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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Veteran Actor Joins "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"

Thu, September 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

Peter Francis James is the latest addition to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," as a new character closely connected to the show's Hawkgirl and Hawkman.

Artist Imagines a DC Live-Action "Crisis on Infinite Earths"

Wed, September 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

This "Crisis on Infinite Earths" homage ponders, what if "Gotham," "Batman & Robin" and much more took place in the same fictional multiverse?

X-Men, Spider-Man and More Become Hieroglyphics in Art Series

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Josh Ln has reinterpreted the X-Men, Avengers, Spider-Man and more in the style of Egyptian hieroglyphics, in his "Hero-Glyphics" series.

A "Sinister Six" Movie Could Still Happen, According to Drew Goddard

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Despite the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures to share Spider-Man, Drew Goddard says the "Sinister Six" film remains a possibility.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: Interview the "Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners!

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

With the third season debuting in a week, CBR is once again giving you a chance to interact with "SHIELD" EPs Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen.

Maniax Run Wild in 'Red Band' "Gotham" Trailer

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Things are set to get very, very violent next week on "Gotham" as evidenced by a new "red brand" trailer focused on the city's worst criminals.

"Gotham" Showrunner Says Court of Owls Planned for the Series

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

According to showrunner Bruno Heller, the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo-created antagonists will make its way to the show sooner or later.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze Launch Marvel's New "Black Panther" Series

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Black Panther" returns to Marvel in the spring with a new series from acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze.

New "Flash" Poster Arrives Two Weeks Before Season Premiere

Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Flash" looks focused in the latest promotion for season two of the DC Comics-based series, debuting Oct. 6 on The CW.

WATCH: New "Supergirl" Trailer Unveils Lots of New Footage

Mon, September 21st, 2015 | Category: TV

Peter Facinelli's Maxwell Lord and more are seen for the first time in the latest look at CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" series.

Latest Marvel Hip-Hop Variants Homage Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and More

Mon, September 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Digable Planets and Method Man get the Marvel hip-hop treatment in variant covers for "Old Man Logan" and more.

"Gotham" Showrunner Says Season 2 'Much More Focused and Character-Driven'

Mon, September 21st, 2015 | Category: TV

Bruno Heller weighs on what makes the new season of "Gotham" different from the first, including the "grotesque, larger-than-life underworld."

Todd McFarlane Responds to Drake-Inspired Twitter Hack

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

An unknown perpetrator hacked Todd McFarlane's Twitter account and filled it with Drake lyrics, and the "Spawn" creator has responded.

Marc Guggenheim Not Teasing the Metal Men on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

Some concluded Marc Guggenheim was teasing a Metal Men appearance, but the writer and "Legends of Tomorrow" EP says that isn't the case.

DC to Give Bill Finger Official Credit on "Batman v Superman" and "Gotham"

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

The late writer will be officially recognized in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Gotham" for his contributions in creating the Bat-mythos.

"Star Trek Beyond" Release Date Moved Two Weeks

Thu, September 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Those anticipating the latest installment of the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise will have to wait a little bit longer.

DC Comics Reveals NYCC-Exclusive Covers for "Superman," "Harley Quinn" and More

Thu, September 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics will offer six exclusive variants next month at New York Comic Con, for issues including "Batgirl" #44, "Superman" #44 and more.

"Flash" Second Season Premiere Synopsis Revealed

Thu, September 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) looks to run things solo in Central City in "The Man Who Saved Central City," the season premiere of "The Flash."

Bryan Singer Reveals Next Film: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"

Thu, September 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Bryan Singer is ready to take on a new adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, but the director promises he's "not abandoning" the X-Men films.

"Gambit" Shakeup: Director Rupert Wyatt Leaves Film

Wed, September 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Rupert Wyatt has left 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men spinoff film "Gambit," citing scheduling conflicts.