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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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.

First Details Released for Aquaman-Centric "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis"

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

The latest DC Comics-based animated feature will put Aquaman in the spotlight, as voiced by "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" veteran Matt Lanter.

"Thunderbolts" Slated to End in October with Issue #32

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest volume of Marvel's "Thunderbolts" is slated to end with issue #32, from writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker and artist Kim Jacinto.

Gordon Takes a Stand in Latest "Gotham" Promo

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Gotham" promotion continues a week before Comic-Con, with the show's James Gordon, Ben McKenzie, narrating a new 45-second promo.

Bendis Promises "Last Will and Testament" Leads to "Completely Different" X-Men Franchise

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis talks in-depth with CBR News about the major X-Men secrets to be revealed in "The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier."

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Adds "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters," "Edward Scissorhands"

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This October at IDW, Egon, Peter, Ray and Winston meet the TMNT, and Edward Scissorhands gets his own miniseries. CBR has the first details.

Comic-Con Introduces "Toucan Tracker" Wristbands for Hall H

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In an attempt to improve the line situation in the always-in-demand Hall H, Comic-Con International has introduced a new wristband system.

"Death of Wolverine" Aftermath Explored Via "The Logan Legacy"

Fri, July 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Death of Wolverine" fallout will stretch until at least December, with a miniseries set to examine the event's effect on multiple characters.

Co-Star Lucy Griffiths Off "Constantine"

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Lucy Griffiths, who plays "Liz" in the "Constantine" pilot, is off the show, and the character will be replaced by one from the comics.

Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera Team for New Valiant Series

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has learned that Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt will co-write an upcoming Paolo Rivera-illustrated project for Valiant Entertainment.

Marguerite Bennett and Andy Smith Join "Earth 2"

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Earth 2" shakes things up with Marguerite Bennett joining Tom Taylor as a co-writer, and Andy Smith taking over from Nicola Scott.

EXCLUSIVE: Aguirre-Sacasa Previews "Sabrina," New "Afterlife with Archie" Story

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics writer and chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa narrates the first look at "Afterlife with Archie" #6 and "Sabrina" #1.

"Hannibal" Director David Slade Joins "Powers" for First Two Episodes

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The director of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and several episodes of "Hannibal" will helm the first two installments of Sony's "Powers" TV show.

Mignola, Arcudi and Maleev Team for "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D."

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.'s "lost" years are chronicled in a new series from franchise creator Mike Mignola, plus John Arcudi and Alex Maleev. UPDATED with comment from Mike Richardson.

"Catwoman" Gets New Job, New Creative Team in October

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

New-to-comics writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Garry Brown take on "Catwoman" this fall, with Selina Kyle joining the family business.

Image Expo Comes to San Diego on Comic-Con Eve

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics' annual showcase is set to make its debut in San Diego, partnering with Comic-Con for a pre-Preview Night event.