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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Bendis Debuts Dazzler's New "Uncanny X-Men" Design

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fan-favorite X-Men character Dazzler looks to be getting an extreme makeover from Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka in "Uncanny X-Men."

Rosario Dawson Joins "Daredevil" Cast

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Sin City" veteran Rosario Dawson has been cast in the Netflix "Daredevil" series, but Marvel hasn't announced what role she'll be playing.

Ed McGuinness Illustrates "Death of Wolverine" #1 "Mortal Variant"

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Announced last December, Marvel has released the "Mortal Variant" cover for "Death of Wolverine" #1, part of a retailer exchangeability program.

"Prometheus" Writer Circles "Doctor Strange"; Hardy, Cumberbatch & Leto Still Rumored

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Latest "Doctor Strange" news sees Jon Spaihts in talks to write, and Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto on the short list to star.

Latest "Gotham" Clip Spotlights Budding Supervillains

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham" promotion continues with a 30-second clip spotlighting the show's young versions of Catwoman and Penguin, plus gang boss Fish Mooney.

Karen Traviss to Write Relaunched "G.I. Joe" at IDW

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

IDW will relaunch its main "G.I. Joe" series in September, written by science-fiction author Karen Traviss and illustrated by Steve Kurth.

Marvel's "Ultimate FF" to End in August with #6

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has confirmed that Marvel's "Ultimate FF" will end in August with issue #6. UPDATED with comment from Joshua Hale Fialkov.

Ruffalo Says Marvel is "Entertaining" the Idea of a Solo "Hulk" Film

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

While cautioning there's "not even a skeletal version" now, Mark Ruffalo indicated that Marvel Studios is more open to a new "Hulk" movie.

"Bob's Burgers" Creator Looks to Stay True to Show with Comic Series

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks to "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard about the show's comic book spinoff, and why it's important to get it right.

Romita Brings Iconic Energy to DC with "Superman" #32

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR takes an early look at next week's "Superman" #32, the first DC Comics work by legendary artist John Romita Jr. after decades at Marvel.

Cebulski Named Marvel VP Intl. Business Development, Schaefer New Talent Scout

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

C.B. Cebulski is now Marvel's VP of International Business Development, with long-time editor Jeanine Schaefer the company's new talent scout.

DC President Diane Nelson Says Female Representation a Priority

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

At Time Warner's annual shareholder meeting, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson spoke of the importance of female characters and creators.

DiDio Looks to Kirby, "Harry Potter" in "Infinity Man and the Forever People"

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The DC Comics co-publisher talks about writing "Infinity Man" with Keith GIffen, the book's upcoming guest artists and its "Futures End" tie-in.

100K of "Rocket Raccoon" #1's 300K Orders from Single Source

Wed, June 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has learned that of the 300,000 reported orders for July's "Rocket Raccoon" #1, approximately a third came from subscription service Loot Crate.

Sony Developing "Sonic the Hedgehog" Film

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The famed Sega video game franchise -- which spawned a long-running Archie Comics series -- is in development as a a movie at Sony.

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Lemire Illustrates Equinox for "Justice League United" #3

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Justice League United" writer Jeff Lemire embraces his artist side and renders the Cree superhero he created for the variant cover of July's #3.

Vincent D'Onofrio to Play Kingpin in Marvel and Netflix's "Daredevil"

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Full Metal Jacket" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor Vincent D'Onofrio is set to play Daredevil villain the Kingpin, Marvel has announced.

Spider-Man, Venom and More Added to "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes"

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: Video Games

Characters from Disney XD's "Ultimate Spider-Man" -- including Spidey, Venom, and Nick Fury -- have been added to the "Disney Infinity" lineup.

EXCLUSIVE: "Turtle Power" Documentary Trailer, Box Art Revealed

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

CBR has the exclusive release details of upcoming documentary "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Gets Disney Parks Preview

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Star-Lord will sub in for Captain EO starting this July, with "Guardians of the Galaxy" previews at both Disneyland and Disney World.