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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ECCC: IDW Teases a "Revolution" Starting This May

Sat, April 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Though no further details have yet been released, IDW Publishing teased Saturday in Seattle that a "Revolution" is less than a month away.

ECCC: Marvel: Next Big Thing with Bendis, Walker, Greene and Gillen

Sat, April 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Civil War II," "Power Man and Iron Fist," "Darth Vader" and more from Marvel will be up for discussion on Saturday at Emerald City Comicon.

ECCC: Elden Henson Discusses "Daredevil," Life as Foggy Nelson

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

He's best known for playing Matt Murdock's friend and legal partner, and Elden Henson took the ECCC stage to talk "Daredevil" and "Hunger Games."

ECCC: Jon Bernthal Talks the Punisher, "Walking Dead" and Friendship with Tom Holland

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

Jon Bernthal turned heads -- and blew quite a few away -- as the Punisher on "Daredevil" season two, and he talked that and "Walking Dead" at ECCC.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Asmus & Magno Take a Monstrous Trip with "Kong of Skull Island"

Thu, April 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

King Kong is back in comic books, this time at BOOM! Studios, and CBR News has the first word from writer James Asmus on "Kong of Skull Island."

ECCC: DC Entertainment - All Access -- Gerard Way Reveals "Young Animal" Line

Thu, April 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Less than two weeks after DC's big "Rebirth" reveal, the publisher announced another new initiative -- "Young Animal," headed by Gerard Way.

"Suicide Squad's" Lee & Tan Discuss Their Joint Task Force (X) for Rebirth

Thu, April 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee and veteran artist Philip Tan tell CBR about their close partnership on the new Rebirth "Suicide Squad" series.

IMAGE EXPO: Fletcher, Stewart, Thomas and More Talk New Image Comics Projects

Wed, April 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The former "Batgirl" co-writers Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart discuss "Motor Crush," along with Brandon Thomas and more Image creators.

IMAGE EXPO: Eric Stephenson's Keynote and Multiple High-Profile Announcements

Wed, April 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Surprise guests? New series? Must be Image Expo. Follow along with our coverage of the latest from Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson.

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Bolland's Cover for "Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored"

Sat, April 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

A previously banned "Judge Dredd" story will return to print in July, and CBR has the exclusive first look at Brian Bolland's cover.

INTERVIEW: Eric Stephenson Plans to Celebrate in Style with Image Expo & Spring Formal

Fri, April 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson talks to CBR News about the inspiration behind this year's Image Expo post-party -- a spring formal dance.

"Wynonna Earp" Stars, Showrunner Call Syfy Series "Justified" Meets "Buffy"

Fri, April 1st, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

EP Emily Andras and stars Melanie Scrofano & Dominique Provost-Chalkley spoke with CBR about bringing the toughest Marshal in comics to TV on Syfy.

MARVEL NEXT BIG THING: "Civil War II" with Bendis, Brevoort & Alonso

Wed, March 30th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Civil War II" writer Brian Michael Bendis plus Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort talk Marvel's impending event.

Abrams-Produced "God Particle" Casts Oyelowo & Mbatha-Raw in Starring Roles

Tue, March 29th, 2016 | Category: TV

The cast for the long-in-development "God Particle" has begun to take shape, with David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in talks for lead roles.

Negan (Partially) Revealed in New "Walking Dead" Teaser Image

Tue, March 29th, 2016 | Category: TV

The "Walking Dead" sixth season finale is this Sunday, and with it comes the debut of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan -- here's AMC's latest teaser.

"Supergirl" and "The Flash" EPs 'Always Wanted' Crossover, Hope for Future "Arrow" Involvement

Mon, March 28th, 2016 | Category: TV

Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg talk making their "Flash"/"Supergirl" dreams come true, and the chance of future crossovers -- maybe with Arrow?

WONDERCON: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Cast and EP Tease What's to Come in Season 1

Sun, March 27th, 2016 | Category: TV

Ciara Renée, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh and Marc Guggenheim get fans ready for the season finale of the Arrowverse team-up series.

WONDERCON: Sunday Conversation with Scott Snyder, Jimmy Palmiotti & Dan DiDio

Sun, March 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio plus writers Scott Snyder and Jimmy Palmiotti address fans one day after all of the big Rebirth announcements.

WONDERCON: "Justice League vs. Teen Titans" Cast & Producers Talk DC Animated Showdown

Sat, March 26th, 2016 | Category: TV

The Teen Titans have made their debut in DC's animated continuity, and the cast and behind-the-scenes talent talked the superteams at WonderCon.

DC Comics Announces New Exclusive Deals for Scott Snyder, Amanda Conner

Sat, March 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Continuing in a wave of exclusive talent announcements, DC Comics confirmed new exclusive deals for both Scott Snyder and Amanda Conner.