project for the latest chapters in Flash Thompson's story.

"The Flash" EP Teases Reverse Flash Return Details, More Season 2 Surprises

Mon, January 25th, 2016 | Category: TV

Though you may not yet understand how the Reverse Flash can return after last season, Andrew Kreisberg promises all will be explained.

INTERVIEW: Chris Carter Says There Are "A Lot of 'X-Files' Stories to Tell"

Sat, January 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

Chris Carter chats with SPINOFF about how "X-Files" fits in the current TV landscape, and says there's more story to tell beyond these six episodes.

On Set with Stan Lee for the "Let's Make a Deal: Nerds Rule Special"

Thu, January 21st, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

CBR was on set with Stan Lee during the filming of his guest spot on the "Nerds Rule Special" of "Let's Make a Deal," which airs Friday on CBS.

"Arrow" Midseason Premiere Reveals the Fate of Felicity

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV

Last month, "Arrow" ended on a major cliffhanger, and tonight's midseason premiere answered the lingering question of Felicity's fate. SPOILERS!

"Captain Marvel" #1 Introduces the New Alpha Flight

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's new "Captain Marvel" series also functions as something of a team book, with several Alpha Flight characters in a new, space-faring role.

New "Xena: Warrior Princess" Comic Debuting in April From Dynamite

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

"Xena" will return to Dynamite Entertainment this spring, with a new series from writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Ariel Medel.

"Arrow" Co-Showrunner on 'Blessing and Curse' of Crossovers, Oliver's Dangerous Old Habits

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Wendy Mericle spoke with CBR about the second half of "Arrow" Season 4, the ongoing fight against Damien Darhk and balancing all those characters.

Morrison & Mora's "Klaus" Gets "Pen & Ink" Treatment from BOOM! Studios in April

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The first two issues of Grant Morrison & Dan Mora's Santa Claus origin story will be reprinted in an oversized format with new commentary.

Sony/Marvel "Spider-Man" Film Moves Up Release Date

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Film

The next "Spider-Man" solo movie, co-produced by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, is now scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.

"Star Wars: Episode VIII," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" Shift Release Dates

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Film

Can't wait for "Star Wars: Episode VIII"? Well, you're going to have to wait a few months longer, as the film will now open in December 2017.

"Agent Carter" Ratings Down in Second Season Premiere

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: TV

"Marvel's Agent Carter" returned to ABC on Tuesday night, but the overnight ratings were down compared to the shows initial run in 2015.

Marvel Announces Steve Rogers to Return as Captain America

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Rogers is back as Captain America in Marvel Comics this summer, as announced during the "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" special.

Seeley & King Off DC's "Grayson" in April, Lanzing & Kelly Join

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Changes are coming to DC Comics' "Grayson," with Tim Seeley & Tom King stepping off the book and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly coming on board.

"Darkseid War" Concludes, "Super League" Begins and More from DC in April

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

It's a busy month for DC Comics in April, with the "Darkseid War" story ending in "Justice League" and Superman crossover "Super League" starting.