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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President Obama Talks Comic Books in Latest Mass Email

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

The latest email from the President to his constituents is worth noting, as he speaks directly about his comic book fandom.

Bryan Singer Announces Jubilee as Latest Addition to "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

As revealed by director Bryan Singer, Hollywood newcomer Lana Condor will play fan-favorite X-Men team member Jubilee in the 2016 film.

Oni Announces "Elk's Run" 10th Anniversary Edition, "Alabaster Shadows," "Oyster War"

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

Oni Press continues its newsworthy March with word of a new hardcover version of "Elk's Run" by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon.

Legendary Announces "Pacific Rim" Comics Series, Two Original Titles

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

Joshua Hale Fialkov will write "Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift" from Legendary, who is also introducing "Black Bag" and "Cops for Criminals."

Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" in Development at Legendary TV

Tue, March 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

Matt Tolmach and Legendary Television have acquired the rights to Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's hit Image Comics series "Lazarus."

EXCLUSIVE: Dave McKean Delivers The Demon to DC's "Convergence" #3 Variant

Tue, March 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at famed artist Dave McKean's variant cover to "Convergence" #3, out from DC Comics in April.

Ewing & Davis Add "Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders" to the "Secret Wars" Mix

Tue, March 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Secret Wars"-related announcements continue, with Al Ewing and Alan Davis teaming on a series starring Faiza Hussain as Captain Britain.

"The Flash" Feels the Fallout of Time Travel in New Clip

Tue, March 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

A new "Flash" clip picks up from last week's cliffhanger, with Barry (Grant Gustin) seeing guidance from Wells (Tom Cavanagh) post-time travel.

Six-Part "X-Files" Revival Now Official at Fox

Tue, March 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

Want to believe? Now you can. A new six-part "X-Files" series is official at Fox, with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter returning.

Remender & Boschi Set to "Hail Hydra" During "Secret Wars"

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Captain America's son Ian Rogers stars in the upcoming "Hail Hydra," from Marvel's "The Winter Soldier: The Bitter March" creative team.

Soule & Yu Reignite "Civil War" During "Secret Wars"

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Secret Wars" isn't the only war Marvel is revisiting this summer -- Charles Soule and Leinil Yu are teaming on a follow-up to "Civil War."

"Hopeless Savages" Returns in August with "Break"

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

One of the earliest Oni Press series returns this summer, with "Hopeless Savages: Break" from Jen Van Meter, Meredith McClaren & Christine Norrie.

Comics Fans and Pros Share #MyFirstComic

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comic book fans and professionals including Dan Slott, John Cassaday and more have taken to Twitter to share memories of their first comic book.

Universal Options Mark Millar and Sean Murphy's "Chrononauts"

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

One day after "Chrononauts" arrived at comic shops, Universal Pictures has optioned the Image Comics series by Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy.

AMC's "Preacher" Pilot Casts Arseface

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

Ian Colletti is set to bring one of the most visually distinctive characters of the "Preacher" comic book series to live-action life.

EXCLUSIVE: Francesco Francavilla's "Afterlife with Archie" #8 and "Sabrina" #2 Variants

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Archie's horror titles return this spring -- with at least one more on the way -- and CBR has the exclusive first look at two new covers.

"Preacher" Casts "Agents of SHIELD" Veteran as Female Lead

Wed, March 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

Ruth Negga, who plays Raina on "Agents of SHIELD," is the first performer in place for AMC's "Preacher" pilot, in the key role of Tulip.

DC Comics Editor Rickey Purdin Moves to Marvel as Talent Manager

Wed, March 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rickey Purdin, an Associate Editor on DC Comics including "The Multiversity," has joined Marvel as the company’s new Talent Manager.

"The Flash" Cast & EP on This Week's "Heartbreaking" Reverse-Flash Revelations

Wed, March 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

The latest "Flash" episode was filled with major developments, and EP Andrew Kreisberg, Tom Cavanagh & Candice Patton share spoiler-filled insight.

"Batgirl" Variant Cover Cancellation Sparks Further Debate Among Comic Pros and Fans

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The discussion of the "Batgirl" #41 Joker-themed variant didn't end with DC Comics' decision to not publish the cover.