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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18 New Photos Released from "Arrow" Return Episode, "The Offer"

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Arrow" returns in two weeks to The CW, and here's an early look at "The Offer," which features the debut of DC Comics villain Murmur.

Lina Esco Joins Fox's "Lucifer" Pilot as "Maze"

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The cast of Fox's "Lucifer" pilot continues to grow, with Lina Esco joining as Maze, based on the comic book character Mazikeen.

First "Selfless" Trailer Warns "Immortality Has Some Side Effects"

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The first trailer for new sci-fi film "Selfless" sees Ben Kingsley's mind in Ryan Reynolds' body, and it doesn't go completely smoothly.

Mike Colter Says Netflix's "Luke Cage" Series Aiming for "Adult Audience"

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Television's Luke Cage says that the upcoming Netflix series will be "geared towards a more adult audience" than Marvel's movies.

"Survivor's Remorse" Star Cast as Lead in "Independence Day" Sequel

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The “Independence Day” sequel has added actor Jessie Usher, in what’s reported as the central role of Fox’s 2016 film. Updated!

New "Arrow" Villain Teased, Stephen Amell Hypes an Emotional Goodbye

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

It's another two weeks before a new "Arrow" episode airs, but that doesn't mean there isn't stuff to talk about surrounding the CW series.

"Captain America" Directing Duo Land Sony First-Look Deal

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Joe and Anthony Russo, of Marvel Studios' "Captain America" franchise, have entered into a new three-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures.

Jason Aaron & Mike Del Mundo Take a "Secret Wars" Trip to "Weirdworld"

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Fantasy comes to the new Marvel Universe with "Weirdworld," a sword-and-sorcery revival of a late 1970s series.

Captain America Stars in Latest "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Character Poster

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Chris Evans took to Twitter to unveil a new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" character poster, this time with Captain America in the solo spotlight.

Drew Goddard to Meet on Sony's Next "Spider-Man," According to Multiple Reports

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

According to multiple reports, frequent Joss Whedon collaborator Drew Goddard may move from "Sinister Six" to Spidey himself.

"Secret Wars" Brings the "Korvac Saga" to Guardians 3000

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Guardians 3000" writer Dan Abnett and artist Otto Schmidt are set to deliver a new take on the "Korvac Saga" as a part of "Secret Wars."

3 More Heroes for the "Arrow"/"Flash" Spinoff

Sat, February 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With more unannounced superheroes expected to join the in-development series, here's a list of who we want to see suit up.

Tom Ellis Nabs "Lucifer" Pilot Lead Role

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Fox's DC/Vertigo-based pilot "Lucifer" has its star: Tom Ellis, who recently starred in the lead role of USA's "Rush."

EXCLUSIVE: Rafael Albuquerque's "Ei8ht" #1 Second Printing Cover

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Ei8ht" #1 has sold out at the distributor level, which means a new printing -- and CBR has the first look at Albuquerque's variant cover.

"Flash," "Arrow" Spinoff In Development Starring Routh, Garber, Lotz and Miller

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The "Arrow" and "Flash" world looks to expand, with a potential CW series starring Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz and Wentworth Miller.

CBS' "Supergirl" Casts Kara's Sister and Prominent DC Comics Villain

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Chyler Leigh and David Harewood are the latest additions to Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler's in-development "Supergrl" series.

Archie's Sonic & Mega Man Crossover Expands to "Street Fighter" and More

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Archie's latest Sonic and Mega Man story is a full-fledged Sega and Capcom crossover, encompassing "Street Fighter," "Golden Axe" and more.

Mark Ruffalo Debuts Hulk "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Character Poster

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The Avengers continue to assemble in a series of "Age of Ultron" solo posters, with Mark Ruffalo's Hulk preparing to smash in a new promo image.

"Arrow" EPs, Cast Discuss "Nanda Parbat," What's Next for Oliver, Ra's & the League of Assassins

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Katrina Law and John Barrowman discuss the gamechanging events of the last new "Arrow" episode for three weeks.

EXCLUSIVE: Full Long Beach Comic Expo Programming Lineup

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at the full programming slate for both days of the Long Beach Comic Expo, happening Feb. 28 and March 1.