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

Showing results 244-263 of 583

"Gotham" Rounds Out Casting with Young Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The final "Gotham" series regular roles have been cast, with David Mazouz set to play Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova on board as Selina Kyle.

Whedon & Tancharoen Answer Your "Agents of SHIELD" Questions

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For the second time this season, showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen answer questions submitted by "Agents of SHIELD" viewers.

"Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners on Paxton, Deathlok, Sif & More Surprises to Come

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon tell CBR News "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" "is only going to get better" in the remainder of its opening season.

An "Afterlife with Archie" Movie is Possible, Execs Say

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater and CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa say they're still figuring out the "Archie" movie -- and it may have zombies.

Aguirre-Sacasa Ready to Take Risks as Archie's First Chief Creative Officer

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Afterlife with Archie" writer and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater talk with CBR about Hollywood opportunities and challenging expectations.

"Girls" Star Lena Dunham to Write Four-Part "Archie" Story in 2015

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The creator and star of HBO's "Girls" will make her comic book writing debut in 2015, with a four-issue story in the main "Archie" series.

BREAKING: WB Reveals First Photo of Grant Gustin as "The Flash"

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. Television has released the first photo of star Grant Gustin in his costume as Barry Allen's superheroic alter ego, "The Flash."

BOOM! Adds Levitz to Board of Directors, Confirms Powell on "Big Trouble in Little China"

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! adds Paul Levitz to its board of directors, shares "Big Trouble in Little China" details and reveals a "first look" adaptation deal with Cartoon Network.

DC Announces Line-Wide Flash-Forwards in September 2014, More Lenticular Covers

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC aims to keep September a big month for them, with the return of motion covers and each ongoing series tying-in to weekly series "Futures End." UPDATED with confirmation of new weekly series.

EXCLUSIVE: Miller & Jones Buckle Up for "Space Mountain" Graphic Novel

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Bryan Q. Miller and Kelley Jones didn't let their fear of roller coasters stop them from bringing the long-running Disney ride to comics.

"Girls" Actor Adam Driver In Talks for "Star Wars" Villain Role

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Adam Driver is reportedly close to joining 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII" as the J.J. Abrams-directed film's villain.

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant Brings Back Chromium Covers for "Armor Hunters"

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant will pay tribute to its '90s roots this summer with five "Armor Hunters" chromium covers, and CBR has the exclusive first details.

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Noto's Moody "Moon Knight" #2 Variant Cover

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive reveal of "Black Widow" artist Phil Noto's pulp-tinged variant cover for April's "Moon Knight" #2.

Warren Ellis Confirms New Image Series, "Trees"

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis has shared the first details of his latest Image Comics project, a sci-fi series illustrated by Jason Howard titled "Trees."

The CW's "iZombie" Adaptation Casts First Roles

Tue, February 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney & David Anders have been cast in the Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-written pilot based on the Vertigo series.

Marc Webb to Direct "Amazing Spider-Man 3"

Tue, February 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Marc Webb will return to the Spidey franchise for a third film, "Amazing Spider-Man 3," scheduled for release on June 10, 2016.

Eastman & Laird Reunite for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Anniversary Cover

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"TMNT" creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird have teamed for the first time in years for a 30th anniversary cover, out from IDW in May.

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Waller Unleashes the Suicide Squad on "Arrow"

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Suicide Squad arrives on "Arrow" on March 19 and CBR has the exclusive first look at two photos showcasing the full team.

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

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Got a question for Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen? CBR offers you another chance to interact with the "Agents of SHIELD" executive producers.

AMC Responds to Frank Darabont's "Walking Dead" Lawsuit

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In a response filed Thursday, AMC has categorically denied former "The Walking Dead" showrunner Frank Darabont's legal allegations.