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?).


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Chris Hemsworth in Talks for Potential "Allan Quatermain" Film Franchise

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Thor" star may be coming on board a potential film franchise based on Allan Quatermain, the star of the novel "King Solomon’s Mines."

EXCL. PREVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque's "Huck" #2, Plus Character Sketches

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Mark Millar & Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #1 in stores today, here's a look inside issue #2, plus character sketches from the new series.

Phil Noto's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster Isn't Official, But It Should Be

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

Comics artist Phil Noto has illustrated his own "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" poster, an illustration he says was done just "for fun."

io9 to Become Part of Gizmodo

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gawker's io9, a popular blog that covers science fiction, fantasy and comic books, will be folded into Gizmodo as part of a larger restructuring.

Johnny Knoxville Brings "Hawaiian Dick" TV Adaptation to NBC

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Hawaiian Dick" is in the works at NBC with Johnny Knoxville, who has long been attached to a live-action adaptation of the Image Comics series.

Frank Miller Says He Plans to Write a Fourth "Dark Knight" Story

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In an interview, Frank Miller stated his plans to create another sequel to "The Dark Knight Returns," following the soon-to-debut "Dark Knight III."

"Marvel's Agent Carter" Arrives in Style in New Season 2 Photo

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

With the season two premiere date of "Marvel's Agent Carter" now set, ABC has released a new promotional image, featuring series lead Hayley Atwell.

New "Jessica Jones" Clip Goes All In with Kilgrave

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Playing poker against the mind-controlling Kilgrave (David Tennant) is an unwise move, as seen in this new clip from Netflix's "Jessica Jones."

New Creative Teams for Three Ongoing Series, Plus More from DC in February

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Three DC Comics ongoing series have new creative teams as of February's issues, with Greg Pak & Noel Rodriguez joining "Teen Titans" and more.

Marvel Reveals Major Character Death in "Squadron Supreme" #1

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Squadron Supreme" #1 isn't released until next month, but Marvel has already revealed a huge plot development from the issue. SPOILERS!

Urban Comics Intern Among Victims of Paris Terror Attacks

Sat, November 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ariane Theiller, an intern for French publisher Urban Comics, was one of the victims in Friday night's terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

Marvel Flashes Back to "Clone Saga," "Heroes Reborn" and More in New "'92" Variants

Fri, November 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest variants see Mark Bagley returning to the Clone Saga, Whilce Portacio traveling back to "Heroes Reborn" and a "Force Works" reunion.

DC Reveals Romita's Cover, Details of "Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade"

Fri, November 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

DC has released a cover and story details for the John Romita Jr.-illustrated "Dark Knight Returns" prequel, written by Brian Azzarello & Frank Miller.

New Photo, Episode Details Revealed for Red Tornado's "Supergirl" Debut

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

The Red Tornado blows into "Supergirl" on Nov. 30, and CBS has released a new photo of Iddo Goldberg in character as the DC Comics android.

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Showrunner Feels at Home with Flawed Heroes

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

Executive Producer Phil Klemmer discusses how Vandal Savage drives the show's structure, and the underdog heroes of the "Arrow"-verse spinoff.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Skips Early Award Season to Preserve Plot Details

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

As further evidence of the lengths Disney will go to avoid "Star Wars" spoilers surfacing, the film will skip the first round of year-end award shows.

EXCLUSIVE: Pets Go to Prison in BOOM! Studios' "Kennel Block Blues"

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A pooch named Oliver goes from the doghouse to the big house in BOOM! Studios' "Kennel Block Blues," and CBR has the exclusive first details.

Fox Acquires Kazu Kibuishi's "Amulet" Series, with Film Franchise Hopes

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Kazu Kibuishi's graphic novel series "Amulet," with hopes of turning it into a film franchise.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Hopes You'll Say 'Be Mine' to Valentine's Day Variant Covers

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at IDW Publishing's Valentine's Day variants for "Ghostbusters International" #2 and "Wynonna Earp" #1.

Simon Pegg Praises "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Still Doesn't Like Prequels

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Simon Pegg thinks the "Star Wars" prequels were a "monumental misunderstanding," but he's full of enthusiasm for "The Force Awakens."