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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Noelle Stevenson Steps Down From "Lumberjanes"

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson announced that she's leaving the BOOM! Studios series she co-created, with Kat Leyh joining Shannon Watters as co-writer.

The CW, Ciara Renée Refute "Hawkgirl" Solo Series Report

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

It looks like Ciara Renée's Hawkgirl role will be contained within "Legends of Tomorrow" for now, as reports of a solo show have been refuted.

Dark Horse Collected Editions and Graphic Novels Debut on comiXology

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Digital Comics

Dark Horse Comics has finally arrived on comiXology, with its "full digital catalog of collections, graphic novels and manga" now on the platform.

Miles Morales to Star in Bendis & Pichelli's "Spider-Man" Post-"Secret Wars"

Sat, June 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

This fall, Miles Morales will move to the Marvel Universe, as the star of the relaunched "Spider-Man," by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli.

comiXology Counting Down to Hellboy's Arrival

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

For years, Dark Horse Comics has been the most prominent comic book publisher not available on comiXology -- though that may change real soon.

Leaked Sony Documents Detail Spider-Man Restrictions

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

A document leaked as part of the Sony hack details that Peter Parker must be depicted as Caucasian and heterosexual, among other specifications.

"Amazing Spider-Dad" Honors Son's Memory with Spectacular Short Film

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Amazing Spider-Dad" has released a short film in honor of his late son's memory, and each view will contribute to a charitable fund.

"Grrl Scouts" Pilot Debuts Online

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

A 15-minute pilot based on Jim Mahfood's "Grrl Scouts" comic book series has debuted online, as part of New Form Digital's Incubator series.

20 Years Later: Remembering the Surprisingly Hip "Batman Forever" Soundtrack

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

1995's "Batman Forever" wasn't a critical hit, but its soundtrack was both ahead of its time and perfectly representative of the its era.

Mark Ruffalo is in "Captain America: Civil War" -- According to Robert Downey Jr.

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Is Bruce Banner/The Hulk in "Civil War"? Robert Downey Jr. says he is, and that's good enough for Mark Ruffalo -- though it's not quite official.

Marvel Studios, Avengers Congratulate New Opening Weekend King, "Jurassic World"

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Showing there's no hard feelings, Kevin Feige congratulated "Jurassic World" for beating the box office record previously held by "Avengers."

"Ant-Man" Grows Closer to Hero Role in New TV Spots

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

A pair of new commercials for Marvel Studios' upcoming "Ant-Man" film show Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) starting to embrace the superhero life.

Batman's "True Fate" Teased for September, Harley and Ivy Meet "Scooby-Doo"

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Get details on the future of Batman, Superman and more from the highlights of DC Comics' freshly released September 2015 solicitations.

Fox's "Gambit" Film Lands its Director

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Rupert Wyatt, director of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," is set to direct "Gambit," based on the popular X-Men character.

CBR TV: Greg Weisman Talks Comics Background, Leaving His Mark on "Watchmen"

Sat, June 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The "Gargoyles" and "Young Justice" veteran discusses his early career at DC Comics, where he wrote "Captain Atom" and left a literal mark on "Watchmen."

Latest Spider-Man Casting Report Narrows Candidates Down to Two

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

According to a new report, Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe are the last two candidates left standing to play the new live-action "Spider-Man."

Loeb & Sale's Long-Delayed "Captain America: White" Scheduled for September

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

First announced in 2008, Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale's "Captain America: White" has arrived on Marvel's schedule, with two issues slated for September.

"Constantine" Set Taken Down, Matt Ryan Thanks Fans

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

With "Constantine" officially dead and the show's sets taken down, star Matt Ryan took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support.

Animation Adaptation of Stevenson's "Nimona" Gets Director, Screenwriter

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

Patrick Osborne, the director of Disney animated short "Feast," is on board to adapt Noelle Stevenson's "Nimona" for Fox Animation.

Chris Hemsworth Joins Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" Reboot

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

The big-screen Thor will take another swing at comedy with a supporting role in the Paul Feig-directed “Ghostbusters.”