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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"Mighty Avengers" Gets Francavilla-Illustrated "Original Sin" Teaser

Tue, March 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mavel's latest teaser for event series "Original Sin" sees artist Francesco Francavilla flashing back to the past of "Mighty Avengers."

Russos Bring "Arrested Development" Lessons to "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Tue, March 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sitcom veterans Joe and Anthony Russo tell CBR News about directing "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and their comic book fandom.

EXCLUSIVE: Francavilla Takes on The Lone Gunmen on "X-Files" #13 Cover

Tue, March 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Francesco Francavilla's latest cover puts the focus on The Lone Gunmen, for "The X-Files: Season 10" #13, out from IDW in June.

"Flash" Actors Panabaker and Valdes to Guest Star on "Arrow"

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marc Guggenheim revealed that Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes will debut their "Flash" characters on an upcoming episodes of "Arrow."

Blending Real World and Fantasy in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The cast, directors and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discuss what distinguishes the new "Captain America" film from past Marvel projects.

EXCLUSIVE: Juan Jose Ryp Covers "The Walking Dead Escape" Variant

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Walking Dead" #1 gets a new cover courtesy of artist Juan Jose Ryp, offered to participants in the upcoming "Walking Dead Escape" tour.

Fox Denies "Fantastic Four" Rumors

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A 20th Century Fox representative tells CBR News that rumors the studio is scrapping current "Fantastic Four" movie plans are not true.

EXCLUSIVE: Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #4 Cover

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With Vertigo's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" set to debut on March 19, CBR has the exclusive first look at the cover to June's issue #4.

"Batman" and "Forever Evil" Lead February Top 10, Marvel Still Ahead in Market Share

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

For the second month in a row, two DC titles topped Diamond's single-issue chart, with Marvel once again leading dollar and unit share.

EXCLUSIVE: Wolverine Has "3 Months to Die" Starting in June

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and executive editor Mike Marts tell CBR News the loss of Wolverine's healing factor was only the beginning.

EXCLUSIVE: "Pretty Deadly" Artist Emma Ríos Illustrates "Shutter" #1 Variant

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Emma Ríos has illustrated a cover for Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca's April-debuting new series, and CBR has the exclusive reveal.

Bendis, Fialkov & Fiffe Talk Marvel's New Ultimate Lineup

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Michel Fiffe discuss the three new Ultimate Universe series set to debut from Marvel Comics.

Fox Debuts "Gotham" Series Overview and Logo

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Fox has released a "Gotham" logo, and a lengthy description of the TV series set to depict the early days of the city's famous inhabitants.

DiDio & Giffen Reunite for June-Debuting "Infinity Man and the Forever People"

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Comics veteran Keith Giffen and DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio will revisit the New Gods in a new ongoing series, illustrated by Scott Koblish.

Cap Chases Bucky in New "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Clip

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest peek at "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" sees Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in hot pursuit of The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

Grant Gustin's Full "Flash" Costume Revealed

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With production on the CW pilot underway, Warner Bros. Television has unveiled the first full look at Grant Gustin's TV "Flash" costume.

EXCLUSIVE: Francavilla's "Afterlife with Archie" #4 Second Printing Cover

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The sold-out "Afterlife with Archie" #4 will rise again with a second printing released in April, featuring a new Francesco Francavilla cover.

Brevoort on "Silver Surfer," "Uncanny Avengers" & Diversity in Marvel NOW!

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following his takeover of Axel-In-Charge last Friday, Marvel SVP of publishing Tom Brevoort talks "Silver Surfer," "Uncanny Avengers" and more!

Craig Kyle & Chris Yost Take Over "Amazing X-Men" From Jason Aaron [UPDATED]

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writing duo Craig Kyle and Chris Yost are back in the X-world, taking over "Amazing X-Men" in June from original series writer Jason Aaron. UPDATED with comments from Aaron.

SXSW: Marvel Adds Audio to Unlimited, Debuts Docs and "Ultimate Spider-Man" Infinite

Sun, March 9th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Adaptive audio and AR enhancements are coming to Marvel Unlimited, and the publisher has documentaries and all-ages Infinite Comics on the way.