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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Olivia Munn Has Ideas for a Psylocke Solo Film

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: Film

If a "Psylocke" film ever happens, Olivia Munn has ideas of what she wants to explore with the mutant character she plays in "X-Men: Apocalypse."

DC Comics Reveals First "Batman v Superman"-Themed Variant Cover

Fri, February 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

March will bring 10 "Batman v Superman" variant covers from DC Comics, and here's a look at Rafael Grampá's cover for "Detective Comics" #50.

Mr Freeze Appears in Brisk New "Gotham" Midseason Promo

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: TV

"Gotham" gets a new promo featuring Mr. Freeze, a determined Jim Gordon and heavy praise from Howard Stern.

EXCLUSIVE: "A-Force" #3 Hits the Roller Derby Track in New Cover by Mark Brooks

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The A-Force team lace up their skates and get ready for a "super smackdown" in a new "A-Force" #3 variant cover illustrated by Mark Brooks.

Marvel & Coca-Cola Promote Super Bowl Commercial with Avengers-Themed Cans

Thu, February 4th, 2016 | Category: TV, Film

Earth's Mightiest Heroes are teaming up with the world's most famous soda brand, as Marvel and Coca-Cola have promised a Super Bowl ad this Sunday.

This Thank You Note From a Young Comics Reader Totally Made Our Day

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

There are good days and bad days at the CBR office, but getting a thank you note from a young reader is enough to make you, um, "almost" weep.

"Arrow" Reveals Connection Between Main Character and DC Comics Villain

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: TV

Someone on Team Arrow has a rather strong connection to a villain from DC Comics lore, as revealed on tonight's new episode. SPOILERS!

Bryan Singer Officially Directing "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" for Fox

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: Film

The "X-Men Apocalypse" director's adaptation of Jules Verne’s "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is officially in motion at 20th Century Fox.

BOOM! Studios' "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" #1 Reaches 75,000+ in Initial Orders

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik talks to CBR about the sales success of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."

Grant Gustin's Flash to Guest Star on "Supergirl" in March

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: TV

It's officially happening: Grant Gustin will appear as The Flash on an episode of CBS' "Supergirl" in March, bringing together the two DC heroes.

"Civil War II" #0 Cover Revealed, Alonso Talks Upcoming Marvel Event

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Olivier Coipel's cover to "Civil War II" #0 has been revealed, along with new insight on the event from Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.

Sony Hires Writer for Film Adaptation of Lemire & Nguyen's "Descender"

Tue, February 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The film adaptation of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Image Comics series "Descender" now has a screenwriter on board, Jesse Wigutow.

EXCLUSIVE: Wayne Enterprises Under Attack in New "Batman: Bad Blood" Clip

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: TV

The animated "Batman: Bad Blood" is out this week, and CBR has an exclusive clip of The Heretic breaking into Wayne Enterprises headquarters.

Tieri Confirms Marvel's "Black Knight" to End with Issue #5

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Frank Teiri has confirmed that the "Black Knight" series he's writing for Marvel will end in March with issue #5.

"Barbie" Returns to Comics, Heads to Outer Space

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

With new dolls featuring a variety of body types on the way, a "Barbie Starlight" comic is in the works at Papercutz, written by Tini Howard.

Colossus Gets Punched in New "Deadpool" Clip

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Film

Here's an extended version of a "Deadpool" scene previously glimpsed in the trailers -- Colossus getting punched by Gina Carano's character.

"Crazy Runs in the Family" in First "Wynonna Earp" Teaser Trailer

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: TV

IDW Publishing's "Wynonna Earp" will debut on Syfy on April 1, and the first 30-second teaser trailer for the live-action series has arrived.

Conroy, Hamill Return for "Justice League Action" on Cartoon Network

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: TV

Kevin Conroy returns as Batman and Mark Hamill will once again voice the Joker on Cartoon Network's new "Justice League Action" animated series.

Robert Kirkman and "The Walking Dead" Cast to Appear on "Inside the Actors Studio"

Thu, January 28th, 2016 | Category: TV

Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan will appear on "Inside the Actors Studios" before the show's Feb. 14 return.

Making Image the #1 Comics Publisher is Eric Stephenson's Goal

Thu, January 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In the second half of CBR's interview with Image Comics' publisher, we discuss late comics, partner studio relationships and becoming #1.